Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific



DFCC Bank of Sri Lanka

Tentative Programme of Activities


Day 1, May 8 (Monday)

9:00 a.m.
63rd Board of Directors’ Meeting (First Session)

Board Meeting Moderator:
Mr. Nimal Gunawardena
Bates Asia Strategic Alliance
3:00 p.m.
Working Committee Meetings
7:30 p.m.
Speakers’ Meeting and Dinner


Day 2, May 9 (Tuesday)

9:00 a.m.
Registration of Delegates
9:00 a.m.
63rd Board of Directors’ Meeting (Second Session)
2:00 p.m.
General Assembly Meeting

  • Chairman’s Report
  • Presentations: 

    Mr. Wataru Yoshida, Resident Executive Director for Asia and Oceania, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, “JBIC's Operations in support of Local Industries, Capital Market Development and Partnership with Development Banks in the Region”

    Mr. Hirokazu Horinouchi, Senior Executive Director, Development Bank of Japan, “Future Direction of the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)”

    Mr. Aziz Latip, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, The Brunei Economic Development Board (Invited)

    Mr. Michael Kundt, Head of the CSCP, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production
5:00 p.m.
Rehearsal for those receiving the ADFIAP Awards 2006
7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception & Awards Night


Day 3, May 10 (Wednesday)

8:00 a.m.
Registration of Delegates
8:30 a.m.
  • Welcome Remarks by Host, Mr. Nihal Fonseka,General Manager, Chief Executive/Director of DFCC Bank
  • Opening Remarks by ADFIAP Chair, Ambassador Jesus P. Tambunting, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Planters Development Bank
  • Inaugural Address by Chief Guest, The Honourable Ratnasiri Wickramanayake, Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
9:15 a.m.
Group Photo Session/Coffee-Tea Break
9:45 a.m. .
Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Aftab A. Qureshi
Senior ED Advisor, World Bank Board, The World Bank
10:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.
Session I: “Role of DFIs in the Current Financial System:
Should DFIs & Commercial Banks Compete or

Session Chair:
Mr.Tukana Bovoro
Chief Executive Officer, Fiji Development Bank

Mr. T. C. Venkat Subramanian
Chairman & Managing Directo, Export-Import Bank of India

Panel Discussants:

Mr. Jamaludin Hassan, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd.

Mr. Abdullah Çelik, Chairman and General Director
Development Bank of Turkey

Open Forum

11:00 a.m.


12:00 nn
Session II:  “DFIs & the Regulatory Environment:
Should DFIs be Regulated the Same Way as
Commercial Banks?”

Session Chair:
Amb. Jesus P. Tambunting
Chairman/CEO, Planters Development Bank

Ybhg. Dato’ Abdul RAHIM Mohd. Zin
President/Group Managing Director, BANK PEMBANGUNAN MALAYSIA BERHAD

Panel Discussants
Mr. Milan Bikram Shah , General Manager/CEO Nepal Industrial Development Corporation

Mr. Kaleb Udui, President
National Development Bank of Palau

Mr. Ajita Pasqual, Director/General Manager/CEO
Seylan Bank (Sri Lanka)
12:00 nn
1:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m.
Session III:  “DFIs & Funding Sources: Can DFIs Survive
without Concessionary Financing”

Session Chair:
Mr. Falefa Lima, General Manager, Development Bank of Samoa

Ms. Edmee Metivier, Executive Vice President Integrated Risk and Technology Management Business Development Bank of Canada

Panel Discussants:
Shri V. P. Shetty, Chairman and Managing Director
IDBI Limited (India)

Mr. Mohammad Reza Soltankhah, Chief Executive Officer
Bank of Industry and Mine

Mr. Reynaldo G. David, President & Chief Executive Officer
Development Bank of the Philippines

Open Forum
2:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m.
Session IV:  “How Important is Profitability for a DFI?”

Session Chair:
Mr. Nihal Fonseka
General Manager, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ranjith Fernando
Former Secretary, Ministry of Industries and former General Manager, National Dev’t Bank of Sri Lanka

Panel Discussants:
Mr. Olota Rokovunisei
General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Fiji National Provident Fund

Mr. Akira Tsusaka
Honorary Member ADFIAP

Open Forum

3:30 p.m.
Coffee/Tea Break
4:00 p.m.


5:30 p.m.
Session V: “DFIs & Sustainable Investments: Opportunities for Future Growth”

Session Chair:
Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi
Chairman and Managing Director, House Building Finance Corporation

Investing in the Environment

Speaker 1:
Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi
Special Advisor, Asia-Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiatives (UNEP FI)

Speaker 2:  “Investing in SMEs ”
Dr. Norbert Kloppenberg
Senior Vice President, Europe & Asia, KFW

"Investing in Infrastructure"

Speaker 3:  “Investing in Infrastructure, Estate and Housing”
Mr. Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi
Chairman and Managing Director, House Building Finance Corp.

Speaker 4:  “Rapid Housing Solution After Disaster and Role of Construction Industries”
Mr. Geoffrey Mintz
Director of Business Development,Foundation for International Business & Economic Research  

Open Forum
5:30 p.m.
Open Forum

Session VI: Summation, Recommendations & Drafting
of the “Colombo Consensus on Sustainable Development
(A set of action plans for ADFIAP and DFIs regarding the topics taken up during the conference)
5:45 p.m.
Discussions in Plenary / Summation and Wrap-up
7:30 p.m.
Closing Program and Gala Dinner 


Day 4, May 11 (Thursday)

9:00 a.m.


Fellowship Day
Choice of:
Golf Tournament or Trip to Blue Waters, Wadduwa



January 16, 2006

Administrative Arrangements

The Opening Ceremonies of the Annual Conference is scheduled to begin at 0830 hrs on Wednesday, 10 May 2006, at the Oak Room of Cinnamon Grand Hotel.  Delegates are requested to register starting 0800 hrs prior to the start of the Opening Ceremonies if they have not done so upon arrival.