A record turnout of 150 delegates from ADFIAP members, partner-organizations and guests from over 30 institutions and countries attended the successful 35th Annual Meetings held at the Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey from April 25-27, 2012, with the theme, “DFIs Role in Sustainable Development Amidst the Economic Crisis”.
A record number also of seminars, presentations and networking opportunities were held for the delegates. Apart from the conference proper, other highlights of the event were the 75th Board of Directors Meeting, the Delegate-Meets-Delegate Session, the Community of Practice (CoP) sessions, the 14th Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly, the Welcome Reception and Awards Night, the Closing Dinner and the Fellowship Day. Two pre-meeting events, one on infrastructure finance supported by the Asian Development Bank and another on sustainable consumption and production by the EU-supported SWITCH Asia Programme were held a day before the annual meetings.
The ADFIAP annual meetings, which are held in different cities around and outside the Asia-Pacific region, serves as a platform for ADFIAP members and like-minded organizations to discuss issues affecting them, exchange ideas and best practices, and network with each other. This year’s event was graced by His Excellency Cevdet Yilmaz, Minister of Development of the Republic of Turkey and hosted by the Development Bank of Turkey (DBT).