Hanoi Meetings, biggest ever!

Over 120 delegates, representing 61 organizations from 36 countries of members, partners and guests convened in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 9-11, 2007 for the 30th ADFIAP Annual Meetings, the biggest ever in recent history of the Association.

The successful meetings consisted the 17th Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly, the 65th Board of Directors Meeting, the Permanent Working Committee Meetings, the ADFIAP Awards Night, the ADFIAP Expo, the new networking event, Delegate-Meets-Delegate, two roundtables on water sector finance and the ADFIAP Enterprise Fund, and the conference proper with the theme “DFIs: Measuring Up to International Standards and Best Practices.”

Experts from members and partner-organizations made presentations and shared their ideas and insights on various topics covering the conference theme. The six sessions and corresponding speakers, respectively, were: Session I: Measuring Up to Good Governance Best Practices, Mr. John Bohn, former chairman, Center for International Private Enterprise and Director, National Endowment for Democracy (USA) and Mr. Jean-Rene Halde, President, Business Development Bank of Canada; Session II: Measuring up to Risk Management and the Basel II Framework, Mr. Gavin Gunning, Director, Corporate and Government Ratings, Standard and Poors (Melbourne) and Mr. Rakesh Rewari, Deputy Managing Director, SIDBI (India); Session III: Measuring up to the International Accounting System, Ms. Anita Menon, Associate Director, KMPG Business Advisory Sdn. Berhad and Mr. Gary Angove, Partner, Ernst & Young Vietnam, Ltd; Session IV: Measuring up to Responsible Investment Principles¨Social & Environmental Dimensions, Mr, Niels van Dijk, Deputy of Party, Eco-Asia USAID/Environmental Cooperation-Asia (ECO-ASIA) and Ms. Diana Smallridge, President, International Financing Consulting, Ltd.; Session V: Measuring up to Sustainable SME Development and Growth, Mr. Haje Schuette, Division Chief, KfW Development Bank, Shri Shankarnarayan Rao, Executive Director Export-Import Bank of India; and Mr. Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi, Chairman and Managing Director, House Building Finance Corporation.

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