ADFIAP Speaks at Two International Fora

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Upon the invitation and support of its long-standing partners, the Geneva-based International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) and the Bonn-based InWEnt (Capacity Building International), ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, spoke at two different conferences, both held in Berlin, about its member-banks’ role and contribution to economic development in their respective countries.

ITC’s Executive Forum Global Debate provides a venue for senior public sector decision-makers and business leaders to debate on best practices in national export strategy design and management. The annual debate endeavors to generate new ideas and solutions and to strengthen the public-private sector partnership in the strategy management process. This year’s event, held in Berlin from September 27-30, 2006, with the theme “Bringing the Poor into the Export Process: Linkages and Strategic Considerations”, was co-hosted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany. Around 160 participants from 35 countries and 15 United Nations and international organizations, including ministers and high officials, attended the forum. Mr. T.C. Venkat Subramanian, Managing Director & CEO of ADFIAP-member, EximBank India, also presented a paper during the event.

InWEnt’s International Policy Workshop is convened by the Development Policy Forum of InWEnt in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The conference provides an informal platform for decision-makers to have the chance to discuss future-oriented issues without the pressure of immediate decision-making and free from the constraints of protocol. The event was held on October 18-19, 2006 with the theme, “How can Financial Crises be Prevented?” and was aimed at promoting a controversial reform debate on financial market stability, given that preventing financial crises is a basic pre-requisite for sustainable development. Fifty three (53) speakers and participants from politics, industry, academia, international organisations as well as representatives of civil society participated in the conference.

For more details, ITC’s website is at www.intracen.org and InWEnt’s is at www.inwent.org

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