Annual Meetings Update: ADFIAP, BDC gear up for 33rd Annual Meetings 

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Preparations for the 33rd ADFIAP Annual Meetings to be held in Vancouver, Canada on May 10-12, 2010 are now in high gear as the event draws closer, with ADFIAP and member-host Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) regularly undertake coordination meetings via telephone and e-messages. Highlights of the Meetings consist of the Board of Directors Meeting, the 13th Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly, Shared Interest Group Sessions, Fellowship Program, the Conference Proper, the Awards Night, the 71st Board of Directors Meeting, and the Delegate-Meets-Delegate program.

This will be the second time that ADFIAP will have its Annual Meetings in Vancouver after 22 years, the first being in 1988. Over a hundred delegates from members, partners organizations and other institutional guests are expected to attend the event.

This year’s Conference theme, “Innovative Financing for a Greener Economy” is indeed timely as many organizations today are becoming cognizant of the effect of climate change that affects the way businesses are conducted. The topics to be discussed and dissected in four plenary sessions revolve around the theme which include:  Plenary Session 1: Financing the Green Economy: Global Trends and Best Practices in Green Finance, Plenary Session 2:  Implications of a Low Carbon Economy for DFIs:  Risks and Opportunities; Plenary Session 3:  Clean-Tech:  The Role of Innovative Development Financing in Promoting Cleaner Technologies and Plenary Session 4:  Innovative Financing for the Greening of Cities.

The conference website will be up in the Internet soon!

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