Colombo Conference in High Gear

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Event preparations, delegate registrations and speaker presentations for the 29th ADFIAP Annual Meetings to be held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 8-11, 2006 are all progressing very smoothly. This early, over fifty delegates from ADFIAP member-institutions as well as from various international and local organizations have already registered for the event that is hosted by DFCC Bank, the country’s premier development financial institution.

The highlights of the Meetings which include the Board Meetings, the Committee Meetings, the General Assembly Meeting, the ADFIAP Awards and the Annual Conference, have all been firmed up. The notices and the corresponding agenda will be sent shortly. A first this year is the ADFIAP Expo, a photo showcase of the achievements and successful projects of member-banks.

Speakers and experts from international organizations which have confirmed, include: Mr. Hirokazu Hironouchi, Senior Executive, Development Bank of Japan; Mr. Aziz Latip, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, The Brunei Economic Development Board; Mr. Michael Kundt, Head of the CSCP, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production; Mr. TC Venkat Subramanian, Chairman & Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India; Ybhg. Dato’ Abdul Rahim Mohd. Zin, President/Group Managing Director, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad; Ms. Edmee Metivier, Executive Vice President, Integrated Risk and Technology Management, Business Development Bank of Canada; Mr. Ranjith Fernando, Former Secretary, Ministry of Industries and Former General Manager, National Development Bank of Sri Lanka; Mr. Anton G. van Elteren, Senior Environmental Specialist, The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO); Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor, Asia-Pacific Region, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiatives; Dr. Norbert Kloppenberg, Senior Vice President, Europe & Asia, KfW; and Mr. Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi, Chairman & Managing Director, House Building Finance Corporation.

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