Over 100 CEOs and top-level delegates from ADFIAP-member development financing institutions as well as invited development organizations worldwide were overwhelmed and awed by the degree of hospitality and the quality of the events provided by the host-member, the DFCC Bank for ADFIAP’s 29th edition of its Annual Meetings on May 8-10, 2006 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. “This year’s conference has brought the event to a higher level…this may be difficult to surpass”, commented one pleased delegate.
The Meetings, which included the General Assembly Meeting, the Conference Proper, the 63rd Board of Directors Meetings, the Delegates meetings, the ADFIAP Awards presentation, and the ADFIAP Expo, were all professionally-executed by the DFCC Bank’s organizing group which gave their whole hearts and minds to the success of the meetings.
The main highlight of the event was the inauguration of the conference by His Excellency Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, who stayed for a while to meet the delegates and had a group photo with them. Other programs included the drafting of the Colombo Consensus on Sustainability of DFIs, the ADFIAP Awards 2006, and the CEO Award (please see separate stories).
Twelve (12) speakers from different institutions and countries shared their views and insights on this year’s conference theme “DFIs: Are they Sustainable?/Opportunities in Sustainable Investments”. Presentation papers will be made available in the Journal of Development Finance that will be published shortly. Other information can be found at the conference website: https://www.adfiap.org/conference