In late March or early April of each year, the Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) hold their Annual Meeting in one of the Bank's member countries. This official gathering is a forum for discussion among the institution's Governors, most of whom are Ministers of Finance, Presidents of Central Banks, or other high level authorities of the member countries. Representatives of multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, and private banks also attend.
In 2017, the Annual Meeting will take place in Asunción, Republic of Paraguay from 30 March to 2 April. Two special events will be offered on the first and second days of the Annual Meeting: “Demand Solutions” and a “Business Forum”.
Participation at the Annual Meeting is by invitation. The list of special guests from each member country of the IDB and the IIC, including private sector organizations, banks, and associations, is prepared according to internal procedures established for that purpose and must be approved by the respective country authorities. The list for each country is updated yearly to include requests received after the previous Annual Meeting up to the time it is submitted to the Board of Executive Directors. Requests received after that are submitted to the respective Executive Director on an individual basis.
Institutions interested in being invited to the upcoming Annual Meeting should send a communication to the Secretary of the Bank at the address indicated below, requesting an invitation. Please include a description of the organization. There is no cost for registering. Guests are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and other expenses.
Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20577