2022 Annual Meeting Inaugural Session Will Be Streamed Live on Monday, March 28

The inaugural session of the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest Annual Meeting will be transmitted live on Monday, March 28 at 8:30 a.m. EDT (Washington D.C.).

The Board of Governors holds an Annual Meeting to review the institutions’ operations and make policy decisions for the IDB Group. This year the meeting will be virtual.

During the event, economic and financial leaders from the IDB’s 48 member countries will discuss challenges and opportunities for driving inclusive and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Governors are the highest-level policymaking bodies for the IDB and IDB Invest. Most members are ministers of finance, ministers of the economy, or central bank presidents of their respective countries.

Members of the news media may register until March 25 to receive press releases and media availabilities.

For more information on the Annual Meeting, visit liveevents.iadb.org or write to annualmeetingmedia@iadb.org.

 

Gender Equity, Climate Change and Innovation Virtual Events

Additionally, three thematic virtual events will take place between March 30 and April 1 on gender equity, climate change action, and private sector innovative solutions. These are key priority areas of Vision 2025, the IDB’s blueprint to accelerate recovery and growth.

The virtual events are open to the public and will be available in English and Spanish. Registration and more information can be found here:


 March 30, 2:00 p.m. EDT. The virtual event Would you dare to imagine an equitable future? Women transforming the future of Latin America and the Caribbean will bring public and private sector leaders to discuss the huge potential that gender equity offers our region. Panelists include Diane Edwards, President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation; María Elena Bottazzi, Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and 2022 Nobel Peace Prize nominee; and Darren Ware, Vice President of Government Engagement for MasterCard, among others.


 March 31, 2:00 p.m EDT. A Climate Roadmap for Latin America and the Caribbean will showcase initiatives that put our region at the vanguard of climate action. The virtual event will look at a holistic approach to promoting sustainable recovery, turning climate change from a liability into an opportunity. Fher Olvera, Lead Singer of the Mexican band Maná and President of the Fundación Ecológica Selva Negra (Selva Negra Ecological Foundation); Andrea Meza Murillo, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica; and Nicholas Stern, Professor of Economics and Government on Climate Change at the London School of Economics, among others, will share their vision on why the region needs to move forward on climate action.


 April 1, 2:00 p.m. EDT. The Best Investment: Catalyzing the Private Sector across Latin America and the Caribbean, will gather top executives from banking, fintech, unicorn ventures, and impact investment funds to discuss innovative solutions to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth. Eduardo della Maggiora, CEO and Founder of Betterfly, will be the keynote speaker. Betterfly is the first Latin American social unicorn, a technology platform that rewards healthy habits. Other speakers include Martín Naor, CEO of Bankingly, and Claudia Gollmeier, Managing Director of Colchester Global Investors.

 

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

 

About IDB Invest

IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to promoting the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects to achieve financial results and maximize economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of $14.8 billion in asset management and 376 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the needs of its clients in a variety of industries. IDB Invest’s legal name is the Inter-American Investment Corporation.