ADB's Annual Meeting in Astana comes to end after four days of debate, decision making and knowledge sharing with a wrap-up of the Business Session and the President's Closing Press Conference.

At the Opening Session of ADB's 47th Annual Meeting, President Takehiko Nakao spoke of the need for ADB to sharpen its focus to better serve the needs of a developing Asia in rapid transition. He also looked forward to the end of extreme poverty in the region by 2020.

Delegates attend ADB's 47th Annual Meeting for a range of different reasons. Some delegates talk to ADB about the value of being part of the annual event.

ADB President Takehiko Nakao and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev officially opened ADB's 47th Annual Meeting in Astana.

The second day of ADB's Annual Meeting in Astana.

The second day of ADB's Annual Meeting in Astana featured the Governors' Seminar on lessons that should be learnt from past financial crises and from the more recent financial turbulence in the region.

ADB's 47th Annual Meeting got under way in the Kazakh capital Astana on Friday. Highlights included President Nakao's opening press conference and a debate hosted by broadcaster CNBC on Asia's economic outlook.

ADB President Takehiko Nakao outlined the challenges facing developing Asia and gave details of how ADB will shift its focus to better meet the needs of a fast changing region.

Having undertaken a review of its guiding policy document Strategy 2020, ADB is realigning its operations to emphasize inclusiveness, promote innovation and resilience, and strengthen support for middle-income countries. President Nakao discusses the results of the review and outlines how ADB will refocus to better meet the needs of a rapidly changing region.

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On the eve of ADB's Annual Meeting, delegates start registering in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana. The meeting takes place from May 2 - 5.