Manila 2018: Seminars | Asian Development Bank

Manila 2018: Seminars

Thursday, 03 May 2018

  • ADB Seminar Tapping Technology to Maximize Longevity Dividend in Asia

    This seminar discussed how aging societies can explore and harness the potential of new technology, national policy, and regional collaboration options to reap the benefits of longevity.

    8:30 am to 10:00 am, Lecture Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event ADB's Performance in Transition to Strategy 2030: The 2017 Development Effectiveness Review

    This seminar presented the key findings of ADB's institutional report card. Leaders from government and international organizations shared their perspectives on ADB’s approach to performance management, and how ADB can help its member countries make progress towards the SDGs.

    10:00 am to 11:00 am, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • ADB Seminar co-sponsored by IJGlobal Private Sector Participation in Asian Infrastructure Development

    This seminar explored progress and challenges faced by ADB’s developing member countries in accelerating adoption of the public-private partnerships (PPP) modality.

    10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Lecture Theater 1, ADB HQ
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  • Lunch Seminar Sponsored by OMFIF Investing for a Sustainable Future: The Search for Sustainable Long-Term Investment Returns

    A panel of experts reviewed developments in sustainable finance and local currency bonds. Topics included demographic trends, expanding intra-Asian investment, attracting investment flows from high growth and mature economies, and expanding local currency bonds for infrastructure investment and assessing environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related opportunities.

    12:15 pm to 1:45 pm, Joy Ballroom, Joy-Nostalg Hotel
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  • Lunch Seminar Sponsored by IIF The Way Forward on Global Trade Imbalances

    This session examined the substantial progress that has been achieved since the early 2000s in addressing global imbalances and exchange rate misalignments. Using that perspective, penalists examined rising populism around the world and examined what steps, if any, need to be taken to further rebalance global trade and promote equitable economic development around the world.

    12:15 pm to 1:45 pm, Nostalg Ballroom, Joy-Nostalg Hotel
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  • Institutional Event: ADB Insights Promoting Inclusive Growth through Inter-subregional Cooperation

    The seminar discussed innovative approaches undertaken as part of ADB’s regional cooperation and integration portfolio, particularly relating to the promotion of inter-subregional cooperation within ASEAN “Plus.”

    2:00 pm to 2:45 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • ADB Seminar Breaking Barriers: Women Entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific

    A seminar titled, “Breaking Barriers: Women Entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific,” gathered policymakers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and development practitioners on 3 May 2018 at the 51st ADB Annual Meeting to discuss challenges and successes experienced by women's entrepreneurship in the Asia and Pacific region. 

    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Lecture Theater 2, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event: ADB Insights The Future of Energy Systems

    This session discussed the multiple trends that are driving the transformation of global energy systems, including “digitization and electrification of everything,” decentralization, decarbonization, and democratization.

    3:00 pm to 3:45 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event: ADB Insights Adapting to an Aging Asia: Building Opportunities to Support the Longevity Revolution

    The seminar provided an overview of the impacts of the longevity revolution in Asia. The roundtable tackled investment challenges in the region and the opportunity for ADB to develop innovative responses and share global good practices.

    4:00 pm to 4:45 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • Joint Seminar with the International Monetary Fund and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas New Technologies in Finance: Opportunities and Challenges for Asia

    Potentially game-changing technological advances like distributed ledger technology, blockchains, virtual currencies, machine learning, and big data are a double-edged sword that can deliver large benefits but impose large costs. This seminar reviewed Asia’s recent progress in financial market development, discussed key issues and challenges for Asia stemming from new technologies in finance, and examined policy options for maximizing their benefits while limiting their disadvantages.

    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Lecture Theater 2, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event: ADB Insights The Future of Skills and Jobs

    The seminar discussed the future of jobs and skills in light of the rapid developments in technologies, urbanization, and labor mobility. Latest research and good practices on future of jobs and skills, labor market scanning, education technology, entrepreneurship, and the role of higher education institutions were highlighted.

    5:00 pm to 5:45 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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Friday, 04 May 2018

  • Lunch Seminar Sponsored by NEC Civil Registration and Identification for Development in Asia and the Pacific

    In this panel, renowned professionals from academic, public, and private sectors discussed how biometrics identification can improve lives and facilitate national growth and address challenges related to these systems.

    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Joy Ballroom, Joy Nostalg Hotel
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  • Lunch Seminar Sponsored by IFR with Fitch Ratings and MUFG Bank Solving the Capital Markets Conundrum for Asian Infrastructure

    This session focused on ways to close the gap between Asian infrastructure development and institutional investors, analyzing different financing techniques for long-term infrastructure projects with real-world examples drawn from across emerging Asia.

    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Nostalg Ballroom, Joy-Nostalg Hotel
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  • Governors' Seminar Technological Change, Globalization, and Jobs in Asia

    The Governors’ Seminar on 4 May 2018 at the 51st ADB Annual Meeting focused on how new technologies and globalization affect the prospects for job creation in developing Asia and their policy implications.

    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Gymnasium, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event Transparency and Stakeholders' Engagement in Compliance Review

    The event articulated the views of the panelists on how to be a more transparent organization with transparent processes, and how to actively engage various stakeholders, such as the government and private sector borrowers, ADB staff and Management, and the affected persons through the NGOs/CSOs.

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • Institutional Event Rule of Law for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: ADB’s Law and Policy Reform Program at Work

    ADB’s Law and Policy Reform (LPR) Program, managed by the Office of the General Counsel, has engaged in strengthening the rule of law in developing member countries in the Asia and Pacific region through projects on legal, regulatory, and judicial reforms since 1995. The seminar presented the program's five principal areas of work, and a high-level panel will highlight achievements of the program.

    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Learning Resource Center 3, ADB HQ
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  • ADB Seminar Strengthening Climate and Disaster Resilience: Investing in Community-led Solutions

    At this seminar, panelists shared concrete evidence of community-led solutions in strengthening resilience, and exchanged good practices on how such solutions can be scaled up through large-scale government investments.

    4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Lecture Theater 1, ADB HQ
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