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Pre-registration is not required to view the events unless "by invitation" is stated. Livestream links for open events will be provided at https://annualmeeting.adb.org shortly before each event..

Note: All events are listed in Manila time (GMT+8).



Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020

  • Regional Meeting Pacific Developing Member Countries Governors Meeting By invitation

    Pacific developing member country Governors and delegations prepared for ADB annual meeting participation.

    8:00 am to 9:30 am, GMT+8
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  • Side Event Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia An Asian Development Bank Institute Webinar

    Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises—together with households—are bearing the brunt of the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This side event presented the results of the latest survey work by the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) to assess these impacts.  

    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, GMT+8 | Tokyo time (GMT+9): 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
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  • Regional Event Pacific Developing Member Countries Governors and ADB Management Meeting By invitation

    The Governors of ADB’s 14 Pacific developing member countries met with ADB Management to discuss critical development issues facing the Pacific—which have become more challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, GMT+8
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  • Side Event Protecting Aging Societies in Asia from the COVID-19 Pandemic An Asian Development Bank Institute and Center for Strategic International Studies Seminar

    The COVID-19 pandemic draws attention to the urgency of protecting aging societies in Asia from social and economic challenges caused by health, economic, and humanitarian crises. Without comprehensive frameworks, elderly people’s livelihoods will be in jeopardy as they lack the savings, pension funds, access to healthcare, and safety nets to fall back on after retirement. This seminar elaborated on these critical topics.

    1:00 pm to 2:45 pm, GMT+8 | Tokyo time (GMT+9): 2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
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  • Regional Event 15th Informal Meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Finance Ministers By invitation

    The 15th Informal Meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers discussed the impact of COVID-19 on South Asian economies. 

    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, GMT+8
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  • Corporate Event Asian Development Fund 13 Replenishment Meeting By invitation

    The Asian Development Fund (ADF) provides grants to ADB's lower-income developing member countries and supports critical thematic agendas in the Asia and Pacific region. During this meeting, ADF donors communicated their contributions to ADF 13, covering the 2021–2024 period.

    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, GMT+8
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Thursday, 17 Sep 2020


Friday, 18 Sep 2020

  • Webinar CNBC Debate: Resetting Asia: Technology, Investment, and Sustainability

    The CNBC Debate asked: what role can technology play in propelling Asia’s comeback while embracing the need to focus on sustainability? How can technology be used to make recovery faster and inclusive? What hazards and pitfalls need to be avoided? How can the private sector, government, and multilateral institutions ensure that this recovery is sustainable and inclusive? 

    8:45 am to 9:45 am, GMT+8
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  • Regional Event ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting By invitation

    The ASEAN+3 finance ministers and central bank governors discussed recent economic and financial developments in the region and strengthening regional financial cooperation through the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM), ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), and Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI), among others.

    10:00 am to 1:00 pm, GMT+8
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  • Corporate Event Governors’ Second Business Session

    The online business session of the Board of Governors on 18 September 2020 was the second session following the first part held on 22 May. At the second session, the Governors considered the remaining agenda items and concluded the meeting.

    2:00 pm to 2:45 pm, GMT+8
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  • Webinar Governors’ Seminar: Developing Asia Beyond the Pandemic

    A distinguished panel explored policies for crisis response, safe reopening, inclusive recovery, and future resilience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, GMT+8
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