TBILISI, GEORGIA (1 May 2024) — Participants are gathering in Tbilisi, Georgia for the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 57th Annual Meeting, which opens tomorrow and will examine key development issues facing Asia and the Pacific including climate change, artificial intelligence, and green globalization.

This is the first time Georgia is hosting an Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors. The meeting, which runs from 2 to 5 May under the theme “Bridge to the Future”, brings together finance ministers, central bank governors, senior government officials, and representatives from the private sector, academia, media, and civil society from ADB’s 68 members.

"The meeting will showcase the growing partnership between Georgia and ADB and emphasize Georgia's commitment to regional development and cooperation," said ADB Managing Director General Woochong Um. "Tbilisi’s location at a crossroads between east and west presents an excellent opportunity to explore the physical, financial, and economic connections between Asia and Europe."

Georgia joined ADB in 2007. ADB has committed more than $4 billion to Georgia, becoming one of the country’s largest multilateral development partners.

Read the full schedule of events here. Follow ADB Annual Meeting news and updates on ADB’s website and social media channels—LinkedInXFacebook, and Instagram.  

ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.

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