Highlights: ADB Annual Meeting - Yokohama 2017

Publication | July 2017

More than 5,000 people from all over the world participated in the 50th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors in Yokohama, Japan to discuss sustainable development while ensuring the benefits of economic growth are shared by all.

The 50th ADB Annual Meeting featured numerous special events covering a variety of pertinent topics. One of the meeting’s highlights was the book launch of Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank, a commemorative publication that provides a comprehensive account of ADB since 1966 through three historical narratives—Asia’s economic development, the evolution of the international development agenda, and the story of ADB. President Nakao underscored the book’s unique contribution toward understanding Asia’s economic history through the lens of ADB’s long-standing partnership with its members. 

Topics of the seminar included 

  • overcoming the middle-income trap,
  • supporting women leadership in driving inclusion and sustainability,
  • examining how resilient cities can drive growth,
  • exploring how advanced technology can revolutionize energy systems while empowering consumers, and, 
  • narrowing the digital divide. 

Building on the success of the private sector day in 2016, the private sector day in Yokohama featured two seminars focused on emerging trends that would guide infrastructure spending in 2017 onwards, as well as prospects and challenges in bringing more bankable projects to market.


  • Letter from The Secretary
  • A Sustainable Event
  • The 50th Annual Meeting: Facts and Figures
  • ADB Seminars and Institutional Events
  • Sponsored Seminars
  • Host Country Events
  • Civil Society Program
  • Special Events and Exhibits

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • ADB@50
  • ADB and civil society
  • ADB annual meetings and annual reports
  • ARM178866-2

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