The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will take place in Nadi, Fiji from May 1-5, according to press release issued by ADB.

A Pacific island country will host ADB's annual meeting for the first time.  

The Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of the bank and a unique opportunity for ADB Governors to engage in focused discussion on development issues and challenges facing Asia and the Pacific.  The theme of the 2019 Annual Meeting is “Prosperity Through Unity.”

About 3,000 participants are expected to attend, including finance ministers, central bank governors, senior government officials, members of the private sector, representatives of international organizations and civil society organizations, youth, academia, and the media.

“At this year’s Annual Meeting, ADB will showcase how it continuously strives to help build and shape a better future for Asia and the Pacific,” said ADB Secretary Mr. Eugenue Zhukov.  “We will discuss sustainable tourism, the promotion of healthy oceans, climate change and disaster resilience, women’s entrepreneurship, as well as renewable energy and other key issues of the day.”

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 67 members—48 from the region.