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Mar 29, 2009

IDB Annual Meeting agenda highlights - March 29

Upcoming events

Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank begins today. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will speak during the inaugural session. Representatives of the 48 member-countries will discuss during the two-day meeting the economic situation of Latin America and the Caribbean and ways the IDB can increase support to the region.

 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Informal meeting of the Board of Governors. (This event is closed to the public)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Press conference: Dominican Republic Finance Minister Vicente Bengoa Albizu. (RP-02 Briefing Room, Plaza Mayor Convention Center)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meeting of the Committee of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation. (This event is closed to the public)

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Press conference: Enrique V. Iglesias, Secretary General of the Ibero-American General Secretariat. (RP-02 Briefing Room, Plaza Mayor Convention Center)

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Inaugural session of the IDB Board of Governors annual meeting. (Metropolitan Theater)

Words of welcome: Alonso Salazar, Mayor of Medellin, and Luis Alfredo Ramos, governor of Antioquia.

Speakers:

-          Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury Secretary

-          Oscar Iván Zuluaga, Colombia Finance Minister

-          José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States

-          Luis Alberto Moreno, IDB President

-          Álvaro Uribe, President of Colombia

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Dinner for IDB Governors. (This event is closed to the public)

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