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IDB Annual Meeting to review private sector, economic issues

Economic and financial leaders of the 48 member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank Group will discuss the development challenges and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Annual Meeting that will take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on July 16 and 17.

IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and the Minister of Economy and Finance of Ecuador, Richard Martínez, will hold a press conference on Monday, July 15, at 9:30am, in the Hilton Hotel in Guayaquil, in the Salón Fernandina. Only registered journalists will be able to attend the press conference.

Journalists can register for the Annual Meeting until July 10. More information is available in the Annual Meeting website. Lodging information is available here.

IDB Chief Economist Eric Parrado will hold a press conference on the update of the macroeconomic outlook report and growth prospects on July 17, following his briefing to IDB Governors. It will take place around 10:15am in the Salón Fernandina, in the Hilton Hotel.

The Annual Meeting is the 60th annual gathering of the Board of Governors of the IDB Group, the institution’s main decision-making body. The Board is primarily composed of finance ministers, economics ministers, and central bank presidents.

IDB Group governors will discuss the IDB Group's updated institutional strategy and the 2019 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report. There will also be a private-sector seminar organized by BID Invest .

The IDB Group is composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which offers resources and financing to the public sector; IDB Invest, which focuses on private-sector operations; and IDB Lab (formerly known as the MIF), which provides donations and resources to promote innovative, small-scale projects in the region.

About the IDB Group

The IDB Group is the leading source of development for Latin America and the Caribbean. It helps to improve lives by providing financial solutions and development know how to public and private sector clients. The group comprises the IDB, which has worked with governments for 60 years; IDB Invest, which serves the private sector and IDB Lab, which tests innovative ways to enable more inclusive growth.