Inter-American Development Bank to hold 60th anniversary celebration in Washington DC

The Inter-American Development Bank will celebrate its 60th anniversary in Washington DC, with a series of events featuring heads of state and leaders from the public and private sectors.

The Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will take place with on Sept. 26-28, and will include a session with heads of state, a dialogue of IDB Governors (the maximum authorities of the IDB, comprised typically of ministers of finance and presidents of central banks), a private-sector summit, and other thematic seminars.

The events on September 26 and 27 will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International trade Center.

Journalists interested in covering  the Anniversary events must be accredited by registering online before September 19.

Activities will begin on September 26 in the morning with a Business Summit supported by the Americas Business Dialogue, a private sector driven initiative facilitated by the IDB, under the theme “Action for Growth: Delivering Economic Development Through Public-Private Engagement.” Panels will cover topics related to innovation, integration and infrastructure.

The afternoon will include a session with Governors and a session with Heads of State. Both can be covered by registered media.

Special thematic sessions will take place the following day, on September 27. Panels will include accelerating women’s economic empowerment, how institutions have evolved and are impacted by technological change, and the challenges and opportunities of providing sustainable infrastructure services.

The celebrations will culminate with a series of cultural activities on September 28, in La Cosecha and 4th Street to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The media registration website provides instructions for members of the press. Contact for more information.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank’s mission is to improve lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is one of the main sources of long-term financing for the economic, social and institutional development of Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research projects, and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private clients throughout the Region.