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Inter-American Development Bank to hold Annual Meeting in Barranquilla, Colombia

The Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest will hold its Annual Meeting in Barranquilla, Colombia on March 18-22, with economic and financial leaders from its 48 member countries looking to make economic growth more sustainable and equitable in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Representatives of other development agencies, commercial banks, companies and civil society organizations will also attend the gathering. The event is the 61st annual meeting of the IDB’s  Board of Governors, the Bank’s top decision-making body. Most Governors are ministers of finance or ministers of the economy, or central bank presidents.

Activities include a business summit with discussions on digital innovations and integration, and seminars on making economic growth work for all citizens, the evolution and future of infrastructure, the contribution of creative industries to development, and how technology can improve the quality of public institutions.

During the event the IDB Group will release its annual macroeconomic assessment of the region.

Members of the news media may register for the event before March 11, 2020. More information is available at the Annual Meeting website.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

About IDB Invest

IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to supporting the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. It finances sustainable enterprises and projects to achieve financial results that maximize economic, social and environmental development for the region. IDB Invest works across sectors to provide innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the evolving demands of its clients.