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2018 African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings

21.05.2018

Korea to host the 2018 African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings

The Republic of Korea will host the 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group in the port city of Busan on May 21-25, 2018.

Korea has a long history of supporting African development. It joined the Bank in 1982, and has significant status as a recipient-turned-donor country.

The Annual Meetings are one of the largest economic gatherings on the continent. Thousands of delegates, Heads of State, public and private sectors stakeholders, development partners and academics, will reflect on Africa’s industrialization − one of the Bank’s High 5 strategic priorities and an avenue to improve the living conditions of Africans.

During the meetings, the Bank will organize a series of knowledge events to generate new ideas for developing and financing Africa’s industrialization. Highlights of the meetings will include a high-level presidential panel on Accelerating African Industrialization: Bringing the future to the present. The panel will be a platform for political leaders from Africa and Korea to present their visions and strategies for industrialization as well as ideas for overcoming implementation challenges.

The Bank will launch the updated version of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2018 – the Bank’s flagship economic publication.

For more information, please visit the event website.