ADFIMI Development Forum 2010

ADFIMI Development Forum 2010
Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel, 05-06 October 2010

Dear Colleague,

ADFIMI invites you to “ADFIMI Development Forum 2010” to be held in Istanbul from 5-6 October 2010. This year, the event hosts H. E Dr Ahmed Mohamed Ali, the President of Islamic Development Bank to confer upon him ADFIMI’s honourary membership for his lifelong contribution to development finance, now in its fourth decade, a legendary achievement by any standard. The event will also be honoured by the presence of the State Minister of Turkey, H. E. Dr.Cevdet Y?lmaz, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey H. E. Mr. Durmu? Y?lmaz, H E. Ali Babacan, Minister of State, and Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey is also expected to grace the meeting.

Established as an autonomous, independent and non-profit international organization, ADFIMI stands for Association of National Development Finance Institutions (NDFIs) in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). It started its operations in September 1987 at its headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, on being given the status of an International Organization by the Turkish Government.

ADFIMI is one of five peer associations that were established under international development banks, namely, AADFI, ADFIAP, ADFIMI, ALIDE, EDFI under the umbrellas of African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and European Development Bank respectively.

ADFIMI is governed by a non-resident Management Committee and is headed by a Secretary General who is the Chief Executive. The association is supported by the membership fees of its members, by voluntary donations and the co-sponsorship of its members.

ADFIMI accommodates diverse societies with different levels of development. Main objective of ADFIMI is to train human resources of member institutions on conceptual banking practices, at the global contemporary benchmark level. In this context ADFIMI organizes training programmes which are free to members, in the major cities in IDB member countries (like Istanbul, Cairo, Kuala Lumpur, Damascus, Sarajevo, etc.). Its membership of 51 now spans three continents and 15 countries.

As can be seen from the attached schedule (Encl 1) the FORUM will deal with the following issues:

• The effect of global financial crisis on development finance
• Poverty alleviation: SME finance
• The role of finance centers in development finance
• Energy for sustainable development of IDB member countries
• Public-private partnership
• New frontiers and prospects for future development
• Islamic development finance; present status and future prospects

In addition, there will be a talk delivered by H. E. Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, on his lifelong experience and achievements in financing development as the President of IDB. The meeting will end with a gala dinner when the President will be presented with honourary membership.

The participants will have an opportunity to listen to the latest developments as well as an opportunity to meet the President.

Registration fee is 950 USD before 15 September 2010. Attached please find registration and hotel accommodation forms (Encls 2&3).

Institutions are also provided a choice of sponsorships as shown in the attached sponsorship list (Encl 4), and invited to sponsor the event.

I look forward to your response at your earliest convenience and to seeing you in Istanbul.

Best Regards.

Nuri Birtek

Secretary General