WFDFI to organize first global conference in 2011

Upon approval of the WFDFI Board of Governors (BoG) in its meeting held in Washington, D.C. last October 11, 2010, the WFDFI will organize its first ever “Global Conference on Development Banking” in Karlsruhe, Germany in September next year in partnership with E-Tech Germany.

The theme of the conference will be “Greening Financing Institutions” which aims to showcase new trends and best practices in environmental responsibility and opportunities for development finance institutions (DFIs) and other financial institutions.

The event will also cover the green industry which is now widely considered as the engine of next economic growth. More than a hundred delegates from WFDFI members from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East are expected to participate in the conference.

WFDFI members comprise 328 DFIs in 154 countries and territories in four continents.