International CEO Forum VIII

International CEO Forum VIII
Theme: “Financing for Development in Pursuit of Gross National Happiness”


The four pillars of Gross National Happiness (GNH), i.e., the promotion of sustainable development, preservation and promotion of cultural values, conservation of the natural environment, and establishment of good governance are essentially the same areas that ADFIAP is advocating for. Development banks, by the nature of their sustainable development mandate, can learn more about GNH, its principles and its eight (8) general contributors to happiness – physical, mental and spiritual health; time-balance; social and community vitality; cultural vitality; education; living standards; good governance; and ecological vitality – and use these learnings to further enhance its development mission.

To learn firsthand the core philosophy and principles of GNH
To exchange programs and practices on development banking as it relates to the principles of GNH


The three-day conference will be structured as follows:

DAY 1, Monday, December 5:
Morning: Conference Proper
– Opening Ceremony
– Group Photo
– Tea/Coffee Break
– Technical Sessions 1 (note: The morning will be devoted to the topic on GNH)

Afternoon: Conference Proper
– Technical Sessions 2 (note: The afternoon session will be devoted to development banking programs and practices of ADFIAP members)
– Closing Ceremony
– Welcome Reception

DAY 2, Tuesday, December 6:

Morning: Permanent Working Committees Meetings/Delegate Meets Delegate Sessions/Special
Session on “Sustainability Reporting”
Afternoon: 74th ADFIAP Board of Directors Meeting
Evening: Farewell Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday, December 7:
Fellowship Day – Cultural Visits and Tour