Message from the Chair

On behalf of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), I wish to thank our partner and host, the Macau Expo Group Limited, and its Chief Executive Officer, Alan Ho, and supporting organizations – the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute and the Macao Convention & Exhibition Association – for organizing this year’s CEO Forum in Macao SAR, China.

Now on its fifteenth year, this international conference for chief executive officers of ADFIAP member-institutions has gained prominence and relevance as an effective platform for best practice and ideas exchange, relationship-building, and business cooperation.In light of the discussions, knowledge and experiences shared, and conclusions made in the high-level Global Sustainable Finance Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany on July 11-12, 2019 where ADFIAP is a co-organizer, this CEO Forum in Macao will follow through with a sharp focus on transforming current development finance institutions (DFIs) into the fourth generation development banks as well as provide a unique opportunity for delegates to co-create the future of development banking.

It is with this background that I consider the theme of the CEO Forum, “Powering the DFI 4.0 Journey,” very appropriate and relevant. I thus invite all ADFIAP members, partners, and other stakeholders to join us in Macao to meet, share, and be part of this history-making event to innovate, transform and lead the DFIs into the future.

I look forward to welcoming you all in Macao!

Phub Dorji
CEO, Bhutan Development Bank Ltd.
ADFIAP Chairman