The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

Opening ceremony

8:30– 8:40

Auditorium Welcoming Remarks Solomon Asamoah - Vice President, OIVP, African Development Bank

8:40 – 8:55

Auditorium Welcoming Note Gaoussou Touré  - Minister of Transport  - Côte d’Ivoire  

8:55 – 9:10

Auditorium Opening Address Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina - President, African Development Bank

9:10 –09:30

Auditorium Keynote Speech Mamadou Hachim Koumaré - Ministre de l’Équipement, du Transports et du Désenclavement -  Mali

Did you know

High transport costs add 75% to the price of African goods.

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Since 2008 the Bank has helped to build and rehabilitate 25,000 kilometres of main roads and feeder roads, benefiting more than 10 million people.

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Conference venue

Immeuble CCIA, Plateau  -  Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire