India to host 3rd annual meeting of AIIB, PM Modi to inaugurate
The two-day meeting will witness the presence of top policymakers, Ministers from AIIB member countries, participants from partner institutions, the private sector, and civil society organizations.
The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India will host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on June 25-26, 2018 at Hotel Trident/Oberoi and NCPA, Mumbai, India. In the past, AIIB annual meetings were held at Beijing, China and Jeju in 2016, the Republic of Korea in 2017.
The theme for this year's meeting is "Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration" that will see leaders from varied organizations and levels of government to share ideas and experiences for creating a sustainable future through sound infrastructure investment.
Industries Department, Government of Maharastra is the nodal Department, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Government of Maharashtra is the nodal agency, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO), Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS) is the knowledge partner, for the 3rd Annual Meeting of AIIB.
The two-day meeting will witness the presence of top policymakers, Ministers from AIIB member countries, participants from partner institutions, the private sector, and civil society organizations. Moreover, leading experts from a range of fields will be present to lead discussions and share insights on addressing Asia's infrastructure gap in an environmentally and socially friendly way.
Apart from several high-ranking government officials gracing the occasion, Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 3rd Annual Meeting of AIIB on June 26 2018. Furthermore, Mr. Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways , Coal , Finance and Corporate Affairs , and Shri Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance will also be present during the course of the meeting, to discuss the environmental landscape of investing in infrastructure plans in India and also share an overview about the 3rd Annual Meeting.
In the run up to the Annual Meeting 2018, the Government of India has organized a number of lead up events in different cities in India from February to June 2018, aimed to stimulate debates on several important themes of infrastructure.
This year will also see the launch of the inaugural Asian Infrastructure Forum, which will gather infrastructure practitioners in a practical and project-driven discourse, focused on matching innovative finance to critical infrastructure needs.
During the AIIB Annual Meeting, the Government of India would hold a number of Host Country Seminars. These events aim to capture the critical dimensions of infrastructure financing such as the sources and instruments of financing, emerging sectors of infrastructure investments including futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure, gender infrastructure, new technology choices and alternatives, and panel discussion with Chief Ministers on a vision of infrastructure development in India.
The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), is also organizing an exhibition "India Infrastructure Expo 2018" that will run in parallel to the third Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The objective of the exhibition is to offer companies from the public and private sector to showcase their latest solutions, technologies, and offerings in the realm of infrastructure project development and delivery.