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EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum 2014

The 2014 EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum took place in Warsaw, capital of Poland, largest of the eight countries which joined the EU in 2004. The last quarter of a century has seen many dramatic changes in this region and beyond and the event was an opportunity to review the past and look forward to the future.

Return to Convergence

The last 25 years of change and transition since the fall of the Berlin Wall in former communist Europe have produced both transition champions and transition laggards.

Accelerating Infrastructure

Infrastructure is a key driver of growth, diversification and competitiveness. 

Busan Harbour, South KoreaEurope and Asia

There is significant potential for more growth in the investment links between emerging Europe and emerging Asia.

graphCapital Markets

Institutional investors are playing an increasingly important role in transition economies.

bus and peopleTransition and Governance

What lessons do the past 25 years of transition in central Europe have for those countries further behind in political and economic reform?

Civil society meetingCivil Society Programme

Alongside businesses and governments, civil society organisations play a crucial role in the transition process.

Managing Change

This year’s EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum will provide an opportunity to reflect on the developments in the EBRD region in the 25 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Energy Transition

Achieving the right balance between security, affordability and environmental considerations is a key issue for the energy sector.

wind farmTransition and the Environment

The EBRD supports projects focused on adaptation and resilience to climate change by offering technical expertise and finance.


Improving public procurement frameworks will help ensure optimal use of budget resources and promote anti-corruption initiatives.

Women in the Economy

What challenges do women face in becoming key plays in the corporate world, and how do these challenges affect businesses, economies and societies?

EBRD Annual Meeting in pictures

Photos from the 2014 Annual Meeting are available to view and download at flickr.


Last updated 14 May 2014


At the Annual Meeting and Business Forum on 14- 5 May, EBRD shareholders set priorities on how to break reform deadlock, while policy-makers and experts discussed our region's economic and social well-being.


EBRD shareholders have agreed to temporary EBRD financing for Cyprus to complement the Troika programme. 


EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti set the Bank on a new course to rekindle the process of reform in the Opening Session. 

Speeches and statements delivered by the EBRD President and Governors at the 2014 Annual Meeting will be updated throughout the event.


The crisis in Russia and Ukraine is threatening to slow down the recovery in the wider EBRD region according to the EBRD's latest economic report.


2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain and the 10th anniversary of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics joining the EU.