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2011 EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum


Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May, Astana, Kazakhstan

The Annual Meeting brought together the EBRD’s Board of Governors who reviewed the EBRD’s activities to support recovery in the region and give strategic guidance on the Bank’s operations in the period ahead. 

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About the host country

Kazakhstan – bridging Asia and Europe – offers trade and investment opportunities for companies seeking new openings in one of the most dynamic emerging markets. The capital city, Astana, which is evolving rapidly as an administrative and business centre, will host two days of informed discussion and debate on investment prospects and the state of the global economy.

The event brought together investors, policy-makers, bankers, journalists, NGO representatives and government officials for an extensive programme of:

  • Challenging and insightful discussion panels
  • Opportunities to exchange views with the people who make things happen across the EBRD region
  • Up-to-the minute facts, expertise and forecasts
  • Numerous networking opportunities

Programme Brochure -  2011 Annual Meeting and Business Forum

Программа Ежегодного заседания и Делового форума ЕБРР 2011 года

Annual Meeting updates

Friday 20 May 
English (25KB - PDF) Russian (128KB - PDF)

Saturday 21 May
English (23KB - PDF) Russian (23KB - PDF)

Programme of events

  • The EBRD’s Board of Governors meeting ran alongside the Business Forum programme and other associated events. All participants were invited to attend the Opening Session of the Board of Governors meeting.

    See the full programme here.  

    The Business Forum offered participants the chance to take part in a challenging and insightful programme of discussion panels and country events on topical financial, economic, political and social issues affecting the EBRD region and to benefit from various networking opportunities and social events.

    Panellists included leading economists and senior business executives as well as policy makers from the EBRD countries of operations with particular input from Asia.

    The Bank also held a number of associated events and meetings with representatives of civil society and others to discuss the impact of the EBRD’s operations.

    Prior to the EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum, the authorities of Kazakhstan welcomed the participants to the Kazakhstan Investment Forum on Thursday 19 May, 2011. This half day event focussed on the investment climate and potential of Kazakhstan.

Business Forum Partners

Host Country Investment Forum

  • The Kazakhstan Host Investment Forum took place on Thursday 19 May along with other Annual Meeting associated events. 

Environmental Initiative

  • Environmental Partner

    At each Annual Meeting, the EBRD mitigates the environmental impact of holding an event of this size by investing in a project to offset carbon. This year, together with Environmental Partner KEGOC JSC, the Bank invested in a project to enhance efficient use of energy in a public school building in Astana.

    Visit KEGOC JSC website


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News stories and features

Press conference
EBRD President Thomas Mirow's press conference at the end of the Annual Meeting

Securing the recovery
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Fostering entrepreneurship
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Young voices from Central Asia speak out
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Photo gallery

For slideshows of individual events, visit our photo galleries at www.flickr.com/ebrd