About the Annual Meeting

The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting is held annually in May, in one of the Bank’s 29 member countries. This official gathering is CDB’s flagship forum for discussion among the institution’s Governors’ and sector leaders. Representatives of multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, central banks, private banks, academia and media also attend.

Meeting ThemeParticipation
The buzzword for this year’s Annual Meeting agenda is resilience. The buzzword is anchored in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the commitment by CDB’s borrowing member countries, along with other United Nations’ member countries, to pursue 17 Sustainable Development Goals to end all forms of poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

Participation in the Annual Meeting is by invitation. The list of special guests from each member country of CDB, including private sector organisations, banks, and associations, is prepared according to internal procedures established for that purpose and must be approved by the respective country authorities.

The list for each country is updated yearly to include requests received after the previous Annual Meeting, up to the time it is submitted to the Board of Directors. Requests received after that are submitted to the Vice-President (Corporate Services) and Bank Secretary for consideration on an individual basis. There is no cost of registration.

Welcome Messages

Greetings from the Prime Minister of Grenada and Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Governors, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell and Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, President, CDB

Meeting Agenda

This year’s Meeting will embrace the theme of integration, trade and economic growth.

Memorial Lecture

A signature event at which a distinguished speaker makes a presentation on a trending economic and social development topic.


Expert presenters and panellists will share new research findings and data on aviation; the blue economy and building resilient cities.

Registration & Services

Staff of CDB and the Host Country Secretariat will be on hand throughout the event to provide assistance.


A weeklong workshop hosted by the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services (CTCS) Network targeting Grenada’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.