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Annual General Meeting

ADB's 50th Annual Meeting, and AFE's 31st, were held in Yokohama, Japan, on 4-7 May.

This was a record for AFE, with about 360 members and accompanying persons attending. The cocktail party was a major success, good food, good drinks, good company, and highlighted by our Japan Chapter's presentation of a Sake Barrel Opening Ceremony--a traditional ceremony performed to celebrate happy occasions. The barrel was broken open by Former ADB and AFE President Fujioka, Former ADB President Kuroda, Mrs. Tadao Chino, Mrs. Mitsuo Sato, AFE Chair Bong-Suh Lee and President Hans-Juergen Springer. All present took home a commemorative cedar sake cup. More information in the forthcoming AFE News. 

AFE–ADB 26th Annual General Meeting



AFE President Bong–Suh Lee (BSL) called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. The meeting agenda was adopted.

BSL announced for the record that Hans-Juergen Springer (HJS) had been reelected as the executive secretary to serve for another 4 years until 2016. He also announced that the proposal to extend the term of Deputy Executive Secretary Jill Gale de Villa (JGV), by 2 years until 2014, was approved by the vast majority of the 220 members who responded. The extension of JGV’s term was considered necessary to avoid a possible situation of the positions of executive secretary and deputy executive secretary being filled by newly elected officers as a result of simultaneous elections for the 2 positions. A 2-year extension meant elections for the positions could be roughly equally spaced apart in the future.

45th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors (Invitation to Delegates)


From: Manila 2012 Host Country Secretariat (  

Dear Delegate,

You are cordially invited to join us in these important country events and activities :

Opening Ceremony for the Philippine Corporate and Investment Pavilion on 02 May at 9AM at the SMX Convention Center

  • With Vice President Jejomar Binay of the Republic of the Philippines to serve as keynote speaker and President Haruhiko Kuroda of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and performances by the world renowned University of Santo Tomas singers;
  • The Philippine Corporate Investment Pavilion will feature programs and activities parallel to the conduct of the ADB Annual Meeting, which include seminars, exhibits, and socials.

AFE-ADB's 26th Annual General Meeting and Related Functions

Chapter Coordinators’ Meeting
2 May 2012, 9:00 AM–12:00 NN
The meeting, chaired by the Executive Secretary, is for chapter coordinators; other AFE members may also attend if interested. All members proposing to attend should so indicate in the acceptance form.

26th Annual General Meeting
2 May 2012, 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
The AFE–ADB Annual General Meeting is the forum where important reports on the Association’s activities and committees are presented to members, and where members can raise or discuss matters of general interest. The AFE–ADB President will chair the meeting.