53rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank



Step 1. Registration / Visa

Participation in the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors is by invitation only. Registration begins on 17 January 2020. For more information, please visit https://adb2020.org/sub03/registration.html

Participants are required to hold a valid passport and visa when travelling to Korea. Participants must apply for a visa at Korean diplomatic missions or consulates in their countries prior to departure.

*Note: participants who will be coming from countries under visa waiver agreements with Korea do not need to apply for a visa.

Participants are strongly advised to apply for a visa at least four (4) weeks before the Annual Meeting begins. Those without a visa are not permitted to board a flight or enter Korea.

- Download a list of countries that can enter Korea without a visa: Download

- Download a list of ADB members with visa requirements to enter Korea: Download

Step 2. Accommodation / Health Care


Hotel reservation for the Annual Meeting should be done by 31 March 2020.

For further details, please visit: https://adb2020.org/sub03/accommodation.html

  • Accommodation Inquiry: adb2020korea_hotel@intercom.co.kr
  • Important Dates
    • Reservation deadline: 31 March 2020

      * Upon completion of the reservation, 1 night room rate will be charged as a deposit.

    • Full payment date: 1 April 2020 (No refunds after this date)
    • Preferential rates period: 30 April 2020-6 May 2020
  • How to Make Hotel Reservation
      ① Sign Up and Log In : www.adb2020.org
      ② Access "Accommodation" page.
      ③ Click the name of the hotel under the "Hotel Information" category for detailed information on each hotel.
      ④ Click Hotel Reservation.
      ⑤ Click Reservation under the hotel of your choice.
      ⑥ Choose the room type.
      ⑦ Fill in reservation information of the actual guest.
      ⑧ Read payment details and reservation policy, and fill in payment information.
      ⑨ Review your reservation and click submit.
Health Care

All participants including delegates shall arrange for their own insurance for travel, medical care and any other insurances based on individual needs and ensure that its coverage is effective throughout the duration of their stay in Korea for the Annual Meeting. The host country will not cover the cost of any medical expenses incurred by participants.

  • Health Care Information Link: https://adb2020.org/sub03/healthcare.html
  • Medical Booth in ConvensiA
    • Location: ConvensiA Exhibition Hall 4
    • Operation dates: 2-5 May 2020
    • Specialized medical staff, ambulance and emergency medical services are available.

Step 3. Transportation

Participants can easily find information about transportation services at the website: (1) How to get to the venue (Incheon Songdo ConvensiA) from Incheon International Airport (2) Major subway stations in Seoul (Gangnam Station, Sinchon Station and Seoul Station) and Gwangmyeong Train Station. (3) Shuttle bus information will be updated on the website in April 2020.

Step 4. Tour

Participants who are interested in tour programs shall make a reservation by 15 April 2020. For more information, please visit https://adb2020.org/sub03/tour.html

  • All dates are based on Korean standard time (GMT +9 hours).
  • Tour Inquiry: cvb@into.or.kr
  • Important Dates
    • Reservation deadline: 15 April 2020
    • Payment date: 16 April 2020

      * Payment will be proceeded only for Course 3: Ganghwado Program.

  • How to Make Tour Reservation
      ① Sign Up and Log In : www.adb2020.org
      ② Access “Tour” page.
      ③ Click each tour program for further details.
      ④ Click Tour Reservation.
      ⑤ Click Reservation under the tour program of your choice.
      ⑥ Fill in reservation information.

      * i.e. Contact details, accompanying person’s information, etc.

      ⑦ Read payment details and policy, and fill in payment information (if needed).
      ⑧ Review your reservation and submit.

Step 5. Other Information

For more information about the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting, please visit the following websites: