Q&A Finance In Common Summit 2023

Finance in Common is the global network of all Public Development Banks (PDBs) in the world (520 banks), which organizes the global summit Finance in Common.

The network’s objective is to align financial flows to the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

This Summit was born from the need to make the world a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive place for all. The role played by the Public Development Banks (PDBs) has been a fundamental piece to achieve this objective; reason why, the World Summit of Development Banks facilitates coordination and collaboration between the PDBs to promote sustainable development and align financial flows towards common goals such as those set out in the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

The co-organizers of the Summit are ALIDE, Bancóldex, and the IDB; who also have the support of the AFD, the European Investment Bank, and IDFC

The official language of the summit is English. However, translation into Spanish will be available for panels, workshops, sessions, and press conferences. 

The summit will bring together the global network of Public Development Banks together with key stakeholders, such as heads of state, governments, international organizations, supervisors, representatives of the private sector, civil society, philanthropic organizations, think tanks, academics and press.

You can follow the Finance in Common Summit on the website https://financeincommon.org and the social networks of Finance in Common (Twitter: @FinanceInCommon, LinkedIn: @Finance In Common, and YouTube: @FinanceinCommonSummit) using the hashtag #FinanceInCommon2023.

Participation in the FiCS 2023 is coordinated through FiCS Secretariat together with co-organizers of the event, who directly invite governments, international organizations, development banks, social organizations, academia, among others.

Interested audiences can register to attend the event in person or online and their request for participation will have to be approved by organizers.

You can book your hotel with Viajes Hermes by Aviatur. Andrea Fernández  [email protected] will be able to support the participants in the management of their reservations at the host hotels.

Yes, there will be shuttle buses between Rafael Núñez International Airport to the designated hotels, and from the hotels to the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center.
Yes, participants will be able to access the live broadcast of the plenary sessions, panels, and press conferences on the agenda through the event’s website.

To check if you need a visa to enter Colombia, and if so follow the procedures for application click on the following link https://www.cancilleria.gov.co/tramites_servicios/visa 

Voltage: 110 V; Frequency: 60 Hz; Plugs: Type A/B


Cartagena has a tropical, warm and humid climate, with average temperatures between 28°C and 32°C.​

The dress code for the Summit is business casual (no tie). We suggest the use of fresh and light fabrics.

4-6 SEPTEMBER 2023