ADB Business Opportunities Outreach Virtual Launch Event


ADB Business Opportunities Outreach Virtual Launch Event

29 October 2020


During the last 10 years, ADB annually organized a Business Opportunities Fair in Manila as a forum for consultants, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and civil society organizations interested in providing goods, works, consulting and non-consulting services for ADB projects.

This year, due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 and travel restrictions, organizing in-person events became unfeasible. With the aim to continue ADB engagement with consultants, contractors, manufacturers and other interested parties, ADB's Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department in close collaboration with Department of Communications, Information Technology Department, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, and operations departments organized this virtual launch event.

Recognizing the increased demand expressed by participants of the virtual business opportunities seminars conducted since June 2020, this event has included additional information on ADB projects and business opportunities available during this pandemic period.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
29 Oct 2020 Opening Welcome Remarks Deborah Stokes
29 Oct 2020 Introductory Remarks Risa Zhijia Teng
29 Oct 2020 Panel Discussion Addressing COVID-19 at Project Implementation and COVID-19-related Business Opportunities Ramesh Subramaniam, Jeff Taylor, Rustam Abdukayumov, Taqsem Khan, Reihana Mohideen, and Annelise Avril
29 Oct 2020 PPFD on the Spot: Our Support during COVID-19 Pandemic Virtual BOS 2020: Principles and First Learnings
In COVID-19 context, Business Opportunities Seminars are key communication mechanisms to explain how ADB projects are running with adapted and simplified...
Stephane Bessadi
29 Oct 2020 PPFD on the Spot: Our Support during COVID-19 Pandemic Doing Business with ADB and the ADB Procurement System in the COVID-19 Context: Partnerships, Procurement Procedures, Where to Find COVID-19 Linked Opportunities
This presentation gives an overview of business opportunities at ADB and explains the ADB procurement framework.
Sharlene Jo-Ann Shillingford-McKlmon
29 Oct 2020 Website Launch: What's New on the PPFD Website
This presentation provides a walkthrough of how to identify and access opportunities on the ADB website.
Julian Doczi
29 Oct 2020 Strategy 2030 and ADB response to COVID-19 Energy Yongping Zhai
29 Oct 2020 Health Eduardo Banzon
29 Oct 2020 Urban and Education Manoj Sharma
29 Oct 2020 Water and Transport Tom Panella
29 Oct 2020 Closing Closing Remarks Ashraf Mohammed


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