Virtual Business Opportunities Seminar 2021 with Portugal


Virtual Business Opportunities Seminar 2021 with Portugal

14 April 2021


ADB undertakes Business Opportunities Seminars (BOSs) in its members to improve the interest and ability of eligible suppliers to locate ADB business opportunities, prepare high-quality and responsive bids, and understand ADB’s procurement and anti-corruption procedures. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department (PPFD) transitioned its Business Opportunities Outreach Initiatives from in-person to virtual format.

PPFD will continue to offer and host virtual events in 2021, in cooperation with host organizations, to plan and deliver an engaging virtual event using any desired videoconferencing platform, flexible around the practical realities of maintaining virtual audience engagement. Online delivery of business outreach events increases the representation of ADB speakers and greater flexibility in seminar design.

For this BOS, ADB partnered with Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal (AICEP-GPEARI). The discussions focused on ongoing and upcoming business opportunities, particularly in the energy and water sectors. There was also a presentation regarding ADB's procurement system and doing business with ADB.
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
14 Apr 2021 ADB Business Opportunities: Project Pipelines ADB's Energy Sector Group
Kee-Yung Nam discussed in this presentation ADB’s Energy Sector Group’s guiding principles, its seven operational priorities, and contributions by 2030...
Kee-Yung Nam
14 Apr 2021 ADB Business Opportunities Water Sector Group
In this presentation, Jacob Veerman shared ADB countries with high baseline water stress, underlying causes of Asia’s looming water crisis, and various...
Jacobus Veerman
14 Apr 2021 ADB's Consultancy Recruitment
In this presentation, Steven Gillard presented typical consultancy opportunities as well as different types of opportunities at ADB. He also shared the...
Steven Gillard


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