6th Asian Development Bank (ADB) Business Opportunities Fair

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Manila is pleased to announce, to Dutch companies interested in doing business with the ADB, the

6th Asian Development Bank (ADB) Business Opportunities Fair 25-26 March 2015, ADB Headquarters in Manila

The Asian Development Bank is a multilateral development bank committed to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. The Bank follows internationally-competitive procurement procedures which promote fairness, transparency and efficiency.

After five successful business and networking forums, ADB is organizing its 6th Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) to provide a venue for manufacturers, consultants, contractors and suppliers to learn about commercial prospects at the ADB and help them qualify for ADB funded-projects.


Opportunities at the Asian Development Bank

ADB provides loans, grants and technical assistance for projects in developing members in the region. This funding generates business opportunities for companies and individual consultants involved in providing supply of goods, civil works, and services.

ADB’s work programme from 2014-2016, guided by Strategy 2020’s agenda on inclusive growth, environmentally sustainable growth and regional integration will put strong emphasis on leveraging through private sector operations and development and public-private partnership. During these periods, total ADB resources (grants, equity investments and loans) – including projected level of co-financing are expected to reach US$66.7 billion or US$22.2 billion per annum. Energy, water and transport sectors are projected to receive a large portion of ADB’s resource allocation.

In 2013, the total procurement contracts for goods and works and consulting services amounted to US$7.078 billion. The Netherlands share in procurement of goods is US$3.16 million and US$22.46 million for consulting services. [1] The Netherlands’ total share in procurement contracts in 2013 is 0.36%, a slight increase from 0.29% share in 2012. 


Opportunities at the Business Opportunities Fair

  • Gain insights about ADB’s upcoming and ongoing business opportunities in areas of Energy, Transport, Urban Governance, Water, Finance, Health and Education sectors
  • Familiarize with ADB policies and procedures for procurement and recruitment of consultants.
  • Obtain better appreciation of ADB’s future strategy and find out where the services of a company are required.
  • Meet or deepen existing contacts with ADB sector and procurement specialists as it is always useful to establish a good working relationship within ADB to find out about upcoming projects.
  • Network with other participants from other countries to explore potential areas of collaboration.  Cooperation between organisations has proven to be indispensable to win contracts at the ADB.


How do I register my interest?

Please register on the ADB website. Registration to the event is free. ADB requires participants to register by 18 February 2015.  For Dutch companies/organizations based outside the Netherlands, please make sure that you select “Netherlands”as the country you represent while continuing to keep your local address in the “Address and City” option on the ADB registration form. Attached for your information is the tentative ADB programme.


Travel Arrangements

Participants will be responsible for all their travel and in-country costs. The event will be held at the ADB Headquarters, 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines. You will find the list of hotels with special rates for this event in the ADB website.


Role of the Netherlands Embassy in Manila

The Embassy performs liaison role to the ADB and actively promotes business opportunities for Dutch companies who wish to bid for ADB-funded contracts.

Given the opportunities at the ADB, the Embassy would welcome the participation of a Dutch delegation to this business event and intends to support Dutch companies and organizations to make best use of their participation at the ADB Business Opportunities Fair and visit to the Philippines.

In the case of specific commercial interest in the Philippines, the Embassy could organize meetings with relevant Philippine government agencies and private sector contacts.

The Embassy looks forward to a successful trade mission in which participants could explore further business opportunities with the ADB and in the Asian region.




Please contact Eileen Vizmonte at man-ez@minbuza.nl for further details of the Business Opportunities Fair or discuss specific requirements or interests with the ADB.