Fact-Finding Mission
Asian Development Bank: Business Opportunities Fair

Asian Development Bank: Business Opportunities Fair

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides over CHF 11 billion each year in financing for projects to promote economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. These projects offer significant contract opportunities for the Swiss private sector – including manufacturers of goods and equipment, construction companies and consulting firms. 

Switzerland Global Enterprise is organizing a fact-finding mission to the ADB in 
Manila, Philippines from October 3-6 2023. 

The ADB BOF is a one-stop forum for consultants, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and civil society organizations looking to provide goods, works, and services for ADB projects. It has proven to be an excellent opportunity to network with peers in the industry and with ADB specialists in the energy, transport, water, urban development, climate change, agriculture, environment, public management, finance, health, and education sectors.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • meet with ADB staff in procurement, consulting, project management, and sector specialists (appointments will be organized through S-GE).
  • network with other consulting firms and suppliers from donor and developing member countries.
  • hear presentations on how to qualify for ADB-financed contracts.
  • discover what business opportunities are available and where.

At the end of the event, participants will have:

  • discovered the advantages of ADB-financed contracts.
  • received an inside look at ADB's policies and procedures for the procurement of goods and works, the recruitment of consultants, and the engagement of NGOs
  • learned how to locate business opportunities.
  • learned the best ways to prepare responsive bids and proposals.
  • received first-hand information on contracting opportunities by sector currently availabl under ongoing ADB-financed projects, and upcoming ADB pipeline projects.
  • explored areas of cooperation with other BOF participants.


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Target audience Swiss companies, consultants, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and civil society organizations looking to provide goods, works, and services for ADB projects.
Organizer Swiss Business Hub ASEAN / Switzerland Global Enterprise
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311 Bank Dr Ortigas Center
1554 Metro Manila

Cost of participating Travel and subsistence fees only (airfare, hotel, meals). The organization of the program is free of charge for all companies. The administrative costs are all covered by S-GE.
Registration deadline

Swiss delegation program

Tuesday, October 3rd 2023

Individual arrivals in Manila (MNL Airport) before 17:00 or the day before

Hotel suggestion: Joy-Nostalg Manila

arrival of participants and informal briefing and dinner at hotel’s restaurant

Wednesday, October 4th

ADB Headquarters Auditorium: 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines Informal briefing at hotel restaurant

Day 1: ADB Business Opportunities Fair

ADB networking cocktail

Thursday, October 5th

Day 2: ADB Business Opportunities Fair

Dinner with SECO advisor to ADB, Swiss Embassy and Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Friday, October 6th

visit to an ADB infrastructure project in Manila with Swiss participation in the morning and individual departures in the evening

Fact-finding Mission to ADB Business Opportunities Fair 2023

Event partner

Event partner

Asian Development Bank Team Switzerland Infrastructure

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