International Development Opportunities Seminar

Learn about multilateral and international development opportunities from senior officials from the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


3 October 2019 - 3 October 2019


9am - 4pm


Sydney Startup Hub Auditorium, Level 1, 111 York Street Sydney NSW 2000




Australian companies have an established track record of being involved in international development projects. In the last 3 years, Australian companies were awarded 102 Technical Advisory contracts by the Asian Development Bank (A$148 m) and 128 projects (A$149m) by the World Bank. International development projects continue to present significant opportunities for Australian organisations thanks to our geographic proximity, proven capability, knowledge and understanding of regional needs and expertise in relevant sectors.

This seminar is tailored to inform NSW businesses, educational and research institutions about the opportunities to work with key multilateral finance and international development agencies.  Get in-depth and practical advice on how to successfully pursue and win business opportunities through aid-funded projects.

The program includes 5 components;

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) procurement 101 webinar on 17 September 2019
  • A face to face seminar with targeted presentations from ADB, World Bank (AB) and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on sectoral and geographical priorities and contractual opportunities
  • Practical advice, tips, lessons learned and case studies on international development projects
  • Focussed sessions on liveable cities and Pacific region opportunities
  • One-on-one meetings with ADB, WB and DFAT representatives.

Learn how to engage with agencies such as ADB, WB and DFAT and find out more about the assistance provided by Austrade and the NSW Government.

Who should attend?

NSW businesses and institutions with capabilities in;

  • Agriculture and food security
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Education and training
  • Energy
  • Environment, climate change and disaster risk management
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Infrastructure, urban development and future cities
  • Public sector management
  • Transport and roads
  • Water




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