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APIBC NEWS : 29th Sep 2017

Austrade Seminar Series: International Aid Business Opportunities

Austrade has launched a seminar series tailored to inform Australian businesses on opportunities to work with key international aid agencies.

— By Austrade

Austrade has launched a seminar series tailored to inform Australian businesses on opportunities to work with key international aid agencies.

The program will be held across Australia and will comprise three components:

  • procurement seminars
  • one-on-one meetings
  • sector-specific in-depth sessions.

Why participate

  • understand how to win business with key international aid agencies
  • hear about ongoing and upcoming projects and business opportunities
  • gain insights into successful tender bids and proposals.

The seminar series will run in various locations and online from 9th - 23rd October.

Presenting Aid Agencies

Asian Development Bank
Established in 1966 and headquartered in Manila, Philippines, the ADB aims to help developing member countries in the Asia Pacific region reduce poverty and drive inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth and regional integration. As of 31 December 2016, the cumulative amount allocated for loans, technical assistance and grants was A$315.52 billion. ADB’s annual lending volume averages A$17.53 billion. The ADB primarily focuses its operations on infrastructure, environment, finance, education, as well as – on a more limited scale - health, agriculture and natural resources. Australia is a founding member and Australian organisations are presently the third largest recipient of ADB technical assistance contracts.

World Bank
With 189 member countries, the WB allocated a total of A$58.51 billion in aid-funded projects through its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (IDA) in 2016. Its finance products and services cover 12,000 projects in areas such as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DFAT runs the Australian Government’s aid program, with the vision of promoting prosperity, reducing poverty and enhancing regional stability. Over 90 per cent of the 2017-18 A$3.9 billion budget is allocated to the Indo-Pacific region. The priority areas are infrastructure, trade facilitation and international competitiveness, agriculture fisheries and water, effective governance, education and health, resilience and gender equality.

Find out more information and to register

Seminar details

Monday 09 October

International Aid Business Opportunities Seminar, Adelaide
Asian Development Bank Urban Development Sectoral Webinar

Tuesday 10 October

Asian Development Bank Transport/Roads Sectoral Webinar

Wednesday 11 October

International Aid Business Opportunities Seminar, Melbourne
Asian development Bank Education Sectoral Webinar

Thursday 12 October
Asian Development Bank Agriculture and Natural Resources Sectoral Webinar

Friday 13 October

International Aid Business Opportunities Seminar, Sydney
Asian Development Bank Energy Sectoral Webinar

Monday 23 October

Asian Development Bank Health Sectoral Webinar


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