Business Opportunities Seminars
ADB supports virtual and in-person business opportunities seminars (BOSs) with its members to improve the interest and ability of local consultants, contractors, nongovernment organizations, and civil society organizations to locate ADB business opportunities, prepare high-quality and responsive bids, and understand ADB’s procurement and anticorruption procedures.
BOSs normally comprise half-day or one-day events hosted by a local organization from an ADB member and delivered by ADB staff. BOSs are arranged on a rolling, demand-led basis. BOS requests originate from interested host organizations such as chambers of commerce, consulting or contractor associations, industry federations, and ministries of trade or foreign affairs, and requests are routed to ADB staff through the respective constituency office of the ADB Board of Directors. Host organizations are responsible for all local arrangements and participants are responsible for any costs they incur to participate. Session formats generally consist of plenary presentations and/or panel discussions with ADB speakers on doing business with ADB, followed by one-on-one meetings or small-group clinics among ADB and participants to discuss specific areas of interest and specific considerations for seeking out opportunities.
If your organization is interested in hosting a BOS, please send us your feedback or requests.