ADB undertakes Business Opportunities Seminars (BOSs) in its members to improve the interest and ability of eligible suppliers to locate ADB business opportunities, prepare high-quality and responsive bids, and understand ADB’s procurement and anticorruption procedures. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department (PPFD) transitioned its business opportunities outreach initiatives from in-person to virtual format. This year, PPFD will continue to offer and host virtual BOS and welcome in-person events, in cooperation with the host organizations.

This is a program that will be held across Australia during the week of 17–21 October and will consist of two components:  

  • In-person procurement seminars in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane followed by one-on-one meetings   
  • Seminar on regional opportunities (BIMP-EAGA and Pacific)



  • Two years after the pandemic, there is a need to resume and re-introduce opportunities in international development to Australian companies, as well as provide an opportunity for Australian capability to be profiled to the ADB, World Bank and similar partners  
  • This includes reconnecting with state governments, industry associations and business chambers.  
  • A focus of this year’s program will be on regional opportunities, specifically in BIMP-EAGA and the Pacific region. 
  • Aside from the usual consulting companies, the seminars will also target a higher number of participants for goods and works (contractors and suppliers) 

During the seminar, participants will:

  • Understand the process of how to win business with key international aid agencies such as the ADB, WB and DFAT 
  • Hear about their key priorities as well as ongoing and upcoming business opportunities 
  • Pipeline visibility, procurement process and where to find information 
  • Gain insights into what constitutes a successful bid and proposal 
  • Focus on regional opportunities 
  • Contractors and suppliers: learn best practices  
  • Learn how Austrade and state government can help

Target participants

  • Consultants
  • Consulting firms
  • Contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Civil society organizations
  • Private companies

Resource speakers

  • ADB procurement specialist
  • ADB sector specialists

How to register

Registration is closed.

Event organizers / partners

Stephane BESSADI (Mr)
BOS Team Lead
Senior Procurement Specialist, PPFD

Marie Charmaine "Apple" YUSON (Ms)
Project Manager

Clarissa SANTOS (Ms)
Logistics Administrator

Jhoanna "Gigi" QUIMSON (Ms)
Logistics Assistant

Jerald ACOSTA (Mr)
Digital Events/Social Media Coordinator

Event Contact