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AfDB Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS)

March 11-12, 2020
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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The two-day event will consist of plenary sessions as well as one-on-one sessions to allow for more in-depth discussions on the various sectors, geographic distribution of ongoing and upcoming projects etc. The program will be built around the following topics:

1. Presentation by the Strategy and Operational Policies Department (SNSP) Overview of the Bank Group vision, and strategy including emerging initiatives, policies and general operational activities highlighting the current lending program

2. Presentation by the Regional Integration Coordination Office (RDRI) Overview of how the African Development Bank Group supports economic, social and business development, as well as regional integration in the West Africa Region

3. Presentations by the various Operational Departments conducting non-sovereign and sovereign operations Overview of non-sovereign and sovereign business opportunities, highlighting the opportunity for vendors, suppliers, manufacturers and technical consultants to contribute to the economic transformation in Africa.

4. Presentations by the procurement departments: Fiduciary and Inspection (SNFI) and General Services and Procurement (CHGS) Overview of the Bank’s procurement rules and procedures on procurement under Bank Group financed projects, as well as institutional contracts.

5. Panel discussion with private sector companies reflecting on their experience working with the African Development Bank Overview of their experiences in obtaining financing and the implementation of projects with the Bank. One-on-one meetings The one on-one meetings will be held on Thursday, 12 March from 14h00 to 18h00. This time will be entirely dedicated to in-depth business development exchanges between Bank technical experts and interested BOS participants.

Please, if you require one-on-one meetings, please let us know quickly through: This will help us to effectively plan for bilateral meetings and networking opportunities; and offer a program best suited to the needs and objectives of the participants. Participants must send us their requests for one-on-one meetings and indicate their area(s) of interest at least two weeks prior to the event.

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