Agenda Development Banks: Business opportunities
Development Banks: Business opportunities

Development Banks: Business opportunities

Do you provide goods or services that may be of interest to International Organisations? Join us for an information session, taking place on 17 February at the headquarters of AWEX, and discover opportunities to do business with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)!

The aim of this information day is to show you the possibilities that calls for tender from MDBs can offer your business. We will use this session to help you to take the leap and respond to calls for tender, and win public contracts. 

Over the course of the day, you will also have the opportunity to meet Belgian representatives of the MDBs:

  • The World Bank and the Asian, African and Inter-American Development Banks,
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Organised in cooperation with AWEX, this information session will take place on Monday 17 February 2020, from 9:00 to 16:00, in the  AWEX offices, at 2 Place Sainctelette, 1080 Brussels.


9:00 -9:30 Welcome & coffee

9:30 -9:35 Introduction by Pascale Delcomminette, CEO of AWEX

9:35 -9:40 Introduction by Olivier Costa, Trade and Economic Advisor – European Union and International Organisations,

9:40 -9:45 Presentation by Laurent Pierart, Trade and Economic Advisor, responsible for relations with the World Bank and IDB

9:45 -10:40 Presentation by the World Bank, delivered by Marlene Beco, Belgian World Bank Representative

10:40 -11:15 Presentation by the IDB, delivered by Michael Boseret,Belgian IDB Representative

11:15 –11:20 Presentation by Federal Public Service Finance, delivered byLudivine Halbrecq

11:20 -11:25 Presentation by the Asian Development Bank, delivered by Stefany Knoll, Belgian ADB Representative

11:25 -11:30 Presentation by the African Development Bank, delivered by Denis Dubuisson, Belgian AfDB Representative

11:30 -11:35 Presentation by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, delivered by Bruno Debergh, EBRD Representative

11:35 -12:10 Q&A and introduction to the participating companies

12:10 -13:15 Walking lunch

13:15 -15:15 How to identify opportunities for my business and approach development banks

15:15 -16:00 Coffee & networking 

Workshop: preparing a tender that meets the requirements of Global Organisations

The general session on 17 February will be followed up by a day of workshops for companies that wish to respond to MDB calls for tender, and which meet the necessary criteria.

These workshops  will take place on Wednesday 19 February 2020, from 8:45 to 15:30 in the  FIT offices , at 37 Boulevard Roi Albert II, 1030 Brussels. They will provide you with all you need to know before formally responding to a call for tender.

A question? Contact us!

Paul Soupaya

Assistant to the ECA of the Brussels Region in charge of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

T. +32 2 800 40 46
M. +32 492 13 59 20

Olivier Costa (BRU)

Economic and commercial attaché | European Institutions and International Organisations

+32 2 233 03 56

Rue Belliard 65,
1040 Brussels
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