Business Opportunities Fair Recap & Presentations

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
World Bank Group's Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart En

The 2019 event focused on climate-smart energy solutions and brought together a diverse group of companies with about 160 participants from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in the energy sector.

The two-and-a-half-day program intended to provide information on the energy sector strategies, priorities, and portfolios of the World Bank Group (WBG) and other IFIs, including the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Companies not only had the opportunity to learn more about the strategy and projects of the Development Banks, but also had the time to engage with the different energy teams. Specific topics were addressed by World Bank Staff. These ‘streams’ consisted of Energy Access, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Public-Private Partnerships and gave the participants a deep dive view in the strategy and plans, as well as a look into the private sector opportunities. At the B2B event companies had the opportunity to pitch their company/product to WBG staff and the other participants. This lead to numerous fruitful conversations and a good exchange of business cards.

All of the presentations have been generously shared by the different World Bank teams as well as the other institutions involved. Please reach out to us if you are a Dutch company and are interested in participating in future Business Opportunity events.

Link to the presentations