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Friday, September 28, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM PDT
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One World Trade Center 
121 SW Salmon Street
Suite 240
Portland, OR 97204

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Scott Goddin 
U.S. Commercial Service/Oregon 

Seeking Business Opportunities through the 
Asian Development Bank

September 28, 9:00-10:30 AM
Portland, Oregon * World Trade Center

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through loans, grants, research and technical assistance to its member countries, as well as investments in private companies.  The ADB finances projects for its member countries based off local need and advertises these projects through its website and network.

This event will focus on how to identify and pursue ADB business opportunities as well as how to bid successfully for ADB-financed projects. The speaker will also provide an overview of economic climate in Asia and how ADB supports investment and trade. 

ADB saw the value of contracts awarded in its projects rise by almost 40% from $6.8 billion in 2013 to $9.5 billion in 2016. Learn how your company can take advantage of these opportunities!

Register Now!                              Cost is $25 for merchants / retailers / producers and $45 for service providers. 

About the Presenter: 

Bart Édes has served as the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) representative in North America since October 2, 2017. His earlier ADB experience includes leading teams responsible for knowledge management, social development, gender equity, the social sectors, civil society engagement, ICT for Development, inclusive business, governance, and public-sector management. Between 1994 and 2000, Édes managed communications at SIGMA, a joint initiative of the European Union and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development providing support to public governance reform in Central and Eastern European countries. Édes has also worked as a journalist, researcher, policy analyst, and specialist on international trade and foreign direct investment. He has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in Government (cum laude) from Georgetown University.