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How to do business with the Multilateral Development Banks

Establish key contacts within international financial institutions Events The activity will be held in French and English


0 - Understanding the role of the Trade Commissioners in charge of liaising with International Financial Institutions (IFI)

1 - Exploring business opportunities - African Development Bank

1 - Exploring business opportunities - Asian Development Bank

1 - Exploring business opportunities - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

1 - Exploring business opportunities - Inter-American Development Bank

1 - Exploring business opportunities - World Bank

2 - The energy sector in operations funded by the MDBs - African Development Bank

2 - The energy sector in operations funded by the MDBs - Asian Development Bank

2 - The energy sector in operations funded by the MDBs - Inter-American Development Bank

2 - The energy sector in operations funded by the MDBs - World Bank

Asian Development Bank - ADB at a Glance

Asian Development Bank - Consulting Opportunities

Biographie and Contact Informations for all speakers

The Climate Technology Centre and Network - Canadian Factsheet

The Climate Technology Centre and Network - Opportunities For Business

Why the Multilateral Development Banks?

The multilateral development banks are mandated with reducing poverty and underdevelopment in certain regions by investing in projects to assist these areas. They share the common goal of fostering economic and social progress in emerging nations through their funding activities, their support of investment, and the creation of capital. These projects are a source of business opportunities for our companies, as their calls for tender are open to bids from suppliers of products and services from around the world, including Canada.

The activity in brief

Our exceptional speakers will give presentations that will allow you to:

  • Ask all of your questions directly to the experts and get their advice
  • Update your knowledge of the outlooks in various sectors
  • Network with correspondents from the various multilateral development banks and federal and provincial trade officers
  • Identify relevant business opportunities for your company
  • Attend a panel discussion on The energy sector in operations funded by the world development banks.


Members Non members
Ticket(s) $150 * $195 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information:

Bruno D'Agostino
Advisor, International Market Development
514 871-4002, extension 6216

No reservations, cancellations or refunds after the registration deadline. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only substitution notices sent by email at will be accepted.


Plaza Centre-Ville (édifice EVO)

777 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard
Montréal, QC
H3C 3Z7

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A unique opportunity to…

  • Learn about business opportunities the multilateral development banks have to offer, as well as about promising sectors
  • Meet potential partners and key stakeholders for your projects in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America
  • Understand the financial institutions’ tendering process, the rules, the selection, etc.
  • Get advice from the experts and hear their perspectives on the potential challenges and issues, allowing you to assess your development strategy for the markets you are targeting.

Some information on the Multilateral Development Banks:

  • The World Bank (WB) has set two ambitious goals: ending extreme poverty within a single generation, and promoting shared prosperity. These two objectives respectively aim to decrease the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3% by 2030 and to foster the income growth of the bottom 40% in every country.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides loans, technical assistance, and grants to its member countries in Asia and the Pacific. This bank is the third largest funder of development in the region.
  • The African Development Bank (AfDB) is made up of three entities: the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, and the Nigeria Trust Fund. Its principal mission is to fight poverty and to improve living conditions on the continent by promoting the investment of public and private capital in certain projects, as well as through the establishment of programs that can contribute to economic and social development in the region.
  • The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is undergoing a reform to broaden its activities in the private sector and thereby ensure greater synergy between its operations in the private and public sectors. The IDB approved $13.8 billion USD in new funding in 2014, $22.6 million USD of which went to Canadian companies for consulting services.
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has made investments in 36 countries that were CIS member states. Its mandate is to foster the transition towards open market-oriented economies and to promote the private sector and entrepreneurship in countries committed to respecting and applying the principles of multiparty democracy, pluralism, and market economics. Canada is a founding member of the EBRD with a representative on its board of directors and a 3.4% capital share.

Who should attend?

Companies interested in working on projects with the multilateral development banks are encouraged to take part in this seminar.

  • All companies in the following sectors:
    • energy
    • infrastructure 
    • education
    • sustainable development
    • agriculture
    • transportation
    • mining
    • financial services
    • etc.

  • This event will also be of interest to:
    • International development consultants and expert advisors
    • Universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning
    • Engineering firms.

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Acclr, through its international trade department, receives financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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