SMEC is gearing up for a significant presence at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Business Opportunities Fair 2023, set to take place in Manila on 4-5 October.

The event serves as a comprehensive platform for industry professionals and organizations interested in supplying goods and services for ADB projects. It offers networking opportunities with both industry peers and ADB experts across various sectors. SMEC is a proud supplier to ADB, having provided extensive engineering and development solutions over several decades.


Spearheading SMEC’s participation at this event will be notable leaders from our organisation. Corin Mitchell, Director of International Development ASEAN & Pacific, will be attending to share his wealth of experience. Joining him are Zahid Iqbal (Regional Manager Pacific), Norman Walker (General Manager Urban Water Sector ASEAN & Pacific), Resham Dhakal (Chief Executive Officer India), Kawa Baha (Executive Director Central Asia Region ), Ataulgoni Asif (Head Business Development Bangladesh), Mary Joy Trino (Manager Business Support Group SEA & Pacific) and Lara Luis (Operations Manager Pacific). Their participation underscores SMEC’s commitment to fostering strategic partnerships and contributing to sustainable development across Asia and the Pacific.


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The fair offers an invaluable opportunity to share insights and discuss potential collaborations that align with ADB’s goals of reducing poverty and promoting sustainable economic growth in Asia and the Pacific. The ADB plays a pivotal role in advancing economic and social progress.


SMEC’s deep knowledge of managing infrastructure investment programs in developing countries, combined with our geographic footprint further demonstrates our alignment with the ADB’s mission. By collaborating with the ADB and other stakeholders, SMEC aims to contribute to transformative projects that enhance infrastructure, foster innovation and drive economic development.

SMEC’s presence at the ADB Business Opportunities Fair 2023 signifies its dedication to playing an active role in shaping the future of infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific. SMEC is poised to engage in meaningful discussions, explore new opportunities, and strengthen partnerships that will have a lasting impact on the region’s sustainable development.
———— Corin Mitchell, Director of International Development ASEAN & Pacific