Humanitarian conflicts, wars and natural disasters are part of our history, our present and unfortunately also our future. The international response of today to re-establish societies through reconstruction and rehabilitation is highly prioritised and involves many important actors such as the UN, Multilateral Development Banks and NGOs.
The 18th of March Business Sweden invites your company to a breakfast seminar on International Crisis and Emergency Response with focus on the reconstruction of the Philippines in the aftermath of the hurricane Haiyan.
In November 2013 the Philippines was hit by the tropical hurricane Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), which caused devastating humanitarian and infrastructural consequences in the country. The need of international response for the reconstruction of the country is massive and the financial investments already accounts for billions of USD, from the local government, the multilateral development organisations such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and many foreign countries such as Sweden.
Business areas of interest
Business areas of interest are: infrastructure related solutions (port and airports, security and surveillance), energy (energy supply solutions, transmission, grid solutions, temporary and long term energy effiency), water and sanitation (water cleaning solutions, pumps and pipelines), health care (health care infrastructure, health care equipment and pharmaceuticals), emergency relief (shelter and tents, blankets, sleeping bags and mosquito nets, household equipment, kits, kerosene stoves and heating, hygiene products etc.)
Thus, there are many business opportunities for Swedish companies within most sectors to supply this reconstruction with durable products, services and competence as well as emergency relief items.
AidEx is the world’s largest professional exposition and platform for the aid and development community to come together to meet, source and improve the global communities response to crises and catastrophes. From 70 countries comes over 2 000 yearly attendees whereof half has a strong role to play within procurement and the other half consists of key opinion leaders and potential consortia partners.
Focus is on the four areas: medical solutions, shelter, food and water, logistics and communications. A Swedish pavilion at AidEx is an opportunity to showcase your products and services to the world’s foremost stakeholders and procurement experts within the aid community (such as UNICEF, UNOPS, the Red Cross, DG ECHO).
The seminar will comprise a presentation of Business Sweden’s project in the Philippines as well as a presentation of the global humanitarian & development aid event – AidEx.
9.00-9.15 Registration and Coffee & Sandwich
9.15-9.45 Presentation of International Crisis & Emergency Response
Reconstruction of the Philippines, Mr. Peter Cederholm, Trade Commissioner, Business Sweden Thailand and Vietnam
9.45-10.15 AidEx- The Global Humanitarian & Development Aid Event
AidEx, Mr. Christian Hellqvist, Business Sweden Benelux, and Ms. Mariem Skoog N’Diaye, Business Sweden Stockholm
10.15-10.30 Q & A
Time and place
18 mars 2014 at 9.00-10.30
World Trade Center, Klarabergsviadukten 70
The seminar is free of charge. For more information about the Breakfast Seminar please contact:
Mariem Skoog N’Diaye, Manager Business Development, UN & Multilateral Organizations,
T: +46 8 588 664 02
T: +46 8 588 660 48