DEVELOPMENT2030 – Re-energizing the SDGs – Time to break the cycle and reinvent international development to super charge progress towards the SDGs?

Development2030 is a unique exhibition dedicated to bringing together global development actors to help achieve the sustainable development goals. The event takes place on 25-26 October at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. It will be attended by global development actors, NGOs, foundations, philanthropic organisations, senior economic, social and environmental advisors, members of government, investors, donors, multilateral banks, multi-national organisations (such as the UN and EU) and private sector companies.
The conference agenda is focusing on how we can ‘re-energise the SDGs’. As the SDG gap grows bigger, for many countries and companies their prioritisation of certain SDG’s is inevitable. How do we utilise the limited resources to break the negative cycle, reinvent international development to super charge progress towards the SDGs and what really has the most impact?

Development2030 is a unique exhibition and conference driven by our social mission to achieve a sustainable future for all. It is THE place for the global development community to build meaningful relationships, get inspired and meet like-minded individuals committed to achieving the 2030 goals.

The event is co-located with AidEx, the world’s leading exhibition for humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

Find out how you can contribute to the goals and join key stakeholders including:

Global Development Actors • Senior Economic, Social and Environmental Advisors and Consultants • Members of Government • Foundations • Fund Managers • Development Finance Institutions • Pharmaceutical and Medical Companies • Technology Providers • Data Enabler and Data Security Providers • Shelter and social housing provider • Brands engaged in CSR • Digital Infrastructure Advisors • Financial Services Companies • Insurance and Risk Consultants • Agricultural Businesses • Logistics Companies • Nutrition Specialist • Solar and Renewable Energy Suppliers • Water and sanitation specialists • Communications and Satellite Network providers • Engineering/Civil Engineering Consultancies • Security Providers • Education Specialists • Gender Equality and Accountability Experts • Local and International NGOs • Start-ups/Scale-ups • Donors • Multilateral Agencies • Multi-national Organisations (such as EU and UN) • Amongst others.

Our Social Mission

“To bridge the gap between commercial and development organisations to achieve a sustainable future for all by 2030”

Past Speakers & discussion participants Included:

Juho Uusihakala

Head of Impact, FinnFund

Hans-Peter Teufers

Director International Programs, UPS Foundation

Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Preet Kaur Gill

The UK Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

George Gray Molina

Head of Strategic Policy Engagement and Chief Economist, UNDP

Oyun Sanjaasuren

Director of External Affairs, Green Climate Fund

Priscilla Boiardi

Policy Analyst - Private Finance for Sustainable Development, OECD

Flemming Møller Mortensen

Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation

Helen D’Oyley

Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, World Vision

Ines Rocha

Managing Director of Impact and Partnerships, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Ben Constable Maxwell

Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, M&G Investments

Brunno Maradei

Global Head of Responsible Investments, Aegon Asset Management

Adam Nicholas Phillips

Executive Director of the Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships Hub, USAID

Rob Davies

Director, Development Impact, British International Investment

Indermit Gill

Senior Vice President and World Bank Chief Economist, World Bank

Eric Usher

Head, of UNEP Finance Initiative, UNEP FI


Development2030 will run alongside AidEx – which each year sees over 2,500 representatives of the humanitarian aid community from over 65 countries gather to learn, network and be inspired by alternative strategies, innovation and sustainable planning. 

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Development2030 offers tailored packages to companies with innovative, exciting products and services that will support event attendees to reach their development goals. Sponsorship and exhibition packages offer matchmaking, networking and lead generation opportunities. Learn more about our demographics and if sponsorship or exhibiting is right for you.

Delegate Ticket

Our tickets are free of charge and provide access to the Development2030 conference and exhibition, including all main agenda sessions, impact sessions, meeting hub and a range of other experiences. You will also get free access to the co-located exhibition AidEx – a world leading expo for the humanitarian aid and development community.

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