DEVELOPMENT2030 – How important is the commercialisation of development in a world of new challenges?

With an ever-increasing pressure to ensure the global public and governments worldwide continue to support overseas development assistance, it is imperative for the international community to adapt to the changing landscape if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our Development2030 event will consider how best we can do this, through identifying the key existing and emerging players, and analysing their role in creating long-term impact for low- and middle income countries.

This unique exhibition and conference takes place on 16-17 November in Brussels driven by our social mission to achieve a sustainable future for all. It is THE place for the overseas development community to build meaningful relationships, get inspired and meet like-minded individuals committed to achieving the 2030 goals.

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 • Investors • Lenders • Pharmaceutical and Medical Companies • Agricultural Businesses • Logistics Companies • Energy Suppliers • Water and sanitation specialists • Communications Networks • Engineering/Civil Engineering Consultancies • Security Providers • Education Specialists • Not-for-profit Foundations • Donors • Multilateral Agencies • Multi-national Organisations (such as EU and UN).

Our Social Mission

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

2021 Speakers Included:

Flemming Møller Mortensen

Minister for Development and Nordic Cooperation of Denmark

Sinead Walsh

Climate Envoy & Deputy Director General of Irish Aid and Africa Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs

Mike Foster

Head of Economic Development and Climate Change, British High Commission in Nairobi

Bettina Stix

Founder, Disaster Relief by Amazon

Emmanuel Moyart

Team leader, TPSD Facility, DAI

Maria Jose Romero

Policy and Advocacy Manager on Development Finance, Eurodad

Staying Safe at the Expo during COVID

We are taking extensive measures to ensure that your visit to our exhibition is as safe and secure as possible. View our health and safety measures and requirements to attend.


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.

Get involved


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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