THE ACTIVITY IN BRIEF
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal’s team of international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montréal, in collaboration with Export Québec and the World Bank’s Private Sector Liaison Officers, is organizing a trade mission to international financial institutions in Washington from May 4 to 7, 2015.
On the very premises of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, experts will inform you about current and upcoming projects in emerging countries. You will be able to establish key contacts in these institutions, and better understand how your company can take advantage of many upcoming business opportunities.
You will meet experts from the following institutions:
- The World Bank Group
- The Inter-American Development Bank
- The Asian Development Bank
- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- The Millennium Challenge Corporation
Registration comes with the following benefits:
- A preparatory seminar
- Networking activities planned as part of the program
- Access to talks and group meetings organized as part of the mission
- Logistical support throughout your stay, and personalized monitoring
About the World Bank’s network of Private Sector Liaison Officers:
The World Bank’s network of Private Sector Liaison Officers is made up of 143 intermediary business organizations in 97 countries around the world. The officers are mandated to promote trade and investment between countries, with the support of the World Bank Group’s products and services.
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Registration deadline: April 20, 2015
THE MISSION PROGRAM
|General Program + Consulting
|General Program + Hotel
|General Program + Consulting + Hotel
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Cancellation policy >Cancellations received before the mission registration deadline will be subject to 10% administration fees (plus taxes). Cancellations received after that date will not be reimbursed. Please note that only cancellation notices sent via fax at 514 871-5971 or email to the contact will be accepted.
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6227
WHY THE ENERGY SECTOR AND THE WORLD BANK?
The development banks consider the energy sector to be a powerful vehicle for development, and one of the best ways of reducing poverty and promoting shared prosperity, through the provision of a reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy supply. Increasing access to modern energy services is a central focus of the World Bank.
The World Bank Group adheres to the global “Sustainable Energy For All” initiative, and has committed to contributing to the three objectives set for 2030:
- Ensuring universal access to electricity and to clean fuels for cooking
- Doubling the rate of global renewable energy, taking it from 18% to 36%
- Doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
Eighty-five countries subscribe to this initiative, the implementation of which is being supported by many public, private, and non-governmental stakeholders.
Projects and Operations
A brief look at the 57 projects proposed in the energy and mining sector: http://www.worldbank.org/projects/search?lang=en&mjsectorcode_exact=LX^
The PSLO network is inviting you to take part in a trade mission focusing on opportunities that international financial institutions can offer in the energy sector, with the goal of enabling participants to:
- Understand the types of projects that international financial institutions fund in the energy sector and in the field of energy efficiency
- Open a dialogue with project managers in the energy sector and with the representatives of many international financial institutions, such as the World Bank
- Understand the requirements and constraints with regard to the banks’ projects, to projects funded by the banks, and to programs in the energy sector
- Identify the business opportunities for which they can promote their products and services
- Learn how projects are launched and developed
- Understand how their firms can stay in the loop with respect to upcoming projects
- Get informed about the capacities and interests of international firms in the energy sector
WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?
- Consulting firms, consultants, training institutes, and universities
- Manufacturers and equipment suppliers
- Potential sponsors of projects in the private sector
The mission may also be of interest to anyone else seeking a better understanding of multilateral banks, their projects in developing countries, and their tendering process.
Establish key contacts and seize opportunities this trade mission to Washington can offer.