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Driving Innovation and Growth
2013 IFI Boot Camp
Hosted by the Private Sector Liaison Officer's Network of The World Bank



PSLO Contacts:


April 22-24, 2013

Day 1:  8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Day 2:  8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
​Day 3:  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

World Bank Group Headquarters
1818 H Street NW, MC2-800 
Washington, DC 20433 ​

Rebecca Riebe
Chicago, IL, USA
Phone +1 (630) 333-0964
[email protected]


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The Private Sector Liaison Officer's (PSLO) Network is a group of 143 business intermediary organizations in 97 countries around the world working to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank Group’s products and services. PSLOs facilitate private sector access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services and knowledge, and act as the voice of the private sector in advising the World Bank Group on how to better engage companies on development issues.
Registration Fee
Registration fee includes two-and-a-half-day program, meals and networking events.  Hotel, air fare and ground transportation are not included.  Discounted hotel information is also available on registration.

Participation in this program is limited. Registration and payment must be made by April 19, 2013.

For additional information, please contact Rebecca Riebe at [email protected] or (630) 333-0964.

Shane Jaffer
Alberta, Canada
Phone +1 (403) 297-6592
[email protected]
Julie Vinatier
Baltimore, USA​
Phone +1 (410) 576-0022 ext. 105
[email protected]
The Private Sector Liaison Officer's (PSLO) Network of the World Bank Group invites you to register for a two-and-a-half-day workshop designed to educate and inform small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) on successful strategies used by international companies in bidding for International Financial Institution (IFI) funded projects. Large companies registering will also have the opportunity to present and explore additional opportunities. This Boot Camp will facilitate matchmaking opportunities with potential international partners and build partnerships between SMEs for future opportunities.  

What Participants Can Expect
  • Presentations and discussions from successful international firms, who are seeking potential partners to pursue other IFI-funded projects.
  • Networking and meeting opportunities with representatives of various international financial institutions including the World Bank.
  • One-on-one meetings between SMEs and successful international firms.
  • Engagement with PSLO network participants for additional opportunity.

Benefits for Attendees
  • Strengthened relationships with contracting firms.
  • Discovering and establishing new partnerships and business opportunities.
  • Valuable intelligence and understanding of successful strategies employed by larger companies bidding on international financial institution work.

Monday April 22, 2013

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 
​World Bank Overview

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Asian Development Bank Overview

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Millennium Challenge Corporation Overview

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.    
Inter-American Development Bank Overview

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.    
Overview of the IFC and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (World Bank)​

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Procurement Panels Doing Business with the IFIs (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and Asian Development Bank)

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Finding Business Opportunities via World Bank, United Nations Development Business and Devex

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Panel 1: Global Trends in Health IFI Funded Projects (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Asian Development Bank and Prime)

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Panel 2: Global Trends Education in IFI Funded Projects (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Asian Development Bank and Prime) 

12:15 - 1:45 p.m. 

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Panel 3: Global Trends in ICT IFI Funded Projects (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Asian Development Bank and Prime)

3:45 - 4:15 p.m. 

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Preview of Matchmaking Process

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Presentation from Primes

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Matchmaking Opportunities