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World Bank PSLO's Annual Energy Sector Program:  Integrating Sustainable Energy in Global Development




PSLO Contact:  

Reservations Required:


November 4-8, 2013​

Multiple Day Event

​World Bank Headquarters
1818 H Street, NW 
Washington, DC  20433

Rebecca Riebe
(630) 333-0964
[email protected]


$500 before September 30/$600 after September 30
​The Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) Network invites you to mark your calendars for an annual joint program focusing on the energy sector opportunities at the International Financial Institutions, including The World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development.  The program will also include an opportunity to hear from U.S. government energy authorities.

This program has been specifically designed to provide an opportunity for the private sector to:

  • Initiate a dialogue with the project officers responsible for energy sector projects.
  • Understand the project requirements and constraints; and their level of competitiveness in accessing bank projects and bank-financed projects and programs in the energy sector.
  • Inform staff of the capabilities and interests of international firms in the energy sector.

Please plan on joining us if you wish to:

  • Learn what types of projects the International Financial Institutions are financing in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.
  • Identify specific opportunities to market your company’s products and services.
  • Discover how projects are initiated and developed.
  • Find out how your business can stay in the loop to receive information and opportunities to bid on future projects.
  • Please note: If there is interest from the following sectors, they will also be included: Power Generation, Transmission, Oil and Gas, and Mining.

Who Should Attend?
This program is designed for:

  • Consulting firms, individual consultants, training institutions and universities.
  • Equipment manufacturers/suppliers.
  • Prospective sponsors of private sector projects.

Space for this program is limited.  Registration opens soon.

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The Private Sector Liaison Network of the World Bank Group is a group of 139 business intermediary organizations in 94 countries around the world working to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank Group’s products and services. Private Sector Liaison Offices (PSLOs) facilitate companies’ 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.
Rebecca Riebe
Chicago, IL, USA
+1 (630) 333-0694
[email protected]
Shane Jaffer
Alberta, Canada
+1 (403) 297-6592
[email protected]
Jessie Yu
Houston, TX, USA
+1 (713) 844-3662
[email protected]
Klaus Hofstadler
Washington, DC, USA
+1 (202) 537-5047
Alison McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
+44 (0) 141-842-3627
[email protected]
Elizabeth Goryunova
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
+1 (801) 807-9574
[email protected]
Cheryl Boxhall
Birmingham, England
+44 (0) 845-603-0084
[email protected]
PSLO Contacts
Monday, Nov. 4
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 - 12:00 p.m.

12:00 - 12:15 p.m.

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Gathering for Mission
Reception and Networking

Welcome by Vijay Iyler
Director, Sustainable Energy and Extractive Industries Department

Program at World Bank Headquarters
1818 H. Street Northwest
Washington, DC  20433
Location:  MC2-800

Registration and Breakfast

Overview of the World Bank Group (IBRD, IDA, IFC)
David Theis, Media Chief
External Corporate Relations, World Bank

David Fulton
Head, USA and Canada Unit, IFC

Understanding How to Do Business with the World Bank (Procurement)
Nancy Bikondo (Operational Procurement)
Procurement Specialist, World Bank

Peter Easley (Corporate Procurement)
Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank

Coffee Break and Networking

Tips on Finding and Winning Contracts (Consultant)
Spiros Voyadzis, President,
Partnership for Finance & Development, LLC

En Route to MC East Dining Room

Luncheon Keynote: World Bank Vision for Energy
Vivien Foster, Sector Manager of the Sustainable Energy Department
Location:  MC C1 East Dining Room

En Route to Conference Room

Financing Instruments, Initiatives & Thematic Priorities for the Energy Sector
Moderated by Christopher Neal

Paulo De Sa, Oil and Gas Program Manager,
Sustainable Energy Department

Rohit Khanna, Program Manager of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

Jean-Michel Devernay, Chief Technical Specialist,

Gevorg Sargsyan, Program Coordinator, 
Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low-Income Countries (Strategic Climate Fund)

Coffee Break and Networking

Regional Trends in Africa
Lucio Monari, Energy Sector Manager,
Africa Energy Group

Meike van Ginneken, Energy Sector Manager,
West and Central Africa

Regional Trends in Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Charles Joseph Cormier, Energy Sector Manager

Reception or Free for Individual Country Events/Get-Togethers
Wednesday, Nov. 6

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

9:45 - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

11:45 - 12:30 p.m.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Program at World Bank Headquarters
1818 H. Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20433
Location: MC2-800

Registration and Breakfast

Regional Trends in Latin America & The Carribean
Malcolm Cosgrove-Davies, Energy Sector Manager

Regional Trends in East Asia & The Pacific
Charles Feinstein, Sector Manager,
Water & Energy Management

Coffee Break and Networking

Regional Trends in South Asia Region
Julia Bucknall, Energy Sector Manager

Luncheon Program with the Asian Development Bank
Samuel Tumiwa, Deputy Regional Director,
North American Region Office
Location:  Meeting Room

Regional Trends in Europe & Central Asia
Ranjit Lamech, Energy Sector Manager

Coffee Break and Networking

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Riccardo Puliti, Managing Director,
Energy and Natural Resources

Reception/Happy Hour

Program at The Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC
Location:  TBA

Registration and Breakfast

Millenium Challenge Corporation
Jerry Dutkewych, Ph.D., Director,
Diplomatic and External Relations

Coffee Break and Networking

Inter-American Development Bank
John Ferreter
Office of External Relations

Leandro Laves, Head of Energy Division,
Department of Infrastructure and Environment

Annette Hester, Project Coordinator,
Energy Innovation Centre

Christopher Wageworker, Energy Efficiency Specialist

Networking Lunch and Wrap-Up

Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Alison German Gatchis, Director,
Corporate Development
Small and Medium Enterprise Finance