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Private Sector Visit to Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam with the World Bank Private Sector Liaison Officers



PSLO Contacts:        

October 12-25, 2012

Meetings Begin October 12 in Tokyo, Japan

Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam

​Rebecca Riebe
Chicago, IL, USA
Phone +1 (630) 333-0964
[email protected]
The PSLO Network invites you to join us for private sector visit program which will include in-country meetings, presentations and discussions with the World Bank Group, The Asian Development Bank, government embassies and trade representatives from Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Did You Know?
  • Vietnam has been forecasted to be the fastest growing of emerging economies, with a potential growth rate of nearly 10% per annum over the next ten years. 
  • Indonesia is in the midst of a development boom, experiencing unprecedented growth.
  • There will be more than 20,000 participants in discussions during the World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo, Japan.

This in-country program will include a delegation from various countries represented by the PSLO network of the World Bank. Meetings will focus on project development in the many growth sectors in Vietnam, and is specifically designed to provide understanding and opportunity for private sector firms. This visit program will allow access to current business opportunities for consulting and project execution in growing Asian industries, including energy, sustainable development, water, infrastructure, agriculture, education and heath care.   During the visit program, companies will enjoy the opportunity to: 

  • Learn what types of projects International Financial Institutions are financing and how they are initiated 
  • Uncover opportunities for project consulting and execution in the region 
  • Identify additional specific opportunities for products, services and capabilities 
  • Build important relationships on-the-ground in each participating country 
  • Understand the current business, political and social environment of Indonesia and Vietnam 
  • Engage with The World Bank and Asian Development Bank specialists and local project executors


The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group
The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group, held in the autumn of each year, are attended by finance ministers, central bank governors and other principals from around the world, complemented by bilateral conferences, regular meetings of the G7, G20, G24, G10 and others. The Annual Meetings also gather members of the private sector. A number of seminars and symposiums, held during the same week, provide additional opportunities for dialogue and networking. This is one of the largest international conferences in the world.

Travel Schedule & Agenda
October 12-14                     World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo, Japan
October 14-15                     Arrival in Jakarta, Indonesia
October 15                         Welcome Reception/Briefing
October 16-19                     Meetings with Indonesia Representatives, World Bank Group and Asian Development Bank
October 20-21                     Travel to Hanoi, Vietnam
October 22-23                     Meetings with Vietnamese Government Representatives, World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, Business Community and
                                          Executing Agencies
October 23                          Travel to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
October 24-25                     Meetings with Vietnamese Business Representatives, and Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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The PSLO network is a group of 100 business intermediary organizations in 86 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.

Jessie Tan
Houston, TX, USA
Phone +1 (713) 844-3662
Vietnam Economic Outlook
Vietnam is one of the best performing economies in the world over the last decade. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate last year was at 5.89%, with Vietnam entering the ranks of middle income countries by reaching $1,300 USD per capital.  Vietnamese investment was ranked third for Asian nations prior to the downturn, with estimates at a 150% increase for 2012.

Key Opportunities:  Pharmaceuticals, Education, Consulting, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment
Indonesia Economic Outlook
Indonesia's economy is the largest in South East Asia, and is expected to grow by 6.7% percent in 2012. Private consumption growth is strong, along with manufacturing growth. GDP growth has been accompanied by robust job creation, with employment up 5.4 percent in the past year.  With the fourth largest population in the world, Indonesia has been experiencing rapid commercial investment.

Key Opportunities:  Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Transportation and Manufacturing
Participation Fee of USD$1,800 covers coordination, itinerary, briefings, receptions, ground transportation in Indonesia and Vietnam, and will include participation in any or all destinations.  The mission delegation will be comprised of 30-40 company representatives from around the world, including Canada, the United States and Europe.  Companies will represent sectors such as energy, environment, consulting, education and the health care industry.

Participation for this program is limited. Cost to participate is US$1,800.00.  Registration and payment must be made by September 17, 2012.


For additional information or to discuss a customized meeting schedule, please contact Rebecca Riebe at [email protected] or (630) 333-0964.

Shane Jaffer
Alberta, Canada
Phone +1 (403) 297-6592

Elizabeth Goryunova
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Phone +1 (801) 328-5098