Atlantic Canada IFI Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) - Halifax, N.S.

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Atlantic Canada IFI Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) - Halifax, N.S.

Atlantic Canada Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) - WB, IDB, and ADB

By Government of Canada, Trade Commissioner Service | Gouvernement du Canada, le Service des délégués commerciaux

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Date and time

Thursday, February 27, 2020 · 8:30am - 4:30pm AST


DoubleTree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth 101 Wyse Road Dartmouth Halifax, NS B3A 1L9 Canada

About this event

The World Bank Group, the Inter American Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank are international financial institutions (IFIs) that provide over $100 billion in financial assistance to 100+ developing countries. This results in hundreds of projects approved annually and over $75 billion in potential business opportunities in emerging markets. The Atlantic Canada IFI Business Opportunities Seminars (BOS) events can help you understand how to tap into the hundreds of projects being approved each year and learn how to navigate the complex IFI landscape.

The BOS events are aimed at companies, institutions and individual consultants interested in working on projects funded by the IFIs. Participants will learn about upcoming business opportunities, hear from successful companies, and get information needed in order to improve their competitiveness. There will also be an opportunity to network with officials representing the various IFIs, as well as federal and provincial trade officers. The event is free, but registration is required. The BOS will include the following guest speakers from the WB, IDB and ADB:

Adriana Salazar is a Procurement Specialist at the Operations Financial Management and Procurement Services Office at the Inter-American Development Bank. She has 14 years of experience in the analysis, design and implementation of public policy with expertise on public investment, project economic appraisal, energy infrastructure, social policy, and public procurement.

Nancy Bikondo-Omosa is a Senior Procurement Specialist in the World Bank’s Operations Policy & Country Services unit. She has over 16 years’ procurement experience in World Bank procurement policies and procedures. She was part of the team that worked on the recent World Bank procurement policy reforms. The reforms enabled the World Bank to modernization its procurement policies and procedures by making them more strategic and fit for purpose.

Bart W. Édes is the Representative of the North American Office for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since October 2017. In this capacity, he mobilizes financing for ADB’s developing member countries; shares development knowledge and experience; establishes and deepens partnerships with public, private and non-profit organizations in North America; and raises public awareness of ADB in Canada and the United States.

*For the Halifax, Nova Scotia IFI BOS, the event will also be available via web teleconference. Please indicate your intention to participate in person or by web teleconference on the registration form. For those individuals intending to participate via Web conference, an invitation will be sent to the email provided, prior to the event, which will include the appropriate links and information for connection.*

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