Why take this in-person seminar?
Join us on September 29 for a in-person seminar where the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, invites you to the IFI renewable Energy Business opportunities in Latin America & the Caribbean. The program will feature speakers from:
- the World Bank Group (WBG)
- the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
- the International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- IDB Invest
Each session will focus on IFI renewable energy priorities and key sector trends and participants will also learn about current and upcoming business opportunities in the region. There will also be an opportunity to network with and learn from other businesses that have worked with the IFIs.
What will you learn in this seminar?
The event will be split into two sessions, with the morning session focusing on public procurement and the afternoon session focused on investment. This is a unique opportunity for Canadian businesses to:
- Learn about the World Bank, IDB, IFC and IDB Invest’s renewable energy portfolios in Latin America & the Caribbean
- Gain a better understanding of IFI operations and processes, and how the TCS can support clients pursuing IFI opportunities
- Engage key sector specialists from the WBG and IDB, and network in person
- Learn from other Canadian firms on best practices when engaging the IFI market
Why should your organization participate?
- To develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
- To gain insights and market intelligence
- To participate in networking events
- To pitch your product/service to selected audiences
- To meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
Who is this event for?
Canadian Cleantech and Infrastructure firms interested in pursuing IFI business opportunities through public procurement (morning session) or project development and investment (afternoon session) with particular focus on projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Join us in person!
We will warmly welcome you with breakfast.
Exclusive content in person.
Gifts and free tickets to attend 2022 programming events will be drawn at random.
Experience this truly live event and meet the speakers.
Come with your colleagues or business associates and take advantage of various networking opportunities.
The international financial institutions (IFIs) 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 IFI events can help you understand how to tap into these business opportunities and learn how to navigate the complex IFI landscape. There will also be an opportunity to network with officials representing the various IFIs, as well as federal and provincial trade officers.
For over 70 years, the World Bank Group has been the world’s largest international financial institution, or IFI. Its five organizations, including the International Finance Corporation (IFC), work to help developing member countries achieve the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. The Bank Group partners with governments, the private sector, regional development banks, civil society organizations, and other international stakeholders to advance these goals. A global leader, the World Bank has funded thousands of projects in over 140 developing countries, through a diverse and expanding menu of financial instruments and technical assistance that include low-interest loans, credits, and grants to governments as well as investment and advisory services.
The IDB is the largest source of multilateral financing for economic, social, and institutional development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, as well as the oldest, regional IFI. The IDB provides low-cost loans, grants, credits and guarantees to borrowing member countries, which results in projects that are competitively bid and open to Canadian companies. The IDB Group also includes IDB Invest, which finances projects led by the private sector in LAC, as well as IDB Lab, the innovation arm. In 2022, the IDB expects to approve approximately US$13.4 billion in development-related financing, to be implemented in 26 borrowing member countries.
March 14 marked the end of most health restrictions and the return of our in-person events. Don’t miss this opportunity to build and strengthen business ties in the company of decision makers from all horizons.