Secure and simple sign-up

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
We respect your privacy

More information


514 871-4000


Meet key transportation sector experts in Washington, D.C.

February 1st to 4, 2016: Explore business opportunities on the international market

February 1st to 4, 2016: Explore business opportunities on the international market

Registration deadline: January 5, 2016

Trade Missions

To February 4, 2016


Welcome & Overview of the World Bank Group
Angelica Silvero, Communications Officer, External and Corporate Relations Global Engagement

Understanding how to do business with the World Bank (Procurement)
Nancy Bikondo, Senior Procurement Specialist

World Bank Overview of the Transport Sector
Maria Marcela Silva, Practice Manager for Strategy & Operations

Africa Region and Road Asset Management
Supee Teravaninthorn, Africa Practice Manager, Transport Global Practice

Jens Hede, Senior Transport Specialist, Road Asset Management and Rural Accessibility

South Asia Region and Inland Waterways
Radia Benamghar, Transport Specialist

Charles Kunaka, Senior Trade Specialist

Latin America and the Caribbean Region and Urban Mobility
Aurelio Menendez, LAC Practice Manager, Transport Global Practice

Middle East and North Africa Region and Transport Solutions in Fragile Settings
Kulwinder Singh Rao, Fragility, Conflict and Violence focal point

Nicolas Peltier-Thiberge, MENA and West Africa Practice Manager, Transport Global Practice

East Asia Pacific and Railways in China
Martha Lawrence, Railways Community of Practice Lead

Overview of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) & the Transport portfolio
Ian Twinn, Global Head for Transport, IFC

Overview of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Jorge Rivas, Infrastructure, MIGA

Overview of the IDB Group
John Ferriter, Office of External Relations

Project Procurement – Policies and Procedures
Maria Teresa Soto-Aguilar, Operations Financial Management and Procurement Services Office

Transportation Sector Overview
Esteban Diez Roux, Transportation Division

Sustainable Transport
Ernesto Monter, Transportation Division

Logistics and Ports
Pablo Guerrero, Transportation Division

Road Safety
Pedro Scarpinello, Transportation Division

Transport projects at Millenium Challenge Corporation
Cody Towles, Associate Director – Infrastructure Millennium Challenge Corporation

Transport projects at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Leonor Fontoura, Business Development Representative for North America, EBRD

Transport projects at the Asian Development Bank
Samuel Tumiwa, Deputy Representative, North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank


This trade mission to international financial institutions in Washington D.C. is organized in cooperation with the World Bank Group’s PSLO network.

On the very premises of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, experts will inform you about current and upcoming projects in the transportation sector.

You will meet experts from the following institutions:

  • The World Bank Group
  • The Inter-American Development Bank
  • The Asian Development Bank
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • The Millennium Challenge Corporation


  • Meet key experts in the transportation sector and speak to international delegates sharing the same vision.
  • Learn about the requirements and constraints relating to projects, and ways of gaining access to projects funded by the multilateral banks.
  • Demonstrate your skills and interests in the transportation sector to IFI experts.
  • Learn more about projects involving rural and inter-urban road upgrades, urban transportation, railways, global road safety, as well as projects for the port and aviation sectors;
  • Understand how projects are launched and carried out.
  • Find out how your company can stay informed of upcoming projects.

See the preliminary program


Sold out

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Noémie Bond
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6216

Cancellations received before the mission registration deadline will be subject to a full refund. Cancellations received after that date will not be reimbursed. Please note that only cancellation notices sent via email to the contact will be accepted.


Total World Bank Group transport commitments in fiscal year 2014 amounted to $8.8 billion USD. There were 221 active Bank projects with total net commitments of $44.4 billion USD, representing 23% of the Bank’s total lending portfolio.

Rural and inter-urban roads remained the largest sub-sector, with 42% of World Bank Group lending in fiscal year 2014 ($3.1 billion USD). Urban transport is also a growing business for the Bank, with its financing share growing from 10% ($893 million USD) in fiscal year 2011 to 19% ($1.5 billion USD) in fiscal year 2014.

Since it was established in 1966, the Asian Development Bank has committed 21% of its lending portfolio to the transport sector. From 2005 to 2009, this percentage grew to 27%. Within the 2010–2012 lending pipeline, projected transport lending was $3.4 billion USD per year. Most Asian Development Bank transport lending has been for roads and, to a lesser extent, railways.

From 2010 through 2014, the Inter-American Development Bank approved nearly $11 billion USD in loans for over 80 transportation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

To date, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has invested in 254 transport sector projects, representing €9.4 billion in cumulative disbursements, 146 active portfolio operations, 26% of its private share of portfolio, €12.6 billion in cumulative bank investments, a portfolio of €7.3 billion, €4.4 billion in operating assets, and 8% of equity shares.


Rapid urbanization and motorization: Cities are expected to hold 5.2 billion residents by 2050. Over the next 20 years, more cars may be built than in the auto industry’s 110-year history.

Accessibility and affordability: An estimated one billion people in low-income countries still lack access to an all-weather road. In many cities, time lost to congestion erodes prosperity. High mobility costs cut the disposable income of the poor who often lack reliable and affordable public transportation.

Air pollution and road safety: More than 1.2 million people are killed and up to 50 million are injured on the world’s roads every year. Low and middle-income countries account for 90 percent of the deaths although they own just half the world’s motor vehicles. Urban air pollution, largely linked to transport, leads to the death of an estimated 800,000 people each year.

Climate change: According to a study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), transport contributes about 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. With motorization on the rise, that share is expected to grow dramatically.

Public transport systems: These systems are needed to provide urban populations with safe, secure, accessible, rapid, efficient, and user-friendly transport, and to reduce pollution, congestion, and accidents. Asian Development Bank support will include bus rapid transit and rail-based public transport systems.

Non-motorized transport: Integrated urban transport solutions should make provisions for non-motorized transport infrastructure, together with pedestrian zones and walkways, segregated cycle paths, and bicycle parking and rental programs.

Integrated urban transport planning: Urban transport plans should be integrated with urban land use plans to support more efficient approaches to planning urban expansion and redevelopment, limit trip lengths needed, make sustainable modes convenient for users, and optimize system integration.

Demand management: In parallel with improving public transport and non-motorized transport, cities need to use demand management to limit congestion and improve traffic flows by reducing the attractiveness of private vehicle use in busy urban areas. Options range from relatively simple systems, such as charging for vehicle licenses and parking fees, to more advanced computerized road-pricing schemes.

Traffic management: Traffic engineering and traffic management systems are needed to optimize traffic flows on the available urban transport infrastructure.


All companies in the transportation sector, as well as:

  • Civil works/engineering companies working in the transportation sector
  • Consulting firms, individual consultants, and training institutions
  • Equipment manufacturers/suppliers

A unique networking opportunity!

Co-organized by


In collaboration with:
The "Exporting Québec" initiative 
is produced in cooperation with:

Official airline of the
"Exporting Québec" initiative:

LaPresse+   AIR CANADA
Acclr, through its international trade department, receives financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

Consent to Cookies

This website uses necessary cookies to ensure its proper functioning and security. Other cookies and optional technologies make it possible to facilitate, improve or personalize your navigation on our website. If you click "Refuse", some portions of our website may not function properly. Learn more about our privacy policy.