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Trade Mission to Washington - international financial institutions

Including 10 hours of consulting services for the identification and follow-up of business opportunities. Win upcoming contracts funded by the multilateral development banks.
Including 10 hours of consulting services for the identification and follow-up of business opportunities.
Trade Missions The activity will be held in English.


The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and its team of international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montréal, invite you to join a trade mission to international financial institutions in Washington, which will take place from April 22 to 24, 2013.

This mission will allow you to meet individuals in charge of international development projects in the healthcare, education, and information technology sectors.

On the very premises of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, experts will inform you about current and upcoming projects in emerging countries. You will be able to establish key contacts in these institutions, and—through seminars and one-on-one meetings—learn how your company can take advantage of many upcoming business opportunities.

You will meet experts from the following institutions:

  • World Bank (WB)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Millenium Challenge Corporation 

This mission will also provide an exceptional opportunity for international networking, as it will bring together business delegations from Quebec, other Canadian provinces, the United States, and Europe in Washington*.

Including 10 hours of consulting services for the identification and follow-up of business opportunities

• Assessment (capacity to work with banks)
• Identification of business opportunities
• Business intelligence
• Development of strategy (product, market, entry strategy, etc.)
• Assistance with drafting international calls for tenders (coaching and reviewing)
• Follow-up on bidding process
• Introduction to multilateral development bank contacts
• Orientation towards specialists (consultants, governmental representatives, lawyers)
• Identification of field partners.


Registration form

Registration deadline: April 10

No reservations, cancellations or refunds after the registration deadline. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only substitution notices sent by email at will be accepted.


  Members Non members
General Program $1000* $1000*
General Program + 10 hours of consulting services $1350* $1500*
General Program + 10 hours of consulting services + one-on-one meetings $1775* $1995*
* Taxes included. Become a Member

For more information

Teresa Benet
Advisor, International Market Development
World Bank Group Private Sector Liaison Officer for the Quebec
514-871-4002 ext. 6216

Jean-Mathieu Bergeron
Analyst, International Trade
514 871-4000, ext. 6202


Registration fees include:

  • All breakfasts
  • Buffet lunches on April 22, 23
  • Receptions on April 22 and 23
  • Guidance throughout the length of your stay

The trade mission general program in Washington is a combined initiative of Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) from Alberta, Chicago, and Salt Lake City.


Join this mission to:

  • Develop better practices for bidding on invitations to tender
  • Network with stakeholders involved in preparing and implementing projects
  • Explore the project development and implementation process
  • Learn about the types of projects and how to obtain strategic information about them
  • Find out which technologies, products, and services are in demand in emerging countries, in the healthcare, education, and information technology sectors
  • Meet other entrepreneurs interested in these markets, and thereby increase your partnership opportunities


  • Preliminary program at a glance:

    • April 21, afternoon: Participants’ arrival reception at the hotel; 
    • April 22:
      • Introduction to multilateral banks
      • Bidding process
      • Business development strategies with the IFIs
      • Project and business opportunities research
      • Evening reception
    • April 23:
      • Business opportunities in the healthcare, education, and information technology sectors
      • Meetings with decision makers and principal contractors
      • Evening reception
    • April 24:
      • Networking in the morning


This mission is specifically intended for:

  • Business services firms (consultants, lawyers, accountants)
  • Consultancies
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Engineering consulting firms
  • Healthcare and healthcare research institutions
  • Educational institutions and teachers
  • Experts and businesses in the information technology sector
  • Research centres
  • Researchers and engineers in the targeted sectors 

The mission will also be of interest to any other individuals seeking to gain a better understanding of the multilateral development banks, their projects in developing countries, and their bidding process.

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)

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