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Overview of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) – Spotlight on the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Broaden your knowledge of international trade and ask our guest experts your questions. Virtual activities and content The activity will be held in English.

Registration deadline: June 16, 2021.


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Join us for a free webinar on June 16 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to learn more about the ecosystem of international financial institutions (IFIs).

Learn more about the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Learn how you can do business with this financial institution, and how it differs from other IFIs.

About the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of the private sector in developing countries.

IFC achieves this by creating new markets, mobilizing other investors, and sharing expertise. In doing so, they create jobs and raise living standards, especially for the poor and vulnerable.

Their work supports the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Learn more about the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) market

The international financial institutions (IFIs) market provides billions in financial assistance to over 100 developing countries. This results in hundreds of projects approved annually and billions in potential business opportunities in emerging markets. Through the IFC, you can participate as a project developer, sponsor, or investor in the growth the private sector in these developing and emerging markets.

A unique opportunity to:

  • Learn how to navigate the complex IFIs landscape and how they operate;
  • Understand how the private sector has the potential to transform developing countries;
  • Learn about priority investment sectors for IFC;
  • Demystify the investment process for the IFC;
  • Learn how to engage with the largest global development institution focused on the private sector.

Who is this Desjardins International Meetings webinar for?

  • All companies who are interested in investing with and/or mobilizing capital alongside the International Finance Corporation, with a particular focus on climate finance.

Activity schedule

10:00 a.m. – 10:03 a.m.: Introduction by Dina Mansour, Advisor, International Market Development, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
10:03 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.: Presentation by Laura Dorling van der Oord, Senior Advisor, Office of the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean, World Bank Group
10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.: Presentation by Faheem Noor Ali, Climate Finance Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Washington
10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.: Presentation by Shari Friedman, Senior Climate Strategist, Climate Strategy and Business Unit, IFC
10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Question period and wrap-up


Overview of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) – Spotlight on the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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Overview of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) – Spotlight on the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. $0 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information:

Dina Mansour
Advisor, International Market Development
514 871-4002, extension 6218

No cancellations or refunds as of 48 business hours before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted until the event is held. Please send cancellation notices by email at

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Acclr International Trade Services’ activities receive 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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