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Overview of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) – Spotlight on the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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: february 10, 2020

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Desjardins International Meetings in a nutshell

International trade is one aspect of the economy that has been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you have any challenges or questions you’d like to discuss? We are offering you an opportunity to get answers via our webinars.

Guest experts will discuss their point of view on international trade and provide tips on how to make it through the pandemic and get ready to resume your business.

Topics discussed in this Desjardins International Meetings webinar:

Join us for a free webinar on February 10th at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to learn more about business opportunities for Canadians at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

About the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

As the world’s oldest regional international financial institution, the IDB is the largest source of multilateral financing for economic, social, and institutional development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.

In 2019, the IDB approved projects totalling over USD $10.5 billion, being implemented in 26 borrowing member countries. The IDB Group also includes IDB Invest, which finances projects led by the private sector in LAC, as well as IDB Lab, an innovation laboratory.

Learn more about the International Financial Institutions (IFI) 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 over $50 billion in potential business opportunities in emerging markets.

A unique opportunity to:

  • Discover how the IDB develops, finances, and implements projects across Latin America and the Caribbean, including sectors of priority;
  • Learn basic steps for pursuing and bidding on IDB-financed contracts;
  • Receive tips on increasing your competitive chances of winning a contract;
  • Hear about the IDB’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • Find out how the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) can support your firm to work with the IDB.

Activity schedule

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.: Introduction by Dina Mansour, Advisor, International Market Development, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Presentation by Leah Johnston, Trade Commissioner, Office of Liaison with the International financial Institutions (OLIFI), Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.

10:15 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.: Presentation by Darren Rogers, Senior Counsellor, Inter-American Development Bank Group

10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Question period and wrap-up


DESJARDINS INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS: Overview of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) – Spotlight on the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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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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