Business Opportunities with Latin America and the Carribean through the IDB Group

June 8, 2004 - 11:00 am

IDB Procurement Seminar: Business Opportunities with Latin America and the Caribbean Through the IDB Group

The Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies (The City University of New York) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) would like to invite you to attend Business Opportunities with Latin America and the Caribbean through the IDB Group, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at The Graduate Center in New York City (365 Fifth Avenue).

The seminar will cover an overview of the IDB, project cycle (how to track business opportunities), sources of information, current lending priorities, procurement opportunities, opportunities in the private sector financing activities by the IDB Group and remittance. In addition, there will be one-on-one sessions in the afternoon to discuss issues of your interests with IDB Group representatives.

The seminar will also discuss the role of remittances based on the IDB’s 2004 survey on remittances as a source of capital for Latin American and the Caribbean.

The IDB is the largest multilateral provider of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a cumulative lending of $118 billion, offering substantial business opportunities to the private sector. The Bank has an annual lending capacity of $8.5 billion and is generating business opportunities in the form of approximately 13,000 activities.