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

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Broaden your knowledge of international trade and ask our guest experts your questions.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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). 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.


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