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Direct Line: Doing Business with the World Bank Group

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
December 14, 2012


Topic: Doing Business with the World Bank Group

Hosts: Ian Solomon, U.S. Executive Director to the World Bank; Scott Bozek, Advisor - Office of the U.S. Executive Director at the World Bank; David Fulton, Head - USA and Canada Relationship Management Unit, International Finance Corporation

Date, time, time zone for call: Friday, December 14, 2012; 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST

Brief description of call: The World Bank Group’s work in development is a win-win opportunity for U.S. companies engaging commercially overseas and for countries investing in their future. This teleconference will highlight the new U.S. Government pilot initiative to expand U.S. private sector support for infrastructure development projects in 9 countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Turkey). The speakers will talk about the basics and some of the finer points regarding the World Bank procurement process, especially as it relates to U.S. SME’s. Participants will have the unique opportunity to pose questions to the U.S. Executive Director to the World Bank, Ian Solomon, his advisor and an expert from the IFC.

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