IDB to host seminar Sept. 23-24 on future infrastructure projects

The Inter-American Development Bank event in nation's capital to explain how to win contracts from bank's multibillion dollar lending program. Experts to detail contract opportunities in public and private sector infrastructure projects, how to participate and how to secure funding...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRNewswire) -- The Inter-American Development Bank will host a two-day business seminar Sept. 23-24 in Washington, D.C., to describe ways to win contracts resulting from the Bank's multibillion dollar lending program, with the focus on loans and guarantees for infrastructure investments.

Senior Bank officials will describe the IDB's strategy for financing public and private infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean and provide background and prospects for projects in the pipeline. Case studies on IDB-financed infrastructure projects will be presented by Bank staff.

Among the opportunity areas that will be explained are IDB-financed projects in energy, transportation, water and sanitation, urban development and financial markets. On the second day of the seminar, break-out sessions will analyze case studies of procurement opportunities in those sectors.

The seminar will also provide an overview of the Bank's procurement policies, sources of information and useful tips on how to compete for contracts. Attendees will have opportunities to interact with IDB experts in informal briefings on the second day.

The IDB is the oldest and largest of the world's regional development Banks with an annual lending capacity of $8.5 billion, generating approximately 13,000 contracts annually for goods and services.

For a complete agenda see:
Those interested in attending the seminar may register online at
For more information, contact Isabel Hagbrink at the IDB Office of External Relations at 202-623-1546.


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