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March 13, 2013

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604
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Global Midwest Alliance and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago host Midwest business leaders for a discussion on how U.S. businesses can apply their expertise in multiple industries utilizing multilateral funding and increase global participation via partnerships with fellow U.S. firms. The program will provide awareness of opportunities with the World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., and speak to the need for particular expertise in emerging markets. U.S. Executive Director to the World Bank, The Honorable Ian Solomon, will share the World Bank’s view and its broad opportunities for private sector engagement. Alessandro Pio will provide a regional perspective on behalf of the Asian Development Bank.  In addition, the Alliance will highlight its partnership with the Export-Import Bank of the United States and Michael Howard will provide an overview of current work and objectives for increasing U.S. participation in global commerce. A specific business case study will be provided as a catalyst for further engagement. Attendees will include civic and business leaders, World Bank Private Sector Liaison Office clients and prospects, members of the economic and business development communities and, international partners and organizations. 

Cost to attend event is $75 per person.  Seats are limited. Please register on or before Noon on March 11, 2013.



PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
Opportunities for Global Partnerships with The World Bank, Asian Development Bank and The Export-Import Bank
Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.
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Registration & Networking 

Welcome Remarks & Introduction - Lunch Served
David Oppedahl, Business Economist, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Overview of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Michael Howard, Regional Director, Midwest Region, The Export-Import Bank of the United States

Market Case Study
The Boeing Company

A Regional Perspective from the Asian Development Bank
Alessandro Pio, Director General, North America, Asian Development Bank

Opportunities for Private Sector Engagement
​The Honorable Ian Solomon, United States Executive Director, The World Bank Group

Q&A




11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.


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1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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The Private Sector Liaison Network of the World Bank Group is a group of 139 business intermediary organizations in 94 countries around the world working to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank Group’s products and services. Private Sector Liaison Offices (PSLOs) facilitate companies’ access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services and knowledge, and act as the voice of the private sector in advising the World Bank Group on how to better engage companies on development issues.he Private Sector Liaison Network of the World Bank Group is a group of 139 business intermediary organizations in 94 countries around the world working to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank Group’s products and services. Private Sector Liaison Offices (PSLOs) facilitate companies’ access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services and knowledge, and act as the voice of the private sector in advising the World Bank Group on how to better engage companies on development issues.