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World Bank PSLO's Annual Energy Sector Program:  Integrating Sustainable Energy in Global Development






May 4-7, 2015

Multiple Day Event

​World Bank Headquarters
1818 H Street, NW 
Washington, DC  20433

​Early Bird Rate Expires March 31, 2015:  $750 USD/$940* CAD 
Standard Rate Applies starting April 1:     $800 USD/$1,010* CAD
*CAD registration fees are based on US Currency Exchange Rate as of March 3, 2015 

Reserve Your Seat Now
​The Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) Network invites you to mark your calendars for an annual joint program focusing on the energy sector opportunities at the International Financial Institutions, including The World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.  The program will also include an opportunity to hear from U.S. government energy authorities.

This program has been specifically designed to provide an opportunity for the private sector to:

  • Initiate a dialogue with the project officers responsible for energy sector projects.
  • Understand the project requirements and constraints; and their level of competitiveness in accessing bank projects and bank-financed projects and programs in the energy sector.
  • Inform staff of the capabilities and interests of international firms in the energy sector.

Please plan on joining us if you wish to:

  • Learn what types of projects the International Financial Institutions are financing in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.  
  • Identify specific opportunities to market your company’s products and services.
  • Discover how projects are initiated and developed.
  • Find out how your business can stay in the loop to receive information and opportunities to bid on future projects.
  • Please note: If there is interest from the following sectors, they will also be included: Power Generation, Transmission, Oil and Gas, and Mining.

Who Should Attend?
This program is designed for:

  • Consulting firms, individual consultants, training institutions and universities.
  • Equipment manufacturers/suppliers.
  • Prospective sponsors of private sector projects.

Space for this program is limited.  Registration deadline is April 24, 2015. 

Monday, May 4

Tuesday, May 5





Wednesday, May 6


Welcome Gathering for Mission
Reception and Networking at Melrose Hotel

Program at World Bank Headquarters
1818 H. Street Northwest​
Washington, DC 20433

Welcome Registration and Breakfast

Overview of the World Bank Group 
(International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Development Association and International Finance Corporation)

The World Bank Priorities for the Energy Sector

The World Bank and the Extractive Industries

Keynote:  World Bank Vision for Energy

Breakout Sessions
Understanding How to do Business with the World Bank (Operational and Corporate Procurement)​
Room 1:  Extractives/Transmission/Hydro Power 
Room 2:  Renewables/Energy Efficiency/Off-Grid

Reception Location: TBD

Program at the International Finance Corporation
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 
Washington, DC  20433

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Overview of the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group 

International Finance Corporation Presentations  
The Energy Portfolio
Investment and Asset Management

Wednesday, May 6




Thursday, May 7


Program at the Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC  20005

Registration and Lunch

Welcome and Overview of the Inter-American Development Bank 
Speaker: John P. Ferriter, Office of External Relations

Inter-American Development Bank's Areas of Action and Energy Projects​
​Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Energy Integration

Understanding How to do Business with the Inter-American Development Bank (Procurement)

Reception at the Residence of the Austrian Ambassador

Shuttle Bus Back From Reception

Embassy of Spain
2375 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC  20037

Registration and Breakfast

Overview of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Overview of U.S. Aid

Program Adjourns in Washington, DC

Thursday Afternoon - Friday

Travel to New York City - United Nations Procurement

Gail Longmore
Global Midwest Alliance
+1 (312) 286-0688
Kristy Kunimoto
Government of Alberta, Canada
+1 (780) 427-6292
PSLO Contacts
Rupinder Nandra
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
0121 607 0106
Sara Hormigo
Embassy of Spain
+1 (202) 728-2371
Commerijn Plomp
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
+31 88 6021106
Yesica Gonzalez
Director General
+ (52 55) 5687 2601 / 2321
Maxwell Stewart
Enterprise Florida
+1 (813) 276-9430
Klaus Hofstadler and Teresa Weiss
Austrian Embassy - Washington, DC
+1 (202) 537-5047
Magali Voisin-Ratelle
Business France
+33 (0) 1 40 73 35 29
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The Private Sector Liaison Network of the World Bank Group is a group of  160 business intermediary organizations in 100 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.
The Melrose Georgetown Hotel has a block of rooms available for mission attendees.

These rooms are $259 per night and are available through the hotel at or by calling 1-800-MELROSE.  Use the following code to reserve your room:  1505EMBASS_001

Reservation deadline is April 13, 2015