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PSLO Business field mission to Colombia, Peru and Haiti

Begins:   Nov 08, 2011 
Ends:   Nov 16, 2011 

PSLO Mission to Peru

PSLOs from the United States, Jessie Tan (Houston, Texas) , Rebecca Riebe (Chicago, Illinois) and Elizabeth Goryunova (Salt Lake City, Utah), Canada, Shane Jaffer (Calgary, Alberta) and Belgium, JohanMalin (Brussels) organized on November 8-16, a PSLO business field mission to Colombia, Peru and Haiti focusing on business opportunities with the IFI's. The mission was organized with the suppport of Mittpheap Steele from the World Bank and John Ferriter from the Inter American Development Bank, in Washington, who both participated to the mission. Some 25 companies from Canada, the United States and Belgium participated to the visit to Bogota on November 8-12, meeting with government representatives as well as local representatives from the World Bank and the Inter American Development Bank. Companies came from a wide range of sectors, agriculture, food processing, ICT, transport, logistics, energy and environment. The week after, on November 12-16, the delegation split between Peru and Haiti. The Lima portion of the program included companies, educational institutions and NGO’s from Canada and the United States, had a particular focus on infrastructure related projects and included meetings with AmCham Peru, Duke Energy, Peru LNG and Odebrecht in addition to meetings with government officials, the World Bank and Inter American Development Bank. In Port au Prince the delegation of some 25 companies, including a number of new participants from the Netherlands, was hosted by the Haitian Investment Facility which updated participants on business climate and opportunities after the January 2010 earthquake. The delegation also met with a number of donors, such as the World Bank, the Inter American Development Bank, the United Nations, the European Union and the Bill Clinton foundation. A meeting was also organized with the Haitian Reconstruction Fund.




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