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World Bank 101 For Minority and Women-owned Companies


Four Sessions - October 4-27, 2022  |  Virtual

Join the U.S. Commercial Service in October to learn about our partnership with the World Bank and how you can navigate the many opportunities to work on World Bank-funded projects overseas. Part of the Global Diversity Export Initiative, this event is ideal for minority and women-owned businesses interested in learning more about World Bank-funded projects. 

Who will benefit from joining these events? 
U.S. businesses seeking international expansion in the environment and clean technologies, renewable energy, waste management and sanitation, water, transportation, infrastructure, design and construction, financial services, digital services and smart platforms, agriculture, education, and health industries. 

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October 4: Understanding the World Bank and Tools for Success

12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
Cost: $25

Get a crash course on the World Bank Group, how it works, and models for how U.S. companies can use it to work in low- and middle-income markets. Also learn about the U.S. Department of Commerce’s new World Bank Minority Business Outreach Initiative & how to access U.S. Government tools for success in developing markets.

October 6: Procurement Opportunities for Public Sector Projects and Programs – Becoming a Vendor, Consulting Contracts and Working with Primes

12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
Cost: $25

Learn about accessing and bidding on World Bank-funded projects, steps to register for consulting opportunities and alternative models for partnering on Bank projects including supply chain opportunities through prime awardees. Speakers include Senior World Bank Procurement officials and there will be time for Q&A.

October 25: Resources for Development Project Finance and Investment - Introducing the Investment Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
Cost: $25

Learn about the World Bank’s private sector financial products that enable companies to manage risk and expand their access to foreign and domestic capital markets. This includes trade and supply chain finance, investment guarantees, political risk insurance and blended finance and syndications for public-private partnerships. Opportunities to bid on consulting on financial and business advisory services will also be discussed.

October 27: Corporate Procurement – Becoming a Supplier to the World Bank 

12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
Cost: $25

Hear from the World Bank Group's Corporate Procurement Unit which is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the sourcing strategy, selection, and contract execution for goods, services, construction, and consulting services for the World Bank’s own over 150 offices around the world. There will also be a speaker from the World Bank’s own IT Vendor Management unit.


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