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Preliminary Programme

Preliminary programme for the business seminar on how to win international procurements financed by multilateral development banks. 28th of November at Näringslivets Hus in Stockholm.

08.00-8.30 Registration & Coffee

08.30-8.45 Introduction by Mr. Stefan Bergström, Vice President Trade, Business Sweden

Presentation of the agenda and speakers

08.45-9.00 Introductory speech

Mr. Per-Arne Hjelmborn, Ambassador, Head of Department, Department for the EU Internal market and the Promotion of Sweden and Swedish Trade, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

09.00-9.30 Presentation WB

Mr. Gilles Garcia, Director Enterprise Outreach, WB

Profile, mission, market focus, what products and services are procured, investment levels

09.30-10.00 Presentation IDB

Ms. Esther Rodriguez, Office of Outreach and Partnerships, IDB

Profile, mission, market focus, what products and services are procured, investment levels

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break

10.30-11.00 Presentation AfDB

Profile, mission, market focus, what products and services are procured, investment levels

11.00-11:30  Business Sweden’s Focus in Latin America and Africa

Mr. Jakob Sjölander, Trade Commissioner, Mexico City

Mr. Samuel Holst, Project Manager, Johannesburg

11.30-12.30 Light Lunch

12.30-14.30 Workshops (Block 1 and 2)

Separate workshops with each financial institution (detailed presentations of the bank’s financial planning process, decision making procedures, procurement process, business opportunities and projects related to infrastructure and transport, energy and environment, and health care)

Business Sweden will present their findings in regards to projects/business opportunities identified in Africa and Latin America

Each workshop will be led by Business Sweden together with a representative from the bank

Opportunity for the companies to ask questions and share their own experiences

The Swedish companies are organised in 3 different groups rotating between the workshops which are arranged in parallel

14.30-15.00 Coffee Break

15.00-16.00 Workshop (Block 3)

16.00-16.45 Closing networking session

Possibility to meet bank representatives, Swedish companies and representatives from Business Sweden and the Swedish foreign ministry