World Bank Executive Director to Visit Utah

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Executive Director of the World Bank, Honorable Ian Solomon

Executive Director of the World Bank, Honorable Ian Solomon

The Utah business community will have the unique opportunity to host the Executive Director of the World Bank, Honorable Ian Solomon, on January 13, at 8:30 a.m. at the Salt Lake Chamber.  Director Solomon will discuss global business opportunities in products services and consulting with the business in the morning session.

Earlier this year, with support from the World Trade Center Utah, the Salt Lake Chamber formalized a relationship with the World Bank, expanding opportunities for businesses in Utah and the Intermountain West Region to gain access to projects in developing countries funded by the World Bank.

“There are billions of dollars worth of projects financed by the World Bank,” said the Chamber’s director of international relations, Elizabeth Goryunova, currently serving as the private sector liaison officer (PSLO) to the World Bank. “We’re here to help Utah businesses recognize and take advantage of some of these opportunities.”  In her role as the PSLO, Goryunova will guide Utah companies through the procurement process, creating better understanding and more opportunities to bid on these projects.

The World Bank provides loans to developing countries for large-scale projects designed to improve living standards and reduce poverty.  Last year, the World Bank provided $46.9 billion for 303 projects in developing countries worldwide

The Honorable Ian Solomon, U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank Group, represents the United States as the largest shareholder on the executive boards for the World Bank Group institutions.  Previously, Mr. Solomon was Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury on international and domestic issues, including working on the Administrations global food security initiative as a member of Secretary Geithner’s senior staff.

Please see the attached flyer for details on the event.

World Bank Flyer

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