October 21, 2020
Monday, May 14, 2012
Contact: Stuart Doyle
Enterprise Florida to host World Bank Group’s U.S. executive director
The Honorable Ian Solomon to speak at luncheon Friday at Tampa’s University Club
ORLANDO, FL (May 14, 2012) – In celebration of the official launch of Florida’s World Bank Private Sector Liaison Officer Program (PSLO), Enterprise Florida will host Ian H. Solomon, United States executive director of the World Bank Group on May 17-18.
“Mr. Solomon’s visit will provide Florida business owners with an excellent chance to learn more about how to conduct business with the World Bank Group and the various business opportunities available in emerging markets,” said Manny Mencía, Enterprise Florida’s senior vice president of International Trade & Development.
During the visit, Solomon will meet with Florida business leaders and trade partners, and students and faculty at the Patel Center of Global Sustainability on the University of South Florida campus. At USF, he’ll discuss the United States’ role with the World Bank.
Solomon also will tour USF Health’s new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation and the Port of Tampa.
The centerpiece of Solomon’s visit will be a luncheon Friday at the University Club of Tampa where he will present “Doing Business with the World Bank.” The luncheon is open to the public. To register, visit http://floridapsloprogram.eventbrite.com/.
The World Bank Group’s PSLO initiative is a worldwide network of business advocacy organizations that promote trade and investment between countries in conjunction with World Bank Group activities.
In September 2011, Enterprise Florida became the seventh of now 10 U.S. organizations selected by the World Bank to serve as a Private Sector Liaison Officer. Lorrie Belovich, a regional manager of international trade development for Enterprise Florida, is the representative, providing guidance to Florida companies on conducting business with the World Bank Group.
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Enterprise Florida, Inc. (www.eflorida.com) is a partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida’s mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida’s businesses and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy. In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.