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New Directions in PPPs: New Actors, New Sectors, and New Sources of Funding
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Public private partnerships are not just for bridges and dams. PPP financing can build and run schools, deliver affordable healthcare and establish the Mundo Maya museum in Mexico. Together, panelists Marcos Siqueira Moraes of Brazil, Fabrice Henry of Astris Finance and Mini Roy of SMBC have structured PPP investments totaling more than $40 billion.
Latin Infrastructure Quarterly
Marcos Siqueira Moraes
Central PPP Unit of the
Brazilian State of Minas Gerais
Head of Export & Agency Finance
Global Trade Finance Department
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporations
Challenges and Benefits of Increasing Women′s Participation in Business Start-Up and Growth
10:30 am - 11:30am
Many woman entrepreneurs lack formal work experience and suffer education gaps compared with their male counterparts. Their short credit histories may disqualify them from access to finance. Ruta Aidis of George Mason University, Carmen Irene Alas of the Newlink Group for Central America, Patricia Araque of Ellas 2.0 and Laura Raffo of Endeavor Uruguay are leading advocates for women-led business and will share strategies on increasing their access to credit.
Thursday, March 14 from 1:30 to 2 pm
Laura Raffo, Economist and Managing Director, Endeavor, Uruguay
Unlocking scale: tapping existing platforms for reaching the Base of the Pyramid
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Many businesses recognize that low-income earners at the base of the pyramid constitute a vast untapped market for their products and services, but they don´t know where or how to begin to reach them. But there are proven models for how to do this. Michael Fairbanks, author, investor and advisor to President Kagame of Rwanda, Marco Gorini of Grupo Tenda in Brazil, Aquiles Mercado of Promigas, S.A. in Colombia and Luis Velasco of Mi Tienda of Mexico either invented those models or made them successful.