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IDB hosts conference May 30-31 on business models for the base of the pyramid

Participants include: IDB’s President Moreno, Colombia’s ITC Minister Molano Vega, as well as Visa Latin America VP Ayuso

The Inter-American Development Bank’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative (OMJ) is holding a two-day event at its headquarters in Washington D.C. that will discuss the development of business models that can have an important impact on alleviating poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.

On May 30th, the IDB is holding the fourth edition of the Strategic Partners Dialogue. This year’s Dialogue will discuss which policy interventions can unlock new market-based solutions to poverty challenges in broadband and housing. On May 31st, the Bank is holding a workshop that will showcase how to scale up business models that provide goods and services to the base of the pyramidin the region.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 30th, and Thursday, May 31st, at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

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Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank

Diego Molano Vega, Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia

Valeria Budinich, Ashoka, Vice president

Michael Fairbanks, Co-Founder, SEVEN Fund

Jose María Ayuso, Vice President, VISA Latin America

Julie Katzman, Vice-president, Inter-American Development Bank

Olivier Barrau, CEO, Alternative Insurance Company AIC (Haiti)

Enrique Coronado, CEO, Por ti, Familia (Mexico)

Rodolfo Muralles, CEO, Salud a su Alcance (Guatemala)

The event is by invitation only. Interested parties must contact in order to attend the event. For media registration, please contact Romina Nicaretta at

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