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7 tips to help you close deals on ConnectAmericas

Start Date: January 26, 2017, 12:00
End Date: January 26, 2017, 13:00
Event Contact: Alejandra Villota
For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/7-tips-to-help-you-close-deals-on-connectamericas-tickets-30327920627


ConnectAmericas is a virtual platform that offers, at no cost, the opportunity to connect with a large network of business people, apply to business opportunities in various industries, and access online courses and business support resources to help you grow and internationalize your company.

We invite you to participate in this webinar to learn firsthand the 7 tips to get the most out of the platform and begin to explore business opportunities on ConnectAmericas.

ConnectAmericas is developed by the Inter-American Development Bank, with support from Google, DHL, Visa, and Alibaba.

When: January 26, 2017
Time: 12:00pm EST
RSVP: Register Here
Presenter: Francisco Estrázulas

Francisco is the Business Development Manager at ConnectAmericas.com, a social network for businesses in the Americas led by the Inter-American Development Bank. ConnectAmericas currently hosts 84,000 businesspeople from 150 countries, and has generated, in its first two years of operation, more than US$152 million in closed deals and US$2.3 billion in expected deals. Being part of the Core ConnectAmericas Team since the inception of the project, Francisco has been involved in the conceptualization, design, development, and promotion of the platform. Francisco now oversees the team in charge of securing and implementing partnerships with corporate sponsors (such as Google, DHL, Alibaba.com, VISA and Maersk), as well as local partners (which include chambers of commerce, trade and investment promotion organizations, government agencies and other business support organizations). Francisco also oversees Made in the Americas, a ConnectAmericas´ Service designed to help SMEs enter into the supply chains of large corporations and governments. Through Made in the Americas, ConnectAmericas publishes purchasing announcements from these buyers, and produces and disseminates contents about standards, requirements and other good practices that they are looking for. Prior to joining IDB, Francisco was a Manager at Castalia Strategic Advisors where he advised governments and private clients on economic, financial, and regulatory matters related to transport, logistics, water and sanitation, and energy in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Francisco holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in Political Science from Swarthmore College.

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