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Media Advisory: Creating Opportunities and Building Value: 10th Global Private Equity Conference

IFC Contact:
Lotte Pang

Phone: +1 202 758 4290


Washington, D.C., April 17, 2008 -- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in association with EMPEA, will host the 10th Global Private Equity Conference. The two-day event will take place on 15-16 May, 2008 in Washington D.C. at the Ronald Reagan Center.

As emerging markets private equity continues to raise unprecedented funds for investment, participants will focus on how to create opportunities and build value in their investments through expansion into new markets, sectors, initiatives, and strategies.

Participants will discuss the global economic impact of private equity, how Asia is driving the growth of other markets, which frontier markets are attracting the most interest and why, and the trends in fast-growing sectors such as cleantech and infrastructure.

  • Opening keynote speaker Fareed Zakaria, Editor of Newsweek International
  • Emerging markets private equity in 2008
  • Asia: Driving emerging markets private equity
  • Where is the frontier in emerging markets?
  • Cleantech: Driving new models
  • Infrastructure: Building the developing world

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Media Attendance

A limited number of passes will be available for members of the press (for whom the $1,495 delegate fee will be waived). If you are interested in attending the conference, please contact Lotte Pang on or +1 202 758 4290.