International Private Enterprise Group – DC – First Meeting
Jeannie Yamine of the International Finance Corporation (and author of the excellent Innovations in Emerging Markets blog) covered the recent meeting of the International Private Enterprise Group – DC, which was held this past Wednesday on the patio at Zorba’s Cafe:
Every so often, something happens that makes the thousands of blog postings, discussions, links, questions, and counter-opinions come together and take a community from talk to action. That’s precisely what happened last night over souvlaki sandwiches at Zorba’s Cafe in northwest Washington DC .About 25 individuals — total strangers in real life but close friends through months spent trading the latest cutting-edge knowledge on the ’nexus of private enterprise and development’ — came together to do what everyone said blogs could do: bring a very diverse community together and tap their individual strengths for action on a common cause.
Such praise – thanks Jeannie!? Future IPEG-DC meetings will be announced here on NextBillion.net as well.? For more about the group, its history, and its connection to Washington, read my previous post.
(And for the record, we’re going to change venues from time to time, despite the excellent souvlaki offered at Zorba’s).