Rob Katz

International Private Enterprise Group – DC – January Meeting

Remember IPEG (International Private Enterprise Group)? We’ve written about it in the past, and have mentioned the nascent DC chapter as well. A quick reminder: the group aims to create an opportunity for professionals interested in the intersection between business and development to network, learn from each other and hear from leaders in the field.

At IPEG meetings, we discuss cutting-edge work in investing in emerging economies, sustainable enterprise growth, ’Base of the Economic Pyramid’ concepts, heath and technology innovations that serve low-income communities, and many others. For those working in and around Washington, we are excited to announce that this month’s meeting of the International Private Enterprise Group will take place on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 PM in Oxfam’s main conference room. This month’s meeting is organized around a general theme: Venture Capital and Private Equity for Development. Ben Powell from Agora Partnerships will share more about his challenges raising and running a fund in Nicaragua, as will another expert from the field (to be confirmed). Update: Wayne Farmer, Vice President of Next Steps Research, has been confirmed as our second speaker.As with all IPEG events, this meeting is free and open to all interested parties. We will try to start the presentations at 6:30 and wrap up the Q&A by 7:30 or 8 PM, at which point those interested in continuing the discussion can move to a nearby bar or restaurant.

Oxfam’s offices are located at 1100 15th St. NW #600 (15th and L), which is close to both Farragut North and McPherson Square metro stops. Once you arrive, there will be someone available to escort you upstairs and we will leave directions by the elevators on how to access Oxfam’s offices. If you have any questions prior to Thursday contact us by email.

All are welcome, so feel free to invite your friends and colleagues. We are looking forward to seeing you there!