IDB Unveils ConnectAmericas, New Social Network to Help Companies go Global

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Google, DHL, Visa and team up with IDB to create innovative online platform for SMEs seeking business contacts, online courses, tips on exporting, and financing opportunities

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We are using the power of social media and expanding internet usage in Latin America and the Caribbean to provide companies with accessible information from reliable sources through ConnectAmericas, said Fabrizio Opertti, chief IDB’s Trade and Investment

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today unveiled ConnectAmericas, a new digital social networking platform to help companies, especially small and medium-size businesses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, expand to international markets.

ConnectAmericas offers members access to potential clients, suppliers, partners and investors throughout the region and around the world.

The innovative platform also provides a large database of information on tariffs and trade rules, and a variety of free online courses to help companies learn how to export or become part of international supply chains. In addition, ConnectAmericas supplies users with information on available financing options from commercial banks, international investors and from the IDB.

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