Inaugural CIDC Conference Gathers Industry Leaders
PSC’s first-ever Council of International Development Companies conference was a rousing success.
Over 170 participants packed the room at the Mayflower Hotel on December 4 to hear USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman and two panels of development experts discuss the evolving role of development companies in the 21st century.
Following opening remarks by PSC President Stan Soloway, Jim Boomgard, President and CEO of DAI, formally opened the conference by reminding the audience “CIDC member companies share the conviction that our customers and our stakeholders in development are best served by free enterprise, market forces and competition. This means that we are quite naturally in the business of adapting to change—whether from global progress, market forces, customer requirements, or changes in the competitive landscape.” Jan Auman, Tetra Tech’s president for International Development Services, introduced Shah and welcomed Asif Shaikh, former CEO of IRG, who conducted a dialogue with the Administrator after his opening keynote. Read more.
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