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Pres.Carla Stone Named to World Bank Group Network

Apr 15, 2020


World Trade Center Delaware (WTC Delaware) President Carla Stone Named to World Bank Group Private Sector Liaison Officers Network

The World Trade Center Delaware’s president Carla Stone has been invited to join the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Liaison Officer (PSLO) network. This voluntary network, which comprises over 150 business intermediary organizations in more than 95 countries, is designed to facilitate the World Bank Group’s engagement with the private sector.

“This network is just one example of the many resources that World Trade Center Delaware brings to the region,” said Carla Stone. “I am very honored to join the World Bank Group’s PSLO Network. I look forward to partnering with the Bank to help Delaware-based companies better understand how they can tap into procurement opportunities of World Bank-financed projects and hopefully expand business opportunities for the region.”

The role of the PSLO includes: facilitating local companies’ contact with the World Bank Group (WBG) and other international financial institutions; providing the WBG with insights on how to better engage companies on development issues; and disseminating WBG knowledge and research that may be of interest to the private sector.

World Trade Center Delaware will organize a number of events on behalf of its members, local companies and partners with the support of the WBG, including:

  • Business Opportunities Seminars: presentations on how the different institutions within the WBG operate and how their work may offer potential opportunities for the private sector.
  • Joint private sector delegations to WBG headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Business Missions to the Field: joint delegations of companies to WBG client countries including meetings with WBG country offices, government agencies, and business-to-business meetings with local companies.

About the World Trade Delaware 

The World Trade Center Delaware is the state’s premier international business resource. Since 1987, we have provided Delaware with global economic, cultural, and workforce development solutions through training, trade services and trade leads, trade missions, and strategic partnerships with US Government and international agencies. Delaware is the Eastern Gateway to the United States and World Trade Center Delaware is the key. We bring the world to Delaware and Delaware to the world. For more information, please visit:

About the World Trade Centers Association 

The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is a network of more than 300 highly-connected, mutuallysupporting businesses and organizations in nearly 100 countries. As the owner of the “World Trade Center” and “WTC” trademarks, the WTCA licenses exclusive rights to these brands for Members to use in conjunction with their independently-owned, iconic properties, facilities and trade services offerings. Through a robust portfolio of events, programming and resources that it offers its Members, the goal of the WTCA is to help local economies thrive by encouraging and facilitating trade and investment across the globe through Member engagement. To learn more visit

About the World Bank Group 

The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It comprises five closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Each institution plays a distinct role in the mission to fight poverty and improve living standards for people in the developing world. For more information, please visit,, and