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Invitation to Videoconference: What OPIC can do to help Uzbekistan boost its cooperation with American companies

17 April 2018

Please join our videoconference connecting a U.S. audience with business representatives in the Republic of Uzbekistan.


DATE: 8am EST on Thursday, April 26, 2018

LOCATION (US): White & Case LLP, 701 13th Street NW, Washington DC 20005

LOCATION (Uzbekistan): TBC 

RSVP: info@aucconline.com

DEADLINE: Monday, April 23, 2018


The OPIC presentation will cover the following issues:


Finance - how it works and key terms

Political Risk Insurance and Support for Private Equity Funds.

How to qualify a project (US nexus)

Examples of what OPIC has done in the region

Examples of projects where there is no US ownership (eg franchises, hospitals, MFIs, hotels etc)


OPIC Speaker: 

Tara Blake, Director, International Project Finance

Tara Blake is a Director with the Finance Department at OPIC. She has been with OPIC for fifteen years, in both the Finance and Political Risk Insurance Departments. Her expertise is in healthcare, microfinance, agriculture, impact investments, infrastructure, PPPs, innovative structures as well as regulatory and sovereign risk. While she has portfolio projects in all sectors and geographic regions, her main area of focus is Eastern Europe, the Caucuses and Central Asia. Tara is originally from New York City, and currently resides in Washington DC. She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and her graduate degree from Princeton University. Tara serves on OPIC's Eurasia Task Force and leads the Taskforce's initiatives in Central Asia.  She speaks Russian, and is currently valiantly attempting some Georgian, Tajik and Kazakh.  


About OPIC: OPIC works with the private sector to stimulate investment in challenging frontier markets by providing solutions to common problems such as lack of financing, and political and regulatory risk. OPIC tailors its products and services to meet the needs of individual clients and projects. OPIC is open for business in over 160 developing countries around the world and currently has exposure in more than 100 countries. Click here to learn more about OPIC.