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FreeBalance to present at the upcoming Aid & International Development Forum in Washington, DC


March 23, 2011

By James Elrick

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is a leading global event dedicated to the effective delivery of humanitarian aid, disaster relief and development programs. It aims to facilitate networking, partnership building, information sharing and cross-organization operations amongst those involved in the sector. The event runs from June 8-9, 2011 and takes place in Washington, DC. It is a free to attend. Make sure you register to secure your place.

FreeBalance President & CEO Manuel Pietra will be speaking at AIDF. Mr. Pietra will be participating in the Finance workshop on Thursday June 9 2011 at 10:15 – 11:00. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the effectiveness of current finance solutions in the disaster relief and development sector and look at current trends and how they can be improved/adapted to increase coordination and a better approach. After his presentation, there will be time for questions.

During Mr. Pietra’s presentation, he will be discussing if a country’s Public Financial Management (PFM) system is the ideal solution to manage the post-disaster reconstruction relief funds. Can a PFM system spend resources fast enough for disaster relief and development? What level of speed is acceptable, especially regarding such immediate needs as infrastructure spending and printing checks? And more.

To learn more about the FreeBalance Government Resource Planning solution, please drop by the Finance workshop, or visit the FreeBalance booth at the show.

Interested in scheduling a meeting with FreeBalance at the show, please send us an email at

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Matthew Olivier

Matthew Olivier

Vice President, Marketing at FreeBalance
Matthew is responsible for providing strategic marketing, communication, and business development direction for FreeBalance products, solutions and services. Matthew leads marketing and business development activities to support FreeBalance growth and brand awareness in the GRP market.

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