What is ConnectAmericas?

ConnectAmericas is the first social network for businesses in the Americas, dedicated to promoting foreign trade and international investment. It seeks to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) strengthen their businesses, by providing them with access to communities of clients, suppliers and investors in the region and all over the world, segmented by industry. It also provides useful and simple information about procedures and regulations for international commerce, and about the financing opportunities available in IDB member countries.
ConnectAmericas was created by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with the support of Google, DHL, Visa and Alibaba. For more information click here.

ConnectAmericas in numbers

The community has more than...

  • 65,000 registered users
  • 9,500 registered companies
  • 915,000 visitors from over 190 countries

About the Partnership between IDB and SeaLand

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and SeaLand (on behalf of Maersk Group), signed a partnership agreement that will deliver significant benefits to Small and Medium Sized Companies (SME’s) affiliated to ConnectAmericas.

The two-year agreement makes SeaLand a ConnectAmericas Strategic Partner, with both SeaLand and the IDB providing resources and knowledge to deliver:

  • - A Transport and Logistics Training Course (Massive Online Open Course)
  • - A Cost Estimator for Container Transportation
  • - New Functionalities within the platform including Business Communities

The first focus countries for this project are Colombia and Mexico, followed by Peru. The rest of the Americas continent will follow afterwards.

The partnership is also part of the Enabling Trade Projects under Maersk Group's Sustainability Strategy. To learn more about these activities, click here.


Over $100 million dollars of business have been generated
in the Food and Beverage industry through ConnectAmericas.

What are the benefits of ConnectAmericas?

  • Business Opportunities

    The platform brings business opportunities with large customers in the region, governments and ministries and many more, where any registered user can apply!

  • Strengthen Your Business Growth

    ConnectAmericas will help SMEs to strengthen their business, providing access to communities of clients, suppliers and investors in the region and all over the world, segmented by industry.

  • Helpful Information

    It provides up-to-date, practical, useful and simple information about procedures and regulations for international commerce, through articles, blogs, online courses and interactive learning tools.

  • Financing Opportunities

    ConnectAmericas seeks to bring financing opportunities closer to SME’s through consolidated information on financial and technical assistance products that are available to SMEs in each member country of the IDB group.

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At SeaLand we believe no customer is too small, and every container is important. We are a personalized and customer focused shipping line, with presence in 29 countries within the Americas. Being part of the Maersk Group gives us extended capabilities, ensuring you equipment availability and a world class infrastructure.
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