In May 1999, the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) hosted, in cooperation with the US Department of Energy and US Department of Commerce, The World Power Conference: Lighting the Globe for the 21st Century. This major international conference showcased more than 65 power projects valued at more than $17 Billion that are expected to be developed by the year 2001. K&M was selected by the USTDA to prepare project profiles representing leading opportunities in the energy sector under development in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, the former states of the Soviet Union, Latin America, Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. These project profiles were included in the conference briefing book that was disseminated to attendees. K&M also developed a companion interactive compact disc. The conference briefing book was the product of extensive research and investigation of viable opportunities. K&M staff traveled to dozens of countries in the profiled regions to verify and update data, and meet directly with representatives in energy ministries, regulatory agencies, and utilities as well as the private sector. This effort yielded more than 65 projects representing sound opportunities for US private power developers, equipment vendors, consulting companies and the financial community.