Participants will Learn from Successful Exporters, Government Officials and Business Leaders How to Gain Competitive Edge in Foreign Sales
HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FredP. Hochberg, the chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), will host an exporter forum at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Houston. This event will include industry, academic and government experts who will help Texas businesses get the inside knowledge they need to maximize their export opportunities and increase sales.
Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees, export-credit insurance and financing to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services.
Texas state ranks #1 in total exports in the 1st Quarter for year to date 2011, with primary markets in Mexico, Canada, and China. The top export industries include computers and electronic products, chemical manufactures, and petroleum and coal products. In fiscal year 2010, Ex-Im Bank authorized $4,264,409,772 in export financing to Texas, up by 157% from FY2009.
In the first nine months of FY2011, Ex-Im Bank has approved nearly $22 billion in total authorizations – a historic year-to-date record – to support $28.1 billion in U.S. export sales. These sales will support approximately 189,700 American jobs in communities across the country. For more information, visit Ex-Im Bank's Web site at www.exim.gov.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2011
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: The DoubleTree Hotel 400 Dallas Street Houston, Texas