Ex-Im Bank Director & Congressman Honda to Host Exporter Forum for Silicon Valley Small Businesses

Aug 15, 2013, 11:55 ET from Export-Import Bank of the United States

Participants will Learn from Successful Exporters, Government Officials and Business Leaders How to Gain Competitive Edge in Foreign Sales

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patricia Loui, member, Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and Congressman Mike Honda  (CA-17) will host an exporter forum in San Jose on Thursday, August 15. More than 100 local small business owners are expected to attend. This event will include industry, academic and government experts who will help local businesses get the inside knowledge they need to maximize their exporting opportunities and increase sales.

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Panel Moderators include Dilawar Syed, Commissioner, White House Asian Americans and Lorraine Hamilton, Department of State.  Panelists include Ex-Im Bank regional director Paul Watts, Joanne Vliet, director, U.S. Export Assistance Center, and business representatives Jayesh Goyal (AREVA Solar) and John Keevan-Lynch, Provident Traders for Guntert & Zimmerman Construction.


Thursday, August 15, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Technology Credit Union Learning Center
2010 N. 1st Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400
San Jose, California

About US Ex-Im Bank:

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. In the past five years (from Fiscal Year 2008), Ex-Im Bank has earned for U.S. taxpayers nearly $1.6 billion above the cost of operations. 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.

Ex-Im Bank approved nearly $35.8 billion in total authorizations in FY 2012 – an all-time Ex-Im record. Ex-Im Bank's total authorizations are supporting an estimated $50 billion in U.S. export sales and approximately 255,000 American jobs. For more information, visit www.exim.gov.

SOURCE Export-Import Bank of the United States