WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) will host its Annual Conference April 24-25, 2014. Members of the media should RSVP by emailing a full name and media organization to [email protected].
The conference will focus on the global business environment and prospects for growth. Business and government leaders will address export opportunities and challenges for American companies, the role of emerging markets, and the U.S. Trade Agenda. Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg will kick off the conference with remarks Thursday morning at 9:00am EDT.
In addition, the two-day event will feature remarks, discussions, and panels with some of the world's leading economic voices, including Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John Stumpf; SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk; Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker; Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz; Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya Austin; Former Treasury Secretary and President Emeritus of Harvard University Lawrence Summers; television host and bestselling author Fareed Zakaria; Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe; former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman; and others.
More than 1,000 lenders, insurance brokers, U.S. exporters, international buyers, and government experts will also be in attendance. A more detailed agenda is available at http://go.usa.gov/kXSF.
ABOUT EX-IM BANK:
Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that creates and maintains 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. In the past fiscal year alone, Ex-Im Bank earned for U.S. taxpayers more than $1 billion above the cost of operations.
In FY 2013, Ex-Im Bank approved more than $27 billion in total authorizations to support an estimated $37.4 billion in U.S. export sales and approximately 205,000 American jobs in communities across the country. For the year, the Bank approved a record 3,413 transactions-- or 89 percent--for small-businesses. Small business exporters can learn about how Ex-Im Bank products can help them increase foreign sales at http://go.usa.gov/ZVTd. For other information about Ex-Im, visit www.exim.gov.