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Schedule for Thursday, April 7, 2016

7:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

8:40 – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Remarks (Regency Ballroom)
Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, EXIM

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Navigating Rough Waters: Global Challenges and Trends
Over the past year, the world has undergone enormous changes. This plenary will explore recent trends and how to better understand the potential impact on American companies.

Moderator: Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times


  • Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator, The Wall Street Journal
  • Brian Moynihan, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Bank of America
  • V. Shankar, Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Partners

10:05 – 10:25 a.m.

Armchair Discussion with Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts

Interviewer: Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, EXIM

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.

Armchair Discussion with Dennis A. Muilenburg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, The Boeing Company

Interviewer: John Hamre, President and CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies

10:55 – 11:15 a.m.

Armchair Discussion with Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Member of President Obama’s Cabinet

Interviewer: Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, EXIM

11:20 – 11:50 a.m.

Discussion on Technology, the Digital Economy, and How It’s Changing Global Business

Interviewer: Dean C. Garfield, President and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council


  • Cathy A. Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment and Senior Coordinator for International Information Technology Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
  • Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Jonathan Woetzel, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company, Shanghai

11:50 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Break and Networking Session (Exhibit Hall)

12:45 – 1:55 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Remarks (Regency Ballroom)

Armchair Discussion with Lawrence H. Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University

Interviewer: Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

Armchair Discussion with Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation

Interviewer: Megan Murphy, Washington Bureau Chief, Bloomberg LP


SESSION ONE: 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Navigating the Trade Finance Maze as a Small Business Owner (Palladian Ballroom)
Small Business exporters share how they are using EXIM Bank financing to grow their business profits and sell their products globally. Great for first timers!

Moderator: Wanda Felton, Vice Chair and First Vice President, EXIM


  • Kusum Kavia, CEO, Combustion Associates
  • John “Jay” White, President, Morrison Textile Machinery Co.
  • Musya Tumanyan, Senior Vice President, Hoffman International
  • Steve Wilburn, CEO, FirmGreen, Inc.

EXIM's Anti-Fraud Procedures: Detecting, Preventing and Prosecuting Fraud
(Empire Ballroom)
Following a wave of fraud in the early 2000s, EXIM Bank adopted a multi-faceted approach to addressing fraud risk. Speakers will discuss the Bank’s successful anti-fraud program, including the importance of developing an anti-fraud culture, difficulties in detecting fraud, and the steps that the Bank expects its partners to undertake in jointly fighting fraud and corruption in EXIM Bank transactions.

Moderator: John Connor, Assistant General Counsel for Litigation Fraud and Compliance, Office of the General Counsel, EXIM


  • Walter Hill, Vice President, Credit Review and Compliance Division, EXIM
  • Dave Sutkus, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, EXIM

How Reforms in Emerging Economies Are Creating Opportunities for American Businesses
(Diplomat Ballroom)
This session will examine how reforms in emerging economies are creating opportunities for American investors and exporters. Specifically, the speakers will focus on countries that have successfully implemented reforms to drive economic growth and foreign investment. They will discuss economic, judicial, and political reforms, infrastructure investment as well as opportunities for exporters to access new markets.

Moderator: Claudia Slacik, Senior Vice President and Chief Banking Officer, EXIM


  • Scott Eisner, President, U.S. Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Diane Farrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, International Trade Administration
  • Sergio Garcia Gomez, Head of Section, Economic Affairs, Embassy of Mexico in the United States
  • Thomas R. Hardy, Director of Public Affairs and Congressional Relations, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Rob Quartel, Chairman and CEO, NTEL·X

Changing Dynamics in China and Export Opportunities
(Ambassador Ballroom)
This session will focus on the changing dynamics in China and how it’s impacting the global economy and what it means for American businesses. Specifically, the session will examine China’s economic growth and currency, its manufacturing sector, the uptick in agricultural imports as well as investment opportunities for foreigners.
Moderator: Richard McGregor, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center


  • Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist, Silvercrest Asset Management
  • Leland Miller, President, The China Beige Book
  • Judy Zakreski, President and CEO, China Trade Strategies

SESSION TWO: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Get In On the Action: New Opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa (Ambassador Ballroom)
Falling oil prices and decreased liquidity present an opportunity for increased financing opportunities in the Middle East. This session will briefly describe transactions that have been conducted in the region.  It also will focus on sectors and countries where future business opportunities exist.

Moderator: Jonathan Bell, Editor, TXF Media


  • Manav Futnani, Head of Export Finance, Middle East & North Africa, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
  • Hal Pontez, President and CEO, HPI, LLC
  • Jeremy Shaw, Europe, Middle East, Africa Global Trade Head and Global Export Finance Head, Corporate and Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase
  • William Hoffman, Global Head, Development Funding, Siemens Energy, Inc.

Medium-term Transactions and Supply Chain Financing: Review and Preview
  (Palladian Ballroom)
This session will be an interactive discussion with EXIM customers, lenders and trade finance professionals on the requirements and benefits of participating in EXIM Bank’s medium-term and supply chain finance programs. The session will discuss recent trends and initiatives being considered for the programs, followed by a Q&A session.

Moderator: Tom Fitzpatrick, Director, Trade Finance, EXIM


  • Stanley Logue, Chief Financial Officer, Thrush Aircraft, Inc.
  • Steven van der Hooft, CEO, Capital Chains
  • Juan Francisco Correa, SVP, PNC Financial Services Group
  • Wilson Llerena, Director, Trade Finance, EXIM

Bankers and Borrowers - the Challenges Ahead
(Diplomat Ballroom)
Leading bankers and consumers of capital will discuss their perspectives on the current credit, commodity and growth opportunities or challenges in the near- to medium-term market.

Moderator: Michael Whalen, Vice President and Head of Structured Finance Division, EXIM


  • Troy Ailshie, Senior Vice President, Project Development & Investments for Fluor Corp, Fluor Corporation
  • William Clark, VP of Customer Finance, Honeywell UOP
  • Rodolfo Echeverría, Chief Financial Officer, Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy
  • Valentino Gallo, Managing Director, Global Head of Export Finance, Citi  
  • David Gardner, Managing Director, Global Head of Project and Export Finance, HSBC
  • Pablo Otin, Vice President, Emerging Markets, 8minutenergy Renewables
  • Garrett Pierce, CFO, Orbital ATK

(Empire Ballroom)
The session will provide a general introduction to PEFCO products and programs.  It also will demonstrate how PEFCO can be used as an alternative or to complement EXIM’s funding programs to finance transactions.


  • Vincent J. Herman, Vice President, Private Export Funding Corporation
  • Gordon Hough, Senior Vice President, Private Export Funding Corporation
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Reception (Blue Room, East Promenade)

Friday, April 8, 2016

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

8:45 – 8:55 a.m.

Welcome (Regency Ballroom)
Wanda Felton, Vice Chair and First Vice President, EXIM

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Remarks by Secretary Jacob J. Lew, U.S. Department of the Treasury

9:20 – 10:10 a.m.

Obstacles or Opportunity? Navigating A Slow Growth Global Economy
This plenary gathers top global business thinkers to analyze what will happen next in the global economy and opportunities for American exporters and businesses.

Moderator: David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group


  • Dave Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
  • Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG
  • Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative
  • Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

10:15 – 10:35 a.m.

Remarks by Jeffrey Zients, Director, National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Break and Networking Session (Exhibit Hall)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Remarks (Regency Ballroom)
Awards Presentation and Ceremony

Armchair Discussion with Secretary Penny Pritzker, U.S. Department of Commerce    

Interviewer: Doug Palmer, Senior Trade Reporter, Politico

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, EXIM

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Social Media Info

  • Conference hashtag: #EXIMac16
  • EXIM Bank handle: @EXIMBankUS
  • Chairman and President, Fred Hochberg's handle: @FredHochberg