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April 24-25: Export-Import Bank to Host Annual Conference

Leaders from the private and public sectors will discuss ways to boost U.S. exports and create American jobs


Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Matt Bevens, matthew.bevens@exim.gov

Washington, D.C. - The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) will host its Annual Conference April 24-25, 2014. 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. The Bank will also celebrate 80 years of promoting American jobs and exports.

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.

Media wishing to attend Ex-Im Bank's Annual Conference should RSVP with email, name and media organization to meetings@cmpinc.net. On-site registration may be limited.

For coverage of morning sessions, we politely ask that all cameras arrive by 8:00am EDT.