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Ex-Im Bank Director Dan Renberg to Deliver Luncheon Remarks


Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Niki Shepperd (202) 565-3200

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) will host a South-East Europe Environmental Finance Seminar in Budapest, Hungary, on September 10, 2002. The seminar will provide U.S. exporters and investors, local government officials from the region, commercial banks, and European companies of all sizes with information on U.S. government export finance and investment programs. The event will be held at the Budapest Marriott Hotel and is free of charge to all participants.

We are looking forward to hosting this important environmental finance seminar in September. There are tremendous market opportunities for U.S. firms in helping Southeastern European nations develop their environmental infrastructure. Our goal is to bring together U.S. exporters with potential public and private sector buyers in areas such as wastewater, air pollution control, renewable energy, hazardous waste remediation and to ensure that Southeastern Europe is fully aware the Ex-Im Bank financing offers such buyers an excellent opportunity to diversify their procurement strategies and purchase more from the United States, said Dan Renberg, a member of Ex-Im Bank's Board of Directors.

Ex-Im Bank is a leader internationally in offering favorable repayment terms with minimal cash down payments to creditworthy buyers seeking environmental goods, services and technologies. No deal is too small or too large for us, so every company has reason to participate, added Renberg.

Director Renberg will provide a keynote luncheon address at the conference and will be available for comments following his remarks.

The seminar will highlight environmental financing options for environment ministries, municipalities, and companies from the countries of Southeast Europe interested in initiating environmental projects in partnership with U.S. companies. Participants will have the opportunity to hear speakers from various U.S. government agencies, corporations and investment funds talk about U.S. government trade,

structured finance, and investment support programs. Interested participants will also be able to arrange one-on-one meetings with U.S. government experts on the various finance programs.

For more information on Ex-Im Bank's South-East Europe Environmental Finance Seminar, contact one of the following Ex-Im Bank representatives in the United States: Craig O'Connor, Environmental Liaison Officer, (202) 565-3939; e-mail: craig.oconnor@exim.gov; Margaret Kostic, Ex-Im Bank Director Southeast Europe Initiative, (202) 565-3556; e-mail: margaret.kostic@exim.gov; Frank Graebner, Senior Business Development Officer, (202) 565-3924; e-mail: frank.graebner@exim.gov.

Companies interested in registering or reserving exhibit space at the conference should contact: Dan Lamey, MFM Group at (305) 667-4705 or by email: wdalamey@mfmgroup.com.

Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal government agency that helps finance the sale of U.S. exports, primarily to emerging markets, by providing loans, guarantees and export credit insurance. In fiscal year 2001, Ex-Im Bank authorized financing to support $12.5 billion of U.S. exports worldwide.