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EX-IM BANK OFFICIAL JOHN EMENS TO ADDRESS NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN GLOBAL TRADE CONFERENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2003

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Marianna Ohe (202) 565-3200

MEDIA ADVISORY

John Emens, vice president of trade finance and insurance at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), will encourage Wisconsin companies to use Ex-Im Bank financing tools to compete in foreign markets at the Northeastern Wisconsin Global Trade Conference in Green Bay, WI, Monday, March 24, 2003.

In his keynote address to the conference with Congressman Mark Green (R-8th District) at the KI Convention Center, Emens will discuss Ex-Im Bank financing programs geared to help small and medium-sized companies expand their businesses by selling their products and services abroad. The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and other economic development groups organized the conference.

Over the past five years, Ex-Im Bank has helped 107 Wisconsin companies in 49 communities export over $534 million in goods and services, sustaining thousands of high-paying jobs, Emens said. But we want to do more. We want to reach more small and medium-sized businesses with Ex-Im Bank financing services that can open new markets for them overseas.

WHAT: Northeastern Wisconsin Global Trade Conference
Morning Keynote Address

WHEN: 8:45 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2003

WHERE: KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI

Ex-Im Bank is an independent U.S. government agency that helps finance the sale of U.S. exports primarily to emerging markets throughout the world by providing loans, guarantees and insurance. In fiscal year 2002, Ex-Im Bank supported $13 billion of U.S. exports worldwide.