Export-Import Bank of the United States’ 2023 Annual Conference Begins Thursday, October 19 in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Export-Import Bank of the United States’ (EXIM) 2023 Annual Conference begins in two weeks, on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the Washington Hilton. The day-and-a-half, in-person event will feature high-level dialogue with innovative leaders in business, finance, government, policy, and media and will showcase the critical role EXIM plays in supporting U.S. jobs and economic security through exports.

“I am so excited about the amazing lineup of guests we have for this year’s conference,” said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. “This is my second-year hosting EXIM’s flagship event, and I look forward to welcoming this year’s panelists and speakers and opening EXIM’s incredible network to all attendees. This conference has something for everyone, and I look forward to the engaging and innovative conversations about how American companies can prosper through exports.”

This year’s theme is “Creating Locally, Exporting Globally,” and will feature discussions around clean and renewable energy, advancing American competitiveness and EXIM’s new initiative, Make More in America.

Panelists include key government, private sector and industry leaders such as Margaret Cosentino, Executive Vice President at Westinghouse, Venkee Sharma, CEO of Aquatech, and Roger Martella, Chief Sustainability Officer at GE. Newly confirmed key government officials including Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources, Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Dilawar Syed and the Honorable Enoh Ebong, Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, will share their insights.

With wide participation from the banking, insurance and international finance communities, including Finnvera CEO, Pauli Heikkilä and Director General of the Swedish Export Credit Agency, Anna-Karin Jatko, the conference will highlight the importance of U.S. manufacturing, economic security through exports, women leaders in international trade, Ukraine, and supporting American small business.

Throughout the conference, EXIM will recognize some of America’s leading exporters, presenting national export awards as they continue bolstering the domestic workforce and fortifying supply chains.

Over the course of the conference, EXIM will also facilitate one-on-one government-to-business consultations with EXIM underwriters and export finance experts as well as other government agencies. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with EXIM and U.S. government representatives to learn more about available resources in key foreign markets and to gain information to lay the foundation for successful international expansion and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Register for the conference here.

More information on the conference agenda, key speakers, and other details are available on the conference website. Follow the discussion under #EXIM23 on EXIM’s social media channels @EximBankUS and @EXIMChair on Twitter, and on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov