Export-Import Bank of the United States to Host 2022 Annual Conference on Tuesday, December 13 in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) will hold its 2022 Annual Conference on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The one-day, in-person and virtual 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.
The theme of EXIM’s 2022 flagship event is, “A Brighter Future Through Exporting,” and will feature discussions around key EXIM priorities such as the new Make More in America Initiative and projects under the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII). Kicking off the EXIM conference ahead of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will be President João Lourenço of the Republic of Angola and President Felipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique.
Key U.S. government officials such as Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Trade Representative and EXIM ex officio Board member Katherine Tai, U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves, Isabel Guzman, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Jose W. Fernandez, U.S. Department of State Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, along with former U.S. Senator, founder of One Country Project and Chair of EXIM’s Advisory Committee, Heidi Heitkamp.
Additional featured speakers include David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, Suzanne Clark, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tim Myers, President of Boeing Capital Corporation, Howard Ungerleider, President and CFO of Dow and Rachel Kyte, Dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Amos Hochstein, Special Presidential Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Scott Nathan, CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation and Alexia Latortue, U.S. Department of Treasury Assistant Secretary of International Trade and Development are also key speakers. EXIM will also be welcoming Export Finance Australia, Export Development Canada, Italian export credit agency, SACE, and Swedish export credit agency, EKN.
With wide participation from the banking, insurance and international finance communities, the conference will highlight the importance of U.S. manufacturing, supply chains, the global energy transition, and economic security through exports. The discussions will focus on how public-private partnerships can fuel economic growth and commercial trade. The event will shine a spotlight on diversity, equity, and inclusion in exporting.
Throughout the day, EXIM will recognize some of America’s leading exporters, presenting National Export Awards acknowledging their work as they continue bolstering the domestic workforce and fortifying supply chains.
With nearly 1,000 registered participants, many of whom are small business owners, U.S. exporters and other trade professionals, EXIM will be facilitating one-on-one consultation opportunities with EXIM staff. These consultations will align participants with suitable partners, contacts and resources in key foreign markets, providing them the opportunity to lay the foundation for successful international expansion and establish mutually beneficial partnerships.
“We are so excited to host such an amazing group of leaders for EXIM’s first in-person conference in three years,” said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. “The lineup of speakers for this event will provide an engaging and informative discussion that reflects the current global financial landscape and will, undoubtedly, lead to interesting and productive conversations that will be hugely beneficial to all of our attendees.”
Interested parties can find more information on the conference agenda, key speakers, and other details on the conference website. Follow the discussion under #EXIM22 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.