FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2012
Lawton King (202-565-3200)
Washington, D.C. - The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is pleased to announce the line-up of the first round of speakers for its upcoming 2013 Annual Conference, which will be held April 4-5 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel here (Click here for conference overview and registration information).
“We look forward to welcoming business leaders, government officials, and renowned academics such as Laura to our 2013 Annual Conference,” said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg, “as we continue to look for new and innovative ways to increase American exports and the jobs they support.”
Laura Tyson is the former chairman of the White House National Economic Council and the former chairman of the U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisors. She currently holds the S. K. and Angela Chan Chair in Global Management at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
A series of panel-discussions will be moderated by Maria Bartiromo, anchor, CNBC; Liz Economy, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Rebecca Jarvis, Business and Economics correspondent, CBS News; Steve Pearlstein, columnist, The Washington Post; and David Rubenstein, co-founder, The Carlyle Group.
Additional panelists and speakers will include Ursula M. Burns, chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation; Dan Doctoroff, CEO, Bloomberg L.P.; Richard Haas, president, Council on Foreign Relations; Jon Huntsman, former two-term governor of Utah and former ambassador to China; Nancy Mercolino, president, Ceilings Plus; Michael O'Neill, director and chairman, Citibank N.A.; Daniel Roderick, president and chief executive officer, Westinghouse Electric Company; Len Rodman, chairman, president and CEO, Black & Veatch; Neera Tanden, president, Center for American Progress; Richard Walker, CEO, Zero Motorcycles; Robert Wolf, founder and CEO, 32 Advisors, LLC; Steve Wilburn, CEO, FirmGreen, Inc.; and Ray Zuckerman, CEO, ServerLift Corporation.
Ex-Im Bank recently published the results of its record-setting year in its 2012 Annual Report.
ABOUT EX-IM BANK:
Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that creates and maintains U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. In the past five years (from Fiscal Year 2008), Ex-Im Bank has earned for U.S. taxpayers nearly $1.6 billion above the cost of operations. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees, export-credit insurance and financing to assist foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services.
Ex-Im Bank approved $35.8 billion in total authorizations in FY 2012 - an all-time Ex-Im record. This total includes more than $6.1 billion directly supporting small-business export sales - also an Ex-Im record. Ex-Im Bank's total authorizations are supporting an estimated $50 billion in U.S. export sales and approximately 255,000 American jobs in communities across the country. For more information, visit www.exim.gov.