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POLISH DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, EBRD OFFICIAL, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO ADDRESS EX-IM BANK ANNUAL CONFERENCE MAY 2-3 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2002

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Marianna Ohe (202) 565-3200

U.S. companies, financiers and foreign dignitaries attending the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) 2002 annual conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. May 2-3, 2002, will hear the global trade perspectives of Polish Deputy Prime Minister Marek Belka; Noreen Doyle, first vice president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); and Reps. John LaFalce of New York (D-29th District), Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan (D-15th District), J.C. Watts of Oklahoma (R-4th District), and Jennifer Dunn of Washington (R-8th District). Specialized workshops will brief conference participants on, among other things: the renewable energy world marketplace, financial deals in sub-Saharan Africa and other global regions, recent trends in asset-based lending and more. A trade show will feature some 50 exhibits of U.S export and financing products ranging from medical equipment to credit rating services. Conference press facilities will be set up in the Executive Room of the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Thursday, May 2, 2002
8:45 am Welcome Remarks
Eduardo Aguirre, Jr.
Ex-Im Bank Vice Chairman
9:00 am - 9:30 am Speaker: Congressman John LaFalce (D-NY)
9:40 am - 10:15 am Speaker: Noreen Doyle, First Vice President
European Bank of Reconstruction Development (EBRD)
10:50 am - 11:50 am Workshops
Workshop I - What's New at Ex-Im Bank
Workshop II - Financing Deals in sub-Saharan Africa
Speaker: Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-M)
Workshop III - Renewable Energy Panel Discussion
12:00 pm - 1:30pm Luncheon Speaker
Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK)
Awards Ceremony- Ex-Im Bank Small Business exporter, small business bank and broker of year.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop IV - Financing Deals in Latin America
Workshop V - Dynamics of a Multi-Party Project Finance Deal
Workshop VI - Transportation Industry
3:30pm - 4:30pm Workshop VII - Financing Deals in Asia, North Africa and Turkey
Workshop VIII - Trends in Asset-Based Lending
Workshop IX - Financing Deals in Central and Southeastern Europe
Workshop X - PEFCO Programs for Lenders
Friday, May 3, 2002
9:00 am - 9:30 am Speaker: Rep. Jennifer Dunn
9:40 am - 10:15 am Speaker: Marek Belka,
Poland Deputy Prime Minister
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshops
Workshop XI -Trends in Export Credit Insurance
Workshop XII - Financing Deals in Russia and the NIS
Workshop XIII - U.S Foreign Commercial Service:
Working for America


Moderator: Maria Cino, Assistant Secretory & Direcor General
U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service
U.S. Department of Commerce
Workshop XIV - Recent Trends in Structured Finance
12:30pm - 2:00 pm Luncheon
Remarks
Eduardo Aguirre, Jr.
Ex-Im Bank Vice Chairman
2:15 pm - 3.15 pm Workshop XV - Trends in Export Credit Insurance
Workshop XVI - Financing deals in Latin America
Workshop XVII - Financing deals in Asia, North Africa and Turkey

Ex-Im Bank is an independent government agency that helps finance the sale of U.S. exports, primarily to emerging markets throughout the world, to help create U.S. jobs. In fiscal year 2001, Ex-Im Bank provided loans, guarantees and export credit insurance to support $12.5 billion of U.S. exports worldwide.