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

Flagship Event Will Highlight Government-To-Business Opportunities as Well as Key Industry and Government Leaders; Early Bird Registration Ends September 15
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) will host its 2023 Annual Conference beginning 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.

“I am thrilled to be hosting my second Annual Conference for EXIM,” said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. “This conference has something for everyone – it is a prime opportunity for industry and government leaders to talk about the ever-changing global landscape for exports and it offers consultation opportunities for small businesses to get the information they need to grow their businesses through exports.”

This year’s theme is “Creating Locally, Exporting Globally,” and will feature discussions around clean and renewable energy, advancing American competitiveness through transformational exports and EXIM’s flagship initiative, Make More in America. Early-bird registration ends September 15

Panelists include private sector and industry leaders such as Brendan Bechtel, CEO of Bechtel, Dan Shugar, Founder and CEO of Nextracker, and Robbie Diamond, Founder, President and CEO of SAFE. Additionally, key government officials including Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Don Graves, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment at the U.S. Department of State, Jose W. Fernandez, and Dorothy McAuliffe, Special Representative for Global Partnerships for the U.S. Department of State will share their insights.

With wide participation from the banking, insurance and international finance communities, the conference will highlight the importance of U.S. manufacturing, economic security through exports, women leaders in international trade and supporting American small business.

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.

Over the course of the one-and-a-half-day conference, EXIM will be facilitating one-on-one government-to-business consultations with EXIM staff and other USG 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 provide information to lay the foundation for successful international expansion and establish mutually beneficial partnerships.

Interested parties can find more information on the conference agenda, key speakers, and other details 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