2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
"Government at the Speed of Business"
(Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., March 31 - April 1, 2011)

Welcome

Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg


 

Competing Across the Globe


 


Moderator:    

Mike Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President for  International Economics and National Security         

                 


Panelists: 
Peter Löscher, President and CEO, Siemens AG 
Douglas R. Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc. 
Dave Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell International Inc.


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From Small to Large: Growing Small Business through Exports

Introduction: 

Introduction: 
Irene Dorner, CEO and President, HSBC Bank USA, N.A 

Moderator: 
Mike Hofman, Editor, Inc.com and Deputy Editor, Inc. Magazine 

Panelists: 
Howard Dahl, President, Amity Technology 
Peter Baranay, President, ABRO Industries 
John Baumstark, Chairman and CEO, Suniva

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A Conversation with the Chairman of the President's Export Council
James McNerney, Jr., Chairman, President's Export Council and Chairman and CEO, The Boeing Company
 
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Lunch & Keynote Speech (Regency Ballroom)

Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg


 
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Awards Ceremony

Diane Farrell, a member of Ex-Im Bank’s Board of Directors, presented awards to innovative companies that, in partnership with Ex-Im Bank, supported U.S. export and job growth, and economic and infrastructure development in markets around the world.

 

The winners are:

 

Wallquest Inc., Wayne, Pa. – Small Business Exporter of the Year.

A user of Ex-Im Bank's working capital loan guarantee since 2008, this family-owned wallpaper designer saw its exports soar 76 percent in 2010 alone, and its workforce grow from 80 to more than 150 people since 2008 at facilities in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

 

Planson International Corporation, New Gloucester, Maine. -- Sub-Saharan Africa Exporter of

the Year.

This small, woman-owned tech company used a $1.5 million revolving working capital loan guarantee from Ex-Im Bank to export computers and software to Sudan for use during the historic referendum for Southern Sudan Independence. 

 

Global Business Solutions (GBS), Winston-Salem, N.C. -- Broker of the Year.

This risk-mitigation firm successfully competed in export markets with specialized export credit and political risk insurance products with a focus on small business. GBS has brokered almost 90 Ex-Im Bank policies, 53 in fiscal year 2010 alone.


Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich. -- Deal of the Year.

Ford is using a $250 million Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed working capital line of credit to finance approximately $3.1 billion in sales of over 200,000 vehicles to buyers in Canada and Mexico, supporting thousands of American jobs.

 

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Santa Clara, Calif. -- Small Business Lender of the Year.

SVB helped provide 75 small businesses with Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed working capital loans in 2010 alone, the highest level among all banks participating in Ex-Im's working capital guarantee program.


Gamesa Technology Corp., Langhorne, Pa. -- Renewable-Energy Exporter of the Year.
Gamesa invested over $70 million to convert more than 20 acres at a former U.S. Steel industrial site in Fairless Hills, Pa., into a modern manufacturing center for the production of wind-energy turbines (nacelles) as well as over $80 million at Ebensburg, Pa., to build a new blade manufacturing facility.


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Welcome and Introduction - Day 2

Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg


 

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 Keynote Remarks

U.S. Exports Competing Effectively in the Global Marketplace


Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University

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The Shifting Global Economy and Implications for Trade

A conversation with the Chairman of one of India's most successful corporations, a leading business journalist, and international economist regarding the intersection of U.S. economic policies, emerging world markets, and the strategies for American companies doing business abroad.

 

Moderator: 

Judy Woodruff, Co-anchor, PBS NewsHour, and Senior Correspondent, PBS 

Panelists: 
Shri Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group 
Peter Cook, Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg News 
Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics


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Introduction: Bijan Kian, Member of the Board of Directors, Ex-Im Bank

Keynote Remarks 
Vikram Pandit, Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup 


Closing: Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg

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