President Bill Clinton will offer a keynote address to the Ex-Im Bank 2012 Annual Conference on April 12th, Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States’ (Ex-Im Bank) announced.
“President Clinton’s insights into the world’s ever-changing dynamics will help Conference attendees understand the global landscape and how America’s exporters and lenders can better compete in the international marketplace,” said Hochberg.
President Clinton will speak on the first day of the Conference, held on April 12-13 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme of the Conference is “Made in the USA: Your Competitive Edge”. President Clinton founded the Clinton Foundation, with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. He also founded the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual meeting that convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Also speaking at the Conference are Samuel Allen, Chairman and CEO, Deere & Company; Scott Davis, Chairman and CEO, UPS; Ellen Kullman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Dupont; Andrew Liveris, President, CEO and Chairman, Dow Chemical Company; David Rhodes, President, CBS News; David Rubenstein, Co-founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; and Robert Wolf, Chairman, UBS Americas.
The 2012 Annual Conference presents a unique opportunity for companies around the world to meet U.S. exporters of all sizes. This year’s conference will feature a special “Business Speed Networking” session that will bring together foreign buyers and American sellers in one-on-one introductory meetings aimed to facilitate deal making.
Attendees include more than 1,200 exporters, representatives of financial institutions, foreign trade partners, and government officials. At the event, participants will have an opportunity to meet Ex-Im Bank staff and other U.S. government representatives and obtain detailed information about export finance and trade products and programs.
This conference sold out in 2010 and 2011. Online registration and more information about the Conference, including the preliminary agenda and other conference updates is available at http://www.exim.gov/news/annualconf/2012/index.cfm.