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Thursday, June 6 – Friday, June 7

This is a preliminary agenda, please check back as we will update soon.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Time
Activity
Speakers/Moderators
Location
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Time
Activity
Speakers/Moderators
Location
7:30 am
Registration
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Government-to-Business/Networking
9:30 am - 11:00 am
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
- - -
- - -
  • Welcome Remarks
  • The Honorable Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair, EXIM Board of Directors
  • Panel Discussion - Global Economic Outlook: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies
Moderator:
  • Andrea Shalal, White House/Economics Correspondent, Reuters
Speakers:
  • Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
  • Raymond McGuire, President, Lazard
  • Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor, Cyber and Emerging Technology
  • Nicholas Rémillard, President and CEO, International Economic Forum of the Americas
  • Panel Discussion - Restoring American Leadership in Manufacturing
  • Margaret Cosentino, Executive Vice President, Westinghouse
  • Jay Timmons, CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Charles Wetherington, President, BTE Technologies
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Government-to-Business/Networking
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
LUNCH PLENARY SESSION
- - -
- - -
  • Panel Discussion - Reflecting on 90 Years of EXIM: Insights from Former Chairs
Moderator:
  • Kevin Cirilli, Vice President of Branding, Blue Star Families
Speakers:
  • John Bohn, EXIM Bank Chairman, 1986-1989
  • Fred P. Hochberg, EXIM Bank Chairman, 2009-2017
  • Kimberly Reed, EXIM Bank Chairman, 2019-2021
  • Panel Discussion - Energy Transition and the New Green Economy
Scene Setter:
  • Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, United States Ambassador to Australia
Moderator:
  • Andreas Klasen, Professor and HRA, University of Oxford
Speakers:
  • Kyle Clark, CEO, BETA
  • Dr. Raj Dasgupta, CEO, Electrovaya
  • Jason Few, CEO, Fuel Cell Energy
  • Aman Joshi, Chief Commercial Officer, Bloom Energy
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Government-to-Business/Networking
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS SESSION 1
- - -
- - -
  • Navigating the Next Frontier: American Leadership in the Commercial Space Economy - The ‘new space’ industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, fueled by technological advancements, commercial applications, and international collaboration. This panel will focus on how EXIM can support the financial needs of U.S. commercial exports in this dynamic sector.
  • Speakers to be announced soon!
  • Going Global: Learn How EXIM’s Solutions Can Help Grow Your Business - At EXIM, we know that expanding into international markets may seem daunting and risky, particularly for small businesses. That’s why our solutions are designed to take the worry out of exporting and give your company the competitive edge to win sales and grow revenue. Join us for this interactive session on EXIM’s products and services and learn about:
    • The power of offering credit terms while protecting against nonpayment
    • Guaranteed Lending Solutions for you and your lenders.
    • Providing access to financing for your foreign buyers
    • Let us help you go global!
Opening Remarks:
  • The Honorable Spencer Bachus, Member, EXIM Board of Directors, and former Congressman
Presenter:
  • Mark Klein, Managing Director, Lending Accounts, EXIM
  • Our Anti-Fraud Strategy: EXIM and the Office of the Inspector General - EXIM staff will discuss the Bank’s commitment to a code of business ethics; a fraud risk management framework; due diligence; cyber fraud protection; and overall best practices.
Moderator:
  • Derek Kitchen, Deputy Director Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, EXIM
Speakers:
  • Mark Chu, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation Fraud and Compliance Unit, EXIM
  • Lark Grier-Hapli, Deputy General Counsel, EXIM
  • Cameron Miller, Acting Vice President, Credit Policy and Compliance, EXIM
  • Thomas Reddman, Senior Special Agent, EXIM Office of the Inspector General
  • Howard Spira, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, EXIM
  • Growing the Cleantech Industrial Base: USG Lending Options - As the U.S. clean tech industry invests in domestic capacity, there are a variety of USG lending options available. Come hear from leading domestic financing agencies about the role each plays in that ecosystem, and which agency may be best suited for your particular needs.
Moderator:
  • Alex Jacquez, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Development and Industrial Strategy, White House National Economic Council
Speakers:
  • Arpita Bhattarcharyya, Chief Climate Officer at the Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • David Brooks, Managing Director, Make More in America Initiative, EXIM
  • Daniel Pische, National Director of Trade Finance, Office of International Trade, SBA
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS SESSION 2
- - -
- - -
  • Advanced Air Mobility and EXIM Financing - With advances in battery technology, alternative forms of propulsion and new types of aircraft under development, passenger air travel and logistics are on the cusp of a transformation as the aviation industry attempts to de-carbonize as quickly as possible. China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the United States are competing for leadership in this aerospace revolution. Many of the new technologies under development have national security implications. By providing financing under the MMIA initiative and our traditional medium and long-term export finance programs, EXIM is doing its part to ensure continued American leadership in the aerospace industry.
Moderator:
  • The Honorable Owen Herrnstadt, Member, EXIM Board of Directors
Speakers:
  • Kirsten Bartok Touw, Managing Partner AirFinance Co. and Founder of New Vista Capital
  • Jay Carmel, Principal, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
  • John Langford, Chairman & CEO, Electra-Aero
  • Lynda C. Tran, Partner, Epicworks Advisors
  • Devon Rothman, Finance Team Member, BETA Technologies
  • Funding Options for EXIM Transactions - The panel is intended as an educational forum for exporters and buyers on the various options (and the pricing/process differences) available to borrowers for funding a transaction supported by EXIM. There are many programmatic details involved when utilizing EXIM’s financing tools, and the advantages offered by them can differ for any specific transaction. The panel will bring together four institutions with different basic characteristics to the table, with each panelist explaining the “value added” they can bring to an individual export transaction and how that value added fits with the various short, medium, and long-term programs offered by EXIM.
Moderator:
  • Daniel Pinho, Vice President of Operations and Business Management, BAFT
Speakers:
  • Gemma Bae, Managing Director and Head of Structured Export Finance, ING
  • Stephen Greene, Chief Operating Officer, Atrafin
  • John Neblo, Head of Lending, PEFCO
  • Eric Ponzio, Director, Structured & Government Finance, JP Morgan
  • Expanding Globally: How Small Businesses are Reaching New Markets - Over 300,000 U.S. small businesses benefit from exporting every day. Learn from other small business owners who work with EXIM on why they decided to expand globally, its impact on their companies, and the challenges they overcame to grow through international sales. Join us for this interactive discussion to learn how to become a part of the exporting community.
Moderator:
  • Rhett Buttle, Founder, Public Private Strategies
Speakers:
  • Dale Andersen, President/CEO, Delkor Systems
  • Sonya Kosta Di Nova, President, Transcon Trading Co., Inc.
  • Heather Koranchan, Export Coordinator, Ramsey Popcorn Co., Inc
  • Todd Perry, Chief Financial Officer, Rastelli Foods Group
  • Advancing Global Healthcare Infrastructure: Integrating Digital and Physical Solutions - The collaborative efforts between U.S. private sector firms and institutions like EXIM drive innovation and export opportunities in healthcare infrastructure. This panel will explore the export potential of smart hospital solutions, encompassing both digital technologies like AI-driven systems, as well as the physical infrastructure necessary for their implementation. Through case studies and discussions on regulatory shifts post-COVID, we aim to demonstrate how strategic partnerships and financial support from entities such as the EXIM Bank can accelerate the adoption of comprehensive smart hospital solutions on a global scale, showcasing American expertise in both digital and physical healthcare infrastructure.
Moderator:
  • Dr. Trevor Gunn, Founder and Chair, USA Healthcare Alliance, Vice President, International Relations, Medtronic
Speakers:
  • Dr. Jim Merlino, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Joint Commission
  • Zeynep Kantur, Global Sector Manager for Health & Education, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Kathleen McGrow, Global Chief Nursing Information Officer, Microsoft Health & Life Sciences
  • John Schaeffler, Executive Global Government Relations Leader, GE Healthcare
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reception

Friday, June 7, 2024

Time
Activity
Speakers/Moderators
Location
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Continental Breakfast
9:30 am - 11:00 am
MORNING PLENARY SESSION
- - -
- - -
  • Welcome Remarks
  • The Honorable Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair, EXIM Board of Directors
  • Fireside Chat
Moderator:
  • Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor
Speaker:
  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens
  • Panel Discussion - Critically Important: Critical Minerals and Global Collaboration
Moderator:
  • Christina Lu, Reporter at Foreign Policy
Speakers:
  • Abigail Hunter, Executive Director, SAFE
  • Brian Menell, CEO, TechMet
  • Keith Morrison, CEO, Premium Nickel
  • Rowena Smith, CEO, Australian Strategic Materials
  • Panel Discussion - Keeping our Competitive Edge: AI, Public-Private Partnerships, and Winning the Future
Moderator:
  • Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council
Speakers:
  • Thomas Debass, Deputy Special Representative, Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State
  • Michael Greenwald, Global Head for Financial Innovation and Digital Assets, Amazon Web Services
  • Vince Jesaitis, Head of Global Government Affairs, Arm Technologies
  • Karl Mehta, Chairman, Quad Investors Network
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS SESSION 3
- - -
- - -
  • Global Economic Outlook: Around the World with the CREA Team - Hear from EXIM’s economic research and country risk experts addressing and distilling a number of questions and topics concerning the global economic outlook, including:
    • What are the key cyclical and structural forces driving the global outlook?
    • How has the global economy avoided a recession?
    • How have the more vulnerable markets faired in a climate of rising interest rate, a strong U.S. dollar, inflation, and noisy geopolitics?
    • Is Latin America lagging, leading, or failing?
    • How will Asia-Pacific manage China’s growing hegemonic ambitions?
    • Why does Africa continue to struggle in solving their debt crisis?
    • How will the political crisis in the Middle East shape the regional risk outlook?
    • Is Eastern Europe successfully navigating the geopolitical and macroeconomic headwinds?
Moderator:
  • Aryam Vazquez, Chief Economist
Speakers:
  • Ignacio Diaz, Senior Economist, Middle East, North Africa & Oceania, EXIM
  • Amanda Genereaux, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, EXIM
  • Matthew Reardon, Economist, West and Central Africa, EXIM
  • Mary Stokes, Latin America and the Caribbean, EXIM
  • Gabrielle Ventura, Economist, East and Southern Africa, EXIM
  • Manli Zhang, Senior Economist, Asia-Pacific, EXIM
  • Equity Express Select: Providing Equity of Access to all Communities - Exporting has been shown to grow revenues, increase profitability, and increase the value of your company. Yet, many small businesses, especially minority, women, veteran, and disabled owned businesses, face unique challenges when entering international markets. EXIM’s Equity Express Select insurance product was developed specifically to meet the needs of underserved businesses. Join us for this interactive session to learn why exporting is vital to your business, how to get started, and how EXIM’s personalized customer service works with you to provide vital information and guide you through the process.
Presenter:
  • LaTaunya Darden, Business Development Specialist, Office of Small Business, EXIM
Speaker:
  • Joy Johnson, CEO and Founder, Joy of Beauty
  • Corporate Diplomacy and Re-envisioning American Economic Competitiveness - In today’s global economy, corporations play a vital role beyond profit generation by acting as influential diplomatic entities addressing complex social, political and economic issues that governments cannot solve alone. This "Corporate Diplomacy" involves engaging with stakeholders like governments, communities, NGOs, and international bodies. A panel of policy experts and private sector representatives will discuss the importance of corporate diplomacy in today’s geoeconomic context and its impact on U.S. business competitiveness, focusing on corporate contributions to global governance, policy shaping, and public-private partnerships.
  • Speakers to be announced soon!
  • Financing Nuclear Exports in the 2020s and Beyond
Moderator:
  • Cynthia Urda Kassis, Partner, A&O Sherman
Speakers:
  • Subha Nagarajan, Managing Director-Capital Markets, North America, GE Vernova
  • Rick Springman, President, Global Clean Energy Opportunities Division, Holtec International
  • Katie Strangis, Vice President of Government and International Affairs, Westinghouse Electric
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Government-to-Business/Networking
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
LUNCH AND CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
- - -
- - -
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Panel Discussion - Transforming Organizations and Communities: Insights from Women Trailblazers
Moderator:
  • Anna Palmer, Founder and CEO, Punchbowl News
Speakers:
  • Stephanie von Friedeburg, Managing Director, Citi
  • Regina Gwynn, Co-Founder, Black Women Tech Talk
  • Michal Ron, Chief International Business Officer, SACE
  • Grace Stanke, Nuclear Engineer and Clean Energy Advocate, Constellation Energy, Miss America 2023
  • Gwen Young, CEO, Women Business Collaborative
  • Closing Remarks
  • The Honorable Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair, EXIM Board of Directors
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