Export-Import Bank of the United States’ 2023 Annual Conference Begins Next Thursday, October 19-20

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Export-Import Bank of the United States’ (EXIM) 2023 Annual Conference begins on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. 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 highlight the critical role EXIM plays in supporting U.S. jobs and economic security through exports.

New speakers added to the exciting lineup include Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova and Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at WestExec and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Other featured speakers include Eric Andersen, President at Aon and Christine Kamil, Managing Director at JP Morgan. Key government officials including the Honorable Nina Hachigian, United States Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy, and the Honorable Stephen Benjamin, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, will share their insights.

“This year’s conference marks a unique opportunity to gain experience about EXIM’s financing tools and hear success stories from American exporters” said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. “I look forward to welcoming this year’s panelists and speakers as they engage in high-level conversations that will highlight the importance of American export competitiveness. I am also excited to bring back our government-to-business networking sessions as we share our vast and expansive network with attendees. We truly have something for everyone, and I cannot wait to engage in the discussions which will center on what we can deliver for U.S. small businesses.”

This year’s theme is “Creating Locally, Exporting Globally,” and will feature discussions around clean and renewable energy, advancing American competitiveness and EXIM’s new initiative, Make More in America.

With wide participation from the banking, insurance, and international finance communities, including Finnvera CEO, Pauli Heikkilä and Director General of the Swedish Export Credit Agency, Anna-Karin Jatko, the conference will highlight the importance of U.S. manufacturing, economic security through exports, women leaders in international trade, Ukraine, and supporting U.S. small business.

Throughout the conference, EXIM will recognize some of America’s leading exporters, presenting National Export Awards as they continue bolstering the domestic workforce and fortifying supply chains.

EXIM will also facilitate one-on-one government-to-business consultations with EXIM underwriters and export finance experts as well as other government 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 to gain information to lay the foundation for successful international expansion and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Register for the conference here.

More information on the conference agenda, key speakers, and other details are available 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.

EXIM 2023 Annual Conference October 19-20



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 www.exim.gov.