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President Bill Clinton will offer a keynote
address to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US
Ex-Im) Annual Conference on 12 April 2012. He is joined on the
agenda by Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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," says US Ex-Im Chairman Fred
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
Chicago Mayor Emanuel will address the conference on April
was elected the 55th mayor of Chicago in February, 2011 and was
sworn in on May 18th. Before his election as mayor, Emanuel
served as White House chief of staff in President Barack
Obama's administration. During his tenure, he helped
orchestrate the passage of key milestones such as the Economic
Recovery Act, and Wall Street and health care
a strong supporter of more open trade, as a member of Congress
Emanuel helped guide NAFTA through the legislative branch
during the Clinton administration. Emanuel has said, "when
people talk about trade, they are never talking about trade.
They are talking about their health care, their incomes, and
their retirement security. You go to a John Deere plant, here
in Illinois, every one of these workers know that one out of
three of their tractors are destined for an overseas market, so
their job is tied to trade."
Emanuel knows how important U.S. exports are to improving the
nation's economic well-being," says Chairman Hochberg.
"Chicago, and other major regional economic hubs, plays a
critical role in contributing to the continued growth in U.S.
exports that at the current pace will see us meeting President
Obama's goal of doubling exports in the five years ending in
will speak on the second 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
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
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 US 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 US government representatives and
obtain detailed information about export finance and trade
products and programmes.