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EXIM's 2024 Annual Conference Will Highlight Small Business Topics
May 07, 2024 Jane Lemons, Business Development Specialist

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) will host its 2024 Annual Conference on  June 6-7, 2024, in Washington, D.C.. to showcase the critical role EXIM plays in strengthening international trade.

The two-day, in-person conference will feature presentations and panel discussions with leaders in business, finance, government, policy, and media as well as networking opportunities — with several speakers and panels focused on small business topics. In addition, the event will highlight EXIM's 90th anniversary.

“We are eagerly counting down the days until this year’s EXIM Annual Conference,” said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. “This conference will feature industry and government leaders’ perspectives on the ever-changing global landscape for exports. Moreover, this unique deal-making conference will provide key networking opportunities for U.S. businesses to consult with government officials and other industry experts that will enable them to grow their businesses abroad through exports.”

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Export Education for Small Businesses

The theme of this year's conference is “Honoring Legacy, Charting Tomorrow." Attendees will gain valuable information about the trade finance tools EXIM offers to strengthen global export development, including presentations highlighting support for small businesses.

Among the speakers will be Kyle Clark, the founder and CEO of BETA Technologies, an electric aviation company based in Burlington, Vermont. EXIM's Board of Directors approved a loan to the small business under the Make More in America Initiative for construction of a production facility, which will support 400 jobs.

In addition, several panels and speakers will be focused on small business topics, including:

Going Global: Learn How EXIM Financing Can Grow Your Small Business: Expanding into international markets may seem daunting and risky, particularly for small businesses. That’s why EXIM's solutions are designed to take the worry out of exporting and give  companies the competitive edge to win sales and grow revenue. In his interactive session on EXIM’s products and services, attendees will learn about:

Equity Express Select: EXIM recently launched the Equity Express Select export credit insurance product, which was developed specifically to meet the needs of underserved businesses. In this interactive session, attendees will learn about:

  • Why exporting is vital to your business.
  • How to get started.
  • How EXIM’s personalized customer service works with you to provide vital information and guide you through the process.

One-on-One Business Consultations

With participation from the banking, insurance, and international finance communities, the conference will underscore the importance of U.S. manufacturing, economic security through exports, and women leaders in international trade. EXIM also will recognize some of America’s leading exporters through national awards and recognition, including small businesses.

Throughout the conference, EXIM will be facilitating one-on-one government-to-business consultations with EXIM staff and private-sector representatives. These consultations will connect participants with suitable partners, contacts, and resources in key international markets, laying the foundation for successful global expansion and establishing mutually beneficial partnerships.

Registration is open and available here. You can find more information on the conference agenda, key speakers, and other details on the conference website.

You also can follow the conversation about EXIM's flagship event on social media under #EXIM24 and on EXIM’s social media channels @EximBankUS and @EXIMChair on X/Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

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EXIM’s Blog postings are intended to highlight various facets of exporting, but the postings are not legal advice, and are not intended to summarize all legal requirements associated with exporting.