WTC Of New Orleans Co-Hosts U.S. Exporters Forum
NEW ORLEANS – The Global Outreach for U.S. Exporters Forum, which takes place Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Westin New Orleans, is a sponsored event designed to assist exporters in understanding how the Export-Import Bank of the United States and other governmental programs and resources can help increase international sales.
Participants will attend discussions in which panelists describe how their companies use these programs to grow their business and where agency officials will explain how their products and services can help business owners expand their export opportunities.
Global Access is an initiative by the Export-Import Bank of the United States dedicated to increase the number of businesses exporting goods and services to maintain and create U.S. jobs.
Global Access is supported by a variety of businesses, financial and government partners, including the Commerce Department, U.S. Trade Representatives, Small Business Administration, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), PNC, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., The Wall Street Journal and FedEx.
Speakers and panelists will include:
Patricia Loui, Member, Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Paul Aucoin, Executive Director, Port of South Louisiana
Lawrence Boudreaux, III, COO, World Trade Center of New Orleans
Michael Hecht, President/CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Robert Allende, Owner/CEO, International Material Industries
Mike Rongey, President/Owner, Reliable Industries
Robert Wetta, President/CEO, Dredging Supply Company
Brittany Banta, Commercial Officer, New Orleans U.S. Export Assistance Center
Patrick Crilley, Managing Director, Ex-Im Bank Houston Regional Office
Thomas R. Hardy, Director, Congressional & Public Affairs, U.S. Trade and Development Agency