The Internationalist Page Blog – Updates, Conferences and Resources: 04.21.2010

The Internationalist Page Blog – Updates, Conferences and Resources: 04.21.2010.

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Following is some information which you might find useful regarding matters of international trade:

Ex-Im Bank 2009
Annual Report

Special Market
Focus on Turkey

May 2-3 & July 11-12
Upcoming DC Seminars

Ex-Im Bank Info:
Small Business Portal


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Award Winners & Introduction of President Obama:
HD Video: MP4 (03:03 min)

SD Video: WMV (03:03 min)
Download: MP4 (21.7 MB)


A Conversation: Powering Jobs Through Exports: Chairman and President Hochberg’s conversation with Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric, discussing the importance of exports to the American economy and how to increase U.S. export sales.
HD Video: MP4 (51:05 min)
SD Video: WMV (51:05 min) Download: MP4 (324 MB)

Remarks: Chairman Hochberg: Chairman and President Hochberg speaks on the bank’s strategic plan to expand U.S. export sales. He also highlights several outstanding exporters and how Ex-Im Bank assisted them in achieving their goals. 
HD Video: MP4 (22:28 min)
SD Video: WMV (22:28 min)
Download: MP4 (297 MB)

Link to Annual Conference Concurrent Workshop Materials and Media

President Obama Addresses
Successful Annual Conference!

March 10-13: More than 1,200 trade finance lenders, export credit insurance brokers, international buyers of U.S. goods and services and U.S. exporters enjoyed a full three-day agenda covering a variety of trade topics.  The Honorable Barack Obama, President, United States of America was the keynote speaker. He detailed for the first time his National Export Initiative, including the creation of an Export Promotion Cabinet, seeking more financing to support trade efforts, and improving enforcement of existing trade deals.
Keynote Address
HD Video: MP4 (24:54)


Secretary General Angel Gurria of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: Speaks about the importance of international trade and exporting in the current economic climate.
HD Video: MP4 (34:54 min)
SD Video: WMV (34:54 min)
Download: MP4 (247 MB)

Plenary Session:
U.S. Government Agencies Working Together to Support U.S. Exports.
HD Video: MP4 (59:25 min)
SD Video: WMV (59:25 min)
Download: MP4 (391 MB)

Timothy Geithner,
Secretary of Treasury:

Closes the 2010 Annual Conference with a keynote address.
HD Video: MP4 (28:14 min)
SD Video: WMV (28:14 min)
Download: MP4 (199 MB)


Meet the New Senior Vice Presidents for Small Business and Congressional Affairs
See: Press Release.

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Building on 2009’s successful event, the Financial Times is again partnering with Valor Economico to present the Brazil Infrastructure Summit, taking place May 10-11 at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Continued efforts by the Brazilian Government to improve energy and infrastructure initiatives, plus critical 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games preparations have turned Brazil into a land of opportunity for international investors and organizations. This timely event will bring together key senior government officials, global business leaders and financing experts to examine and discuss the latest developments, investment challenges and opportunities that exist in Brazilian infrastructure.

Financial Times Brazil Correspondent Jonathan Wheatley will conduct an exclusive FT Interview with Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff, Presidential Candidate for the Worker’s Party.

Program Highlights Include:

  • Panel discussions of the latest developments and future prospects for all key aspects of Brazilian infrastructure needs
  • Industry expert perspectives on the latest trends and challenges concerning infrastructure investing and financing
  • Opportunities for investors and business leaders to network with the Brazilian Government and corporate representatives
  • First-hand views of Brazilian policy and plans for the future, and how this will affect the country’s development

Featured Speakers Include:

Sergio Cabral, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
Joaquim Levy, Secretary of Finance, State of Rio de Janeiro
Luciano Coutinho, President, BNDES-Brazilian Development Bank
Solange Paiva Vieira, Director-President, ANAC

Nelson Henrique Barbosa Filho, Economic Policy Secretary, Finance Ministry
Marcelo Araujo, Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Libra
Luiz Muniz, Managing Director, Head of Brazil, Rothschild & Co.
Eduardo Parente, President, MRS Logistica
Mark Argar, General Manager, Brazil, Pacifico Hydro
Marcio Percival Alves Pinto, Vice President of Finance, Caixa Economica

Andre Esteves, CEO, Federal BTG Pactual
Wilson Ferreira,
CEO, CPFL Energia
Vitor Hallack, CEO, Camargo Correa
Otavio de Azevedo,
Chairman, Andrade Gutierrez
Antonio Robert Cortes, President of Volkswagen Buses & Trucks and CEO, MAN Latin America
Joilson Ferreira, Director, Previ
Jose Roberto Bernasconi, President, SINAENCO-SP (National Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies, Sao Paulo Section)
Michael Flaxman
, COO, Accor Hospitality Americas and Member of Executive Committee, Accor
D. Juan-Miguel Villar Mir, Presidente del Consejo de Administracion, Grupo OHL

For further speaker and program information, please visit our web site at

Who should attend?

Senior decision-makers related to infrastructure development and financing in Brazil and beyond, including regulators and government officials, developers, investment bankers, private equity investors, fund managers, contractors, architects, consultants and other service providers.

There is no cost to attend this event. To apply for attendance, please visit, or contact Annette Berry at or
+1 212-641-6415.

For Sponsorship Inquiries:
Tel: +44(0) 20 7873 3643
For Speaker Inquiries:
Tel: +44(0)20 7873 4128

It is my pleasure to keep you informed of updates, conferences and resources to the best of my knowledge and ability.