Make your vote count at the Ex-Im Bank Fly-In and America’s Small Business Summit

So, let’s recap: of all the huge, super-bloated and inefficiently run US Government agencies, which are financed with taxpayers’ money and could certainly use lots of reform, our brilliant lawmakers (you know who you are) are picking on a tiny 400 person agency – US Ex-Im Bank, which returns hundreds of millions of dollars annually to the US Treasury (in the real world we say, it is profitable) and has an 80-year track record of successful support of US exports.

Meanwhile, the amount of taxpayers’ money expended on various congressional hearings debating Ex-Im’s reauthorization and pro/con Ex-Im political campaigns has been in the tens of millions of dollars. Add to this with Congressmen’ and bank management’s wasted time, damage to our country’s image, reduced morale of the bank staff staff, as well as negative impact on our nation’s export trade, and the damage from this egregious process quickly moves into billions of dollars . All because of someone’s obtuse political agenda…

Time to put a stop to this and make our voices heard. YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND:

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce -  International Affairs Division
You’re Invited! 
 
Ex-Im Bank Fly-In
and
America’s Small Business Summit
 
Washington, DC
June 9 -10, 2015
 
Will your business be hurt if the Export-Import Bank isn’t reauthorized? It’s charter expires in less than 50 days!
 
You are invited to participate in the U.S. Chamber’s America’s Small Business Summit and Ex-Im Bank Fly-In and Hill Day to help secure long-term reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank.
 
The Small Business Summit attracts hundreds of small business owners from all over the U.S. every year. The conference will include a session on Ex-Im Bank and the state-of-play to ensure its reauthorization. As a “Main Street Ambassador” during the Summit, you will have the opportunity to meet with Members of Congress and advocate for reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank. With the June 30 deadline fast approaching, we need your help to secure a long-term reauthorization so that businesses can continue to provide jobs and economic growth in communities across the country.
 
This will be a critical time for Members of Congress to hear your personal stories about the integral role the Bank plays in growing and supporting jobs in your local community.  
 
We hope you can join us at this important event. There is no cost to attend. A hotel block is available at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Book a room here. For further information, please contact Director of International Policy for the Chamber Stefanie Holland (sholland@uschamber.com). 
 
Schedule Of Events
 
Tuesday, June 9 
America’s Small Business Summit 
Time: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC
 
Wednesday, June 10
Main Street Ambassadors Hill Day on Ex-Im Bank
8:30 a.m. Hill Day Kickoff at U.S. Chamber Hill Office – 430 1st Street SE, Washington DC
10:00 Meetings with Members of Congress and staff on Capitol Hill 

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About Alexander Gordin
An international merchant banking professional with over twenty years of business operating and advisory experience in the areas of export finance, international project finance, risk mitigation and cross-border business development. Clients include foreign governments, municipalities and state enterprises as well as Fortune 500 and small/medium enterprises. Strong entrepreneurial instincts, combined with leadership and strategic skills. Transactional and negotiations experience in over thirty five countries. Author of the highly acclaimed "Fluent in Foreign Business" book and creator of the "Fluent in OPIC", "Fluent in EXIM","Fluent In Foreign Franchising", "Fluent in FCPA",and "Fluent in USTDA" seminar/webinar series. Currently developing "Fluent In ......" seminars and publications. Co-author of the Fi3 Country Business Appeal Indices. Extensive international business development and project finance transaction experience in healthcare, aerospace, ICT, conventional and alternative energy infrastructure, distribution and hospitality industries. Experience managing international public and private corporations. Co-Founded three companies abroad. Strong Emerging and Frontier Market expertise. Published and featured in numerous publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Knowledge@Wharton, NBC.com, The Chicago Tribune, Industry Week, Industry Today, Business Finance, Wharton Magazine Blog, NY Enterprise Report, Success magazine, Kyiv Post and on a number of radio and television programs including: Voice of America, CNBC, CNNfn, and Bloomberg. Frequent speaker on strategy, cross-border finance and international business development. Executive MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. B.S. in Management of Information Systems from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Specialties Strategic Management Advisory, Export Finance, International Project Finance & Risk Management, Cross-border Negotiations, Structured Finance transactions, Senior Government and Corporate officials liason

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