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Wednesday June 10, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Norris Conference Center (City Centre) 
816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024


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Bill Prout 
Chair, Houston DEC 
(713) 289-5894  


Houston District Export Council Outreach Event

Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization Update

The Houston District Export Council would like you to join us for lunch on Wednesday, June 10th, from 11:30 to 1:30 to hear an update on Ex-Im Bank's reauthorization. Speakers will provide a brief high-level overview and history of Ex-Im, how they have used Ex-Im, the benefits to our community and address the misinformation out there.  The DEC has been working hard on this issue as have our partners, but we need the community to speak out on this issue to get Ex-Im reauthorized prior to June 30, 2015.  




Bill Prout – Senior Vice President, Bank of Texas
Rami Touma –
President, CECA Supply & Services Inc.
Don Wisenbaker –
CFO, Royal Equipment
Taylor Landin – 
Vice President Public Policy, Greater Houston Partnership

Moderated by Chad Burke – President and CEO, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

These companies will tell their story and explain how they will be hurt if Ex-Im is not reauthorized.


In addition to covering this timely topic, the event will provide an excellent networking opportunity with DEC members, associates and other trade professionals in the Houston area.  Please invite your colleagues that may be interested in attending.     


The cost will be $30 per person. 


June 10, 2015, 11:30 to 1:30 

Norris Conference Center (City Centre) 
816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024

As the official export credit agency for the United States, the Export-Import Bank helps finance the export of U.S. goods and services. The bank supports billions of dollars of U.S. exports and hundreds of thousands of export-related U.S. jobs each year by providing working capital guarantees (pre-export financing) and export credit insurance to U.S.-based businesses, as well as loan guarantees, direct loans and other financial services that help foreign customers of U.S. companies secure financing they need from commercial lenders to buy American products.  Approximately 90% of the U.S. exporters supported are small and mid-sized companies.

Ex-Im charges for its services, so the bank covers all of its operating expenses and even earns a profit for American taxpayers. Ex-Im Bank does not compete with private sector lenders, but provides export financing products that fill gaps in trade financing. Ex-Im also has an excellent track record managing risk with a default rate better than some commercial banks.