Rep. Gary Miller Announces Agenda for San Bernardino Export Forum

Rancho Cucamonga, Apr 30, 2013 -

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Today, Rep. Gary Miller (CA-31) announced the agenda for the Exporter Forum which will be held in San Bernardino on Thursday May 2nd, in collaboration with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).

The Exporter Forum will be held at the Norton Event Center at the San Bernardino International Airport from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

There is no cost to attend, however due to limited space registration is required:

Regarding Thursday’s event, Congressman Miller remarked, “Job creation is the key to economic recovery here in the Inland Empire and across our nation. In order for American companies to grow and create new jobs, they must have the ability to compete in today’s economy. I am pleased to announce the agenda for this important Forum that will provide the tools and critical information companies in the 31st District need to export their products in the global marketplace.”

The agenda for Thursday’s Forum is as follows:

8:30 AM Registration

9:10 AM Welcome
 Mayor Pat Morris
 City of San Bernardino, CA
 John Magness
 Senior Vice President
 Hillwood Investment Properties

 Host Remarks
 The Honorable Gary G. Miller
 U.S. House of Representatives
 The Honorable Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President
 Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)

9:40 AM Panel Discussion – “Other Companies are Exporting, Why Aren’t You?”:  A moderator-led discussion where panelists describe how their companies use Ex-Im Bank or other government support to grow their business.
           Moderator:  John Hardy, President 
                               The Coalition for Employment Through Exports

           Panelists:    David Ickert, Vice President-Finance 
                               Air Tractor

                               Bob Noble, Vice President 
                               Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Supplier Management Product Development, Contracts, and Strategy

                               Albert Sun, Senior Vice President 
                               GE Capital, Corporate Finance

                               Thomas J. Burr, Vice President/Global Trade Manager  

10:40 AM Panel Discussion with Agency Officials – “Resources to Grow Your Exports”: A moderator-led discussion with agency officials who explain how their products and services can help business owners expand their export opportunities.
          Moderator:       John Hardy, President 
                                   The Coalition for Employment Through Exports
          Panelists:         Fred Latuperissa, Director, Southern California/Inland Empire Region -Riverside & San Bernardino 
                                   U.S. Department of Commerce 

                                   Martin Selander
                                   Small Business Administration

                                   Greg Moore, Export Finance Manager 
                                   Ex-Im Bank

12:00 PM Networking Sessions for Attendees: Participants are given the opportunity to meet with agency officials and local export development officials to ask questions and learn more about how their products and services can be applied to specific businesses.


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