World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia Chief Operating Officer Dino Ramos was in attendance at the recently concluded EXIM Bank 2016 Annual Conference. The Annual Conference, which started on April 6th, took place at the historical Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. and included more than 1,100 exporters and representatives of financial institutions, foreign trade partners and government officials. Here are a few highlights from the daily sessions:
Fred Hochberg, Chairman of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the U.S., addressed 20 of the City/State (C/S) partners as part of the EXIM Conference. Chairman Hochberg advised the Partners that EXIM will re-brand the C/S Partners Program. Effective May 20, 2016, the Program will be called the “Regional Export Promotion Program (REPP).” The new name of the Program will be more reflective of the current and future export assistance and economic development organizations that are Partners in the Program, such as the regional World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. The new plan will be more in sync with the implantation of the Greater Philadelphia Export Plan which will be launched on April 13, 2016.