Mayor Rahm Emanuel hits Washington on Friday to deliver a keynote address at the Export-Import Bank 2012 Annual Conference
"Mayor Emanuel knows how important U.S. exports are to improving the nation's economic well-being," said Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, nicknamed Ex-Im Bank.
"Chicago, and other major regional economic hubs, plays a critical role in contributing to the continued growth in U.S. exports that at the current pace will see us meeting President Obama's goal of doubling exports in the five years ending in late 2014," Hochberg said in a statement. The theme of the conference is "Made in the USA: Your Competitive Edge".
From the Ex-Im Bank: "Others speaking at the Conference include President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative; Samuel Allen, Chairman and CEO, Deere & Company; Scott Davis, Chairman and CEO, UPS; Ellen Kullman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Dupont; Andrew Liveris, President, CEO and Chairman, Dow Chemical Company; David Rhodes, President, CBS News; David Rubenstein, Co-founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Richard J. Tobin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Case New Holland; and Robert Wolf, Chairman, UBS Americas.zzz'