Oakland Workshop – September 19, 2017

Opens at 7:30 am Workshop Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcoming Remarks
9:15 am – 10:30 am Local & Federal Resources Panel
Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, Director of Outreach & Public Affairs, OPIC
Panel Speakers:

U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service
Mr. Rod Hirsch, Director, Oakland Export Assistance Center

U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade

Mr. Jeff Deiss, Regional Export Finance Manger

Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Mr. David Josephson, Managing Director – Western Region

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Ms. Elizabeth Johnson, Manager for Global Programs

Millennium Challenge Corporation

Mr. James Hallmark, Director – Finance Investment Trade

10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:25 am OPIC Political Risk Insurance
Ms. Kate Schweigart, Director, Political & Sovereign Risk
11:25 am – 12:05 pm OPIC Small & Medium Enterprise Finance
Mr. Iman Kennerly, Director, Project Finance
12:05 pm – 12:45 pm Getting Started with OPIC
Ms. Alison Germak, Director, Corporate Development
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Keynote Luncheon
Mr. Ryan Black, Founder & CEO, Sambazon
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm One-on-One Meetings / Networking Opportunities