As more U.S. small businesses participate in the global marketplace, they are facing new questions and challenges. Lack of knowledge about government programs available to support overseas investment, limited access to private sector-capital to pursue opportunities abroad, or concern over political risks in emerging markets can prevent small business from expanding overseas.
The Expanding Horizons workshop will address these concerns and explain the programs and resources provided by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government agency responsible for supporting private-sector investment in developing countries. This is a unique opportunity to learn about:
How expanding overseas can benefit your business at home.
U.S. government programs offering assistance to small and medium sized enterprises planning to go global.
Political risk insurance and how it can protect your business.
Accessing capital for your overseas project.
Current opportunities in the renewable energy and clean technology sector.
OPIC’s special finance products for small businesses.
Speakers include senior government officials from OPIC, as well as from the Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce, including the U.S. Commercial Service and the Minority Business Development Agency; and other agencies and representatives from businesses investing overseas who will share their insights and experiences.
Additionally, excellent networking opportunities will be available and participants will have the opportunity to arrange one-on-one meetings with OPIC and other government officials.
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For questions or more information, please contact:
Dr. Lawrence Spinelli
Director of Outreach and Public Affairs
Office of External Affairs
Ms. Alison Germak Gatchev
Director of Corporate Development
Small & Medium Finance Enterprise