Caribbean-Central American Action and Export Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM Bank) recently hosted “Expanding Global Opportunities for Minority & Women- Owned Businesses: “Caribbean Connections”: A Two-Part Webinar Series

Part I: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT)
Part II: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT)

This EXIM Bank two-part webinar series is specifically aimed at minority and women owned businesses, including members of the Caribbean diaspora in the U.S., that are seeking opportunities to do business in the Caribbean region. Business and government officials in the region will also benefit from learning about the various programs and initiatives being offered by EXIM Bank and several other U.S. government international trade and investment agencies.

Part I Topics covered

  • Learning from EXIM Bank about how to: PROTECT against non-payment risk by your foreign buyers, gain access to CASH to fulfill international sales orders, and compete and win globally by offering CREDIT TERMS to foreign buyers
  • Learning about the services offered by U.S. Commercial Service to help you expand into the Caribbean market

Part II Topics covered

  • Learning from EXIM about successes and future opportunities in the renewable energy space
  • Learning from US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) about their programs to help facilitate trade and investment in the Caribbean region and how you can take advantage of these opportunities


For information on the speakers, their bios, and copies of their presentations, please see the links below:

May 23, 2017 Presentations (in order of delivery)

  1. Rafael Patiño, US Commercial Service Presentation
  2. Michael Jackson, EXIM Presentation


June 7, 2017 Presentations (in order of delivery)

  1. Alison Germak, OPIC Presentation
  2. Peter Greenwood, USTDA Presentation2
  3. Craig O’Connor, EXIM Presentation


CCAA-EXIM Webinar Series Speaker Bios