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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

August 28: Pocan to Host Exporter Forum for Wisconsin Small Businesses with Export-Import Bank Chairman Hochberg

Aug 20, 2013
Press Release

Madison, WI–In order to help provide local small business owners with the tools to increase their foreign sales and grow their businesses, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will host an Exporter Forum with Fred P. Hochberg, the Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), on Wednesday, August 28, at the Accelerator Building on 5602 Research Park Boulevard in Madison; 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  South African officials will also be on hand to discuss potential trade opportunities. The event is tailored to address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses with 500 or less employees.

The event is free of charge, but an RSVP is required. Interested participants can register for the event at

“I’m pleased to welcome Chairman Hochberg and the Export-Import Bank to Madison to help our local businesses spread the “Made in Wisconsin” label across the globe,” Pocan said.  “By exporting their high quality, American-made goods and services, Wisconsin business owners can expand their customer base and grow their companies.”

Attendees will learn how to increase their company’s foreign sales by:

  • Obtaining protection against the risk of nonpayment
  • Extending credit to your buyers
  • Accessing vital working capital
  • Finding new markets and customers
  • Understanding how other companies have used government resources to export

The Export-Import Bank is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013


WHAT: U.S. Rep. Pocan & Ex-Im Bank Chairman Hochberg host Exporter Forum for local small business owners

WHERE: Accelerator Building, Conference Room 10, 5602 Research Park Blvd., Madison, WI

WHEN: Wednesday, August 28, 2013; 8:30 a.m.—12 p.m.

HOW: The event is free of charge but registration is required. Register for the event at or contact Rep. Pocan’s office at 608-258-9800.