“I found the workshop to be the most effective and efficient opportunity to learn about OPIC and other US government international trade programs.”

Juan Carlos Rivera-Montes, Managing Director, Meso America Development Group, LLC (attendee at OPIC’s 2010 Expanding Horizons workshop)

Supporting Organizations


Expanding Horizons 2012

A Workshop for Small Businesses Entering International Markets

October 18, 2012
Embassy Suites Chicago – O’Hare / Rosemont – Rosemont, Illinois

Learn how hundreds of American small businesses have used Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) finance and insurance products to gain access to emerging markets overseas. Discover how you can take advantage of all the products OPIC has to offer to expand internationally while supporting growth at home. Participants will also hear from other U.S. government agencies that offer programs complementary to OPIC, including market research, international partner search, trade financing and feasibility study funding.

OPIC, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, offers a variety of financial tools including direct loans and political risk insurance, to help businesses invest in new and emerging markets. Since 1971, OPIC has supported nearly $200 billion of investment in thousands of projects in more than 150 countries around the world, generating $74 billion in U.S. exports, and creating jobs in local economies overseas as well as in the U.S.

Register now and sign up for one-on-one meeting appointments with key OPIC and other U.S. government agency representatives to get first-hand perspectives and have your important questions addressed.

For more information about OPIC, please visit www.OPIC.gov.

Press Releases

Click here to download the Expanding Horizons workshops in Chicago press release.