Phone: 312.987.1892

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Expanding Horizons 2012

A Workshop for Small Businesses Entering International Markets

October 18, 2012


5500 N River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Tel: (847)678-4000


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.


Since 2006, OPIC has held 13 EXPANDING HORIZONS events across the U.S., educating small businesses and investors about the OPIC and other U.S. government programs available that can help U.S. companies expand into international markets while supporting growth at home. Specific OPIC presentations will include political risk insurance and how it can protect your business; accessing capital for your overseas projects; special support for renewable energy and clean tech projects; and how to begin—and successfully complete—the OPIC application process. Other U.S. government agency participants will include the Minority Business Development Agency and the U.S. Commercial Service with the U.S. Department of Commerce; the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade; the Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; and the U.S. Trade & Development Agency.


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.


OPIC will have key staff on hand to discuss:

  • OPIC Political Risk Insurance
  • OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance
  • OPIC Support for Renewable Energy, and Clean Technologies
  • Getting Started with OPIC.


In addition, meetings will be available with a collection of representatives from the:

  • Small Business Administration
  • Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, including the U.S. Commercial Service, and Minority Business Development Agency.

Come network to build your opportunities.

OPIC Expanding Horizons
Are you interested in exploring trade and investment opportunities between Africa and the world to create wealth through the flow business, then the CACC is the organization for you. Join today and start to receive correspondences about upcoming events and methods to allow your organization to realize its trade potential.