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The Devalued Dollar: a Blessing for American Exporters and Foreign Investors

Category: Luncheons
Date(s) and Time(s): Friday, Feb 29, 2008, 11:30 AM - Friday, Feb 29, 2008, 01:30 PM
Venue: Fuji Buffet
Address: 525 Water St.
City / State / Country: Santa Cruz / CA / US
Organizer / Promoter: MBITA - Sponsored by MORGAN STANLEY
Phone: 831-335-4780
Fax: 831-335-4822
Email: cristina@mbita.org
URL: https://www.acteva.com/go/mbita
Description: The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) cordially invites you to attend the next Santa Cruz Chapter luncheon meeting, sponsored by Morgan Stanley, a leader in providing the finest in financial thinking, products and execution for investors around the world.

The devalued dollar has created an environment where American exporters can be more competitive in the global marketplace while foreign investors seeking to form strategic alliances with American companies with investment dollars are now presented with better investment opportunities that can help American businesses grow domestically and abroad.

SPEAKERS

John Hartman, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Quantitative and Structured Solutions Specialist, (www.morganstanley.com) will present on the current foreign exchange market, currency strategies one could implement and the foreign exchange outlook for 2008.

James Cadet, Vice President, Morgan Stanley Lending and Business Services Specialist (www.morganstanley.com) will present on Morgan Stanley\'s business service capabilities including comprehensive fully-integrated Cash Management Account, Commercial Lending, Business Succession Planning Services and how they may benefit SMEs.

Paul Watts, Business Development Officer, San Francisco Satellite Office, Export-Import Bank of the United States (www.exim.gov) will present three programs available with Ex-Im Bank: Credit Risk Insurance; Loan Guarantees to lenders for credit accommodations to foreign buyers; and Working Capital Guarantees to lenders for pre-export loans to U.S. SME exporters.

Jim Faith, CEO of Trade & Export Finance Online (www.tefo.com), has been engaged as website developer for the new Enterprise Development Network (EDN), a financing initiative launched by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (www.opic.gov). By engaging the private sector, EDN greatly extends OPICís ability to provide financing and political risk insurance (PRI) to micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) doing business in developing countries. TEFO has been selected to provide online prequalification services for EDN.

For speaker bios visit http://www.mbita.org/Speakerbios_022908.pdf

Price: $25 members; $35 non-members (online registration until February 28 @ 5:00pm)
Pay at door: $30 members, $40 non-members (cash or checks only)

Reservations required
Contact the MBITA office at 831-335-4780 cristina@mbita.org

MORGAN STANLEY
20400 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 350, Cupertino, CA 95014
Adam MacLeod & Crystal Shi, Financial Advisors
Investments and services are offered through Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, member SIPC.


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