2021 presents a challenging environment for companies to expand globally. On the one hand, it’s clear that companies must move forward; carefully and strategically, yes. But, the time for waiting is over, and companies who want to thrive need to be proactive and aggressive in their growth strategies. On the other hand, 2020 wasn’t friendly to bottom lines or capital availability.

Implementing resilient and proactive strategies takes investment and resources, but for many companies, money isn’t exactly abundant

Where can you find right-fit financing?

Right-Fit Financing Opportunities:

In particular, our conversation will revolve on 3 points:

1. Financing for exporters

There are government programs, banking solutions, and more, so how should a company go about finding the right-fit for them? Is there a way to use all the tools and offers together?

2. Financing for supply chain moves into Mexico

Even before a pandemic shook global supply chains, many companies sourcing from SE Asia were considering moving to closer options, with Mexico being a primary target. What risks do you take on and what risks do you avoid by doing that? Is there financing available for that type of a project?

3. Special financing for the Ag industry

Sometimes, government funding programs are mired in restrictive language and result in large amounts of money being unused. One of those programs has recently come to light and could now provide significant opportunities for Ag equipment providers with operations overseas.

Featured Guest:

Brett Silvers, President & CEO, WorldBusiness Capital

Brett Silvers is the President & CEO of WorldBusiness Capital, Inc., a commercial finance company that offers long-term loans helping small and medium-sized businesses, private equity funds, and entrepreneurs take advantage of international trade and investment opportunities. Since its founding by Mr. Silvers in 2003, WorldBusiness Capital has originated approximately $900 million of loans utilizing the programs of four U.S. Government agencies: U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Export-Import Bank. In addition, WorldBusiness Capital is the first U.S. financial institution to establish a guaranteed lending partnership with Bancomext, the Mexican Government’s export credit and development agency. Prior to establishing WorldBusiness Capital, Mr. Silvers was the President & CEO of First International Bancorp, Inc. for 13 years. During this time, he led the bank’s growth to over $1.5 billion of managed commercial and international loans, successful IPO in 1997, and sale to a Fortune 50 company in 2001.
Over the past three decades, Mr. Silvers and his companies have been widely recognized for offering innovative financing solutions that help U.S. businesses and investors compete in international markets. In 2018, WorldBusiness Capital received the President’s “E” Award for Exports from the U.S. Department of Commerce recognizing the company’s sustained commitment to export expansion and development of creative international loan products.
Brett Silvers was appointed by the Commerce Department in 2018 to serve as a U.S. representative to the U.S.-India CEO Forum. Mr. Silvers currently serves on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business of the Commerce Department and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Previously, Mr. Silvers served on the Boards of Directors of Private Export Funding Corporation, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation, American-Turkish Council, and Solidarity Chase Bank (Poland). In addition, Mr. Silvers has served on the Advisory Boards of the U.S. Export-Import Bank and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Brett Silvers received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Tufts University.


David Thacker - Director of Strategic Engagement

David Thacker brings a strategic mindset to every conversation. Since joining Kansas Global, he has met and consulted hundreds of companies in the Midwest on how to grow exports. He excels at understanding companies’ global opportunities and internal difficulties, and delivering customized solutions and resources that fit those needs. He has spearheaded the regional expansion of Kansas Global throughout the Midwest, leading to a variety of new relationships and consulting opportunities. A lifelong learner, David is continually adding strategic value to the services, research, consulting, and relationships Kansas Global provides to clients.

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