International Trade Finance Workshop

Thursday, October 24, 2013
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Housing Opportunities Collaborative
1100 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Lunch will be served.
Parking is available in the building parking structure for a fee.
There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required by Friday, October 18th.

Please note that this is a closed session, for bankers only.

This well-attended workshop attracted leading public and private international trade lenders and technical assistance presenters to a panel discussion on the effects of the recent recession on small business owners and how w trade finance is viewed as specialized bank financing to promote new opportunities for business owners to increase sales and profit, while generating new sources of low-risk bank lending activity in low-income, CRA qualified neighborhoods. The topic was of greater interest to bank loan officers than to bank CRA officers, however both groups took away a clear understanding of the ease of creating and managing a trade finance program. Preceding the panel Laura Choi of the Federal Reserve Bank gave an economic update and overview of California’s economy and the Pacific Rim.


Melody Winter Head, Regional Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency