National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations,
U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee,
National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce,
and Sidar Global Advisors

invite you to attend:


Infrastructure and Business Opportunities in North Africa


Thursday, September 6, 2012


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Remarks and Questions


City Club of Washington, DC
Columbia Square Location

555 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(directions below)

North Africa

Participating specialists include:


Mr. Carl Kress
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
[ustda.gov]


Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome
Fahmy Hudome International
[fahmyhudome.com]


Mr. Steven Mayo
Export-Import Bank of the United States
[exim.gov]


Ms. Deborah McCarthy
U.S. Department of State
[state.gov]


Mr. Cenk Sidar
Sidar Global Advisors
[sidarglobal.com]


Mr. Curtis Silvers
National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce
[nusacc.org]


Moderator:

Dr. John Duke Anthony
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
[ncusar.org]



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If you have any questions you can call the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations at (202) 293-6466.



Sponsors

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce

National Council on
U.S.-Arab Relations

National U.S.-Arab
Chamber of Commerce

Sidar Global Advisors

U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee

Sidar Global Advisors

U.S.-GCC Corporate
Cooperation Committee


Mr. Carl Kress

Mr. Carl Kress Mr. Carl B. Kress is Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Europe Region of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). As Regional Director, Mr. Kress is responsible for developing and implementing the USTDA economic development program throughout the region. He is also the agency's Traditional Energy and Power Sector Team Leader. Prior to taking responsibility for this region, Mr. Kress served as Regional Director for the previous Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia Region. Before joining the agency, he held legal and legislative positions in government and the private sector.


Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome

Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome is a member of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Board of Directors and recently participated in the Council's 20th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference and "The GCC at 31" Public Affairs Briefing. She is the President of Fahmy Hudome International (FHI), a strategic consulting firm which provides critical advice and counsel to Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, media organizations, and private sector entities with business interests in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to founding FHI, Ms. Fahmy Hudome was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the United States Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy.


Mr. Steven L. Mayo

Mr. Steven L. Mayo is a Business Development Officer, Project and Structured Finance at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He is primarily responsible for Ex-Im Bank's global project finance business development. In this role, Mr. Mayo advises project sponsors, lenders, and U.S. exporters in the pre-application phase for Ex-Im Bank financing and provides guidance on Ex-Im Bank's products. Mr. Mayo also originates long-term, private-sector credits for the Project & Structured Finance Division across various sectors, most recently in mining and renewable energy.


Ms. Deborah A. McCarthy

Ms. Deborah A. McCarthy Ms. Deborah A. McCarthy, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, assumed the position Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs on September 27, 2010. Previously, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy Athens (2008-2010), Special Coordinator for Venezuelan Affairs (2006-2008), Senior Advisor for Counter Terrorism (2004-2006) and as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (2002-2004). Ms. McCarthy received both an M.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.


Mr. Cenk Sidar

Mr. Cenk Sidar Mr. Cenk Sidar is the founder and managing director of Sidar Global Advisors (SGA), a Washington, DC-based global macro research and strategic advisory firm that has been assisting top financial institutions and multinational corporations investing in emerging markets since 2009. Prior to starting SGA, he served as the director of the American-Turkish Council for four years and oversaw the defense and energy programs of the Council. Mr. Sidar holds a Master's Degree in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington and a postgraduate degree in European Studies from SAIS's Bologna Center in Italy.


Mr. Curtis Silvers

Mr. Cenk Sidar Mr. Curtis M. Silvers is Executive Vice President of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce. With over twenty years of both U.S. government and Private Sector experience in the Middle East, Mr. Silvers has worked closely with government officials and the business communities in Egypt, the U.A.E., Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine, and others. Joining NUSACC in 2007, Mr. Silvers served as Director of Government Affairs, working closely with Arab embassies, U.S. government officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce, USTR, USTDA and State government offices. He is founding member of Vanguard Government Strategies, L.L.C. and worked in the Senate for seven years culminating in 1999 as Foreign Policy Professional Staff Member on the Senate Government Affairs Committee.


Dr. John Duke Anthony

Dr. John Duke Anthony Dr. John Duke Anthony is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and currently serves on the United States Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and its subcommittees on Sanctions and Trade and Investment. For the past 38 years he has been a consultant and regular lecturer on the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf for the Departments of Defense and State. Dr. Anthony was recently appointed Dean's Chair in International Studies and Political Science at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, where he will teach the Institute's first-ever course on "Politics of the Arabian Peninsula."


Directions to the City Club of Washington -
Columbia Square Location

City Club of Washington
Columbia Square Location
555 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: 202-347-0818

The City Club of Washington is located in the Columbia Square Building on F Street, NW, between 12th and 13th Streets. The main entrance to the building (which is wheelchair accessible) is at 555 13th Street, adjacent to The Warner Theater. The Columbia Square Parking garage is on 12th Street between E and F Streets. 12th Street is one way going north.

BY METRO

Metro rail travelers can arrive at the Club by stopping at METRO CENTER. They will exit the station through the 12th and F Street exit. Arrive on street level and walk straight ahead to reach the entrance of the Columbia Square Building on the left. This is only 25-30 paces from the escalator of the Metro. This entrance to the building is NOT wheelchair accessible.

BY CAR

From Route 66: Follow Route 66 East to the end where it will turn into Constitution Avenue. Follow Constitution Avenue about one and one half miles to 12th Street. Turn left onto 12th Street. Travel one block to E Street and turn left. Go one block to 13th Street and turn right. You will find the Columbia Square Building on the right, adjacent to the Warner Theater.

From Interstate 395: Take Interstate 395 to the 14th Street Bridge. Travel on 14th Street until you reach Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Continue one block to 13th Street and turn left. Once you cross E Street, you will find the Columbia Square Building on the right, adjacent to the Warner Theater.

From Interstate 270 (Frederick/Gaithersburg): Follow Interstate 270 South to Interstate 495 South. Take Route 66 East to the end where it turns into Constitution Avenue. Follow Constitution Avenue about one and one half miles to 12th Street. Turn left onto 12th Street. Travel one block to E Street and turn right. Go one block to 13th Street and turn right. You will find the Columbia Square Building on the right, adjacent to the Warner Theater.

From Silver Spring, Maryland: Take 16th Street south approximately 8 miles to K Street. Turn left onto K Street and travel east until you reach 13th Street. Turn right onto 13th Street. Continue south on 13th Street for 5 blocks. Once you cross F Street you will find the Columbia Square Building on the left, adjacent to the Warner Theater.

From Baltimore: Take 295 South (Baltimore/Washington Parkway) to Washington. Travel West on New York Avenue to 7th Street. Make a left onto 7th Street and continue 5 blocks to E Street. Make a right onto E Street and travel 6 blocks until you reach 13th Street. Make a right onto 13th Street and you will immediately reach the Columbia Square Building on the right adjacent to the Warner Theater.

To park in our garage: From Pennsylvania Avenue make a left onto 13th Street. Travel one block and turn right onto E Street. Go one block to 12th Street and turn left. The Columbia Square Parking garage will be the second parking garage entrance on the left on 12th Street between E and F Streets. Park and come up the elevator to the C level. We are located off the elevator on the right hand side.



About the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations


National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

1730 M St. NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC
Phone: 202-293-6466 | Fax: 202-293-7770



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