A discussion about ways to improve trade, investment, and economic cooperation between the United States and the GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). Join the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, the Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce, Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee for this unique conversation about the commercial relationship between the U.S. and the Gulf.

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, the Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee

invite you to attend a public affairs briefing on:

Fostering U.S.-GCC Trade, Economic Cooperation, and Investment Opportunities

(The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, & the United Arab Emirates.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
First Floor Conference Room
1875 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Coffee & Tea / Networking

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Remarks / Q&A


Context Provider and Moderator:

Dr. John Duke Anthony
Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and Subcommittee on Sanctions


Specialists:

Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt
Chairman, Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce; Member, Board of Directors, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Director of New Business Development, Reza Investment Group

Ms. Nahlah Al-Jubeir
Director, Center for Career Development, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission; Senior International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Mr. Khush Choksy
Senior Vice President for Middle East and Turkey Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Commentators:

Mr. Christopher Johnson
Attorney based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Chairman, KKR Saudi Limited

Ms. Randa Fahmy
President, Fahmy Hudome International; Treasurer, Board of Directors, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Former Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Mr. Mike Jones
Founding President, Capitol Capital Group, LLC



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For questions, please call the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations at (202) 293-6466.




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. On June 22, 2000, on his first official state visit to the United States, H.M. King Muhammad VI of Morocco knighted Dr. Anthony, bestowing upon him Morocco's highest award for excellence. Dr. Anthony currently serves on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and its Subcommittee on Sanctions. He is the only American to have been invited to each of the Gulf Cooperation Council's Ministerial and Heads of State Summits since the GCC's inception in 1981. He is the Chair of the North American Bridge Network, a consortium of organizations supported by Alwaleed Philanthropies.

Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt

Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt serves as a member of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Board of Directors. He is currently the Director of New Business Development for the Reza Investment Group based in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Roosevelt was a co-founder of Friends of Saudi Arabia, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting awareness of Saudi Arabian culture and society, with HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah, a son of the late-King Abdullah. Mr. Roosevelt is also Chairman of the Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce, First Vice President of the Bahrain American Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Member of the American Business Association of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Ms. Nahlah Al-Jubeir Ms. Nahlah Al-Jubeir

Ms. Nahlah Al-Jubeir is a Senior International Affairs Fellow with the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. She joined the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) in March 2013 to serve as Director of SACM's new Center for Career Development. Prior to joining SACM, Ms. Al-Jubeir held several positions at the Saudi Arabian Health Mission in Washington, DC, serving most recently as Deputy Director for Financial and Administrative Affairs. Before working for the Saudi Arabian government, she taught English as a Second Language at the University of Maryland in College Park and at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Mr. Khush Choksy Mr. Khush Choksy

Mr. Khush Choksy is Senior Vice President for Middle East and Turkey Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He directs the development and implementation of policies and programs that promote U.S. trade and investment in the region. Mr. Choksy oversees six programs: the U.S.-Bahrain Business Council, the U.S.-Egypt Business Council, the U.S.-GCC Business Initiative, the U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative, the U.S.-Israel Business Initiative, and the U.S.-Turkey Business Council. Previously, he was the Chamber's Senior Director for the Middle East, where he expanded the membership of the U.S.-Egypt Business Council, relaunched the U.S.-Bahrain Business Council, and expanded the Chamber's scope and impact.

Mr. Christopher Johnson Mr. Christopher Johnson

Mr. Christopher Johnson is a lawyer in private practice in Riyadh specializing in international transactions and claims, representing global firms in all aspects of their business. He has been active in Saudi Arabia since 1979 and has maintained an office in Riyadh since 1984. He has served as Chairman and CEO of the humanitarian airline AirServ, Chairman of the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority, and currently as Chairman of KKR Saudi Limited. Mr. Johnson graduated from Princeton University and New York University Law School, and is licensed in New York and the District of Columbia.

Ms. Randa Fahmy Ms. Randa Fahmy

Ms. Randa Fahmy is Treasurer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Board of Directors. She has more than 25 years of legal and public policy experience, including serving as the U.S. Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy and Counselor to a U.S. Senator. She presently serves as President of Fahmy Hudome International, a strategic consulting firm, which provides critical advice and counsel to public and private sector entities with an interest in international business transactions and energy policy. Ms. Fahmy has published in the Wall Street Journal and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, and Al-Jazeera.

Mr. Mike Jones Mr. Mike Jones

Mr. Mike Jones is the owner, founder, and President of the Capitol Capital Group, LLC (CCG). For the past 12 years, CCG has provided Washington, D.C. representation to The Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce (The Middle East umbrella affiliate of the United States Chamber of Commerce). CCG also provides representation for companies that render cost effective training for air traffic controllers (both domestically and internationally), integrate critical intelligence information for government agencies, provide educational programs and software to schools across the U.S., protect nuclear facilities from terrorist threats and promote U.S. business interests abroad.



Sponsors:

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce


U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee


Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP



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