• Challenges Facing the Private Sector in Washington (Luncheon)

    June 17 2010, 12:30 - 12:30
    Location: France-Amériques 9 avenue Franklin Roosevelt – 75008 Paris

    Challenges Facing the Private Sector in Washington, Lunch with Tom Donohue, President & CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Don't miss a chance to hear Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce - the parent organization of AmChams worldwide - who will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. private sector in Washington and around the world. Mr. Donohue will give a tour d'horizon of the state of the U.S. economy and discuss the economic reforms and initiatives the U.S Chamber believes are important for a resumption of economic growth and financial stability.

    Reservations must be received by close of business Monday, June 14, 2010. Cancellations and refunds cut off close of business June 15, 2010. AmCham/IFRI Members: € 75 - Non-Members & Guests: € 85

    Bio- Prior to his current post, Mr. Donohue served for 13 years as president and chief executive officer of the American Trucking Association.  He serves on two corporate boards of directors, and is also President of the Center for International Private Enterprise, a program of the National Endowment for Democracy dedicated to the development of market-oriented institutions around the world.  Mr. Donohue holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and an MBA from Adelphi University.
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce-The U.S. Chamber, which has 300,000 direct members and represents 3 million companies through its federation, with revenues of approximately $250 million per year, is a significant lobbying and political force in the U.S., with substantial international influence.  It has helped secure legislative victories such as tax cuts, sensible workplace and environmental regulations, and increased funding for transportation.  The Chamber has also become a leader for eliminating trade barriers, promoting free trade agreements, and fighting protectionism both in the U.S. and abroad.  In this, it is a close partner of the 110 AmChams worldwide, for which it grants accreditation.