Fact Sheet
The Global Partnership Initiative
Washington, DC
November 7, 2011


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U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC

November 15, 2011

Moderated by Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris M. Balderston

7:30 – 8:00 Arrival

8:00 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 8:40 Welcome: Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Hammer

8:45 – 9:00 Keynote Address: President and CEO of OPIC Elizabeth Littlefield

9:00 – 10:00 The Economic Agenda Opportunities for Growth and Partnerships: a conversation with Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez, Ambassador Mohamed Salah Tekaya, and Director General of FIPA Noureddine Zekri, moderated by Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times

10:00 – 10:30 Business and Investment Pitch Sessions

10:30 – 11:30 Conversation with Partners for a New Beginning Tunisia: a conversation with PNB-NAPEO Chair Amel Bouchamaoui, PNB-NAPEO Vice-Chair Ziad Oueslati, and CEO of TMI Mondher Ben Ayed, moderated by GEP Advisor and PNB-NAPEO Delegation Organizer Cameron Khosrowshahi

11:30 – 12:00 Networking Breakout

12:00 – 12:15 Perspectives from the Tunisian Diaspora: President of Tunisian American Young Professionals Mohamed Malouche

12:15 – 12:30 Closing Remarks: Deputy Special Representative Jim Thompson

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Concurrent Afternoon Breakout Sessions

ICT Roundtable hosted by IBM
Franchising Roundtable hosted by the International Franchise Association
Tourism Roundtable hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce
Foundations Roundtable hosted at the White House, by invitation only

16:00 – 17:30 Closing Session: with featured speakers Ambassador William Taylor, Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions, and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council Gayle Smith

18:30 – 20:30 Evening Reception hosted by Ambassador Mohamed Salah Tekaya

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