North American Leaders Summit Presidential Reception

Monday, April 21, 2008 - 9:00am
New Orleans, LA
United States

Gallier Hall New Orleans, LA The U.S. Chamber, through the National Chamber Foundation and local partners, held a presidential reception on April 21st in New Orleans during the North American Leaders' Summit. The reception's 200 participants included members of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America; North American Competitiveness Council;

U.S, Mexican, and Canadian government officials; leaders in the private sector of the three countries; as well as local Louisiana leaders. 

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  • Remarks by former President George W. Bush
  • Remarks by Dr. Charles Teamer, President of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce (and past President of the World Trade Center and Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans)             

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  • Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Charles Teamer, Chairman, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
  • The Honorable Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans
  • The Honorable Bobby Jindal, Governor or Louisiana
  • The Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • The Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United States of America
  • Arthur J. Rothkopf, Executive Vice President, National Chamber Foundation

A Special Thanks to Our Local Partners:

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