United States Council for International Business Award Gala

Honored for Global Leadership, Dow's Liveris to Call for Steps to Enhance U.S. Competitiveness

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 10, 2011) - MEDIA ADVISORY

Annual award dinner of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company (award recipient)
Harold McGraw III, CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies and chairman of USCIB
Peter Robinson, president and CEO, USCIB

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
6:00 p.m. reception, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8:15 p.m. award presentation

The Waldorf-Astoria, Park Avenue at 50th Street, New York City

Contact: Jonathan Huneke, USCIB (212-703-5043 or jhuneke@uscib.org)

Andrew Liveris, president, chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, will receive the 2011 International Leadership Award from the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a pro-trade group representing America's top global companies, at a November 16 gala dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The award recognizes Mr. Liveris's strong commitment to international growth, and to ensuring that the United States benefits broadly from closer trade and investment ties with other countries.

In his remarks, Mr. Liveris is expected to call for a number of urgent steps by business and government leaders to improve U.S. competitiveness. An advocate for the critical importance of manufacturing for the long-term health of a nation's economy, Mr. Liveris was appointed co-chair of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in the United States. He is the author of the book "Make It in America," published earlier this year, which presents policy solutions and business strategies to foster an advanced manufacturing economy.

The annual USCIB award gala draws hundreds of business leaders as well as dignitaries from government and diplomatic circles. Advance registration by the media is strongly recommended. More information on the event is available at www.uscibgala.com.

Founded in 1945, USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation. Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.

Contact Information:

Jonathan Huneke