NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) -


Presentation and discussion of the World Bank's "Doing Business 2008"


Robert Zoellick, president, The World Bank Group
Michael Klein, vice president, World Bank - International Finance
Abraham Katz, president, International Organization of Employers
Elizabeth L. Dibble, principal deputy assistant secretary, Department of


Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.


JPMorgan Chase Conference Center
277 Park Avenue (at 48th Street)
New York City


Contact: Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
212-703-5043 (office), 917-420-0039 (mobile),

Which countries make it easiest -- and which hardest -- to start and run a business? Members of the United States Council for International Business, plus representatives of national governments and major international organizations, will discuss trends in business regulation around the world with World Bank President Robert Zoellick on the occasion of the publication of the "Doing Business 2008" report.

Published by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, the "Doing Business" reports compare indicators on business regulations and their enforcement across 178 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Analyzing government regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it, the reports rank countries on their ease of doing business. Top reformers are identified, and best practices in reform are highlighted. More information on the "Doing Business" reports is available at

The United States Council for International Business promotes an open system of global commerce in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment. Its membership includes hundreds of leading U.S. companies, professional services firms and associations whose combined annual revenues exceed $3.5 trillion. As the American affiliate of several leading global business groups, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade. More information is available at

Contact Information: Contact: Jonathan Huneke USCIB 212-703-5043 (office) 917-420-0039 (mobile)