NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) -

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

WHO:   Gary Locke, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
       Victor Fung (Li & Fung Group), chairman, International Chamber
       of Commerce
       Christiane Amanpour, senior international correspondent, CNN
       William G. Parrett, USCIB chairman and retired CEO, Deloitte

WHEN:  Thursday, October 8, 2009
       Reception, 6:00 p.m.; dinner, 7:30 p.m.;
       Secretary Locke's remarks, 7:45 p.m.

WHERE: The Waldorf-Astoria, Empire Ballroom
       301 Park Avenue, New York City

       Contact: Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
       (212) 703-5043 or

The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a pro-trade group representing America's top global companies, will hold its annual dinner on October 8. The event celebrates the 90th anniversary of the International Chamber of Commerce, part of a year-long, worldwide series of events marking this milestone for the world business organization, which is USCIB's oldest overseas affiliate.

ICC will be represented by its chairman, Victor Fung (chairman, Li & Fung Group), and members of ICC's executive board. Top business executives and diplomatic representatives from over 30 countries are expected to attend. Keynote remarks will be delivered by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. Christiane Amanpour, senior international correspondent with CNN, will be the featured speaker. More information on the event is available at

A limited number of interview opportunities with key participants are available.

The anniversary dinner will follow an earlier lunch at the United Nations presided over by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. ICC will also convene a symposium at Harvard Business School on October 9-10 to discuss the future of market capitalism. More information on ICC and its 90th anniversary is available at

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, including ICC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information at

Contact Information: Contact: Jonathan Huneke USCIB (212) 703-5043