Harvard Business School Club of Washington DC
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/EIN News – January 22nd, 2009/

Contact for additional information: Bob Kolodney at [email protected]

Joseph Dukert to Appear at January 29 NAFTA Event

Joseph Dukert, President of the United States Association of Energy Economists, whose new book entitled Energy has just been published by the Greenwood Press, will be speaking at the Thursday, January 29 Post-NAFTA Business Opportunities Seminar of the Harvard Business School Club of Washington DC.

This book is part of Greenwood’s definitive series of guides to business and economics.

The book is interesting in several different aspects. It deals with the entire gamut of energy sources, and with the interrelationships and time frames related to making various national decisions about energy – aspects that are often not mentioned by so-called energy experts. An additional advantage for non-economists is that Energy is succinct and clearly written (two Hallmarks of Greenwood books).

The event is a morning seminar that will take place at the Canadian Embassy (501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001) from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. There will be three sessions:

an overview of the world-wide competitive position of North America in the light of the current economic situation by two Senior Economists at the Peterson Institute, Gary Hufbauer and Jeffrey Schott;
a highlighted energy sector panel with Dr. Dukert and Michael Eckhardt, the CEO of the American;
a panel on NAFTA business opportunities featuring the CEO of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Al Zapanta, and the Senior Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Canada, Jean-Philippe Linteau.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, DC, the Wharton Club of Washington DC, The Canadian-American Business Council, and the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.

The NAFTA economic overview and the presentations on energy from some of the country’s most knowledgeable experts will provide a worldwide status report because all significant issues are now interrelated through the multiple links of globalization, global warming, and international politics/security considerations.

Seminar attendees will have the added bonus of learning about what is going on in Canada and Mexico and related business opportunities from extremely well-informed business development authorities. There are many surprises for those who have not looked at the situation recently (for example, leading-edge medical entrepreneurship in Toronto, and the high-tech city of Jalisco which is fed by the surge of new engineers in Mexico – where more engineers are graduated each year than in the United States).

A particularly stimulating morning is expected. This event is open to the public – the admissions price of $60 includes a buffet breakfast. Additional details, bios of speakers and reservation information are available at the website of the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, DC (www.hbsclubwdc.net), and reservations can also be made directly at [email protected] or 202-244-0360

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