Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Head of Confederation of British Industry's Washington Office to Speak in Pittsburgh Sept. 10

Rhian Chilcott, head of the Confederation of British Industry office in Washington, D.C., will speak at a breakfast briefing at the Duquesne Club on Sept. 10 from 7:45-9:15 a.m.

Hosted by the international law firm of K&L Gates and the British American Business Council, Pittsburgh Chapter, Chilcott will speak on the topic of "The G-20 - From London to Pittsburgh and Beyond."

She will brief the region’s business leaders on some of the key financial and economic issues on the agenda for discussion at the G-20 Summit and how those issues will impact companies doing business globally.

Often referred to as the "Voice of Business," the CBI is the UK's top business lobby organization. CBI’s specialist services and extensive influence with government, policymakers, legislators and unions are meant to get the best deal for business at home and abroad.

With 13 regional offices around the globe, CBI’s reach is significant. With a focus on important issues relevant to business leaders in today’s market, CBI’s policy work covers everything from climate change to tax reform.

Tickets to the event are $25 per person for BABC Members and their guests; $40 per person for non-members and reservations made after Sept. 7. To register with a credit card on-line, go to www.babc-pittsburgh.org. To register by phone, call Pat Fustich at the BABC 412-392-4555, ext. 4514.

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