SOURCE: Council of Great Lakes Governors

May 11, 2007 12:44 ET

Great Lakes Governors, Chinese Officials to Launch More Than $10 Billion in Economic Partnerships

Press Conference - Media Alert

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 11, 2007 --


WHO:
     --  Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle
     --  Madame Ma Xiuhong, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce,
         People's Republic of China
     --  Minnesota Lieutenant Gov. Carol Molnau
     --  Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher
     --  Illinois Deputy Gov. Sheila Nix
     --  Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita
     --  Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés
     --  Companies expected to participate include:
          -  Motorola
          -  Dow Chemical Company
          -  Alcatel-Lucent
          -  GE Aviation
          -  Nortel Networks
          -  Oracle Software Systems Co., Ltd.
          -  IBM Global Services
          -  Hewlett Packard Development Company
          -  Cisco Systems, Inc.
          -  Analog Devices Corporation
          -  Corning Cable Systems, Inc.
          -  Emerson Electric Company
          -  Honeywell Inc.
          -  Sun Microsystems
          -  EMC Computer Systems
     --  Government and business leaders from the Great Lakes States and
         the People's Republic of China

WHAT:    The Forum on Chinese Trade and Investment in the Great Lakes
         Region. More than 200 government and business leaders from the
         United States and the People's Republic of China will meet in
         Chicago to sign major, new U.S.-sourced purchase agreements and
         explore additional opportunities for new Chinese investment in
         the Great Lakes region.

WHEN:    Monday, May 14, 2007
         1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT press conference followed by agreement
         signing from 1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. CDT.

WHERE:   Empire Room, 7th Floor -- InterContinental Chicago
         505 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611
         312-944-4100

* Participating media will need valid press credentials. To register at no charge, call Lisa Wojnarowski at 312-407-0177. For more information on the Council of Great Lakes Governors or the Council's International Trade Offices, please visit www.cglg.org.

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