November 26, 2012 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: United States Council for International Business Award Gala

Annual Event Will Honor BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 26, 2012) -

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

Harold McGraw III, CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies and chairman of USCIB
Barry Salzberg, CEO, Deloitte LLP
Katty Kay, lead anchor of BBC World News America
Charles P. Heeter, Jr., chairman of BIAC
Tadahiro Asami, secretary general of BIAC
Peter Robinson, president and CEO, USCIB

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:00 p.m. reception, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8:15 p.m. award presentation

The Waldorf-Astoria, Park Avenue at 50th Street, New York City

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

The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a leading pro-trade group based in New York, will present its 2012 International Leadership Award at a gala dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria. The annual USCIB award gala draws hundreds of business leaders as well as dignitaries from government and diplomatic circles.

The International Leadership Award recognizes extraordinary efforts to expand world trade and investment. Normally presented to a top corporate leader, the award this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. USCIB wishes to recognize BIAC's efforts over five decades to improve the global competitive framework for American business through strong multilateral engagement and cooperation in support of open markets.

BIAC Chairman Charles Heeter and Secretary General Tadahiro Asami will accept the award on behalf of the organization's worldwide membership. Deloitte CEO Barry Salzberg will provide testimonial remarks, and Katty Kay of BBC World New America will deliver keynote remarks on business and leadership at a time of global change.

Advance registration by the media is strongly recommended. More information is available at

Founded in 1945, USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. 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, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at

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