Vicente Fox headlines international summit at Kennesaw State on May 12

Former President of Mexico and other thought−leaders discuss the future of Canada‚ U.S. and…

Georgia (May 7, 2009) — Vicente Fox headlines international summit at Kennesaw State on May 12

Tammy DeMel

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Vicente Fox headlines international summit at Kennesaw State on May 12
Former President of Mexico and other thought−leaders discuss the future of Canada‚ U.S. and Mexico relations

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (May 7‚ 2009) — Kennesaw State University will host the inaugural summit of the Commission for North American Prosperity – also referred to as North America 2050 – on Tuesday‚ May 12. The event will feature a keynote address from Vicente Fox‚ former president of the United States of Mexico and president of Centro Fox.

WHO:
Kennesaw State University is serving as the host facility for the meeting‚ in partnership with the United States−Mexico Chamber of Commerce‚ Centro Fox‚ and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Center. Summit Leaders include:

• Vicente Fox‚ former President of Mexico and president of Centro Fox
• Al Zapanta‚ president‚ U.S.−Mexico Chamber of Commerce
• Peter Appleton‚ president‚ U.S.−Mexico Chamber of Commerce‚ SE Chapter

WHAT:
“Making North America Work – The Future of Canada‚ USA‚ Mexico Relations.”
This Open Forum will provide an opportunity for leaders and dignitaries in the fields of business‚ government and academia from the United States‚ Canada and Mexico to discuss the future of relations between the three countries.

WHEN: Tuesday‚ May 12‚ 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center‚ on the campus of Kennesaw State University‚ 1000 Chastain Rd.‚ Kennesaw‚ Ga.

The forum is free and open to the public. For public attendance purposes only‚ please RSVP to Jeanette Eberhart at jeberhar@kennesaw.edu or phone (770) 423−6033. All media should contact the KSU Office of University Relations to arrange attendance.

WHY:
The Commission for North American Prosperity was created in response to growing recognition of the importance of the evolving social and economic relationships between Canada‚ Mexico and the U.S. Its mission is to provide guidance to North American leaders in government‚ business and civil society in the formulation of public and private policies affecting the future development and relationships of the U.S.‚ Canada and Mexico and its citizens. It is composed of 150 representatives from the private and public sectors.

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Kennesaw State University is the third−largest university in Georgia‚ offering more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including new doctorates in education and business. A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21‚000 from 142 countries.



 

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