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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 2, 2004

Secretary Powell To Address Women Business Leaders at Summit

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will deliver welcome remarks at a reception for participants of the Riga Women Business Leaders Summit. The reception will take place on Friday, December 3, at 3:30 p.m. in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW.

The Riga Women Business Leaders Summit is being held in Washington, DC December 2-3, 2004. The Summitís objective is to bring women entrepreneurs from the United States, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus together to exchange best practices and develop partnerships to create economic growth. The Washington portion of this event, centering on a two-day conference at Georgetown University, follows two days of shadowing experience at many sites around the United States and a three-day conference in Riga in September. Fifty outstanding American businesswomen and fifty European businesswomen from small and medium-sized enterprises are participating in this program. Supported by a public/private partnership (U.S. and Latvian Governments, Georgetown University, and several private corporations), the Riga Summit is a follow-on to the highly successful 2002 Helsinki Women Business Leaders Summit.

The press is invited to cover the formal remarks delivered at the reception.

Pre-set time for cameras is 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for all press is 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives who plan to attend must present one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driverís license or passport).

Press Contact: Joann Lockard
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
(202) 647-5246


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