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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to Keynote NFTC’s 93rd Annual World Trade Dinner
Date: 9/5/2007
Written By: Eric Thomas or Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, 202-822-9491

Rep. Hoyer to Provide Outlook on U.S. Trade and Diplomacy

Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today announced that U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will deliver the keynote address during the organization's annual World Trade Dinner and Award Ceremony, which will take place Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. Representative Hoyer is slated to share his views on the bipartisan way forward on trade-related issues, including pending trade agreements, sanctions and other timely topics relevant to the international diplomatic community.



"We are honored to have Congressman Hoyer deliver this year's keynote address and we thank him for his leadership in urging fellow Members of Congress to work together in a bipartisan way to make real progress on issues of importance to the U.S. economy," said NFTC President Bill Reinsch.



Last November Congressman Hoyer was elected to serve as House Majority Leader in the 110th Congress, following two successive terms as the Democratic Whip. Currently, Rep. Hoyer plays a key role in helping House Democrats determine their legislative agenda and building broad support for the Party's policy priorities. He represents Maryland's Fifth Congressional District and is currently serving his 14th term.



"During his tenure in the House, Rep. Hoyer has demonstrated a keen understanding of the importance of an open, rules-based trading system to economic growth and jobs for American manufacturers, farmers, workers and their families," said Reinsch.



Traditionally, public officials and members of the trade policy and U.S. business communities attend the NFTC World Trade Dinner. Recent speakers include United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Susan Schwab; Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan; Director of National Intelligence, John D. Negroponte, and several Heads of State.



Members of the media are welcome to attend but must RSVP to Eric Thomas or Jennifer Cummings at The Fratelli Group, (202) 822-9491 ( or



Advancing Global Commerce for Over 90 Years

The National Foreign Trade Council ( is a leading business organization advocating an open, rules-based global trading system. Founded in 1914 by a broad-based group of American companies, the NFTC now serves hundreds of member companies through its offices in Washington and New York.