Vladivostok, Russia - September 03, 2012
Dow is a proud sponsor of the 24th APEC CEO Summit, taking place September 7-8, 2012 in Vladivostok, Russia. Under the Russian Chairmanship of APEC, the CEO Summit offers an opportunity for business and government to engage on key issues for economic growth – from energy policy to trade liberalization to infrastructure development. As a Summit supporter and member of the business delegation, Dow will share its global expertise and best practices on how government and business can work together to promote regional cooperation, deliver innovative solutions to regional challenges and drive business growth, as well as contribute to sustainable economic development.
Pat Dawson, Asia Pacific President, The Dow Chemical Company, will contribute to the panel session "Infrastructure for Sustainable Growth", highlighting the importance of enhanced cooperation between the private and public sectors to develop the most efficient and integrated infrastructure. Dawson will focus on the critical role that companies such as Dow, as investors, suppliers, and committed members of the domestic community, can contribute to making infrastructure safer, more reliable, more efficient, while creating opportunities to help sustain economies.
"In bringing together governments and industry to share ideas, develop regional approaches to growth, and promote the types of policies that attract investment, APEC fosters a level of understanding and collaboration in the region that is valuable. The fact that business has a role to contribute makes the agenda much more practical, and commercially meaningful," said Pat Dawson. "I look forward to sharing how Dow provides products and solutions to creating more sustainable economies and in turn improving people's lives."
Contact Irina Kabanova (by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: + 7 985 761 93 15) for media inquiries at the Summit.
About APEC CEO Summit
APEC CEO Summit is an annual business forum for representatives of the Asia-Pacific business elite, held as a part of a series of meetings organized for Heads of State and senior government officials from all APEC member economies. At the Summit, business leaders have the opportunity to share their views and search for solutions in an open multilateral dialogue with government leaders. More information about Dow can be found at http://www.apec2012ceosummit.ru/en/about/.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
About Dow in Russia and CIS
With almost 40 years of continued presence in Russia and CIS, and supported by its experience, size and global presence, Dow is passionately committed to further developing closer partnership with the local companies to keep growing the business, while significantly accelerating the growth of the chemical industry in the region and to jointly increasing its competitiveness in an international context. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of about 770 million USD and employed approximately 260 highly qualified specialists in Russia and CIS. In addition to its sales offices in Moscow (Russia) and in Kiev (Ukraine), the Company has two manufacturing facilities in Ramenskoye (Moscow Region) for the production of additives for paints and coatings, and in Vladimir where the Dow Izolan joint venture company inaugurated in 2009 its new, large and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for the production of polyurethane systems. More information about Dow in Russia and CIS can be found at http://www.dow.com/russia/en/.
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