Vladivostok, Russia - September 11, 2012
Pat Dawson addresses APEC CEO Summit participants at the panel on Infrastructure for Sustainable Growth
Pat Dawson, Asia Pacific President, The Dow Chemical Company, addressed business executives, government leaders and media while speaking at the panel session on “Infrastructure for Sustainable Growth” within the APEC CEO Summit on September 7, 2012 in Vladivostok, Russia.
“Infrastructure builds certainty for investors, creates jobs and opportunities, and delivers products and services to improve people's lives,” stated Pat Dawson.
The panel highlighted the importance of enhanced cooperation between the private and public sectors to develop the most efficient and integrated infrastructure to deliver economic growth. The panel included Dawson as well as fellow speakers Oleg Deripaska, President of EN+ Group and CEO of UC RUSAL; Vladimir Dmitriev, CEO of VEB; Oleg Budargin, Chairman, FGC UES; Ziyavudin Magomedov, Chairman of the Board of Summa Group and ABAC Chair; Yang Bong Jin, CEO, Hyundai Energy and Resources Ltd; and moderator Aleksandr Gabuev, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Kommersant Vlast’ Weekly.
Dow was a sponsor of the 24th APEC CEO Summit, which hosted approximately 700 attendees from more than 500 companies and 11 government leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, People’s Republic of China President Hu Jintao, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Under this year’s Russian Chairmanship of APEC, the CEO Summit in Vladivostok was built around the theme of “Addressing Challenges. Expanding Possibilities”. It allowed an exchange of ideas between business and government leaders on key issues for economic growth – from energy policy to trade liberalization to infrastructure development.
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 Summit can be found at http://www.apec2012ceosummit.ru/en/about/.
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/.
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.
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