02/22/2012

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NPE2012: Jon Huntsman, Jr. to speak at opening gala

About Jon Huntsman, Jr. Jon Huntsman, Jr., 51, has had a notable career in public service as well as with the global plastics and chemicals company founded by his father, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. He has received appointments from four U.S. presidents and served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and China. He was twice elected governor of the state of Utah. He has held leading positions in Huntsman Corporation since joining the family business in 1981 and is now a member of the board. He has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, and U.S. Trade Ambassador. He has negotiated dozens of free trade agreements and brokered other bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade agreements for the United States with China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, India, Vietnam, West Africa, South Africa, and other Asian and African nations. He played a critical role in launching global trade negotiations in Doha, Qatar in November of 2001, guiding the simultaneous accession of China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization [image_0] He is a founding director of the Pacific Council on International Policy and has served in senior positions with the Brookings Institute Asia Policy Board, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum, the Asia Society in New York, and the National Bureau of Asian Research. He has lived in Asia at four periods in his life and speaks fluent Mandarin. His father, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., founded Huntsman Corporation in 1970. The company is a global manufacturer of chemicals, plastics, and other products, employing 12,000 people, with revenues of more than USD 9 billion in 2010. The senior Mr. Huntsman was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame during NPE1994. Information about the opening gala: The NPE2012 opening gala will be a formal event including a reception, banquet, Governor Huntsman's keynote address, and the Plastics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Tickets cost USD 300 per person and USD 2,200 for a table of eight. The event will take place from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. in the Sebastian J Ballroom of the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando. Contact for programming and event information:
Camden Walker
cwalker@plasticsindustry.org
Tel. 001-202-974-5224.

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