Azerbaijan International

Spring 1996 (4.1)
Page 86

The US-Azerbaijan
Chamber of Commerce

The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) has just been established in Washington, D.C. Their goal is to promote and advance the development of business and commerce between the US and Azerbaijan. The Chamber will facilitate the entry of US businesses into Azerbaijan's market, serve as a liaison between them and the Azerbaijani government, as well as help Azerbaijani businesses connect to markets here in the US.

The Chamber extends deep appreciation to the following companies which have contributed to its establishment: Amoco, BP America, Chevron, Exxon, Mobil, Occidental, Panalpina, and Unocal.

Board of Directors
Reza Vaziri, Chairman · Ambassador Richard Armitage, Armitage Associates · Farhad Azima, Chairman, Aviation Leasing Group · Betty Blair, Editor, "Azerbaijan International" · Nader Fahm, President, Alfacom · John Gore, VP Federal Government Affairs, BP America · John Imle, President, Unocal Corporation · Terry Koonce, President, Exxon Ventures (CIS) · Farrokh Nakhjavani, Araz Golden Gate · Don Stacy, Chairman & President, Amoco Eurasia Petroleum · John Thrash, CEO, Natural Gas Storage Corporation of North America · Bill White, former Deputy Secretary of Energy, now Chairman of Howe-Baker Development Company.

Honorary Council Advisors
Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser in President Carter's Administration · John Sununu, White House Chief of Staff in President Bush's Administration.

Board of Trustees
Ilham Aliyev, VP, SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic) · Greg Laughlin, Congressman (R-TX) · David R. Martin, President & CEO, Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation · Richard H. Matzke, President, Chevron Overseas Petroleum · Hafiz Pashayev, Azerbaijan's Ambassador to the US · Sabri Sayari, Executive Director, Institute of Turkish Studies · Don R. Voelte, VP New Business Development, Mobil Oil Corporation · Charlie Wilson, Congressman (D-TX).

Contact USACC: 1825 Eye Street NW, Suite 400, Washington DC, 20006, Tel: (202) 857-8069; Fax: (202) 789-9638.

Conference on Trade and Investment-Houston in May 1996
The US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) of Washington, D.C., and the Greater Houston Partnership are jointly organizing a "Conference on Trade and Investment Opportunities in Azerbaijan" in Houston on May 20-22, 1996. The conference will focus on Azerbaijan's promising markets for American goods and services.

Conference presentations will analyze business opportunities in Azerbaijan including best investment prospects, foreign successes and funding opportunities. Top Azerbaijani government officials and businessmen will attend and special sessions will focus on industry and agriculture.

After the first day of formal meetings, two days of private meetings will be arranged so that American business personnel can meet Azerbaijani counterparts and government officials. Contact: Jack Ewing in Houston at Tel: (713) 651-2224; Fax: (713) 651-2299 or USACC at Tel: (202) 857-8069; Fax: (202) 789-9638.

Azerbaijan International (4.1) Spring 1996.
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