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For media partnership opportunities please contact Charles Skuba, Director of Public Affairs, International Trade Administration at 202–482–3809. Registration for the Forum can be found at http://trade.gov/competitiveness/acf/ registration.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Americas Competitiveness Forum at ACF@mail.doc.gov or call the International Trade Administration at 1–800–USA–Trade or 202–482–0543. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Apr 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 approval of that collection of information. The Commission received two comments. Both commenters, Safe Kids SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez Worldwide (Safe Kids) and Carol Pollack-Nelson, supported the will host the inaugural Americas collection of information because it Competitiveness Forum on June 11–12, would inform the Commission’s plans 2007, in Atlanta. The Americas Competitiveness Forum in the areas of public education, recall effectiveness, product research and (ACF) will provide a venue for government ministers from the Western voluntary standards development. Safe Kids requested that a special emphasis Hemisphere to come together with be placed on children’s products. Safe leaders from the private sector, Kids also requested that the focus academia, and non-governmental groups and any subsequent reports organizations, to explore cutting edge resulting from the focus groups be made ideas and best practices in several key available to the public. Staff is currently areas of competitiveness. developing the format for specific focus The ACF’s main tracks are: • Sparking and sustaining innovation; groups and will evaluate whether • Creating solutions in education and making such focus groups and any resulting reports public may be useful workforce development; after the program is fully operational. • Designing successful global supply The information collected from the chain strategies; and Consumer Focus Groups will help • Fostering small business inform the Commission’s evaluation of development and growth. consumer products and product use by The ACF intends to serve as an onproviding insight and information into going vehicle for governments, the consumer perceptions and usage private sector, academia, and nonpatterns. Such information may also governmental organizations to explore assist the Commission in its efforts to best practices and case studies on the issue of competitiveness in the Western support voluntary standards activities, and help the staff identify areas Hemisphere. By highlighting practical regarding consumer safety issues that examples, the ACF intends to provide need additional research. In addition, information for decision makers to take based on the information obtained, the steps to strengthen competitiveness in staff may be able to provide safety each country and in the region, in information to the public that is easier general. to read and is more easily understood by Dated: April 12, 2007. a wider range of consumers. The Alysia Wilson, Consumer Focus Groups also may be Director of Programs, Western Hemisphere. used to solicit consumer opinions and [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 25, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Notice Announcing the Americas Competitiveness Forum and 
Opportunities for Sponsorship and Media Partnership

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez will host the 
inaugural Americas Competitiveness Forum on June 11-12, 2007, in 
Atlanta. This notice announces the Americas Competitiveness Forum and 
opportunities for sponsorship and media partnership.

DATES: The Americas Competitiveness Forum will be held on June 11-12, 
2007. Applications for sponsorship and media partnership should be 
received no later than May 4, 2007.

ADDRESSES: For sponsorship opportunities please contact Alex Feldman, 
International Trade Administration at 202-482-2867 or 
Alex.Feldman@mail.doc.gov. For media partnership opportunities please 
contact Charles Skuba, Director of Public Affairs, International Trade 
Administration at 202-482-3809. Registration for the Forum can be found 
at http://trade.gov/competitiveness/acf/registration.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Americas Competitiveness Forum at 
ACF@mail.doc.gov or call the International Trade Administration at 1-
800-USA-Trade or 202-482-0543. Additional information can be found at 
http://trade.gov/competitiveness/acf/index.asp.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez 
will host the inaugural Americas Competitiveness Forum on June 11-12, 
2007, in Atlanta.
    The Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) will provide a venue for 
government ministers from the Western Hemisphere to come together with 
leaders from the private sector, academia, and non-governmental 
organizations, to explore cutting edge ideas and best practices in 
several key areas of competitiveness.
    The ACF's main tracks are:
     Sparking and sustaining innovation;
     Creating solutions in education and workforce development;
     Designing successful global supply chain strategies; and
     Fostering small business development and growth.
    The ACF intends to serve as an on-going vehicle for governments, 
the private sector, academia, and non-governmental organizations to 
explore best practices and case studies on the issue of competitiveness 
in the Western Hemisphere. By highlighting practical examples, the ACF 
intends to provide information for decision makers to take steps to 
strengthen competitiveness in each country and in the region, in 
general.

    Dated: April 12, 2007.
Alysia Wilson,
Director of Programs, Western Hemisphere.
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