U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow, 53280-53281 [2015-21973]

Download as PDF 53280 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES during the current year. The covered revenues are freight revenue on merchandise exported from, or imported into, the United States. The covered expenses are expenses incurred in the United States for: (1) Fuel and oil; (2) wages and salaries paid to employees in the United States; (3) agents’ and brokers’ fees and commissions for arrangement of freight and passenger transportation; (4) aircraft handling and terminal services, aircraft (with crew) leasing expenses; and 5) all other expenses incurred in the United States except leasing (without crew) expenses. Respondents are also asked to report: (1) Shipping weights on which freight revenues were earned; (2) the number of passengers transported to/from the United States; and (3) revenues associated with these passengers. 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[FR Doc. 2015–21875 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to participate in the U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Global Markets, Office of Africa is seeking representatives of 15 U.S. institutional investors to participate in the launch of the U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow. The Roadshow will provide a platform for U.S. institutional investors and African government representatives to discuss and implement best practices for reducing governance risk, strengthening capital markets and increasing longterm investment flows. The program is designed to help U.S. financial institutions and exporters participate in large-scale business opportunities arising from transformational infrastructure projects in Africa. Representatives of several African governments, including one or more heads of state, are expected to participate in the launch event. U.S. institutional investors and U.S. investment fund managers that represent U.S. institutional investors are invited to express interest in participating in the launch event and on-going roadshow. DATES: The launch event will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Space is limited. Requests to participate in the launch event must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 18th, 2015. The U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow is an on-going program. Requests will be accepted on an on-going basis for the duration of the program to be added to the distribution list for information about the program and about upcoming events. ADDRESSES: The launch event will be held in New York, New York. The address will be provided to invited participants. Future Roadshow events are expected to occur in the United States and Africa. To express interest in participating in the launch event or to be added to the Roadshow distribution list for information about the program and about upcoming events, please submit your request to: Roadshow@ trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Wereszynski, the United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–4729, email: Joseph.Wereszynski@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On September 29, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with McKinsey & Company, will hold a one day event in New York, New York to launch an U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow for Africa. The Roadshow is a U.S. Department of Commerce program that SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Notices will provide a platform for leading U.S. institutional investors, such as state pension and teacher retirement funds, and African government officials to discuss and implement best practices for reducing governance risk, strengthening capital markets and increasing long-term investment flows. At the same time, the program will help U.S. financial institutions and exporters to learn about and how to pursue opportunities to participate in largescale business opportunities arising from transformational infrastructure projects in Africa. The goal of the Roadshow is to bring a new level of transparent and flexible private sector funding while providing private sector tools to improve the investment climate to allow more U.S. companies to close business deals. The Roadshow is an initiative developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to the need expressed by African leaders and the U.S. private sector for increased access to long-term private capital to fund large scale infrastructure projects in Africa. It is a direct follow-up to the 2014 U.S.Africa Business Forum and an official recommendation made by the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. For more information on the Roadshow concept, please see the official recommendations made by the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa: http://www.trade.gov/pac-dbia/docs/ PAC-DBIA-Report_Final.pdf. The inaugural launch in New York, New York will be the first event in a series of high-level engagements that are expected to be scheduled to take place across the continent of Africa. The Global Market’s Office of Europe, Middle East and Africa has entered into a joint project with McKinsey and Company to organize and hold the launch event. The launch event will comprise of approximately 20–25 individuals consisting of U.S. Government officials, government officials from African countries (expected to include at least some government Ministers and one or more heads of state), and representatives of U.S. institutional investors. The program will include keynote speeches, panels, and other presentations by attendees from both government and business. The program will include an overview of the financial business climate, a discussion of some of the leading proposed African infrastructure projects, and roundtable discussions on reactions to the proposed projects (including how to structure projects to attract foreign investment and factors VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 that the U.S. private sector looks for and considers when assessing whether to invest). Public Participation: U.S. institutional investors or U.S. investment fund managers that represent U.S. institutional investors (state pension and teacher retirement funds), are eligible to apply for participation. Please note that space is limited at the launch event and applying does not guarantee participation. All applicants will be evaluated based on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. Due to space limitations, participation is limited to no more than two representatives of each participating U.S. institutional investor or U.S. investment fund managers that represent U.S. institutional investors. If you are interested in being considered as a participant for the September 29, 2015 launch event, you must apply by sending an email to the address below by September 18th, 2015. The email must include the name of the proposed participant(s), title(s), company name, business contact information, a brief bio of the proposed participant(s), and a description of the company’s interest in the event (including any relevant past, on-going, or planned investments or intent to invest in infrastructure and/or in Africa). Investment fund managers also must certify that they represent U.S. institutional investors. Do not include any business confidential or proprietary information in the request. Requests to participate in the launch event will be evaluated by the Department of Commerce and McKinsey and Company based on (1) level of institutional interest, knowledge of, or experience investing in infrastructure projects and/or in Africa, (2) experience and ability of the proposed participant to engage in a substantive discussion of factors influencing U.S. institutional investment decisions in the infrastructure sector in African markets, and (3) level of proposed participant within the company to be represented. Decisions will be made without regard to political considerations; referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. To apply send an email to: Roadshow@trade.gov. If you are interested in being added to the distribution list for information about this program and about upcoming events, send an email to Roadshow@ trade.gov with your name and contact information. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53281 Dated: August 31, 2015. Joe Wereszynski, Senior Policy Advisor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2015–21973 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–888] Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: September 3, 2015. SUMMARY: On May 1, 2015, the Department initiated the second sunset review of the Order on Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof (ironing tables) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 The Department determined that it was appropriate to conduct an expedited review. The Department finds that revocation of this antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping up to the rate identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Hoefke, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The antidumping duty order on ironing tables from the PRC was published on August 6, 2004.2 The sunset review on the antidumping duty order on ironing tables from the PRC was initiated by the Department on May 1, 2015 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.3 1 See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 80 FR 24900 (May 1, 2015) (Sunset Initiation). 2 See Notice of Amended Final Determination at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Floor-Standing, Metal Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China, 69 FR 47868 (August 6, 2004). 3 See Sunset Initiation. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to participate in the U.S. 
Institutional Investor Roadshow.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, Global Markets, Office of Africa is seeking 
representatives of 15 U.S. institutional investors to participate in 
the launch of the U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow. The Roadshow 
will provide a platform for U.S. institutional investors and African 
government representatives to discuss and implement best practices for 
reducing governance risk, strengthening capital markets and increasing 
long-term investment flows. The program is designed to help U.S. 
financial institutions and exporters participate in large-scale 
business opportunities arising from transformational infrastructure 
projects in Africa. Representatives of several African governments, 
including one or more heads of state, are expected to participate in 
the launch event. U.S. institutional investors and U.S. investment fund 
managers that represent U.S. institutional investors are invited to 
express interest in participating in the launch event and on-going 
roadshow.

DATES: The launch event will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. 
Space is limited. Requests to participate in the launch event must be 
received by 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 18th, 2015. The U.S. 
Institutional Investor Roadshow is an on-going program. Requests will 
be accepted on an on-going basis for the duration of the program to be 
added to the distribution list for information about the program and 
about upcoming events.

ADDRESSES: The launch event will be held in New York, New York. The 
address will be provided to invited participants. Future Roadshow 
events are expected to occur in the United States and Africa. To 
express interest in participating in the launch event or to be added to 
the Roadshow distribution list for information about the program and 
about upcoming events, please submit your request to: 
Roadshow@trade.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Wereszynski, the United States 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
20230, telephone: 202-482-4729, email: Joseph.Wereszynski@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: On September 29, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce, 
in partnership with McKinsey & Company, will hold a one day event in 
New York, New York to launch an U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow 
for Africa. The Roadshow is a U.S. Department of Commerce program that

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will provide a platform for leading U.S. institutional investors, such 
as state pension and teacher retirement funds, and African government 
officials to discuss and implement best practices for reducing 
governance risk, strengthening capital markets and increasing long-term 
investment flows. At the same time, the program will help U.S. 
financial institutions and exporters to learn about and how to pursue 
opportunities to participate in large-scale business opportunities 
arising from transformational infrastructure projects in Africa. The 
goal of the Roadshow is to bring a new level of transparent and 
flexible private sector funding while providing private sector tools to 
improve the investment climate to allow more U.S. companies to close 
business deals.
    The Roadshow is an initiative developed by the U.S. Department of 
Commerce in response to the need expressed by African leaders and the 
U.S. private sector for increased access to long-term private capital 
to fund large scale infrastructure projects in Africa. It is a direct 
follow-up to the 2014 U.S.-Africa Business Forum and an official 
recommendation made by the President's Advisory Council on Doing 
Business in Africa. For more information on the Roadshow concept, 
please see the official recommendations made by the President's 
Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa: http://www.trade.gov/pac-dbia/docs/PAC-DBIA-Report_Final.pdf. The inaugural launch in New York, 
New York will be the first event in a series of high-level engagements 
that are expected to be scheduled to take place across the continent of 
Africa. The Global Market's Office of Europe, Middle East and Africa 
has entered into a joint project with McKinsey and Company to organize 
and hold the launch event. The launch event will comprise of 
approximately 20-25 individuals consisting of U.S. Government 
officials, government officials from African countries (expected to 
include at least some government Ministers and one or more heads of 
state), and representatives of U.S. institutional investors. The 
program will include keynote speeches, panels, and other presentations 
by attendees from both government and business. The program will 
include an overview of the financial business climate, a discussion of 
some of the leading proposed African infrastructure projects, and 
roundtable discussions on reactions to the proposed projects (including 
how to structure projects to attract foreign investment and factors 
that the U.S. private sector looks for and considers when assessing 
whether to invest).
    Public Participation: U.S. institutional investors or U.S. 
investment fund managers that represent U.S. institutional investors 
(state pension and teacher retirement funds), are eligible to apply for 
participation. Please note that space is limited at the launch event 
and applying does not guarantee participation. All applicants will be 
evaluated based on their ability to meet certain conditions and best 
satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. Due to space 
limitations, participation is limited to no more than two 
representatives of each participating U.S. institutional investor or 
U.S. investment fund managers that represent U.S. institutional 
investors. If you are interested in being considered as a participant 
for the September 29, 2015 launch event, you must apply by sending an 
email to the address below by September 18th, 2015. The email must 
include the name of the proposed participant(s), title(s), company 
name, business contact information, a brief bio of the proposed 
participant(s), and a description of the company's interest in the 
event (including any relevant past, on-going, or planned investments or 
intent to invest in infrastructure and/or in Africa). Investment fund 
managers also must certify that they represent U.S. institutional 
investors. Do not include any business confidential or proprietary 
information in the request. Requests to participate in the launch event 
will be evaluated by the Department of Commerce and McKinsey and 
Company based on (1) level of institutional interest, knowledge of, or 
experience investing in infrastructure projects and/or in Africa, (2) 
experience and ability of the proposed participant to engage in a 
substantive discussion of factors influencing U.S. institutional 
investment decisions in the infrastructure sector in African markets, 
and (3) level of proposed participant within the company to be 
represented. Decisions will be made without regard to political 
considerations; referrals from political organizations and any 
documents containing references to partisan political activities 
(including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant's 
submission and not considered during the selection process.
    To apply send an email to: Roadshow@trade.gov.
    If you are interested in being added to the distribution list for 
information about this program and about upcoming events, send an email 
to Roadshow@trade.gov with your name and contact information.

    Dated: August 31, 2015.
Joe Wereszynski,
Senior Policy Advisor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Office of the 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce.
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