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Key Figure in Creation of Original Libya Sanctions to Address Conference on U.S.-Libyan Commercial Relations

Washington DC -- October 07, 2004 -- The former chairman of the twelve-agency Libya Task Force in the Reagan Administration, Ambassador Michael Ussery, will address the 2nd Libya-U.S. Enterprise Conference on October 20, officials from New Fields Exhibitions announced today. Ambassador Ussery is a member of the board of directors of the U.S.-Libya Chamber of Commerce and is a leading expert on commercial relations between the two countries.

In addition to his role in crafting the original sanctions against Libya under President Reagan, Michael Ussery served as U.S. Ambassador to Morocco from 1988-1992 and has eleven years of experience as a political appointee in the U.S. Department of State.

Ambassador Ussery has worked with more than sixty companies and organizations over the past decade including numerous Fortune 500 and top international corporations, on public affairs and/or international business development.

“We are excited to announce the participation of one of the key figures in U.S. policy on Libya over the last twenty years at our 2nd Libya-U.S. Enterprise Conference later this month,” said Samir Farajallah, President and CEO of New Fields Exhibitions.  “Ambassador Ussery brings a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding U.S.-Libyan relations to the table and his presentation will be invaluable to American companies seeking to expand their market to Libya.”

To obtain further information about the conference, please contact our Washington DC office at 202.496.4976.
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