Week of January 27, 2003
  Special Report

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (pictured) will lead a contingent from her home state of Washington to the conference, where she will be a featured keynote speaker.
U.S.-Cuba Business Conference Continues to Attract Top
Agri-Business Reps

NORCROSS, Ga.The U.S.-Cuba Business Conference – slated on Feb. 17-19 in Cancun, Mexico, and Havana, Cuba – continues to attract the cream of the American agri-business community. ADM, Wrigley and Cargill have all just joined the big corporate names on tap for the conference, recently announcing their intentions to send delegations to the meeting.
        In addition, Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) will lead a contingent of growers from that state to the conference. Cantwell will also be one of the featured keynote speakers at the two-day session in Cancun.
        The 2003 U.S.-Cuba Business Conference is unique in that it features a fully hosted day in Havana on Feb. 19 as part of the conference. Delegates will board a chartered flight in Cancun on Wednesday, Feb. 19, for the short, one-hour trans-Caribbean hop to Havana.
Westin Regina Resort Cancun
The U.S.-Cuba Business Conference will be held at the Westin Regina Resort Cancun (pictured) as well as in Havana, where conference delegates will enjoy a full day visit hosted by top Cuban government officials.

Cuban Government Officials
Will Host Full-Day Visit to the Island

Once in Havana, attendees will be the guests of the Cuban government. Conference delegates will have opportunities to visit some of Cuba's farms, as well as some of the island's sites for food and pharmaceutical production.
        An evening gala, hosted by many of the top Cuban government officials, will complete the festivities before the charter returns that night to Cancun.
        For more information on the U.S.-Cuba Business Conference and the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association, log on to www.wdf.org or contact Eleanor Estacio at 770-325-3445 (US) or by e-mailing eleanor.estacio@conway.com.

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