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A Really Big Shoe

U.S. Private Sector Gathers with U.S. Commerce Secretary at APEC Cocktail Event

(10/7/2013) As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference commenced in South Bali, a welcoming U.S. Private Sector Cocktail Reception was held at the Grand Nikko Hotel and Spa at Nusa Dua.

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Nearly 200 representatives of leading corporations from around the Pacific Basin were treated to canapés and free-flowing American wines presented on from a cliff-top vantage with views to the Indian Ocean. A traditional Balinese Jegog Orchestra played and a tableaux vivant depicting a Balinese wedding scene provided entertainment during the sundowner event.

Also hosted as special guests at the reception were members from the Nusa Dua Roteract Club, providing an opportunity for the next generation of Indonesian business and community leaders to network with key personnel from the Asia-Pacific's leading corporations.

Acting as special guest of honor for the evening was the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Sue Pritzker, in Bali participating as part of the U.S. official delegation to APEC led by U.S. State Department Secretary John Kerry.

During the course of the evening, Danny Hughes President of AmCham Indonesia presented a pair of specially prepared Converse HiTop Sneakers to US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker for delivery to U.S. President Obama upon her return to Washington, D.C.. Denoting the country in which the sneakers were produce, the cloth design on the shoes was rendered in an ancient batik design specific to Indonesia.
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Shown on Balidiscovery.com and pictured left to right: Former US Senator Kit Bond; Arian Ardie 2nd VP AmCham Indonesia; Danny Hughes President AmCham Indonesia and Chief Financial Officer for PT Freeport Indonesia; Erec Issacson 1st Vice President AmCham Indonesia and President & General Manager at ConocoPhillips Indonesia; Darrell Johnson Governor of AmCham Indonesia and Senior Foreign Legal Consultant SSEK; U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Sue Pritzker; Jon Gibbs Governor of AmCham Indonesia and President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Indonesia; Charles Taylor managing director of PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia; and Tom Donahue Sr of the US Chamber of Commerce.

Bali Discovery Events provided event management for the U.S. Private Sector Welcome Reception.

More pictures from the Welcome Reception