International Business Organizations Hosting Presentation on Economic Development and Emerging Issues

International Business Organizations Hosting Presentation on Economic Development and Emerging Issues
Featuring Sec. of State Elaine Marshall and Local Experts

Durham, N.C., May 24, 2017 – The Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of the British-American Business Council, (Triangle BABCNC), Organization of Women in International Trade – Greater Triangle Chapter (OWIT-GT), and the Canadian Business Association of North Carolina (CBA-NC) will host a summer social and special presentation on Thursday, June 8. The panel presentation on “Economic Development and Emerging Issues in NC” will include North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, former Congressman Mike McIntyre, and Institute for Emerging Issues Director Leslie Boney.

Event details are as follows:

Location: Research Triangle Foundation, 12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27703

Thursday, June 8, 2017
5:30 – 6 p.m. registration and networking
6 – 7:15 p.m. opening remarks from Secretary Marshall, followed by panel discussion
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. closing reception

In 1996 Elaine Marshall became the first woman ever elected to a statewide executive-branch office in North Carolina. Secretary Marshall was a member of the North Carolina State Senate before rising to statewide office.

Mike McIntyre is senior advisor and director of government relations for Poyner Spruill, and former congressman of North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Leslie Boney leads NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues and its efforts to identify key issues of importance to the state, and to develop consensus for actions to address. Prior to joining the Institute, he was vice president for international, community and economic engagement at the UNC system office.

“Our summer event always attracts an engaging crowd, and we are honored to have such a distinguished panel of presenters discussing issues of importance to North Carolina and its reputation as a business-friendly state,” said Triangle BABCNC President Steve Cain.

The cost is $20 for members of host and partner organizations; $25 for employees of nonprofit organizations or academic institutions; and $35 for non-members. Visit to register and for more information, or email

For more information about Triangle BABCNC, visit


About the British-American Business Council
The British-American Business Council is the largest transatlantic business network, with 22 chapters and 2,000 member companies, including many of the world’s largest multinationals based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Companies can gain access to the benefits of membership in this network by joining one of the BABC’s chapters, all of which are independent British-American business organizations that participate in the BABC to provide their member companies with a broader transatlantic business network and additional member benefits, including marketing, networking and business intelligence opportunities. For more information, visit

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