Ambassador Series: Roadshow Highlights

H.E. Tekaya, Ambassador of Tunisia to the United States, meets with the Robert J. Zimmer, President and Eileen McCarthy, Asst. VP of Global Initiatives, The University of Chicago

H.E.Tekaya and Mayor Annise Parker

H.E. Tekaya lays a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King

From left to right: CNN Headquarters: Aida Araissi, President, BUSACC; H.E. Tekaya, Ambassador of Tunisia to the United States; Hala Gorani, Anchor/Correspondent, CNN; Mohamed Malouche, President, TAYP; Hatem Sellami, VP Networking, TAYP and President, Predictix

The Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a successful roadshow to Chicago, Houston and Atlanta with His Excellency Mohamed Salah Tekaya, Ambassador of Tunisia to the United States. In partnership with the Tunisian American Young Professionals, the aim of this roadshow was to meet with city officials and senior executives to promote business opportunities between Tunisia and the United States; particularly in education, renewable energy, ICT, tourism and franchising.

In Chicago, the roadshow began with two roundtable business briefings with senior executives, followed by a series of meetings with the Governor’s and Mayor’s office and with additional senior-level city officials. During the visit to Chicago, Ambassador Tekaya met briefly with President Zimmer from the University of Chicago to discuss university linkage opportunities. Partnerships with American universities are a top priority for the country of Tunisia; a country with a highly skilled and educated population.

In Houston, the visit focused on local prospective partners through a roundtable business briefing with senior executives and welcome remarks from Senator Rodney Eillis, followed by meetings with BG Group, Methodist Hospital, and a courtesy visit with Mayor Annise Parker.

The city of Atlanta was the final destination for the roadshow and proved to be highly successful. Ambassador Tekaya met with senior executives at a business briefing with welcome remarks from Senator Wyche Fowler, followed by a meeting with representatives from Coca-Cola at their headquarters, an interview with CNN, and a wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of Martin Luther King, Jr.