WASHINGTON, D.C. April 4 2005 Tom Nies, Cincom President and CEO, will be encouraging entrepreneurship and sharing the challenges of today’s global marketplace in a series of speeches and events scheduled from April 7-13 in Washington, D.C., USA and London, UK.
Event 1: Annual Awards Dinner of the Center for the Study of the Presidency
When: April 7, 2005
Where: Capital Ballroom of the J.W. Marriott, which is located at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. in Washington D.C.
Cincom and its CEO, Tom Nies, will be recognized and honored during the 39th Annual Awards Dinner of the Center for the Study of the Presidency. The event is in conjunction with the establishment of the Cincom Scholar Fellowship.
Twice each year, this unique Study of the Presidency Fellows Program brings together top students from the best schools to Washington D.C. for an immersion into public policy. The students meet with national leaders from the White House and Congress, and write original papers on the subject of the presidency.
The Center brings together experts from government, academia, and the corporate world to discuss key issues facing the presidency. Although program initiatives change from time to time, all Center activities rest largely upon the following four pillars:
- Presidential Leadership
- Organizing for Leadership
The Cincom Scholar Fellowship will be domiciled at the University of Cincinnati. The first topic of research for the Cincom Scholar will (tentatively) revolve around changing and improving tax policies to stimulate growth of mid-to-intermediate companies, foster job creation, drive innovation, and enhance U.S. competitiveness.
American Ambassador Max Kampleman will keynote the annual awards dinner and will also receive the Publius Award for bipartisan public service.
In attendance at the dinner will be over 600 D.C. insiders, journalists, White House staffers, and members of congress.
In addition, Cincom has been invited to participate in a private-public partnership called the Foundation for International Understanding whose mission is to help strengthen the image of the U.S. in the world and help offset rampant anti-Americanism. Cincom has been asked to participate in creating the business plan for the Foundation that wishes to tap Cincom’s extensive expertise in information technology and integration of the World Wide Web to help overcome the challenge of international communications. This interaction and relationship building should also lead to Cincom business development in the near future.
"I commend the Center for the Study of the Presidency for your ongoing efforts to promote research and dialogue that strengthens our country and helps prepare our next generation of leaders. Your work contributes to a future of promise for all."
President George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States
"Throughout its history, the Center has been a beacon for students of American Government. Its lectures and conferences have provided forums for spirited debate…its fellowship programs have given students from across the country the opportunity to participate in active political discourse …"
William Jefferson Clinton
42nd President of the United States
Event 2: Nies’ Keynote on Tax Reform and Job Creation at The Washington Center
When: April 8, 2005 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Washington Center in Washington D.C.
The second of these events is a keynote speech on tax reform and job creation that Tom Nies will deliver on April 8.
Nies’ provocative views on the relaxation of taxation for corporations with revenues under $50 million were recently published in the October issue of the Manufacturer and January issue of British Industry.
Pivotal issues of debate in this program will include tax reform and job creation. Mr. Nies will speak based on his experience as a successful entrepreneur and former Ohio Federal Reserve Board member.
The keynote audience will consist of young professionals participating in the Governors Program of The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, as well as the technology program and select media. This prestigious semester-long program hosts 75 rising stars in public policy from Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The select group serves in professional positions across the family of institutions associated with international trade and investment-driven policy.
The Washington Center will conduct media outreach to all Washington DC media outlets and bureaus. These include: Associated Press, CNN, Reuters, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Financial Times, Business Week, Bloomberg, CNBC, Dow Jones, NPR, The New York Times, Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily and many others.
Governmental invitations have been extended to numerous congressional “Hill committees” - think-tanks and diplomatic arms.
They include: Budget (Senate & Congressional); Financial Services; Small Business; Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs.
- Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, DC
- American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, DC (yes)
- The Brookings Institution, DC (yes)
- Capital Research Center, DC
- Cato Institute, DC (yes)
- Center for Equal Opportunity, VA
- Center for Policy Alternatives, DC (yes)
- Economic Policy Institute, DC (yes)
- Electronic Privacy Information Center, DC
- Ethics and Public Policy Center, DC
- Freedom Forum, VA
- The Heritage Foundation, DC (yes)
- Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, CA
- Hudson Institute, DC (yes)
- The Independent Institute, CA
- Institute for Policy Studies, MD
- Investor Responsibility Research Center, DC
- Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, DC
- Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, NY
- Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, CA
- Progress and Freedom Foundation, DC
- Progressive Policy Institute, DC
- Property and Environment Research Center, MT
- The Urban Institute, DC
- Worldwatch Institute, DC (yes)
Event 3: Red Herring Venture Market Conference
When: April 13, 2005
Where: Park Lane Hilton, London
Tom Nies will also participate in a CEO Roundtable on April 13 at the Red Herring Venture Market Conference in London. The Roundtable, titled “Will Europe build another software giant?" includes Tom Nies; Bernard Liautaud, CEO of Business Objects; and Michael Lynch, CEO of Autonomy. One of the issues that will be addressed with this panel is how difficult it is for American software companies to do business in Europe and how that compares with European software firms that have been successful in the US.