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FREE TO MEMBERS: Celebrate Etihad Airways' New Non-Stop Flights
Featured Remarks by: The Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor, Fort Worth; The Honorable Mike Rawlings, Mayor, Dallas; and James Hogan, President and CEO, Etihad Airways

Friday, December 12, 2014 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

The Dallas Regional Chamber, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth,and the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council invite you to a luncheon celebratingthe launch of non-stop Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

The Dallas Regional Chamber, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, and the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council will convene senior American and Emirati leaders for a luncheon featuring keynote remarks by Mr. James Hogan, President & CEO of Etihad Airways, in Dallas/Fort Worth area, Texas. Following scene-settingremarks by the Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, andthe Honorable Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas, Mr. Hogan will deliver a keynote speech highlighting Etihad Airways’ expansion into the United States with non-stop service between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Mayor Price, Mayor Rawlings, and Mr. Hogan will be joined at the event by key American and Emirati stakeholders. For your reference, the honored speakers’ biographies as well as information about Etihad Airways, the Dallas Regional Chamber, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, and the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, can be found below.

The Honorable Betsy Price

Mayor, City of Fort Worth, Texas

Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected in 2011 as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth. In 2013, Price ran unopposed and was re-elected to a second two-year term. As the 16th largest city in the United States, Fort Worth remains one of the fastest growing large cities in the country.

Along with her focus on promoting jobs, strengthening education, fighting crime and improving mobility, Price has made significant strides along the path toward her vision of a healthy, engaged and fiscally responsible city.

A Healthy Community

Instead of sitting in cars, on the couch or in the office, Price believes in a community that naturally promotes physical activity throughout the day.

During her first term, Price led a community effort to build a city that’s more fit, happy and productive. The result was FitWorth, a citywide initiative focused on promoting active lifestyles and healthy habits in both kids and adults. With an initial $250,000 grant from Oncor, FitWorth is working to stem the rising tide of obesity, especially in children. Thanks to FitWorth, employers, schools, hospitals, faith communities, non-profits and retailers are energized and actively promoting a more healthy and sustainable city.

Building a healthy community is much more than promoting exercise and good nutrition. It’s also about designing a city that gives residents the opportunity to leave the car at home, opting for alternate modes of transportation. Under her leadership, Fort Worth has become a foremost cycling community, adding miles of new bike lanes and trails. Promoting pedestrian-friendly urban villages has also remained a staple of Price’s vision for rebuilding the city’s urban core. Moreover, she continues to push her long-term goal of linking neighborhoods and job centers with a comprehensive and convenient commuter rail system.

The Honorable Michael S. Rawlings

Mr. James Hogan

About Etihad Airways

About the Dallas Regional Chamber

About the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

About the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council

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11:45 AM Luncheon & Program
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Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas
Cottonwood Banquet Room (Conference Center
Level One),
4150 N MacArthur Blvd,
Irving, TX 75038
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