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Here are some of our extraordinary C3 Summit past speakers:

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    Ambassador William Roebuck

    US Ambassador to Bahrain

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    General Wesley K. Clark, (ret.)

    CEO
    Wesley K. Clark & Associates, LLC

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    Dr. Henry Kissinger

    Chairman
    Kissinger Associates, Inc.
    Former Secretary of State
    United States of America

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    Steven J. Thompson, MBA

    Senior Vice President
    Chief Business Development Officer
    Brigham and Women's Healthcare
    USA

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    Dr. John Duke Anthony

    Founding President & CEO
    National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
    USA

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    Elizabeth Richard

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    U.S. Department of State

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    Ambassador Joseph Westphal

    US Ambassador to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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    Robert D. ("Bob") Hormats

    Vice Chairman
    Kissinger Associates, Inc.

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    Jared Kushner


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    Tamara Cofman Wittes

    Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy
    Center for Middle East Policy
    Brookings Institution
    USA

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    H. Delano Roosevelt

    Director, New Business Development
    Reza Investment Company
    Kingdom of Bahrain

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    Ambassador Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif

    Chief Representative to the United States
    League of Arab States

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    Dr. Nizar N. Zein

    Director
    Hepatology Center;
    Chairman
    Global Patient Services
    The Cleveland Clinic
    USA

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    Edward Burton

    Chief Executive Officer and President
    U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council

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    Ellen Lord

    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Textron Systems

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    Ambassador Leslie Rowe

    Office of Global Health Diplomacy
    U.S. Department of State

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    Ambassador Isobel Coleman

    U.S. Representative to the United Nations
    UN Management and Reform
    USA

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    Chemi Peres

    Managing General Partner and Co-Founder
    Pitango Venture Capital

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    Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

    Chairman
    Al Habtoor Group
    UAE

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    Danny E. Sebright

    President
    U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council





Speaker Bios 2017 (Subject to Change)

Ransel N. Potter (Founder, Managing Partner, C3 Summit, LLC)

Mr. Ransel Potter has been a guest speaker at financial events in the Arab region and the United States. His contacts throughout the Arab world and the United States are with the top global financial institutions; high net worth families; and, government representatives, including several Sovereign Wealth Funds. He is currently licensed with a Series 7, Series 66 and Series 3.

The founder and Managing Director of COPARA, he continues to build a rewarding career spanning three decades, and multiple industries, including many noteworthy achievements. His abilities to lead, strategize, develop business and maintain relationships have all contributed to his success.

Most recently, Mr. Potter founded C3 Summit LLC. The mission of C3 Summit, as noted on its website http://www.c3-summit.com is to ensure that both US and Arab businesses grow and prosper by providing unique and valuable commerce opportunities. By creating a global forum for both the US and the Arab world to explore private sector growth and employment generation, C3 Summit will encourage each region to open new opportunities on the commercial front to enhance the welfare of freer trade.

Prior to founding C3 Summit, Mr. Potter has been marketing financial instruments in the Arab region under the umbrella of Copara. He personally negotiated with Value Line the international distribution rights regarding both terms and conditions. In less than 11 months, Mr. Potter established several funds. One funded and managed by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (the 50th strongest bank in the world). He also was successful in marketing a high yield fund for Thomson Reuters with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. The other, The National Investor, a top boutique investment banking house located in Dubai. He was also responsible for engaging with the Abu Dhabi Investment Company (Invest AD) an assignment to incorporate a quantitative ranking system, with a $30 million GCC/MENA fund, managed by Invest AD.

Morgan Stanley recognized the value of Mr. Potter's experience and relationships and, in 2007, they invited him to join the firm. Until December of 2010, Mr. Potter served as a Senior Partner on their Private Wealth Management team responsible for identifying viable business opportunities among high net worth clients, families, hedge funds and foundations. His introductions had been a cornerstone of the team's success producing more than $250 million of net new assets in 36 months. In 1992, Mr. Potter founded Kinloch Marketing and occupied the role of CEO until 2007. Kinloch designed and brought to market sales lead generation and management systems for the Insurance, Banking and Energy industries. Kinloch's success was a direct result of his leadership and a network he established with senior executives of Fortune 1000 companies.

In 1990, his previous achievements were recognized by Flair Communications and he was asked to run their NY office. He merged R.N. Potter Associates with Flair's New York office and built that regional office in to the largest of their five domestic offices, leaving in 1992 to establish Kinloch Marketing. He formed R.N. Potter Associates in 1984, a marketing and sales organization, which he headed until 1989. During that time, Mr. Potter personally initiated, negotiated and developed one of the largest independent contracts for advertising billboards with the Penn Central Corporation.

In 1980, Mr. Potter, together with a partner, started On Line Media, an innovative supermarket ad company. Within three years, they took On Line Media public, raising capital and watching the stock soar. Upon selling his shares of On Line Media in 1984, he formed R.N. Potter Associates. Mr. Potter, a graduate of Syracuse University, has six children and, with his wife, lives in East Hampton, NY.