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World Cup Date For CFO

Akzo Nobel CFO Fritz Fröhlich has been invited to Korea during soccer's World Cup finals to attend a special conference.

Akzo Nobel’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman, Fritz Fröhlich, is among 50 foreign business leaders who have been invited to attend a special meeting in Korea on the eve of soccer’s World Cup finals.

The invitation, made by the country’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, is centered mainly on the World Business Leaders Round Table 2002, being held on May 30. The agenda focuses on investment strategies for multinational corporations and measures to make Korea the center of Northeast Asian business.

A number of the world’s leading CEOs have also been invited to the meeting, as well as Supachai Panitchpakdi, the next Secretary General of the WTO.

As an added bonus, the executives will also have the opportunity to attend the opening match of the World Cup, being staged in Seoul on May 31, when holders France take on Senegal.

(Released: May 22, 2002)