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The former prime minister of Poland, Jan Bielecki, 12 ambassadors from the United States and Europe and officials of Fortune 100 companies will participate in a U.S. Commerce Department-sponsored trade conference April 26-29 at the UT Conference Center, 600 Henley Street.

Issues, trends and opportunities for trade with Europe will be discussed in a series of seminars, workshops and lectures. This is the second year UT-Knoxville’s College of Business Administration and the commerce department’s International Trade Administration have sponsored the conference. Twenty-five senior commercial officers from U.S. Embassies in Europe will participate.

Bielecki will speak at a noon luncheon on Monday, April 27. On Tuesday, William Brock, former secretary of labor, will speak at 11:15 a.m. on improving quality through education, and top executives from Pizza Hut, Procter & Gamble and Coca Cola will discuss selling in ”the new Europe” at 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday’s schedule includes Sen. Howard Baker, honorary conference chairman, speaking at noon on U.S. commitment to new European markets.

A riverboat cruise is set for 6 p.m., Sunday, April 26, on the Star of Knoxville. Most participants will be available just prior to 6 p.m. for stand-up interviews, photos and videotape.

If you need more information about the conference, call the News Center. For help lining up participants at the conference, contact Elaine Kenner of the Conference Center staff, 974-0250.