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News Release from Comptroller Susan Combs

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2009

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs to Speak at Spain Business Forum

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will participate in two panel discussions during the Spain – U.S. Sustainability Conference on Tuesday, March 17, at New York City’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.

During the 9 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. sessions, Combs will speak about topics including: challenges in transportation, Texas investments in infrastructure, renewable energy and financing public and private partnerships under current economic circumstances.

Combs will speak alongside HRH Prince Felipe of Spain; U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, from Connecticut; Miguel Sebastián Gascón, Spanish Minister of Industry, Tourism and Commerce; Alfredo Sáenz, CEO of Banco de Santander, the biggest bank in Spain; Francisco Gonzalez, president of BBVA, Spain's second-largest bank; Rafael del Pino, president of Ferrovial, a Spanish-based infrastructure company; Baldomero Falcones, CEO of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC), a leading Spanish construction company ; Juan Villar Mir, vice president of Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL), a Spain-based highway construction company; and Barry Gold, managing director of the Carlyle Group Infrastructure Fund, a private equity firm.

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