Dear SUMMIT2001 Invitees and Guests:
As individuals and as a nation, we have all been irrevocably affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. ALSTOM was fortunate in that we did not lose any members of our immediate community (friends, family, colleagues), and we sincerely hope that this is true for you and your community as well. To those of you that have suffered a loss, please accept our deepest sympathies.
While it is hard at a time like this to think of conducting business, we have paid heed to the words of President George W. Bush when he encouraged us, as hard has it may be, to proceed with "business as usual." After careful consideration and no small amount of soul-searching, we have decided to follow the advice of President Bush and move forward with the SUMMIT2001 meeting in Las Vegas, October 7 - 9, 2001.
Helping us make this decision have been many attendees, who have sent emails and made calls encouraging us to proceed with SUMMIT2001. As you know, we have put together an agenda that includes an impressive list of speakers, each of whom has reaffirmed his intention to participate. For these reasons, we made the decision to go ahead. More than ever, it is time for us to recognize the worldwide importance of our industry. Through this forum, we can and will take steps to ensure that we build a stronger future-together.
Please click on the link below for updated information as well as to register.http://www.esca.com/summit
Alain P. Steven
President and CEO
ALSTOM ESCA Corporation
Energy Management and Markets Business