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How Much Will Carlyle Pledge To Katrina Relief?

How Much Will The Carlyle Group Shadow Government Pledge In Katrina Disaster Relief?


By Suzan Mazur

And would Carlyle's Frank Carlucci, once Nixon's Hurricane Agnes Flood Czar, best serve as advisor to the Katrina cleanup rather than as principal entertainer at his firm's annual 9/11 "soiree" in Washington, DC? ( Carlyle Investors conference agenda follows)

It seems unconscionable that the "world's largest private equity firm" is once again marking September 11 with its annual investors conference at the DC Ritz-Carlton hotel. But it is. Despite the growing economic impoverishment of a war-weary America and New Orleans now being wiped off the map -- it's business as usual for the Carlyle Group. The "Tapeworm" needs to continue to gorge. . .

But Frank Carlucci could set a precedent, be a no-show at the Carlyle event and commit to the rescue of New Orleans as he did in 1972 while serving as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget when he was handpicked by President Nixon, tasked with undoing the destruction wrought by Hurricane Agnes.

Agnes had soaked northeastern Pennsylvania -- Carlucci's childhood home -- with 14 trillion gallons of water, breaking the banks of the Susquehanna River. The storm sent flood waters 40 feet deep and two-miles-wide coursing through the quaint little towns there. Four people died, 64,000 homes and 3,000 small businesses were damaged.

Carlucci funneled $2.1 billion to Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley to rebuild the infrastructure. He brought in the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild dikes and install dams in the upper tiers of the river. And he walked the devastated area "with his wife and young child in his arms". . . Click here: Scoop: Suzan Mazur: Unspooking Frank Carlucci

You Are Invited

The Carlyle Group

2005 Washington DC Investor Conference

You are cordially invited to attend the 2005 Washington DC Investor Conference,
September 11-13, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington,, D.C.

This year we have developed a comprehensive program that will include updates on Carlyle’s current and planned investment activities, panel discussions on a number of business and economic topics, as well as ample time during the Conference to meet with Carlyle investment professionals, CEOs from Carlyle portfolio companies, and guests attending from nearly 50 countries.

We hope you will be able to join us for this event.

WHEN

Sunday, September 11, 2005 -
Tuesday, September 13, 2005

WHERE

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
USA

ATTIRE

Business Attire

Sunday, September 11, 2005

8:00AM -7:00AM Presentation Review Room Open (For Speakers Only)
Jefferson Room
12:00PM-5:00PM Registration and Information Desk
Ballroom Elevator Foyer
(Re-opens at 7:pm at the Smithsonian National Musuem of the
American Indian)

6:30PM-7:15PM Buses Depart The Ritz-Carlton Hotel to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (Buses begin boarding at 6:15pm)
7:00PM-8:30PM Registration
National Museum of the American Indian
7:00PM-9:30PM Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner
7:30PM-8:15PM Optional – Special Performance by Mark Russell, America’s Foremost Political Satirist
Main Theater, First Floor
9:00PM-10PM Buses Return to the Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont Washington DC Hotels

Monday, September 12, 2005

7:00AM-8:00AM Continental Breakfast
Ballroom Foyer
7:00AM-4:30PM Registration and Information Desk
Ballroom Elevator Foyer
(Re-opens at 7:00pm at The John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts)
7:00AM-5:00PM Presentation Review Room Open (For Speakers Only)
Jefferson Room
7:00AM-6:00PM Communications Lounge (Telephone and Internet Access Available)
Side Ballroom Foyer
8:00AM-8:15AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.,
Chairman, The Carlyle Group
Salon I and II
8:15AM-8:45AM Carlyle Firm and Funds Overview
William E. Conway, Jr., Daniel A. D’Aniello and David M. Rubenstein
, Co-Founders and Managing Directors, The Carlyle Group
8:45AM-10:30AM Carlyle Partners II, III and IV
Portfolio Company Presentations (TBA)
10:30AM-10:45AM Refreshment Break
Ballroom Foyer
10:45AM-11:30AM Panel Discussion: World Affairs Overview
Introduction: David M. Rubenstein
Moderator: Walter Isaacson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Institute
Panelists:
Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Tom Ridge, First U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
R. James Woolsey, Former Director of the CIA

Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International, Columnist, and Analyst, ABC News
Salon I and II
11:30AM-12:30PM Carlyle Asia Partners I and II
Portfolio Company Presentations (TBA)
(Session Repeated on Tuesday)
11:30AM-12:30PM Carlyle Venture Partners I, II and III
Portfolio Company Presentations (TBA)
(Session Repeated on Tuesday)
12:30PM-11:45PM Walk over to The Sports Club/LA Basketball Court for Luncheon
12:45PM-1:30PM Luncheon
The Sports Club/LA Basketball Court (Next door to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel)
1:30PM-2:15PM Keynote Address: Current Global Events
Introduction: Frank C. Carlucci III, Chairman Emeritus, The Carlyle Group, and Former U.S. Secretary of Defense (1987-1989)
Guest Speaker: General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Secretary of State (2001-2004)
2:15PM-2:30PM Walk over to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
2:30PM-3:15PM Carlyle Europe Venture Partners and Carlyle Europe Technology Partners
(Session Repeated on Tuesday)
2:30PM-3:15PM Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund I, II and III
(Session Repeated on Tuesday)
3:15PM-4:00PM Carlyle Asia Venture Partners I and II and Carlyle Asia Growth Partners III
(Session Repeated on Tuesday)
3:15PM-4:00PM Carlyle Leveraged Finance Overview and Carlyle Credit Partners
4:00PM-4:15PM Refreshment Break
Ballroom Foyer
4:15PM-5:00PM Carlyle Mexico Partners
4:15PM-5:00PM Carlyle Strategic Partners
5:00PM-5:45PM Carlyle Japan Partners
5:00PM-5:45PM Carlyle/Riverstone Renewable Energy Infrastructure Fund I
(Session Repeated on Tuesday)
6:15PM-7:15PM Buses depart The Ritz-Carlton Hotel to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
(Buses begin boarding at 6:00pm)
7:00PM-7:30PM Reception

Roof Terrace Restaurant
7:00PM-7:30PM Registration and Dinner Table Assignments
Hall of States, North Gallery
7:30PM-7:45PM Seating for Dinner
7:45PM-9:00PM Dinner
South Gallery
9:00PM-9:15:PM Seating for Performance in Concert Hall
9:15PM-10:00PM Special Performance by Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony Pops Orchestra
Introduction: Daniel A. D’Aniello
Concert Hall (No Cameras Permitted)
10:00PM-10:30PM Buses Return to The Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont Washington DC Hotels

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

7:00AM-7:45AM Continental Breakfast
Ballroom Foyer
7:00AM-3:00PM Presentation Review Room Open (For Speakers Only)
Jefferson Room
7:00AM-4:30PM Registration and Information Desk
Ballroom Elevator Foyer
(Re-opens at 7:00pm at the National Building Museum)
7:00AM-6:00PM Communications Lounge (Telephone and Internet Access Available)
Side Ballroom Foyer
7:45AM-8:45AM Panel Discussion: Washington Political Overview
Introduction: Edward J. Mathias, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Moderator: Chris Matthews, Host, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show
Panelists:
Gloria Borger, National Political Correspondent, CBS News and Political Columnist, U.S. News and World Report
David Gergen, Editor-at-Large, U.S. News & World Report and Former Advisor to U.S. Presidents
Salon I and II
8:45AM-9:00AM Refreshment Break
Ballroom Foyer
9:00AM-10:00AM Carlyle Europe Partners I and II
Portfolio Comp;any Presentations (TBA)
9:00AM-10:00AM Carlyle Partners IV
Portfolio Company Presentations (TBA)
10:00AM-10:15AM Refreshment Break

Ballroom Foyer
10:15AM-11:15AM Carlyle Asia Partners I and II
Portfolio Company Presentations (TBA)
(Repeat Session)
10:15AM-11:15AM Carlyle Venture Partners I, II and III
Portfolio Company Presentations (TBA)
(Repeat Session)
11:15AM-12:00PM Carlyle Mezzanine Fund
11:15AM-12:00PM Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund I, II and III
(Repeat Sessions)
12:00PM-12:45PM Carlyle High Yield Partners I - VII and Carlyle Europe Loan Funds I and II
12:00PM-12:45PM Panel Discussion: Global Economic Outlook
Introduction: David M. Rubenstein
Moderator: C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Institute for International Economics
Panelists:
Nicholas R. Lardy, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics
Michael Mussa, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics
12:45PM-1:00PM Walk over to The Sports Club/LA Basketball Court for Luncheon
1:00PM-1:45PM Luncheon
The Sports Club/LA Basketball Court (Next door to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel)
1:45PM-2:30PM Panel Discussion: Global Trends in Science and Health
Introduction: David M. Rubenstein
Moderator: Robert Bazell, Chief Science Correspondent, NBC News
Panelists:
Joseph L. Goldstein, Ph.D., Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1985
Harold Varmus, Ph.D., Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 1962
James Watson, Ph.D., Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 1962
Steven Weinberg, Ph.D., Nobel Prize in Physics, 1979
2:30PM-2:45PM Walk over to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
2:45PM-3:30PM Carlyle Asia Venture Partners I and II and Carlyle Asia Growth Partners III
(Repeat Session)
2:45PM-3:30PM Carlyle Realty Partners I, II, III and IV

3:30PM-4:15PM Carlyle Europe Real Estate Partners I and II
3:30PM-4:15PM Carlyle/Riverstone Renewable Energy Infrastructure Fund I
(Repeat Session)
4:15PM-4:30PM Refreshment Break
Ballroom Foyer
4:30PM-5:15PM Carlyle Asia Real Estate Partners
4:30PM-5:15PM Carlyle Europe Venture Partners and Carlyle Europe Technology Partners
6:15PM-7:00PM Buses Depart The Ritz-Carlton Hotel to the National Building Museum
(Buses begin boarding at 6:00 pm)
7:00PM-7:30PM Reception
The Great Hall
7:00PM-7:30PM Registration and Dinner Table Assignments
National Building Museum
7:30PM-7:45PM Seating for Dinner
7:45PM-9:00PM Seating for Performance
9:30PM-10:15PM Special Performance by the original International phenomenon, Riverdance the Show!
Introduction: Daniel A. D’Aniello
10:00PM-10:30PM Buses Return to the Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont Washington DC Hotels


*** ENDS***

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