Qorvis Communications and Omni Advisors expand U.S.-Myanmar Trade Council

Oct 01, 2013, 15:02 ET from Qorvis Communications

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing Myanmar's enormous economic potential, Qorvis Communications joined with Omni Advisors today to expand the burgeoning Myanmar United States Trade Council (MUSATC), a members-driven trade organization aimed at facilitating greater trade and commerce between US companies and Myanmar.

Robert A. Knutson, CEO of the Myanmar US Trade Council explained "Myanmar presents untapped business opportunities and is an excellent gateway to the large and lucrative markets in this new 'Asian Tiger' theater."  He added, "Many US enterprises will wish to make Myanmar the hub of their operations in South Asia."

The country's recent political and economic renaissance has contributed to a need for infrastructure and services across all sectors. As Myanmar continues its democratic reforms and corporate social responsibility programs, it is becoming an attraction for international capital in the heart of South Asia.  Populated by 60 million people and the size of France, Myanmar is uniquely positioned amidst roughly a third of the world's people. Virtually untouched by the West for over thirty years and rich in oil and gas and precious stones, Myanmar is a compelling investment opportunity and a romantic and enchanting tourist destination.

From infrastructure projects such as telecommunication, electricity and construction, to manufacturing, agriculture, finance, energy and tourism, Myanmar is primed for US corporations to play a big role in its economic future.  This will both help build Myanmar's technical and human capacities, as well as buoy the economic base and stability in the country and region.

"Having the opportunity to work with Myanmar is a tremendous honor and privilege as trade opportunities open to the western world for the first time in over a generation," said Michael Petruzzello, CEO of Qorvis Communications, LLC. "Qorvis has worked with many sovereign nations to develop their trade infrastructure and we are uniquely suited for this privileged duty."

"We are delighted to be working with Qorvis," said Bart S Fisher, Chairman of the Trade Council. "Qorvis will bring 'the Gold Standard' of public relations and public affairs expertise and techniques to the council. Qorvis' skills coupled with Omni Advisors' superior knowledge, experience and relationships in Myanmar creates a powerful vehicle to vastly expand US-Myanmar trade. We are happy to witness the groundswell of goodwill from the international community to promote the process of change and opening in Myanmar," Fisher said.

Qorvis Communications is one of the nation's largest independent, integrated communications firms.  Formed in August 2000, Qorvis provides its clients with expertise in the areas of public and media relations, advertising, public affairs, investor relations and financial services communications, grassroots campaigns, Internet-based campaigns, digital media strategies, online reputation management, and research and opinion surveys. For more information, visit www.qorvis.com, contact info@qorvis.com or follow us on Twitter: @qorvis.

Omni Advisors LLC, based in Washington, D.C. and New York, is a growing powerhouse in world trade and investment. It provides advice, guidance and funding avenues for governments and companies seeking capital for growth and expansion. Omni Advisors are authors and authorities in finance and international trade. Omni's professionals have almost forty years of experience in Asia and eighty years of experience in advising countries and companies in Washington and New York.

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