US Welcome Pavilion Debuting at 2016 Rio Games

General James Jones and Ambassador Clifford Sobel introduce Pavilion at special reception held at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Aug 05, 2015, 16:41 ET from US Welcome Pavilion

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General James Jones and Ambassador Clifford Sobel introduced the US Welcome Pavilion at a special reception at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, DC. Partner organizations and the Chamber's Brazil-U.S. Business Council members were invited to learn about different sponsorship opportunities at the US Welcome Pavilion debuting at the Rio Summer Games August 5-21, 2016. Those in attendance heard from General James Jones as well as representatives from both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the US Welcome Pavilion.

"I am very proud to be affiliated with the US Welcome Pavilion, a project that is motivated entirely by a deep love of the United States and a steadfast commitment to ensuring that our great nation is well-represented at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio," said General James Jones. "I joined this project not just because of Maxine's enthusiasm, but because I believe that the United States – our athletes, our businesses, our children – deserve this kind of representation at the Olympic Games."

Maxine Turner, president of the US Welcome Pavilion, said, "General Jones and Ambassador Sobel could not be better spokesmen for the US Welcome Pavilion and all it has to offer. We want interested corporations and support organizations to be aware of the opportunities available at the 2016 Rio Games, and the Chamber was the perfect venue for hosting this special reception."

Participation in the US Welcome Pavilion will provide an inclusive environment to promote global innovation, products and services, build corporate and government relationships, promote tourism, and stimulate trade and economic development.

About the US Welcome Pavilion
The US Welcome Pavilion presents a first of its kind opportunity for a wide variety of groups to enjoy a high-profile presence at the 2016 Rio Summer Games. The Pavilion offers a unique platform for partners to showcase products and services while providing guests with exclusive access to this international experience. For more information, visit

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