John McCartney
US Commercial Service/District Export Council

Dear Bernhard,

It is with great admiration and much appreciation that I write you to say "thanks" and congratulations for your stellar work in preparing and leading the Florida District Export Council's "Opportunity Malaysia 2005" trade mission which has resulted in such magnificent results and serves now as an inspiration to Florida's international business community.

The quality of the mission participants and Indeed, the warm reception with which the mission was received by the highest levels of the Malaysia Government is testament to the value of all the preparations you spearheaded in organizing this trade mission which appears to be the largest ever assembled and having a statewide impact. The sponsorships from Enterprise Florida and Fedex, the embrace by Congressman Shaw as the project's honorary chairman and the close cooperation of the US Commercial Service staff based at the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur further illustrates the winning ingredients that you so aptly aligned to ensure a good result with long term benefits.

On behalf of the Florida District Export Council as its Executive Secretary and as Florida Director for the US Commercial Service, please accept my high compliment for your ambitious and enthusiastic undertaking that will likely remain the Florida District Export Councils greatest achievement.

With warmest wishes,

John McCartney


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