E V E NT S & ME E T IN GS EVENTS & Wilbur Ross Meeting Farah Ahmed met with Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, in July. Mr. Ross’ remarks were encouraging with its focus on trade with additional comments on regulatory reform and growing small businesses in the U.S. Secretary Ross asked his staff to follow-up with IFRANA. We will continue to grow this relationship and to communicate with the Secretary and/or his senior policy staff to help further our interest at this high level of government. George Sifakis Meeting Sean Cairncross Meeting Farah Ahmed, IFRANA, meets with Sean Cairncross, Deputy Assistant to President Trump. Mr. Cairncross is involved in virutally all White House policy operations. 32 F R A G R A N C E N O T E S S U M M E R / FA L L 2 0 1 7 In June, Farah Ahmed and Amanda Nguyen attended an invitation-only White House Policy Roundtable with George Sifakis, Assistant to the President and Director for the Office of Public Liaison (OPL). Mr. Sifakis reports to President Trump’s Chief of Staff, and has multiple weekly communications with the President. Mr. Sifakis was joined by Steve Munisteri, his deputy at OPL. IFRANA has now secured a commitment from Mr. Sifakis to meet exclusively with a group of IFRANA members in Washington, D.C.