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December 08, 2011
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Karl Rove, Robert Gibbs to Appear at 2012 ACI Convention

· “Point/Counterpoint” Will Feature Former Bush Advisor Rove, Longtime Obama Advisor Gibbs

· Insights on Present Day Politics Featured on Feb. 3 at 2012 ACI Convention

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two of today’s most sought after political insiders will share the stage during the 2012 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention, January 30-February 4 at the Grande Lakes Orlando (Florida).

Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, and Robert Gibbs, Longtime Advisor to President Barack Obama and former White House Press Secretary, will offer “Point/Counterpoint” on the day’s leading political issues on Friday, February 3 during ACI Convention Week.

Only active member companies of ACI ( can register for the Industry Convention, the global cleaning product industry’s top business-to-business and business-to-customer networking event.

Early bird registration for the Convention ends on January 6, 2012. Registration information is available on ACI’s website at

“ACI members will hear a dynamic discussion of the current political season from the perspective of White House insiders Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs,” said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO.

Mr. Rove is currently a contributor to Fox News, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the author of Courage and Consequence. Mr. Gibbs has been an advisor and strategist to President Obama from the early days of Mr. Obama’s 2004 Senate race to his sweep to the White House. Mr. Gibbs served as Communications Director for the 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign and was White House Press Secretary from 2009-2011.

The February 3 breakfast “Point/Counterpoint” session is the latest addition to ACI’s outstanding speaker line-up, which also includes a CEO Panel featuring Bob McDonald, Chairman, President & CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company; and Jeffrey Ansell, President & CEO of The Sun Products Corporation. The CEO Panel takes place Thursday morning, February 2.

Convention-related questions can be sent to

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI ( and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.

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