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Salt Lake City to host three World Cup archery events

World Cup archery competitions will be held in Salt Lake City over the next three years.

The Easton Sports Development Foundation recently won the North American bid to play host to the third leg of the Archery World Cup in 2017, '18 and '19. Next year, it will take place June 21-25.

In the Archery World Cup, the top eight archers in several categories compete in four events in four different countries. More than 300 athletes from 40 countries are expected to attend, said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission, which teamed with Easton and Visit Salt Lake on the bid.

"Hosting these three Archery World Cup events is a key part of our Olympic legacy efforts," he added.

Easton Foundations President Greg Easton said he was excited to show off the new Easton Salt Lake Archery Center, 575 John Glenn Road, in western Salt Lake City.

USA Archery CEO Denise Parker credited that center, "one of the finest archery training facilities in the world," to the World Cup circuit returning to the United States.

She's hoping having events in the U.S. will accelerate the "tremendous growth our sport has experienced in the last several years."

In $11.7B deal, Qatar Airways will buy 40 planes from Boeing

Doha-based Qatar Airways said it will purchase 40 new long-range aircraft from Boeing Co. for $11.7 billion.

The quick-growing Middle East airline is ordering 30 of Boeing's new 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 widebody 777-300ERs. Boeing has a sizable presence in Utah, with large plants in Salt Lake City and South Jordan.

Qatar also signed a letter of intent to buy up to 60 of Boeing's 737 MAX 8s, the new version of its best-selling short- and mid-range jet. The list price is $6.9 billion.

Edward Luce to be featured speaker at Utah Global Forum

Edward Luce, Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times, will be a featured speaker Oct. 24 at the Utah Global Forum.

The forum helps local businesses become engaged in global markets, said Lane Beattie, president of the Salt Lake Chamber, co-sponsor with World Trade Center Utah and the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

Business experts, thought leaders, global strategists and consuls from a dozen countries will take part in panels on various export issues.

Luce has worked for Financial times since 1995. He has covered the Philippines capital markets and southern Asia as the New Delhi bureau chief and also was Washington bureau chief from 2006-11. Luce also was a speechwriter for former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers.