Illinois International Business Calendar
Mar. 21 RUSSIA/UKRAINE VIRTUAL EDUCATION FAIR
Sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, this is a unique, virtual opportunity to introduce accredited U.S. undergraduate and graduate programs to pre-qualified Russia and Ukraine international student recruitment agencies. Only six participants will be showcased from those educational institutions that express interest. These institutions will present their school to potential Russia and Ukraine student recruitment partners through a live Internet-Conference Call. 7:00 a.m. CDT. Fee: $1,100. For information and an application, see: https://2016.export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=38375&InputType=EVENT.
Mar. 21 GLOBAL MARKETS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Webinar, sponsored by the SBA’s Illinois District Office, will describe how the SBA’s network of government resources can help your small business begin to export goods and services. It will also present information on how to evaluate market readiness, as well as training and financial assistance available to support participation in foreign. 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CDT. No charge; advance registration required.
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Mar. 21 CHICAGO’S INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONERS: WHAT THEY DO, AND WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR YOU
Panel discussion and networking reception sponsored by the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA). Collectively, the 50 CITCA members (from more than 40 countries) represent a wealth of international business expertise as they seek to promote bilateral trade & investment opportunities between their respective countries and the Midwest. The purpose of this meeting is for select CITCA members to describe their role and to advise on how best the Midwest business community can utilize them as resources. Panelists include: Teodora Boteva, Head of the Commercial and Economic Office, Consulate General of Bulgaria; Borys Mejia, Trade Commissioner, Trade Office of Ecuador in Chicago; Dr. John Gatto, president & CEO, NRW Invest (North America) LLC (German State of North Rhine-Westphalia); Bridget Lee, Director, Chicago, Hong Kong Trade Development Council; Andrei Rusu, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Romania. Following the panel discussion there will be a networking reception with the panelists and many other CITCA members to promote a clearer understanding of what they can do for your international business. 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Carlucci Rosemont, 6111 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. ITA/GC & CITCA Members - $25; Non-members - $50. For information & registration, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 773/725-1106.