Upcoming Events

CAPRC Q1 Business Session and Seminar February 10, 2017 9:00AM
The CAPRC has scheduled its first quarter business session at 9 A.M.. Registration for the seminar will begin at 10:15.  Consulate  General , Republic of  Turkey     
455 N. Cityfront Plaza  Chicago

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Friday, February 10, 2017  10:30am
FOCUS ON TURKEY’S ECONOMY AND INVESTMENT 2017
Location: Conference Center of the Consul General of Chicago, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago
“Focusing on 2017 in Turkey” is the theme for a seminar being organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center (CAPRC) on  Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:30am at the Conference center of the Consul General of Chicago, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago.
Turkey’s Consul General of Turkey Umut Acar Will speak about “Turkey in 2016: A Year To Remember”, followed by Ms. Esra Dogan Tulgan, coordinator-advisor for  Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT), the agency that promotes Turkey’s investment climate and assists investors, will speak about the Turkish  economy and investment environment.
Umut Acar, Turkey Consular General Chicago

CAPRC Central Asia Productivity Research Center posted Alexander KrzystonConsul General Acar joined the ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998; and served in Bulgaria and Germany, then with Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as first secretary; counselor at Council of Europe; head of the department for administrative and Financial Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and chief cabinet of the minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was assigned to Chicago’s consulate general in October 2015.

CAPRC Central Asia Productivity Research Center posted Alexander KrzystonEsra Dogan Tulgan,coordinator-advisor for  Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
Prior to her assignment in Chicago in December 2015, Ms. Tulgan  worked for the agency in European markets, including France, Italy and French-speaking countries.

 There is no registration fee, but registration is required for seating. For information and registration contact:
Central Asian
Productivity  Research Center
lepinske@sbcglobal.net
708-246-5556

USACC Annual Conference on U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations Looking Ahead: Diplomacy, Business, Trade & Investment  March 1, 2017

CAPRC Central Asia Productivity Research Center posted Alexander Krzyston

MARCH 1, 2017 – 8AM-5PM
Welcoming Session
Keynote Speeches
Session 1: New Regional Energy Map
Session 2: Banking and Finance
Session 3: Economic Reforms and Doing Business in Azerbaijan
Session 4: Investment Beyond Oil/Co-Investment Opportunities
Session 5: Public-Private Partnership
Closing Remarks
Formal Reception – 7PM-9PM
 
MARCH 2, 2017 – 8AM-3PM
Roundtable meetings between companies and government entities on:
– Agriculture/Agribusiness and Food Industries
– Alternative and Renewable Energy
– Chemical/Petrochemical Industry
Other government briefings

NOTE: USACC is excited to announce complimentary business matchmaking services for Azerbaijani companies. To register your interest in the conference, please e-mail us at chamber@usacc.org with brief company information by December 16, 2017.
 
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL OPEN SOON

The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC), based in Washington D.C., aims to help strengthen business ties in both countries for the benefit of private companies, and for the public and consumers they serve. To that end, we are pleased to invite you to our next annual conference on United States-Azerbaijan relations, scheduled to take place at the historic Willard InterContinental Hotel, conveniently located just one block from the White House.
Scheduled for March 1-2, 2017, this conference promises to bring together high-level business leaders and government officials from both countries. Participants will be able to hear firsthand of the myriad business and growth opportunities attendant to investment in Azerbaijan, as well as learn about the experience of industry peers through various panel discussions.
The flow of goods and services between the two countries, while substantial, already remains susceptible to improvement in many different areas. Beyond energy, Azerbaijan’s telecommunications and IT, nine different climate zones and rich soil with astonishing agricultural potential and diversity, and the legendary hospitality of its population can be tapped into by numerous economic sectors. Its highly educated workforce would be an asset to any company considering in-bound investment.
By the same token, American companies have products and services that are highly valued in Azerbaijan. There is a tremendous demand for American-made machinery, as well as for food packaging and processing technologies. And American consumer technology producing companies could benefit tremendously from Azerbaijan’s tech-savvy population.
While the two countries are hemispherically distant, trade has never been stronger or easier, and the desire among the business communities in both countries to forge new business opportunities has never been greater.
We hope to see you in Washington, D.C. on March 1-2, 2017 for this special event. Please stay tuned for more information in upcoming days. For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 202-333-8702 or e-mail at chamber@usacc.org.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017   10:30AM-3:00PM
Chicago International Student Career Fair (CISCF)
DeVry Univ. Chicago Campus 3300 N. Campbell Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
The Chicago International Student Career Fair will provide a platform for your company to meet hundreds of talented, highly skilled professionals, students and alumni.
Connect with top international professionals and talent from leading area universities. We are confident that this event will provide you with unique access to our talented international students in greater Chicago specializing in business, technology, health sciences, fine arts, architecture, engineering and more.

 

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 13th Annual Silk Road Conference

APRIL 27, 2017 PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS 
DeVry University 225 W. Washington St. Room 707 Chicago
HOST ORGANIZATION:
      DeVry University
      225 W. Washington St. Chicago

09:30 EXPANDING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CENTRAL ASIA
      Chair: Prof. Jamaluddin Husain
         Chairman, CAPRC Entrepreneurship Committee
         Director, Small Business Institute
         Purdue University Northwest

13:00 SUCCESSFUL WOMEN OF CENTRAL ASIA
      Chair Prof. Colleen Hickman
         Chairman, CAPRC Women’s Education And Development Committee
         Professor, Indiana  Institute of Technology

QUALTY MANAGEMENT
Host Organization:
      Illinois Science and Technology Park Auditorium Skokie, Illinois
      Chair: Prof. John Kalaras, Chief Executive Officer
      Quality Training Institute, Inc. Skokie, Illinois
      Chairman, CAPRC Quality Management Committee

April 28,  2017   2017 SILK ROAD CONFERENCE
An opportunity to learn about new Business Opportunities
Illinois Institute of Technology  Kent College of Law Auditorium Chicago
             
ORGANIZED BY: Central Asian Productivity  Research Center
SPONSOR: Global Programs College of Business Northern Illinois University
CO-SPONSORS:
          CME Group 
          Whiteside County Economic Development  Department 
           Silk Way Airlines
          Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)
                         
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS:
           American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
           College of Business, Hacettepe University, Ankara
           Illinois SBDC International Trade Center, Chicago
           Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
           Illinois Science and Technology Park
           International Trade Association of Greater Chicago Metro Chicago Exports
           Quality Training Institute, Inc.
           The Global Business Advisor Magazine
           United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce
           U.S. Kazakhstan Business Association

08:00 REGISTRATION/NETWORKING BREAKFAST
                Sponsored by Whiteside County EconomicDevelopment  Department
           EXHIBITS/RESOURCE CENTER OPEN
                 Sponsored by TEDA
08:45 OPENING REMARKS
           Prof. Harry Lepinske, Chairman
           Central Asian Productivity Research Center
           OFFICIAL WELCOME 
           Prof. Paul Prabhaker, Associate Vice President  Global Programs, 
           College of Business Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
09:00 TODAY’S  GLOBAL ECONOMY
           Charles Farra, Keynote Speaker   Executive Director
           International Market Development  CME Group Chicago
09:30 25 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN AZERBAIJAN
           Sarkhan Ismayilov, Economic Officer
           Embassy of Azerbaijan, Washington, D.C.
10:00 THE BELT AND ROAD: CENTRAL ASIA AND CHINA’S INITIATIVE”
           Hon.  Hong  Lei,  Consul  General
           Consulate General of China Chicago
10:45 TIANJIN: GATEWAY TO A DYNAMIC MARKET”
           Jianning Li, Chief Representative,
          Tianjin Economic-Technical Development Area, Chicago      
11:00 MORNING BREAK    SPONSOR: TEDA
11:15 KAZAKHSTAN: TOPIC TBA
          Nurgali Arystanov, Counselor
          Embassy of Kazakhstan   Washington, D.C.
11:30 MACEDONIA  AND CENTRAL ASIA
           Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti, rector
           State University  of Tetovo
          Tetovo, Former Yugoslavian  Republic of Macedonia
12:30 LUNCH: 10th FLOOR DINING ROOM
           Each participating country will host a luncheon table
           For business discussions
           Sponsored by CME Group, Chicago
           OFFICIAL WELCOME
           Charles Farra, Executive Director CME Group
13:30 OVERCOMING CENTRAL ASIAN LOGISTICS OBSTACLES 
           James Eccleston , US Representative  Silk Way Airlines 
14:00 PAKISTAN
14:30 RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL IN TURKEY
           Prof.Dr. Ozlem Atay  Faculty of Political Sciences
           Ankara University,  Ankara,  Turkey
15:00 Hon. Kamol Muhtarov,  Counselor
           Trade and Economic Affairs, Embassy of Uzbekistan Washington, D.C.
15:15 UZBEKISTAN: A VIEW FROM AN UZBEK BUSINESS EXECUTIVE”
           Asad Sharapov, President Euroexport Holding Tashkent, Uzbekistan
15:30 CENTRAL ASIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
           CHAMBER SERVICES: HOW THEY CAN HELP YOU ENTER THE MARKET 
           MODERATOR: Molly Banuelos, Director
           SBDC-World Trade Center Industrial Council of Nearwest  Chicago
           PANELISTS:
              Susan Sadigova,
              Director  United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce  (USACC)   D.C.
              Sarah Frese
              Executive Director U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association
              Elena V. Son
              Executive Director American Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
Afternoon refreshments available
16:15  ILLINOIS AND GLOBAL BUSINESS”
            Ms. Laura Ortega-Lamela,  Executive Director International Business
            Council and Illinois Chamber of Commerce  Chicago, Illinois
16:30  PERSONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCES
            Panel discussions focusing on personal experiences
            In the Silk Road business community
            Thomas J. Hulseman  moderator
            Managing Director   Metro Chicago Exports, Chicago Illinois
            Emmett McLoughlin
            President Arizona Kazakhstan Development Group Tucson, Arizona
            Larry Bajmakovich
            Midwest Sales Manager BDG International, Inc.   Elgin, Illinois
1655:  CONCLUDING REMARKS
            Prof. Dr. Paul Prabhaker, Associate vice president
            Global Programs College of Business Northern Illinois University
1700:  One-on-one Meetings
1715:  DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION
            Location: Exhibit Area
            Hosted by Silk Way Airlines
 
REGISTRATION/INFORMATION:
CAPRC
5220 Ellington Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558
lepinske@sbcglobal.net
Ph:708-246-555
REGISTRATION FEE: Member: US$25; Non-member: $45

 Q2 Business Session ad Seminar May (Date TBA)
Seminar Focusing on Pakistan
Consulate  General of Pakistan
Chicago

Seminar and Tour of the Port May (Date TBA)
Port of Indiana,  Portage, Indiana

 

 

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