Upcoming Events

 Wednesday, June 15,  “Working With the EBRD: The Case For Investment And Opportunities For U.S. Firms”
11:45 AM Carlucci’s Rosemont, 6111 N. River  Rd. Rosemont, IL
Presenter: Francis Malige, Managing Director for Eastern Europe and Caucasus CAPRC co-sponsorship with the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
Information: info@itagc.org

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION OF GREATER CHICAGO in collaboration with the Arab-American Business & Professional Association  Central Asian Productivity Research Center Invite you to a luncheon program:
WORKING WITH THE EBRD:  THE CASE FOR INVESTMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S. FIRMS
CARLUCCI ROSEMONT  6111 North River Road, Rosemont, IL
11:45 a.m. – Registration
12:00 p.m. – Luncheon Program
2:00 p.m. – Adjourn
Presentation by: Francis Malige
Managing Director for Eastern Europe and Caucasus European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was created twenty-five years ago to meet the challenge of an extraordinary moment in Europe’s history – the collapse of communism – and to develop open, private-sector led, and sustainable market economies in post-Cold War Europe. The EBRD currently invests in 36 countries, from Morocco to Mongolia and from Estonia to Egypt. In the past 25 years, the EBRD has invested more than $100 billion in some 4.500 projects in all sectors of the economy ranging from agribusiness and manufacturing to energy and infrastructure, being recognized for being a reliable long-term financial partner with extensive experience in engaging with the private sector. It invests mainly in private enterprises, usually together with commercial partners. The EBRD provides project financing for the financial sector and the real economy, both new ventures and investments in existing companies. It also works with publicly-owned companies to support privatization, the restructuring of state-owned firms and improvement of municipal services.

Francis Malige will provide an overview of the EBRD and its country and sector work, and present the bank’s engagement in countries of eastern Europe and Caucasus, including Ukraine, as well as its activities in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia) and Turkey. He will also discuss potential business opportunities, as well as explore the potential for mutual collaboration and co-investment. Following the luncheon program, Mr. Malige will be available for one-on-one consultations to discuss specific opportunities and projects. Please e-mail rpaullin@itagc.org for an appointment.
Members of sponsoring organizations and their guests – $50; Non-members – $75
Please Make Your Reservations Early: Contact the ITA/GC by 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 13  Tel: 773/725-1106 rsvp@itagc.org Fax: 773/725-2294 American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are welcome.  A reservation is an obligation to pay: reservations not canceled 48 hours prior to the meeting will be billed.

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June 24 Annual Midwest Transportation  
Briefing and Tour
Discussion: Use of Foreign Trade Zones
International Port of Indiana  Burns Harbor, Indiana
Business briefings focusing on the value of using Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) and inland US ports are scheduled  at 9:30 A M, on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Port of Indiana, Burns Harbor,  Portage, Indiana. Organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, the presentations will end with a bus tour of the port and an indoor picnic lunch.

Registration: Members, $20, non-members $25. For registration, send a business card and checks to The CAPRC, 5220 Ellington Ave., Western Springs, IL 60558. Deadline is June 20, 2016 Information: 708-246-5556.

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July 12, 2016 1st International Fruit and Vegetable Fair and Conference in Tashkent
The Uzbek Embassy in Washington, DC kindly shared the following invitation.  For more information, please contact Kamol Muhtarov, the Embassy’s Trade and Economic Affairs Counselor:  Email: muhtarov.kamol@gmail.com
Phone: +1 202 530 7299   Fax: +1 202 293 6804
The Government of Uzbekistan is delighted to invite you to the 1st International Fruit and Vegetable Fair and Conference that will be held on July 12-14, 2016 in Tashkent. 
Uzbekistan is an important regional player in the agricultural market with a strong emphasis on fruits and vegetables processing. Since 1991 the country has managed to double its’ volume of agricultural production.  Currently, over 18 million tons of fruits and vegetables are produced annually in Uzbekistan, including: 12,59 million tons of vegetables, including potatoes, 1,85 million tons of melons, 1,56 million tons of grapes, 2,73 million tons of fruits. By further optimizing the cotton crop area and introducing modern agricultural technologies, Uzbekistan is planning to increase the production of fruits and grapes by 21.5%, other vegetables – 30% by the year 2020.
Uzbekistan is interested in attracting advanced practices and technological equipment for further development of the agricultural processing industry. Therefore, the event might of great interest to the following companies:
producers of fresh, dried or processed fruits and vegetables;
international and local transport and logistic companies,
export-import companies,  globally recognized experts in agriculture as well as companies which are interested in exporting their high tech equipment to new markets.
The Government of Uzbekistan invites companies and organizations to participate in the event, meet with government agencies and potential local partners and visit historical cities of Samarkand and Bukhara. Foreign participants of the fair will be issued Uzbek visa at no charge.   

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July 15  CAPRC 3rd Quarter Meeting  9:30 AM
ITPC, 670 N. Clark St., Chicago
July 15 “DISCOVER REMARKABLE TRADE WITH INDONESIA” 11:00 am
A seminar, with the theme “Discover Remarkable Trade with Indonesia”, and  jointly organized by the Indonesia Trade Promotion Center and the Central Asian Productivity  Research Center, is scheduled at 11 AM, on Friday, July 15, 2016, at the ITPC, 670 N. Clark St., Chicago. The presentation will be given by the  ITPC director, Wijayanto. An Indonesian cooking demonstration, presented by the Indonesia Bakery, will follow.  There is no registration fee, but registration is required. Information and registration :  lepinske@sbcglobal.net Phone: 708-246-5556.
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September (TBA) CAPRC Executive retreat
Chicago

October  13 “Going Global Seminar” IBS Global  Consulting
Rosemont (CAPRC is supporting)

October (TBA) “Doing Business Along the Silk Road” Conference
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (CAPRC is the organizer)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2016 U.S.-UZBEKISTAN ANNUAL BUSINESS FORUM
8.00 am – 4.00 pm  Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Keynote address by: 
Michael A. Lally, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
U.S. Department of Commerce
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Register here to indicate your interest in the event. Registration deadline is Monday, September 26, 2016.

Please join us at the 2016 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum in Tashkent, which is a signature event by the AUCC member-companies.   

The AUCC delegation to Uzbekistan will be led by the chamber’s Chairperson Carolyn B. Lamm and President Steven T. Nadherny.  We are pleased to announce that Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael A. Lally will travel to Uzbekistan with AUCC member-companies to give stronger boost to our efforts and further promote bilateral trade dialogue.  Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Elyor Ganiev, is expected to represent the Government of Uzbekistan. 

 “We are delighted to take our signature event to Uzbekistan this year and have DAS Michael Lally’s support and participation.  Without a doubt, AUCC is the best example of the Private-Public Partnership and the most effective conduit for the US bilateral trade with Uzbekistan. AUCC has successfully channeled our assessment and vision of the country’s technological and industrial modernization through the forum and used it as a platform to declare our readiness and will to better serve the interests of the American and Uzbek peoples,” said AUCC Chairperson Lamm. “The chamber sincerely hopes that our commercial aspirations will continue to be supported by the Governments of the US and Uzbekistan that have both outlined business and commerce as a pillar of their bilateral agenda.  We are grateful to DAS Michael Lally for his leadership and attention to this part of the world,” added AUCC President Nadherny.   

 AUCC is a private, non-governmental, 501 (c)(6) trade association that was established in 1993 in Washington, DC.  The chamber is the oldest business group in the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan that exclusively represents commercial interests of the US corporations before the governments of our two countries.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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