Upcoming Events

 Exclusive Dialogue with Mr. Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties “Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Companies Doing Business in China”
Wednesday, June 1
JPMorgan Chase, 21 S. Clark Street, 57th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
*Public Parking Garages within walking distance
Registration: 8:00 a.m.   CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST PROVIDED
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
China is an undisputed force in today’s world of business. By now, most U.S. companies have considered the world’s 2nd largest economy as an attractive market for expanded growth. What are the challenges and opportunities over the next 5 to 10 years as China’s economy slows and matures? The Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest is honored to have a distinguished speaker present his insights on this intriguing topic:  Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties Mr. Chan’s publicly listed companies in Hong Kong started expanding into mainland China in 1992, and is well-versed on the risks and benefits of the business landscape in this dynamic market. On behalf of the Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest, you are invited to attend this special event.

Corporate members and guests: $15.00
Individual members and guests: $25.00
Non-members: $35.00
Registration Link
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 20 For more details or reservations, contact: Christine Barragan at Tel: (312) 300-4689 or email: christine.barragan@hktdc.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 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.

 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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