Upcoming Events

——————–SILK ROAD WEEK IN ILLINOIS April 17, 2015—————————

SUNDAY, APRIL 17:
Private business sessions/Social Events   (Sponsorships are available)

MONDAY, APRIL 18:  
SMALL EXPORTERS: RETURN TO BASICS
”Small Exporters: Back To Basics”,  a seminar focusing on the development of entrepreneurs  and small businesses interested in exports, will be held from  9:30 AM until noon  on Monday, April 18, in the auditorium of the Illinois Science and Technology Park, 4901 Searle Parkway, Skokie, Illinois.
Tim Lavenwood , executive director of the ISTP, will discuss “How to Establish a Successful  Business Incubator”, followed by a tour of the facility; Professor Jamaluddin Husain, director, Small Business Institute, Purdue University Calumet,
Hammond, Indiana, will discuss” How to Establish an Entrepreneurship Program; and Professor John Kalaras, chief executive officer, Quality Institute, Skokie, will discuss, “How To Develop a Quality Management Program”.
Assisting with the programs will be Stan Shlyapochnik, entrepreneur, and Professors Mehmet Karan and Mustafa Kaya, of the Finance department, Department of Business Administration, Hacettepe University,  Ankara, Turkey.
Although there is no registration fee, registration is
required for seating.
For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or Phone: 708-246-5556  

18:00  Diplomatic Reception by Invitation Only

12th ANNUAL SILK ROAD Week  Tuesday April 19, 2016 
IIT-Kent School of Law Auditorium,  565 W. Adams Street, Chicago
CHICAGO—The 12th Annual Silk Road Conference is  returning to Chicago for its 2016 edition that focuses on  new bilateral business, trade, and investment  opportunities. The event , that attracts representatives from both  U.S. and foreign governments, business, and  academia, will be the highlight of the six-day “Silk
Road Week in Illinois” series of events. Organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center,  it is supported by Global Programs, College of Business,  Northern Illinois University, and several foreign entities.
ORGANIZER:
   Central Asian Productivity Research Center
SPONSORS:
   Global Programs, College of Business, Northern Illinois University
   CME Group
CO-SPONSORS:
   College of Business -Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey
   Turkish Airlines
   The Global Business Advisor Magazine 
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
   American –Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC)
   Arab American Business and Professional Association
   College of Business, Hacettepe University, Ankara
   TEDA – Tianjin Economic Technology Development Area
   U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association
   United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC)

MORNING COUNTRY SESSIONS
08:00 Registration/Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Turkish Airlines
           Exhibits OPEN All DAY
08:50  FINAL CALL FOR SEATING
09:00 OPENING REMARKS
           Professor Harry Lepinske, Chairman CAPRC
           OFFICIAL WELCOME/OVERVIEW
           Douglas D. Baker, Ph.D.(Invited)
                 President Northern Illinois University
09:45 Hon. Natiq Bakhishov, Counselor
                 Embassy of Azerbaijan Washington, D.C.
10:15 Nurgali Arystanov. Counselor
                 Embassy of Kazakhstan Washington, D.C.
                 U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association
10:45 BREAK
11:00 PAKISTAN: A GEOECONOMIC POTENTIAL FOR THE  REGION
                 Hon. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Consul General of Pakistan, Chicago
11:30 TURKEY:AN EXPANDING GLOBAL ENERGY HUB
           RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TURKISH ECONOMY
           Professor Mehmet Baha Karan
                  Professor of Finance, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
           Lecturer Mustafa Kaya
                  Department of Business Administration
                  Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
12:00 Uzbekistan 
           Hon. Bakhtiyar Gulyamov Ambassador
                  Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
12:30 LUNCH 10th Floor Dining Room Sponsored by: CME Group
           Each country will host a luncheon table  for business discussions
           LUNCHEON SPEAKER
           Tuncay Eminoglu, General Manager
                  Turkish Airlines, Chicago Office
 AFTERNOON SESSIONS
1:30: UNDERSTANDING CENTRAL ASIA’S EMERGING MARKETS
          INTRODUCTION
          Yuri Hoffman, Managing Director
                Alpha Global Exchange
          Charles Farra, Executive Director
                International Market Development, CME Group, Chicago
         K. Rizwan Kadir,  Financial Consultant
         Matthew Moran, Vice president 
                Business Development and Marketing
                Chicago Board Of Options Exchange, Chicago
2:30: PANEL DISCUSSION FUTURE OF EMERGING MARKETS
          Professor Mehmet Baha Karan, Professor of finance
               Department of Business Administration
               Hacettepe University, Ankara
          Dr. Vahdettin Ertas,  President
               Turkish Capital Market Board
          Karachi Stock Exchange
               Hon. Mohsin Chandra Economic Minister,
               Embassy of Pakistan; Washington, D.C.
3:30 OIL PRICE FLUCTUATION AND EQUITY MARKET TREND OF OIL
         PRODUCING ECONOMIES
         Professor Rasoul Rezvanian
               Banking and Finance Department
               Northeastern Illinois University Chicago
4:00 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN KAZAKHSTAN
         Emmet McLaughlin,  President
                Arizona Kazakhstan Development Group
4:10 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
         MODERATOR: Ms. Tonya McNeal-Weary  Managing Director
                IBS Global Consulting, Inc.;   Troy, Michigan
         AMERICAN-UZBEKISTAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  (AUCC)
                Elena V. Son, Executive Director;    Washington, DC.
         US-KAZAKHSTAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
                Sarah E. Frese, Executive Director;   Washington, D.C.
 4:45 CONCLUDING REMARKS
         Dr. Paul Prabhaker, associate vice president
                Global Programs, Northern Illinois University
17:15 DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION (in Lobby)
          
Registration fee:
Members: $25 Payable by April 15, 2016
Non-members: $45 payable by April 15, 2016.
Pay-at the-door: $55
Includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and Diplomatic Reception.

 

Wednesday, April 20
How to Enter the China Market
A business seminar  is scheduled at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at  DeVry University  Room 707, 225 W. Washington Street, Chicago. Organized by the Central Asian  Productivity  Research Center, In cooperation with DeVry University, the agenda includes:
9:00 INTRODUCTION:
         Professor Michael Vasilou, JD, MBA
            Keller Graduate School of Management
 9:15 OVERVIEW FOR ENTERING THE CHINA MARKET
           Jianning Li, Chief Representative TEDA- Chicago Office
               Tianjin Economic –Technological Development Area, China
9:45 PERSONAL VIEWS ABOUT THE CHINA MARKET
            MODERATOR: Prof.  Michael Vasilou, JD, MBA
                                      Keller Graduate School of Management
            PANELISTS:
                   Ms. Jenny Zhang, President China Trade, Inc. , Chicago
                   Wing Ping, Global Choice International LLC. Mount Prospect, IL
10:30 BREAK
10:45 OVERVIEW OF THE LEGAL ASPECTS
11:15 CONCLUDING REMARKS
                     Professor Michael  Vasilou, JD, MBA

There is NO registration fee, but Registration is absolutely required. For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or                   Phone: 708-246-5556

 

Thursday , April 21:
09:30-11:30  Doing Business in Mongolia
                        Dr. Youcef Benloucif ,Tobias Healing Institute, Chicago
There is no registration fee, but registration is absolutely required. For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or Phone: 708-246-5556

15:00-16:30  Understanding Legal Aspects for International Business
A seminar focusing on “Understanding The Legal Aspects Of International Business” is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 PM, on Thursday, April 21, at the conference center of the law firm of Miller Canfield 225 W. Washington St., Chicago. Organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, with Miller Canfield, the seminar will feature presentations by Richard A. Walawender, J. D., principal, corporate group co-leader and director of the firms international practice; and Justyna (Balcarczyk) Regan  Ph.D., senior attorney. Both attorneys have a wealth of international experience. The session will focus on the basics for international business, corporate,  finance, securities and commercial transactions, along with mergers and acquisitions. There is no registration fee, but because of limited seating, registration is required. For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or Phone: 708-246-5556

Friday, April 22:
Final discussion sessions (by appointment)

END of Silk Road Week———————————————————————————

NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN PAKISTAN Friday, May 13, 2016 11:00am
Pakistan’s Consul General in Chicago, Hon. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi will discuss
“New Business Opportunities in Pakistan” following a meeting of the
Central Asian Productivity  Research Center, at 11 A.M. , on Friday, May 13,
2016, at the offices of the consul general, 333 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 728. For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or Phone: 708-246-5556

CAPRC 2Q Advisory Board Meeting Friday, May 13, 2016   09:30am
Pakistan’s Consul General in Chicago
728 N. Michigan Ave. suite 728

Annual Midwest Transportation  June TBD
Briefing and Tour
Discussion: Use of Foreign Trade Zones
International Port of Indiana
Burns Harbor, Indiana
Registration and Information: TBA
For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or Phone: 708-246-5556

 

 

 

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