Upcoming Events

Friday, October 7 16th Annual Silk Road Conference
Illinois Institute of Technology’s Kent College of Law Auditorium
565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois
Spend an informative day sharpening your management skills focusing on international business, trade, and investments.
08:45  Ribbon-cutting ceremony
09:00  OPENING REMARKS-
                  Professor Harry Lepinske, CAPRC Chairman and retiree,
                  Purdue University, NW, NIU
             OFFICIAL WELCOME
                  Professor Paul Prabhaker, Vice president Emeritus,
                  Northern Illinois University and CAPRC vice chairman
             OFFICIAL WELCOME TO THE ILLINOIS BUSINESS COMMUNITY
                  Gary Camarano, Economic Development Director & Enterprise Zone
                  Administrator Whiteside County, Illinois
09:15 CENTRAL ASIA IS OPEN AND LOOKING FOR PARTNERS (ZOOM)
                 Tanner Johnson, Policy Team Lead  Office of Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia
                  International Trade Office U.S. Department of Commerce
                  Washington, D.C.
09:45 CENTRAL ASIAN MARKETS: AN OVERVIEW OF FOUR COUNTRIES
                  Elena V.Son, Executive Director
                  The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) 
                  The US-Kyrgyzstan Business Council (USKGZBC)
                  The US-Tajikistan Business Council (USTJBC)
                  The US- AFGANISTAN BUSINESS INITIATIVE (USAB
10:15 BREAK
10:30 UNDERSTANDING CENTRAL ASIAN MARKETING
                  Professor Colleen Hickman
11:00 SOCIOCULTURL ASPECTS
                   Prof. Lepinske
11:30 UNDERSTANDING LEGAL ASPECTS (TBA)
                   Mukhammadli Makhmudov, Managing Partner Legal Max,
                   Almaty, Kazakhstan
12:00 LUNCH On your own- OFF CAMPUS (because of COVID 19)

AFTERNOON AGENDA
13:30 LOGISTICS CHALLENGES-Panel Discussion
           MODERATOR: Kasi Paturi, president, Pan Asian American Business Council
           PANELISTS:
              Captain Shahid Naseer, president and CEO, HAARS International Inc.
              Larry Bajmakovich, Midwest Sales Manager, BDG International, Inc.
14:15 INTERNATIONAL TRADE PROJECT FINANCE
           Tools available to explore export sales opportunities
           Joobin Mansourian, Managing Director SONIA TECH USA, Inc.
15:15 ISLAMIC BANKING
           Prof. Dr. Ozgur Arslan-Ayaydin
           Clinical Professor of Finance University of Illinois
15:45 OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES WITH OILSEEDS IN CENTRAL ASIA
           David Headley, Chairman CAPRC’s Agriculture Committee
           A timely report about Mr. Headley’s project in Central Asia
16:00 CONCLUDING REMARKS
           Alex Mathews, chief Operating Officer, Biomass Energy Systems Inc.
           Member, CAPRC’s Energy Committee
16:15 POST CONFERENCE NETWORKING SESSION
           VENUE TBA

Registration, Contact Harry Lepinske at: [email protected]

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2022 CAPRC Q3 NETWORKING/BOARD MEETING
EVERGREEN RESTAURANT 21411 S. Wentworth Ave. In Chicago’s Chinatown

CAPRC Q4 Business Meeting
Date: TBA
Northern Illinois University
Naperville, Illinois Campus

 

Updated as of June 15, 2022 Michael Alexander Krzyston