Prof. Dr. Rüstem Aslan
Free admission and followed by reception.
APRIL 15-20, 2018 SILK ROAD WEEK
PROPOSED SCHEDULE as of 3/31/18
Sponsorships and donations—both Financial and gifts-in-kind—are welcome. The CAPRC is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3). The CAPRC also is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 4/16-17-18
Private meetings/Site Visits/Round table discussions A series of private meetings and site visits are being scheduled throughout the state
Wednesday April 18 HOW SKOKIE’s TECH PARK CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS
An orientation and tour of the Illinois Science and Technology Park, 8025 Lamon Ave., Skokie, is scheduled at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center’s Quality Management and Entrepreneurship committees, Tim Lavengood, executive director, of the Incubator, will focus on “Business Incubators and Entrepreneurship Development”, followed by Prof. Dr. John Kalaras, CEO and global consultant, Quality Training Institute, Inc., will focus on “An Alternative Business Development Model”
Although there is no registration fee, registration is required. Students are invited. To register e-mail a business card to: email@example.com Information: 708-246-5556
Thursday, April 19 AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL MODEL
First developed at the Technology Innovation Center, Professor Dr. John Kalaras, CEO, Quality Training Institute, and productivity committee chairman for the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, will conduct a seminar from 1 PM until 2 PM, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Northern Illinois University’s loop campus, 105 W. Madison St. (7th floor).
Sponsored by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center’s quality and productivity committees, the seminar is designed to assist executives of companies involved in the field of international business.
Professor Kalaras explained, “For decades, academic institutions have been following basically the traditional delivery methods with some variations, depending on the institution and/or the professor. There are other
educational models that academia is not using, at least in the way we propose. We have designed an effective efficient pedagogical methodologies that engaged the students and instill zeal to learn.
There is no registration fee, but registration is required for seating INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org PH: 708-246-5556
14th Annual SILK ROAD CONFERENCE
Friday April 20 2018 8am to 5pm
Illinois Institute of Technology’s
Kent College of Law 565 W. Adams St. Chicago
08:00 Networking Breakfast SPONSOR:
Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area
08:45 Opening Remarks,Official Welcome
Professor Harry Lepinske, Chair CAPRC
Dr. Paul Prabhaker, Associate Vice President
Global Programs, College of Business, NIU
09:00 OFFICIAL WELCOME
Dr. Lisa Freeman, President
Northern Illinois University
09:15 WELCOME TO ILLINOIS
Margo Markopoulos, Director Office of Trade and Investment Illinois
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
09:30 A TIMELY VIEW OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Charles Farra, Executive Director International Markets10:00 Azerbaijan
10:30 COFFEE BREAK Enjoy Indonesia’s gourmet coffee donated by
the Indonesian Consul General
11:45 BUSINESS ASPECTS RESULTING FROM
THE CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR
Hon. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Consul General
Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago
13:15 INVESTMENT CLIMATE AND OPPORTUNITIES IN TURKEY
Mustafa Ilbeyli, US Advisor Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry
Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey, New York
13:45 CHINA’S ONE BELT ONE ROAD
This is a series of presentations focusing on China’s US$41 billion initiative, the One Belt One Road project and changing business relations in some 64 countries.
Ms. Shufen Zhao (invited) Director
China General Chamber of Commerce
Hon. Hong Lei (invited), Consul General
Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Chicago
14:15 TIANJIN: GATEWAY TO A DYNAMIC MARKET
Jianning Li, U.S. Chief representatives
Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)
14:45 Winchell Cheung, Director-Midwest
Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Chicago
15:15 Ms. Cindy Ni, Deputy Chief Representative
Shanghai Foreign Investment Development Board, Los Angeles
15:30 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS
The representatives of these chambers will offer timely information to help attendees build new and/or expanded business relations.
MODERATOR Dr. Colleen Hickman CAPRC Secretary,
Executive Secretary, Northwest Indiana World Trade Alliance
Ms. Susan Sadigova, Director
United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC)
Ms. Sarah Frese, Executive Director
U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association
Ms. Elena V. Son, Executive Director
American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
16:15 U.S. CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS
Representatives of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce have a wealth of information about international business and trade that will be shared with the attendees.
Gary Camarano, Enterprise Zone Administrator
Whiteside County Economic Development and Enterprise Zone
Representing 13 Chambers of Commerce located in Northwest Illinois
Ms. Laura Ortega-Lamela (invited), Executive Director
International Business Council and Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Blanca Berthier, Director International Programs
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
16:55 CONCLUDING REMARKS
Dr. Paul Prabhaker, associate vice president
Global Programs, College of Business, NIU
17:15 DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION
Members: US$35 Non-members: US$45
Send checks before Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to:
5220 Ellington Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558, USA
May 11-12, 2018 International Business Forum in Navoi, Uzbekistan
First day of the forum:
I. Visiting remarkable and sightseeing places
in the Navoi province;
II. Visiting different regions of the province,
according to the foreign investor’s/visitor’s interest.
Second day of the forum:
I. Opening ceremony of the international business forum in «Navoi» Free Economic Zone, presentations of investment and tourism potential of the province.
II. Negotiations on tourism and investment projects, discussion practical issues of cooperation in separated sectors.
III. Farewell ceremony (Dinner & concert program)
June 25-30 Midwest Trade Mission to Hong Kong and 2018 Belt Road Summit
With the expansion of the modern day Silk Road spearheaded by the Chinese Government called the Belt and Road Initiative, U.S. companies have the opportunity to tap into the expansion of new markets spanning over more than 60 countries, using Hong Kong as the trading gateway. Learn from the experts about ways to get involved in the projects, the opportunities and challenges, case studies of projects in the works, investment, and the business know-how needed in energy, transportation and logistics, rural and urban development, and more to kick-start these major projects.
May 2018 CAPRC Q2 Business Session
Proposed: Consulate General -Pakistan
September 2018 CAPRC Q3 Business Session
November 2018 CAPRC Q4 Business Session