CAPRC Q1 Business Session and Seminar February 10, 2017 9:00AM
The CAPRC has scheduled its first quarter business session at 9 A.M.. Registration for the seminar will begin at 10:15. Consulate General , Republic of Turkey
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Chicago
Friday, February 10, 2017 10:30am
FOCUS ON TURKEY’S ECONOMY AND INVESTMENT 2017
Location: Conference Center of the Consul General of Chicago, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago
“Focusing on 2017 in Turkey” is the theme for a seminar being organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center (CAPRC) on Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:30am at the Conference center of the Consul General of Chicago, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago.
Turkey’s Consul General of Turkey Umut Acar Will speak about “Turkey in 2016: A Year To Remember”, followed by Ms. Esra Dogan Tulgan, coordinator-advisor for Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT), the agency that promotes Turkey’s investment climate and assists investors, will speak about the Turkish economy and investment environment.
Umut Acar, Turkey Consular General Chicago
Consul General Acar joined the ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998; and served in Bulgaria and Germany, then with Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as first secretary; counselor at Council of Europe; head of the department for administrative and Financial Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and chief cabinet of the minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was assigned to Chicago’s consulate general in October 2015.
Esra Dogan Tulgan,coordinator-advisor for Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
Prior to her assignment in Chicago in December 2015, Ms. Tulgan worked for the agency in European markets, including France, Italy and French-speaking countries.
There is no registration fee, but registration is required for seating. For information and registration contact:
Productivity Research Center
USACC Annual Conference on U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations Looking Ahead: Diplomacy, Business, Trade & Investment March 1, 2017
MARCH 1, 2017 – 8AM-5PM
Session 1: New Regional Energy Map
Session 2: Banking and Finance
Session 3: Economic Reforms and Doing Business in Azerbaijan
Session 4: Investment Beyond Oil/Co-Investment Opportunities
Session 5: Public-Private Partnership
Formal Reception – 7PM-9PM
MARCH 2, 2017 – 8AM-3PM
Roundtable meetings between companies and government entities on:
– Agriculture/Agribusiness and Food Industries
– Alternative and Renewable Energy
– Chemical/Petrochemical Industry
Other government briefings
NOTE: USACC is excited to announce complimentary business matchmaking services for Azerbaijani companies. To register your interest in the conference, please e-mail us at email@example.com with brief company information by December 16, 2017.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL OPEN SOON
The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC), based in Washington D.C., aims to help strengthen business ties in both countries for the benefit of private companies, and for the public and consumers they serve. To that end, we are pleased to invite you to our next annual conference on United States-Azerbaijan relations, scheduled to take place at the historic Willard InterContinental Hotel, conveniently located just one block from the White House.
Scheduled for March 1-2, 2017, this conference promises to bring together high-level business leaders and government officials from both countries. Participants will be able to hear firsthand of the myriad business and growth opportunities attendant to investment in Azerbaijan, as well as learn about the experience of industry peers through various panel discussions.
The flow of goods and services between the two countries, while substantial, already remains susceptible to improvement in many different areas. Beyond energy, Azerbaijan’s telecommunications and IT, nine different climate zones and rich soil with astonishing agricultural potential and diversity, and the legendary hospitality of its population can be tapped into by numerous economic sectors. Its highly educated workforce would be an asset to any company considering in-bound investment.
By the same token, American companies have products and services that are highly valued in Azerbaijan. There is a tremendous demand for American-made machinery, as well as for food packaging and processing technologies. And American consumer technology producing companies could benefit tremendously from Azerbaijan’s tech-savvy population.
While the two countries are hemispherically distant, trade has never been stronger or easier, and the desire among the business communities in both countries to forge new business opportunities has never been greater.
We hope to see you in Washington, D.C. on March 1-2, 2017 for this special event. Please stay tuned for more information in upcoming days. For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 202-333-8702 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30AM-3:00PM
Chicago International Student Career Fair (CISCF)
DeVry Univ. Chicago Campus 3300 N. Campbell Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
The Chicago International Student Career Fair will provide a platform for your company to meet hundreds of talented, highly skilled professionals, students and alumni.
Connect with top international professionals and talent from leading area universities. We are confident that this event will provide you with unique access to our talented international students in greater Chicago specializing in business, technology, health sciences, fine arts, architecture, engineering and more.
APRIL 27, 2017 PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS
DeVry University 225 W. Washington St. Room 707 Chicago
225 W. Washington St. Chicago
09:30 EXPANDING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CENTRAL ASIA
Chair: Prof. Jamaluddin Husain
Chairman, CAPRC Entrepreneurship Committee
Director, Small Business Institute
Purdue University Northwest
13:00 SUCCESSFUL WOMEN OF CENTRAL ASIA
Chair Prof. Colleen Hickman
Chairman, CAPRC Women’s Education And Development Committee
Professor, Indiana Institute of Technology
Illinois Science and Technology Park Auditorium Skokie, Illinois
Chair: Prof. John Kalaras, Chief Executive Officer
Quality Training Institute, Inc. Skokie, Illinois
Chairman, CAPRC Quality Management Committee
April 28, 2017 2017 SILK ROAD CONFERENCE
An opportunity to learn about new Business Opportunities
Illinois Institute of Technology Kent College of Law Auditorium Chicago
ORGANIZED BY: Central Asian Productivity Research Center
SPONSOR: Global Programs College of Business Northern Illinois University
Whiteside County Economic Development Department
Silk Way Airlines
Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)
American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
College of Business, Hacettepe University, Ankara
Illinois SBDC International Trade Center, Chicago
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
Illinois Science and Technology Park
International Trade Association of Greater Chicago Metro Chicago Exports
Quality Training Institute, Inc.
The Global Business Advisor Magazine
United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Kazakhstan Business Association
08:00 REGISTRATION/NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Sponsored by Whiteside County EconomicDevelopment Department
EXHIBITS/RESOURCE CENTER OPEN
Sponsored by TEDA
08:45 OPENING REMARKS
Prof. Harry Lepinske, Chairman
Central Asian Productivity Research Center
Prof. Paul Prabhaker, Associate Vice President Global Programs,
College of Business Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
09:00 TODAY’S GLOBAL ECONOMY
Charles Farra, Keynote Speaker Executive Director
International Market Development CME Group Chicago
09:30 25 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN AZERBAIJAN
Sarkhan Ismayilov, Economic Officer
Embassy of Azerbaijan, Washington, D.C.
10:00 THE BELT AND ROAD: CENTRAL ASIA AND CHINA’S INITIATIVE”
Hon. Hong Lei, Consul General
Consulate General of China Chicago
10:45 TIANJIN: GATEWAY TO A DYNAMIC MARKET”
Jianning Li, Chief Representative,
Tianjin Economic-Technical Development Area, Chicago
11:00 MORNING BREAK SPONSOR: TEDA
11:15 KAZAKHSTAN: TOPIC TBA
Nurgali Arystanov, Counselor
Embassy of Kazakhstan Washington, D.C.
11:30 MACEDONIA AND CENTRAL ASIA
Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti, rector
State University of Tetovo
Tetovo, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
12:30 LUNCH: 10th FLOOR DINING ROOM
Each participating country will host a luncheon table
For business discussions
Sponsored by CME Group, Chicago
Charles Farra, Executive Director CME Group
13:30 OVERCOMING CENTRAL ASIAN LOGISTICS OBSTACLES
James Eccleston , US Representative Silk Way Airlines
14:30 RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL IN TURKEY
Prof.Dr. Ozlem Atay Faculty of Political Sciences
Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
15:00 Hon. Kamol Muhtarov, Counselor
Trade and Economic Affairs, Embassy of Uzbekistan Washington, D.C.
15:15 UZBEKISTAN: A VIEW FROM AN UZBEK BUSINESS EXECUTIVE”
Asad Sharapov, President Euroexport Holding Tashkent, Uzbekistan
15:30 CENTRAL ASIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
CHAMBER SERVICES: HOW THEY CAN HELP YOU ENTER THE MARKET
MODERATOR: Molly Banuelos, Director
SBDC-World Trade Center Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
Director United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) D.C.
Executive Director U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association
Elena V. Son,
Executive Director American Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
Afternoon refreshments available
16:15 ILLINOIS AND GLOBAL BUSINESS”
Ms. Laura Ortega-Lamela, Executive Director International Business
Council and Illinois Chamber of Commerce Chicago, Illinois
16:30 PERSONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCES
Panel discussions focusing on personal experiences
In the Silk Road business community
Thomas J. Hulseman moderator
Managing Director Metro Chicago Exports, Chicago Illinois
President Arizona Kazakhstan Development Group Tucson, Arizona
Midwest Sales Manager BDG International, Inc. Elgin, Illinois
1655: CONCLUDING REMARKS
Prof. Dr. Paul Prabhaker, Associate vice president
Global Programs College of Business Northern Illinois University
1700: One-on-one Meetings
1715: DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION
Location: Exhibit Area
Hosted by Silk Way Airlines
5220 Ellington Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558
REGISTRATION FEE: Member: US$25; Non-member: $45
Q2 Business Session ad Seminar May (Date TBA)
Seminar Focusing on Pakistan
Consulate General of Pakistan
Seminar and Tour of the Port May (Date TBA)
Port of Indiana, Portage, Indiana