Upcoming Events

April 12, 4 pm The Turks & Troy, Treasure of Priam
IMG_6934Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

Prof. Dr. Rüstem Aslan
Free admission and followed by reception.

 

 

APRIL 15-20, 2018 SILK ROAD WEEK

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PROPOSED SCHEDULE as of 3/31/18
SPONSORSHIPS
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.
Email: lepinske@sbcglobal.net

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: lepinske@sbcglobal.net 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: lepinske@sbcglobal.net 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:
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           Exhibits Open
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 MarketsCME Group10:00 Azerbaijan
10:30 COFFEE BREAK Enjoy Indonesia’s gourmet coffee donated by
           the Indonesian Consul General
10:45 Kazakhstan
10:45 Pakistan
11:15 Kyrgyzstan
11:45 BUSINESS ASPECTS RESULTING FROM
          THE CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR
          Hon. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Consul General
          Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago

12:15 LUNCH Central Asian Cuisine           SPONSOR: CME Group

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.
MODERATOR:
          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
PANELISTS
          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.
MODERATOR:
           Gary Camarano, Enterprise Zone Administrator
           Whiteside County Economic Development and Enterprise Zone
           Representing 13 Chambers of Commerce located in Northwest Illinois
PANELISTS:
           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
REGISTER TODAY:
Members: US$35    Non-members: US$45
Send checks before Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to:
CAPRC
5220 Ellington Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558, USA
Information:
lepinske@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 708-246-5556

 

May 11-12, 2018 International Business Forum in Navoi, Uzbekistan
Usb 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)

 

May 14, 7 pm  Zeugma
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Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, Prof.Dr. Kutalmış Görkay
Free admission and followed by reception.

 

 

May 20, 2 pm Ottomans & the Conquest of İstanbulIMG_6933
Chicago Cultural Center
Prof.Dr. İlber Ortaylı 
Free admission and followed by reception

 

 

June 25-30  Midwest Trade Mission to Hong Kong and 2018 Belt Road Summit
SummitWith 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. 

For more Information CLICK HERE

May 2018  CAPRC Q2 Business Session
Proposed: Consulate General -Pakistan

September 2018 CAPRC Q3 Business Session

November 2018 CAPRC Q4 Business Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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