Upcoming Events

February 15, 2019 DOING BUSINESS IN THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC
Direct Line webinar sponsored by the Bureau of Economic & Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Donald Lu, U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, will lead a discussion on Central Asia’s “island of democracy,” including a visafree regime, liberal legislation in support of foreign investment, and a qualified labor force.
8:00 a.m. CST. No charge; advance registration required. For information &  registration, please see:
https://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/events/288680.htm

Monday, April 1 INTRODUCTION TO EXPORTING
9am to 2pm
Northern Illinois University Loop Facility
105 W. Madison St. 7th Floor
Although there is no registration fee, because of limited seating, early registration is suggested. E: lepinske@sbcglobal.net Ph: 708-246-5556

Tuesday, April 2 VISIT FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
9am 230 S. LaSalle St.
Photo ID required
Although there is no registration fee, because of limited seating, early registration is suggested. E: lepinske@sbcglobal.net Ph: 708-246-5556

Tuesday, April QUALITY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
10am at The Incubator
Tour of the Center
Illinois Science and Technology Park
8025 Lamon Ave. Skokie
Although there is no registration fee, because of limited seating, early registration is suggested. E: lepinske@sbcglobal.net Ph: 708-246-5556

2019 SILK ROAD CONFERENCE
Become Involved in Central Asia’s New Awakening
Illinois Institute of Technology’s
Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago IL

Proposed Agenda 
08:00 NETWORKING – EXHIBITS/RESOURCE CENTER OPEN
Sponsored by: Become a CAPRC Sponsor
09:00 OPENING REMARKS OFFICIAL WELCOME-NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
           Professor Harry Lepinske, Chairman 
           Central Asian Productivity Research Center
09:05 OFFICIAL WELCOME-NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
           Dr. Paul Prabhaker, Ph.D.
09:15 WELCOME TO ILLINOIS
           Ms. Laura Ortega-Lamela, Executive Director
           International Business Council
           Illinois Chamber of Commerce
09:30 Central Asia: A Timely Overview
           Ms. Erin Cole, Formerly with the U.S. Department of State, and
           U.S. Agency for International Development, Central Asia nations.
09:45 AGRICULTURE REPORT
           David Headley, Illinois Soybean Association
10:00 STRUCTURAL REFORMS AND BUSINESS CLIMATE IN AZERBAIJAN
           Hon. Orkhan Zeynalov
           Economic Consul Embassy of Azerbaijan Washington D.C.
10:30 Morning Break
11:00 CHINA
           Jon. Liu Jun, acting consul general
          China Consulate General, Chicago
11:30 KAZAKHSTAN
           Hon. Zhanibek Abdrashov, consul general
           Consulate of Kazakhstan, New York
12:00 PAKISTAN – An Emerging Pakistan
           Hon. Javed Ahmed Umrani, consul general
           Consulate General of Pakistan Chicago 
12:30 LUNCH Central Asian gourmet cuisine
           Sponsored by: Become a CAPRC Sponsor
13:30 TURKEY’S ENTERPRISING AND HUMANITARIAN FOREIGN POLICY
           Hon. Umut Acar, consul general
           Consulate General of Turkey, Chicago
14:00 UZBEKISTAN
14:30 HONG KONG
           Winchell Cheung, director-Midwest
           Hong Trade Development Council
14:45 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ROUNTABLE
           Moderator – Gary A. Camarano, Economic Development & Enterprise
                                  Zone Administrator  Whiteside County, Illinois
           American – Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
                                  Elena V.Son, executive director
           China General Chamber of Commerce Chicago
                                 Wenyue Zhang, Executive director
           United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce
           U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association
                                 Sarah Nickel, Executive Director
15:45 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN INDONESIA
           Hon. Rosmalawati Chalid, consul general
           Consul General of Indonesia, Chicago
16:50  CENTRAL ASIA’S LABOR MIGRATION
           Catherine Moylan Mini, Acting Chair
           Economic Development Committee, CAPRC
16:30 HEMINGWAY IN AZERBAIJAN
           Dr. Susanbar Agamaliyeva Nakhchivan State University
           Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan
16:40 SOYBEANS AND ILLINOIS EXPORTS
           David Headley
           Illinois Soybean Association
16:45 CONCLUDING REMARKS
17:00 CENTRAL ASIAN PRODUCTIVITY RESEARCH CENTER’S
          20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
          Sponsored by: Become a CAPRC Sponsor

 

Friday, June 21 Annual Visit to the International Port Of Indiana
Maritime Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated as of December 27, 2018 Alexander Krzyston

CME Group