Upcoming Events

Wednesday,  December 7, 2016  4:00 to 5:30pm
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH AZERBAIJAN’S ECONOMIC OFFICER
A round table  discussion with Azerbaijan’s economic officer from Washington, D.C., Sarkhan Ismayilov, is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 P.M., on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Sinha Brazilian Cuisine, 2018 W. Adams Street, Chicago. Organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, the group
will focus on U.S.-Azerbaijan bilateral business, trade, and investments. Ample parking. Registration fee: members, $15; non-members,  $20.
Check should be send before  Dec. 2, to:
CAPRC
5220 Ellington Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558
Information: 708-246-5556

Wednesday,  December 7, 2016  1 to 2:30 PM.
“THE FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS: 25 YEARS LATER”
Illinois SBDC-International Trade Center -Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
320 N. Damen Ave.Chicago (This is a large business incubator and entrepreneurship development center.)
AGENDA (As of 10/30/16)
OFFICIAL WELCOME
   Mrs. Molly Banuelos
   Director  Illinois SBDC/International Trade Center
A REGIONAL  OVERVIEW
  Professor Harry Lepinske –   Chairman
  Central Asian Productivity Research Center
GUEST SPEAKER AZERBAIJAN-2016
  Hon.  Sarkhan   Ismayilov
  Economic Officer, Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
KAZAKHSTAN AT 25
   Embassy Video Presentation
PERSONAL  KAZAKH BUSINESS EXPERIENCES
   Alex  Nisengolts, chairman
   CAPRC legal committee
GROWTH OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN UZBEKISTAN
  Embassy Video Presentation
 CONCLUDING REMARKS
  Peter Tase
  Freelance Journalist – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
There is no registration fee, but registration is Required for seating.
Contact: CENTRAL ASIAN PRODUCTIVITY RESEARCH CENTER – lepinske@sbcglobal.net – PH: 708-246-5556

Friday, January 20, 2017 
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, January 20, 2017, 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

CAPRC Central Asia Productivity Research Center posted Alexander KrzystonConsul 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.

CAPRC Central Asia Productivity Research Center posted Alexander KrzystonEsra 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:
Central Asian
Productivity  Research Center
lepinske@sbcglobal.net
708-246-5556

CAPRC Q1 Business Session and Seminar January 20, 2017 
Seminar Focusing  on Turkey
Consulate  General , Republic of  Turkey
Chicago

CAPRC CHINESE NEW YEAR LUNCH JANUARY 27, 2017
China 2017: One Belt One Road” is the theme for the Central Asian  Productivity Research Center’s third  annual Chinese New Year lunch scheduled at 11:30 AM, on Friday, January 27, 2017, at House of Fortune Restaurant, 2407 S. Wentworth Ave. Off-street parking is available at 23rd St. and Wentworth Ave. Registration fees: $25 for members; $30 for non-members; and  $50  to support a student in the  CAPRC’s Professional Student Program. Payments must be received by January 20. For information: lepinske@sbcglobal.net
Send checks to:
CAPRC
5220 Ellington Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558

USACC Annual Conference on U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations Looking Ahead: Diplomacy, Business, Trade & Investment  March 1, 2017

CAPRC Central Asia Productivity Research Center posted Alexander Krzyston

MARCH 1, 2017 – 8AM-5PM
Welcoming Session
Keynote Speeches
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
Closing Remarks
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 chamber@usacc.org 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 chamber@usacc.org.

 

2017 Silk Road Conference April (Date TBA)
Kent School  of Law Auditorium
Illinois Institute of technology
65 W. Adams St,
Chicago

Q2 Business Session ad Seminar May (Date TBA)
Seminar Focusing on Pakistan
Consulate  General of Pakistan
Chicago

Seminar and Tour of the Port May (Date TBA)
Port of Indiana,  Portage, Indiana

 

 

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