14th Annual Silk Road Conference 2018

APRIL 15-20, 2018 SILK ROAD WEEK

PROPOSED SCHEDULE as of 10/10/17
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 10:00am  SITE VISITS
Visit The Illinois Science and Technology Park and Business Development Seminar
BUSINESS INCUBATORS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT
     Tim Lavengood, Executive Director Technology Innovation Center
AN ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MODEL
Making a paradigm shift, thinking outside of the box and instituting business operational models that are unheard of, but have been tested and proven successful.
      Dr. John Kalaras, Ph.D.
      CEO and Sr. Professor, Sr. global consultant
      Quality Training Institute. Inc.
Tour of the facility
NO REGISTRATION FEE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Thursday, April 19 8:30am SEMINARS
College of Business, Northern Illinois University’s Loop Center
105 W. Madison St., Chicago
UNDERSTANDING LEGAL ASPECTS FOR DOING BUSINESS IN CENTRAL ASIA
CHAIR: Ilya Zlatkin
             Ziliak Law Member, CAPRC Legal Committee
DOING BUSINESS IN KAZAKHSTAN
          Alex Nisengolts, of counsel, Ziliak Law
          Chair, CAPRC Legal Committee
DOING BUSINESS IN UZBEKISTAN
          Asad Sharapov, attorney and owner Euroexport-Holding
          A large company involved in oil and gas and construction
          CAPRC Coordinator, Uzbekistan
          Steve Kim, Managing Partner
          RK Law group LLC
          Member, CAPRC Legal Committee
10:00 REBRANDING FOR NEW MARKETS AND EMERGING MARKETS
          Ilan Geva, President
          Ilan Geva & Friends, Inc., Chicago
11:00 DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
          Business opportunities in a resilient and vibrant Indonesia
          Hon. Rosmalawati, Consul General
          Republic of Indonesia, Chicago
          Malaysia
          Thailand
          Viet Nam
12:40 CONCLUDING REMARKS
13:00 AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL MODEL
For decades now academic institutions have been following basically the traditional delivery methods, with some variations, depended on the institution and/or the professor. There are educational models that academia is not using, at least in the way we propose. We have designed effective efficient pedagogical methodologies that engage the students and instill the ZEAL TO LEARN
         Dr. John Kalaras, Ph.D.
         CEO and Sr. professor, Sr. global consultant
         Quality Training Institute, Inc.
NO REGISTRATION FEES. BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED

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
           Exhibits Open
08:45 RIBBON-CUTTING
09:00 Opening Remarks,Official Welcome
09:15 WELCOME TO ILLINOIS
09:30 Azerbaijan
10:00 Kazakhstan
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 Kyrgyzstan
10:45 Pakistan
11:45 Tajikistan
12:15 LUNCH Central Asian Cuisine
13:15 Turkey
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.
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
17:15 DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION
REGISTER TODAY:
lepinske@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 708-246-5556