2015

BUSINESS BRIEFING ON AZERBAIJAN   December 4, 2015 11:30am
Presenting the briefing will be Mary Kaczka, of Valparaiso, Indiana, who  is an experienced economic and business consultant. Miss Kaczka has taught at colleges and universities in Northwest Indiana; is a member of the International Economic Development Council; recognized  as a Small Business Advocate by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Indiana District; and served 27 months in the U.S. Peace Corps assigned to a non-bank credit organization making micro loans. She will discussed the economy and the business environment in Azerbaijan;  focus on the challenges facing Azerbaijan’s economy;  and reflect on her experiences living in a small Azerbaijani town working with a non-bank credit organization.

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Mary Kaczka, who served aas a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan, is seen presenting a report about her experiences and doing business in Azerbaijan at a CAPRC luncheon discussion session.

 

 

 INDONESIA SUPPORTS SILK ROAD CONFERENCE
December 3, 2015 Yuri 20151212aHon. Alberd Pardede, the Indonesian consul for economic affairs, office of the Indonesian  consulate general in Chicago (left), is seen discussing  his support of the Silk Road Conference scheduled on April 19, 2016, with Yuri Hoffman, a CAPRC advisory board member  during “Doing Business in Indonesia: Trade and Investment; Indonesia – Indiana Cooperation Forum”, at the Skyline Club, Indianapolis, Indiana on Dec. 3, 2015. Yuri has   been working for the success of the afternoon sessions focusing on the Silk Road  regional stock exchanges .

Macedonia: Business & Investment Opportunities for U.S. Companies.  November 19, 2015   3:45 – 5:00p.m
Special program sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in cooperation with the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago.  Presentation by Jerry Naumoff, Government Minister for FDI, Republic of Macedonia who leads a delegation of government leaders to meet with the Chicagoland business community to discuss business and investment opportunities in the Republic of Macedonia.  3:45 – 5:00 p.m. (Reception follows), Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago.  No charge; advance registration required.  For information & registration, please e-mail: dejan.velickov@investinmacedonia.com.

 Azerbaijan Trade Mission November 18-20, 2015Azerbaijan 2015_11_1820WHY JOIN THE MISSION The U.S. Trade mission is a response to the rapid growth and opportunities in Azerbaijan. It offers U.S. companies the opportunity to:
– Explore the Azerbaijani market;
– Learn how to increase profits and overcome barriers;
– Network with leading regional industry experts, government officials and seasoned U.S. and global companies;      
– Identify and meet prospective partners, customers, government buyers, agents and distributors; 
– Meet one-on-one with key regional experts to discuss new market-entry strategies 
WHO CAN JOIN Organized by USACC and certified by the U.S. Commercial Service, the trade mission is open to U.S. companies, service providers, investors and consultants specializing in:
Agriculture | Banking and Financial Services | Chemical/Petrochemical | Education | Energy| Food Industry | Healthcare | IT / Communication Technologies | Infrastructure / Construction | Light Industry |  Machinery/equipment | Pharmaceutical Industry | Transport and Logistics | Tourism and Hospitality
 VIEW APPLICATION
The application deadline is October 30, 2015.

THE US – AZERBAIJAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (USACC) SEEKS TO PROMOTE TRADE AND INVESTMENTS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND AZERBAIJAN BY RENDERING VARIOUS BUSINESS SERVICES. USACC ACTIVELY SEEKS U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS AND COMPANIES WHOSE PRODUCTS AND STRATEGIC INTERESTS CAN BE ADVANCED IN THE AZERBAIJANI MARKET. IT ALSO SERVE AS A LIAISON BETWEEN FOREIGN COMPANIES AND AZERBAIJANI BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

To learn more, please visit www.usacc.org Contact Us U.S. Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce 1212 Potomac Street NW Washington, DC 20007 1-202-333-8702 Questions? Comments? For questions about your USACC Weekly Newsletter subscription, please e-mail Mustafa Koten at chamber@usacc.org or call 1-202-333-8702. For USACC membership questions, call 1-202-333-8702

UZBEKISTAN INVESTMENT FORUM November 5-6
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The Government of Uzbekistan has extended
an invitation to American business representatives
to the  “Investment Forum” scheduled on
November 5-6, 2015, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
For details contact:
Kamol Muhtarov
Trade and Economic Affairs
Embassy of Uzbekistan
Washington, D.C.
www.Uzbekistan.org
 E-mail:  muhtarov.kamol@ gmail.com

CAPRC 4th Qtr ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
November 6, 2015  09:30am
Devry University , 225 W. Washington, 7th Floor
ATTENTION
At 10:45am there will be a seminar, focusing on
“TIMELY TIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL  MARKETING”
A special announcement will be e-mailed.
Guests are encouraged.
Harry Lepinske 708-246-5556

PANEL DISCUSSION FOR PROFESSIONAL WOMEN FROM PAKISTAN
Thursday, November 5  10:00am to 11:30
World Chicago, 72 East Randolph St. Chicago, IL
A panel discussion focusing on topics such as “Sharing perspectives on the role of women in the U.S., including  business and government”, is being organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center. Panelists will include Dr. Colleen Hickman Ph.D., secretary and advisory board member and of the CAPRC and faculty member at Indiana Tech; Ms. Tonya McNeal-Weary, managing director of IBS Global Consulting Inc., a woman-owner global management consulting company with offices in the US, Canada, and U.K.  She also is a CAPRC associate advisory board member.     Registration: filled
Information: 708-246-5556 or lepinske@sbcglobal.net

2015 U.S.-UZBEKISTAN ANNUAL FORUM
Tuesday, October 13;  0830-1600
Pavilion Room, The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. Information: info@aucconline.com

NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN PAKISTAN Sept 25,2015: – Houlihan’s Restaurant, in the next building East 111 E. Wacker Drive   11:00 am Pakistan’s Consul General in Chicago Faisal Niaz Timizi will discuss “Pakistan In Review” offering new business opportunities in Pakistan  Registration at 10:45 A.M 
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 PRESS RELEASE

Pakistan’s Independence Day, which is annually held on August 14, celebrates the country’s independence from the British rule on that date in 1947. This day is an occasion to promote patriotism and national unity 2015_08_14 pakistan Independance DayYuri Hoffman (CAPRC) far left at the Pakistan Independence Day “under the Sun”

Kazakhstan Today: Challenges and Opportunities in the Changing Geopolitical Environment
Tuesday, July 15 12:00 to 13:34 Rayburn House Office Bldg
Room B 340, 50 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515

Special Seminar Designed For Kazakhstan Government Representatives
Tuesday, July 7; 0900-1300; FOCUS: Business and trade with Silk Road countries World Chicago 72 E. Randolph Street (2nd floor) Chicago
(U.S. State Department Project)

Friday, June 26 09:30 Port of Indiana Burns Harbor Tour
6625 S. Boundary Rd. Portage, Indiana

Sunday, June 14 – 13:30 NATIONAL LUNCHEON MEETING
US-CHINA PEOPLES FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION
Lao Beijing Restaurant
2138 S. Archer Ave. Chicago
RSVP & Information: Trescott@midwest.net

June 10,2015  Think Asia, Think Hong
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June 5, 2015 CAPRC – Indonesian Trade Promotion Center – Chicago
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Thursday, June 4 U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETERY OF STATE NISHA BISWAL
“Global Trends in South and Central Asia”
Institute of Politics, University of Chicago
5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
By special invitation

April 27, 2015  11th Annual Silk Road Conference

11th Annual Silk Road Conference 2015
Organized By: Central Asian Productivity Research Center
Sponsored By:  Division of International Affairs, Northern Illinois University
Supported By: Center for Peace and Inter-Cultural Management
                           Hacettepe University School of Business Ankara, Turkey
This one-day dynamic event offers an excellent opportunity to learn about opening doors to new markets and how to operate in these new business environments. With efforts to diversify their economies, these emerging markets offer new business, trade, and investment opportunities.
Representatives from business, government, NGOs, and academia will serve as presenters and panelists to discuss business, trade, investments, and energy security in Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Turkey, and Uzbekistan
Click here for: Detail Information on the 11th Silk Road Conference
For a copy of a CD with the complete conference reports, including photos and Power Point presentations send a check for $10US to:
CAPRC
5220 Ellington Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558

April 24, 2015 Investment Climate in China
Manli Robinson, attorney at Goa Fei Consulting, located In Beijing, China, will chair a discussion focusing on the “Investment Climate In China”, at 1000 A.M., on Friday,April 24, at DeVry University, 7th Floor classrooms,225 W. Washington, Chicago. The Asian Development Bank, this week, announced that China’s economy is expected to expand by about 7% for the next two years. Sponsored by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, this will be an opportunity for those interested in China’s economy to share their thoughts about China’s economy in the future.

April 23-27 “SILK ROAD WEEK IN ILLINOIS”
Activities , by special invitation,
will begin on Friday, April 23

March 20: 09:30 Q1 ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Keller Graduate School of Management
DeVry University, 225 W. Washington 7th Floor, Chicago

CAPRC MEMBERS MEET IN ANKARA, TURKEY
2016_05 CAPRC in Turkey 2 peopleWhile in Ankara, Turkey for a research project CAPRC secretary, Colleen Hickman (right) met with CAPRC associate board member Ozlem Ozkanli.
Ms. Ozkanli, known for her work in the field of energy, is researching the topic “Turkish Energy Sector” for a proposed presentation during the 2016 edition of the Silk Road Conference.

DISCUSSION SESSION FOCUSES ON INVESTMENT CLIMATE IN CHINA
Manli Robinson, attorney at Goa Fei Consulting, located In Beijing, China, will chair a discussion focusing on the “Investment Climate In China”, at 1000 A.M., on Friday,April 24, at DeVry University, 7th Floor classrooms,225 W. Washington, Chicago. The Asian Development Bank, this week, announced that China’s economy is expected to expand by about 7% forthe next two years.

 Friday, February 20 11:00 “UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURAL
ASPECTS OF DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA”
+Presentations , +Demonstrations, +Chinese New Year lunch
House of Fortune Restaurant, 2407 S. Wentworth, (In Chinatown) Chicago

Thursday, January 29 10:00 “GOVERNANCE AND ANTI-CORRUPTION”
CAPRC is coordinating discussions for a delegation of government specialists from
Kazakhstan; Round table discussion
Offices of World Chicago, 72 East Randolph St. , Chicago