2016 12th Silk Road Conf.

 2016 Silk Road Week

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12th ANNUAL SILK ROAD Conference  Tuesday April 19, 2016 
 The 12th Annual Silk Road Conference returned to Chicago for its 2016 edition that focuses on new bilateral business, trade, and investment  opportunities. The event , that attracts representatives from both  U.S. and foreign governments, business, and  academia, was the highlight of the six-day “Silk
Road Week in Illinois” series of events. Organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center,  it is supported by Global Programs, College of Business,  Northern Illinois University, and several foreign entities.
ORGANIZER:
   Central Asian Productivity Research Center
SPONSORS:
   Global Programs, College of Business, Northern Illinois University
   CME Group
CO-SPONSORS:
   College of Business -Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey
   The Global Business Advisor Magazine
   Silk Way Airlines
   Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)
   Turkish Airlines
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
   American–Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC)
   Arab American Business and Professional Association
   College of Business, Hacettepe University, Ankara
   Illinois Science and  Technology Park
   International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
   Quality Training Institute. Inc.
   TEDA – Tianjin Economic Technology Development Area
   U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association
   United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC)

MORNING COUNTRY SESSIONS
08:00  Registration/Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Turkish Airlines

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 IMG_4928 x09:00 OPENING REMARKS
           Professor Harry Lepinske, Chairman CAPRC
           ELECTRONIC GREETING FROM AFGHANISTAN
           Hon. Aydin Nurhan, Permanent Ambassador
           Organization of Islamic Cooperation  Kabul, Afghanistan

 

img_0709Prof. Dr. Paul Prabhaker, Associate Vice president
Global Programs, College of Business Northern Illinois University  
             

 

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Dr. Denise Schoenbachler, Dean College of  Business,     Northern Illinois University

 

 

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William Jones, Bureau Chief Washington DC
  “Executive Intelligence Report”  
Co-author, 360-page Silk Road Report
 

 

img_071509:45 Vugar Gurbanov, First Secretary
           Embassy of Azerbaijan Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

   img_072010:15 Nurgali Arystanov, Counselor
            Embassy of Kazakhstan Washington, D.C.
             U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association 

 

 

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PAKISTAN: A GEOECONOMIC POTENTIAL FOR THE  REGION
Hon. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Consul General of Pakistan, Chicago

 

 

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Dr. Denise Schoenbachler, Dean of the College of Business, Northern Illinois University, is seen presenting an award to Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti Rector of the University of Tetovo, Tevovo, Macedonia

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Rector Ameti ( University of Tetovo, Tevovo, Macedonia) is seen extending his greetings and appreciation

 

 img_073112:00 Uzbekistan 

Abdufarrukh Khabirov
Second Secretary
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan 

 

 img_0729Guzal Dusmetova, a member of the Uzbekistan delegation, is seen reading a greeting from the American Chamber of Commerce in Tashkent Uzbekistan

 

 

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12:30 LUNCH 
TMs. Bilge Berberoglu, marketing account executive at the Chicago office of Turkish Airlines, is seen presenting a round trip ticket from Chicago to Istanbul, as part of its support for CAPRC’s academic development programs.

 

1:30 UNDERSTANDING CENTRAL ASIA’S EMERGING MARKETS
         Introduction Yuri Hoffman, Managing Director Alpha Global Exchange

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Charles Farra, Executive Director Int. Market Dev., CME Group, Chicago

 

 

 

  img_07432:00  Introduction: K. Rizwan Kadir,  Financial Consultant
          GLOBAL VOLATILITY, GLOBAL ASSET CLASS
          Jay Caauwe, Managing Director
         Global Client Services, CBOE Holdings, Chicago
   

 

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2:20  PANEL DISCUSSION: FUTURE OF EMERGING MARKETS
MODERATOR-Mehmet Baha Karan, Professor of Finance   Dept. of Business Administration, Hacettepe Univ., Ankara

 

 TURKEY STOCK MARKET- Bora Oruc,  Executive VP Capital Markets Board of Turkey
KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE- Hon. Mohsin Chandra, Economic Minister, Embassy of Pakistan D.C.

img_0746 3:00 TURKISH ECONOMY AFTER THE RUSSIA-TURKEY CONFLICT
Mehmet Baha Karan, Professor of Finance Department of Business Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara
Mustafa Kaya, Lecturer Department of Business Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara

 

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3:35 OIL PRICE FLUCTUATION AND EQUITY MARKET TREND OF OIL  PRODUCING ECONOMIES
Professor Rasoul Rezvanian,  Banking and Finance Department  Northeastern Illinois University Chicago

 

 

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3:55 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN KAZAKHSTAN
Emmet McLoughlin,  President  Arizona Kazakhstan Development Group
 

 

img_07504:05 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
 MODERATOR: Ms. Tonya McNeal-Weary  Managing Director   IBS Global Consulting, Inc.;   Troy, Michigan

 

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    AMERICAN-UZBEKISTAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  (AUCC)
       Elena V. Son, Executive Director;    Washington, DC.
  US-KAZAKHSTAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
        Sarah E. Frese, Executive Director;   Washington, D.C.
   Ms. Laura Ortega-Lamela, Executive Director
        International Business Council, and Illinois Chamber of Commerce

 img_07574:40 CHINA’s BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE
         AND NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
         Winchell Cheung, Director-Midwest
         Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

 

 

img_07594:55 TIANJIN: GATEWAY TO A DYNAMIC MARKET
    Jianning Li, Chief Representative
    TEDA-Tianjin Economic-Technological  Development Area
 

 

 

5:05  LOGISTICS IN THE REGION
          James T. Eccleston, Senior Representative, Silk Way Airlines;  Chantilly, VA
5:15  OVERVIEW -CONCLUDING REMARKS
          Professor Dr. Paul Prabhaker, associate vice president
              Global Programs, College of Business  Northern Illinois University
5:25 DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION (in Lobby)

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