2016 Silk Road Week

12th ANNUAL SILK ROAD Week April 17, 2016
CHICAGO—The 12th Annual Silk Road Conference is returning 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, will be 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.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17:
Private business sessions/Social Events   (Sponsorships are available)

MONDAY, APRIL 18:  
SMALL EXPORTERS: RETURN TO BASICS
”Small Exporters: Back To Basics”,  a seminar focusing on the development of entrepreneurs  and small businesses interested in exports, will be held from  9:30 AM until noon  on Monday, April 18, in the auditorium of the Illinois Science and Technology Park, 4901 Searle Parkway, Skokie, Illinois.
Tim Lavenwood , executive director of the ISTP, will discuss “How to Establish a Successful  Business Incubator”, followed by a tour of the facility; Professor

Jamaluddin Husain, director, Small Business Institute, Purdue University Calumet,
Hammond, Indiana, will discuss” How to Establish an Entrepreneurship Program; and Professor John Kalaras, chief executive officer, Quality Institute, Skokie, will discuss, “How To Develop a Quality Management Program”.
Assisting with the programs will be Stan Shlyapochnik, entrepreneur, and Professors Mehmet Karan and Mustafa Kaya, of the Finance department, Department of Business Administration, Hacettepe University,  Ankara, Turkey.
LOCATION
Illinois Science & Technology Park – Auditorium  Skokie, Illinois
8045 Lamon Ave. Skokie, IL 60077
(vicinity of Oakton & Skokie Blvd, One block away from the Yellow Line train)
AGENDA
8:30     Registration
8:55     Welcoming remarks by MC John Booras, JD
9:00     How to Establish a Business Incubator
                 Tim Lavengood, Executive Director  Illinois Science & Technology Park
9:45    How to Establish an Entrepreneurship Program 
                Dr. Jamaluddin Husain, SBI Director, Purdue University NW
                Dr. Mehmet Baha Karan, Chair, Hacettepe University, Turkey 
                Dr. Colleen Hickman, Indiana Institute of Technology
                Mustafa Kaya, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
10:45  Sponsor’s remarks         
11:00  How to Develop a Quality Management Program
               Prof. Dr. John Kalaras,
               Chief Quality Officer, CEO
               Quality Training Institute, Inc.
               Illinois Science & Technology Park Skokie, IL.

Although there is no registration fee, registration is required for seating.
For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or Phone: 708-246-5556  

18:00  Diplomatic Reception by Invitation Only

 

12th ANNUAL SILK ROAD Week  Tuesday April 19, 2016 
IIT-Kent School of Law Auditorium,  565 W. Adams Street, Chicago
CHICAGO—The 12th Annual Silk Road Conference is  returning 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, will be 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
08:15  Exhibits OPEN All DAY
08:50  FINAL CALL FOR SEATING
09:00 OPENING REMARKS
           Professor Harry Lepinske, Chairman CAPRC
           ELECTRONIC GREETING FROM AFGHANISTAN
           Hon. Aydin Nurhan, Permanent Ambassador
              Organization of Islamic Cooperation  Kabul, Afghanistan
           Prof. Dr. Paul Prabhaker, Associate Vice president
              Global Programs, College of Business Northern Illinois University  
           OFFICIAL WELCOME/OVERVIEW
              Dr. Denise Schoenbachler, Dean College of  Business
              Northern Illinois University
09:15 CHINA’s SILK ROAD PROJECT
              William Jones, Bureau Chief Washington DC
              “Executive Intelligence Report”  Co-author, 360-page Silk Road Report
09:45 Hon. Natiq Bakhishov, Counselor
               Embassy of Azerbaijan Washington, D.C.
10:15 Nurgali Arystanov, Counselor
               Embassy of Kazakhstan Washington, D.C.
               U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association
10:45 BREAK
11:00 PAKISTAN: A GEOECONOMIC POTENTIAL FOR THE  REGION
              Hon. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Consul General of Pakistan, Chicago
11:30 TURKEY’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO GLOBAL ENERGY SECURITY AND
           THE NECESSITY OF A TURKISH GAS TRADING HUB IN THE REGION
              Hon.  Caner Can, Energy Counselor
              Turkey Consulate General in Houston
12:00 Uzbekistan  
              Hon. Bakhtiyar Gulyamov Ambassador
              Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
12:30 LUNCH 10th Floor Dining Room Sponsored by: CME Group
           Each country will host a luncheon table  for business discussions
           LUNCHEON SPEAKER: Tuncay Eminoglu, General Manager
                                                   Turkish Airlines, Chicago Office
 AFTERNOON SESSIONS
1:30 UNDERSTANDING CENTRAL ASIA’S EMERGING MARKETS
             Introduction Yuri Hoffman, Managing Director Alpha Global Exchange
             Charles Farra, Executive Director Int. Market Dev., CME Group, Chicago
2:00  Introduction: K. Rizwan Kadir,  Financial Consultant
         GLOBAL VOLATILITY, GLOBAL ASSET CLASS
             Jay Caauwe, Managing Director
             Global Client Services, CBOE Holdings, Chicago
 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 Vice President Capital Markets Board of Turkey
            KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE             
                  Hon. Mohsin Chandra, Economic Minister, Embassy of Pakistan D.C.
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
3:35 OIL PRICE FLUCTUATION AND EQUITY MARKET TREND OF OIL
         PRODUCING ECONOMIES
             Professor Rasoul Rezvanian,  Banking and Finance Department
             Northeastern Illinois University Chicago
3:55 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN KAZAKHSTAN
              Emmet McLoughlin,  President  Arizona Kazakhstan Development Group
4:05 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
         MODERATOR: Ms. Tonya McNeal-Weary  Managing Director
                IBS Global Consulting, Inc.;   Troy, Michigan
         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
4:40 CHINA’s BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE
         AND NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
           Winchell Cheung, Director-Midwest
              Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)  Chicago
4:55 TIANJIN: GATEWAY TO A DYNAMIC MARKET
           Jianning Li, Chief Representative
              TEDA-Tianjin Economic-Technological  Development Area, Chicago
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)
        
Registration fee:
Members: $25 Payable by April 15, 2016
Non-members: $45 payable by April 15, 2016.
Pay-at the-door: $55
Includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and Diplomatic Reception.

 

Wednesday, April 20
How to Enter the China Market
A business seminar  is scheduled at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at  DeVry University  Room 707, 225 W. Washington Street, Chicago. Organized by the Central Asian  Productivity  Research Center, In cooperation with DeVry University, the agenda includes:
9:00 INTRODUCTION:
         Professor Michael Vasilou, JD, MBA
            Keller Graduate School of Management
 9:15 OVERVIEW FOR ENTERING THE CHINA MARKET
           Jianning Li, Chief Representative TEDA- Chicago Office
               Tianjin Economic –Technological Development Area, China
9:45 PERSONAL VIEWS ABOUT THE CHINA MARKET
            MODERATOR: Prof.  Michael Vasilou, JD, MBA
                                      Keller Graduate School of Management
            PANELISTS:
                   Ms. Jenny Zhang, President China Trade, Inc. , Chicago
                   Wing Ping, Global Choice International LLC. Mount Prospect, IL
10:30 BREAK
10:45 OVERVIEW OF THE LEGAL ASPECTS
11:15 CONCLUDING REMARKS
                     Professor Michael  Vasilou, JD, MBA

There is NO registration fee, but Registration is absolutely required. For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or                   Phone: 708-246-5556

 Thursday , April 21:
10:00-11:00 am   Understanding Business in Mongolia
DeVry University  225 W. Washington, Room 707 Chicago
WELCOME Professor Mike Vasilou, JD , MBA
OPENING COMMENTS Ariuntuul Enkhtaivan
There is no registration fee, but registration is absolutely required. For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or Phone: 708-246-5556

15:00-16:30  Understanding Legal Aspects for International Business
A seminar focusing on “Understanding The Legal Aspects Of International Business” is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 PM, on Thursday, April 21, at the conference center of the law firm of Miller Canfield 225 W. Washington St., Chicago. Organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, with Miller Canfield, the seminar will feature presentations by Richard A. Walawender, J. D., principal, corporate group co-leader and director of the firms international practice; and Justyna (Balcarczyk) Regan  Ph.D., senior attorney. Both attorneys have a wealth of international experience. The session will focus on the basics for international business, corporate,  finance, securities and commercial transactions, along with mergers and acquisitions. There is no registration fee, but because of limited seating, registration is required. For information and registration contact Harry Lepinske at: lepinske@sbcglobal.net or Phone: 708-246-5556

Friday, April 22:
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