The U.S. Commercial Service in Chicago, Peoria and Rockford organizes and supports conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Our goal is to help local U.S. exporters sell globally. A sampling of our events includes:
- Executive briefings in our office with one of our visiting Commercial Service Officers from around the world.
- Educational export seminars and online webinars.
- Matchmaking and export counseling services at international trade shows overseas and the U.S.
By organizing trade missions and educational seminars; providing matching or export counseling services at trade shows; and recruiting buyer delegations to U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Government helps U.S. exporters expand global sales at trade events.
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ILLINOIS TRADE EVENTS
- June 3, 2013: Thailand – Recruiting Students and Forming Partnerships – Chicago
- June 4, 2013: Made in America – Growing Strong Businesses – Glen Ellyn
WEBINARS & TELECONFERENCES
- May 20, 2013 @ 6:00 pm (CST): Opportunities in the Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Environmental Market in the Philippines – Teleconference
- May 21, 2013 @10:00am (CST): Cyber & Infrastructure Security in the Middle East – Free Two-Part Webinar
- May 21, 2013 @ 10:00am CDT: Building Dubai's Dream: Infrastructure Opportunities for U.S. Companies - Webinar
- May 21, 2013 @ 12:00noon (CST): Kazakhstan Education Market – Free Webinar
- May 21, 2013 @ 6:00pm (CST): Visa Waiver in Taiwan: Promoting Travel & Tourism to the U.S. – Teleconference
- May 21, 2013 @ 1:00pm (CST): Export Controls/Licensing for the Aerospace Exporter – Webinar
- May 23, 2013 @ 9:00am (CST): Environmental Market Opportunities in Europe – Free Webinar
- May 28, 2013 @ 7:00pm (CST): China’s E-Commerce Revolution! Understanding Ecommerce Retail Fulfillment in China - Webinar
- June 4, 2013 @ 6:00pm (CST): U.S. Food and Beverage Export Opportunities in the Philippines - Webinar
- June 5, 2013 @ 2:00pm (CST): Basic Guide to Exporting: Satisfying International Product Certification Requirements – Webinar
- June 10, 2013 @ 6:00-7:00pm (CST): [About the] Energy & Environment Trade Mission to Thailand, Malaysia, & the Philippines - Webinar
- September 24, 2013 @ 12:00-1:00pm (CST): Go Global Series: Understanding Export Administration Regulations – Free Webinar
INTERNATIONAL TRADE MISSIONS
- July 15-19, 2013: Opportunities in Central America Business Development Conference & Trade Mission – San Jose, Costa Rica
- September 15-21, 2013: Energy and Environment Trade Mission to Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines
- September 23-26, 2013: Mexico Auto Supply Chain Trade Mission to Mexico City & Monterrey
- October 23-30, 2013: U.S. Commercial Service Education Mission to the Philippines and Malaysia
- October 2013: Healthcare Trade Mission to Russia
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS
- May 21-23, 2013: WasteExpo 2013 - New Orleans, LA
- May 27-31, 2013: Individual Meetings at NAFSA with International Education Specialists – St. Louis, MO
- June 4-5, 2013: Gateway to Europe Conference – Minneapolis, MN
- June 4-6, 2013: Canada Green Building Council National Conference and Expo 2013 – Vancouver, B.C.
- October 18-22, 2013: HOST Hospitality Trade Show – Milan, Italy
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