LOCAL TRADE EVENTS:

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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EXPORT NEWS

  • U.S. Commercial Service–Illinois Staffing Update

ILLINOIS TRADE EVENTS

  • November 2-5, 2014: PACK EXPO International/Pharma Expo 2014 – McCormick Place, Chicago
  • November 6, 2014: Food & Beverage Industry Export Resource Forum - Chicago

WEBINARS & TELECONFERENCES

  • October 30, 2014 @ 9:00am CDT: European Opportunities for U.S. Aerospace Suppliers - Webinar
  • November 4, 2014 @ 10:00am CST: Selling into Mexico’s Auto Supply Chain & 2015 Matchmaking Event - Free Webinar
  • November 5, 2014 @ 12:00pm CST:  The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: What Do We Need To Know? – Free Webinar
  • November 12, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Exporting to Canada: Where Do We Begin? – Free Webinar
  • November 18, 2014 @ 9:00am CST: The Value of British Franchise Association (BFA) Accreditation to U.S. Franchisors Expanding Into the UK – Free Webinar
  • November 19, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Temporarily Moving Capital Equipment & Tools Across the Border – Free Webinar
  • November 19, 2014 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico Series: How to Find HS Codes & Calculate Duties & Taxes - Webinar
  • November 20, 2014 @ 12:30pm CDT: Department of Commerce/Trade Technologies: Letter of Credit Discrepancies - $15 Webinar
  • November 21, 2014 @10:00am CST: Nigeria: Capitalizing on Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles – Free Webinar
  • December 3, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Sending Temporary Workers to Canada – Free Webinar
  • December 10, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: The logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Handling Duties and Taxes- NAFTA, HST, Income Tax & Payroll Considerations – Free Webinar
  • December 10, 2014 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico Series: Labeling Requirements for Personal Care Products - Webinar
  • January 21, 2015 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico Series: NAFTA Certificate of Origin - Webinar
  • February 18, 2015 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico: ATA Carnet – An Option for Temporary Importations - Webinar
  • March 18, 2015 @ 1:00pm CDT: Exporting to Mexico: Mexican Labeling Requirements – Webinar

INTERNATIONAL TRADE MISSIONS

  • February 2-6, 2015: Ports and Marine Technology Mission to India
  • February 9-13, 2015: Healthcare and Medical trade Mission to the Philippines & Indonesia
  • March 1-4, 2015: Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • March 4-12, 2015: Safety & Security Trade Mission to Morocco, Algeria and Egypt
  • March 15-21, 2015: Education Trade Mission to Central America
  • May 16, 2015: Healthcare Equipment, Services, & Technologies Mission to Egypt, Jordan, & Israel

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS

  • November 12-14, 2014: MEDICA 2014 – Dusseldorf, Germany
  • November 17-18, 2014: Discover Global Markets: Healthcare and Life Sciences – Minneapolis
  • December 4, 2014: U.S. Franchising Seminar – Istanbul, Turkey
  • December 9-11, 2014 POWER-GEN International 2014 – Orlando, FL
  • March 23-24, 2015: SelectUSA Investment Summit - National Harbor, MD
  • April 4-5, 2015: U.S. Consulate Education Fairs in Kazakhstan – Almaty & Shymkent
  • April 16 -18, 2015: EducationUSA Fair – Germany

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