March 17, 2014: Global Access for Small Businesses: Exporter Forum – Northbrook, IL
Forum hosted by Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) in conjunction with the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Learn how to increase your company's international sales including how to find new markets and customers, protect against the risk of nonpayment, extend credit to your buyers, and access vital working capital. Featured speakers will include Megan Schildgen, Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service-Chicago; and Michael Howard, Managing Director, Central Region, U.S. Export-Import Bank. Venue: Bell Flavors and Fragrances, 500 Academy Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062. Please register online at: http://www.exim.gov/gasb.
April 3-4, 2014: Opportunities in Dominican Republic and Caribbean - Private Business Consultations – Chicago
Commercial Specialist Maria Elena Portorreal from the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic will be available to meet with U.S. companies interested in current market conditions in the Caribbean, industry trends and benefits of the CAFTA-DR Free Trade Agreement. Information will be available on the Caribbean Conference in the DR and Trade Development Mission to take place in The Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago from June 8-12. More info:http://export.gov/tradeamericas/tradeevents/trademissions/caribbeanjune2014/index.asp. Private consultations will be held at 200 West Adams Street, Suite 2450, Chicago. To request a 30-minute appointment, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10, 2014: Export Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova – Rosemont, IL
Learn about industry-specific export opportunities in Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova at a special luncheon program sponsored by the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago with the U.S. Commercial Service. Presentations by Scott Pozil, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Moscow and Patrick Walsh, International Trade Specialist for Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova for the US Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. Bilateral trade between the United States and Russia has reached record levels as more U.S. companies enter this growing and dynamic market. Similar inroads have been made by U.S. companies in the neighboring markets of Ukraine and Moldova, buoyed by new market opportunities and reforms. This is a great time to explore business prospects. 12:00 – 2:00pm, Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL. Members & clients of sponsoring organizations - $45; Non-members - $60. For information & registration, please e-mail: email@example.com or call 773/725-1106.
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