ILLINOIS TRADE EVENTS

July 27-31, 2014: AACC 2014 – Chicago
The U.S. Department of Commerce / Commercial Service supports the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and their Annual Meeting / Chemical Lab Expo in Chicago on July 27-31, 2014.  AACC is the world’s largest global laboratory medicine trade show, attracting 20,000 laboratory medicine professionals and over 700 exhibitors.  In addition to staffing the International Business Center, Commercial Specialists from more than 12 U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world will be at the show and available for one-on-one meetings with U.S. companies exhibiting at and attending AACC.  Exhibiting U.S. companies can also sign-up for no-cost business matchmaking with international buyers coming to the show.  For more information, please email Christian.Koschil@trade.gov.   

July 30 & August 1, 2014:  Welcome Reception & Business Briefing for African Leaders Delegation – Chicago
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- Help welcome African high-level delegates from Angola, Ethiopia, Nigeria, & South Africa to Chicago. U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation will co-host their visit, which will introduce delegates to policymakers, financiers, technical experts, and equipment and services suppliers from the U.S. aviation and rail sectors. The delegates announced plans for significant near-term expansions in both rail and aviation infrastructure. Venue: TBC Downtown Chicago. Fee & Registration TBC. For more information:  www.ustda.gov/africanleadersvisits Contact: ALVTransport@ustda.gov.

July 31, 2014: Best Practices to Standardize Vetting Your Worldwide Partners – Chicago
Special luncheon program sponsored by the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago in collaboration with the Illinois District Export Council and the U.S. Commercial Service Illinois offices. Presentation by Louise Kern, Managing Director, GloBIS (Global Business Information Services, Inc.) who will outline what information you should be requesting from all your partners worldwide, how to quickly screen a prospective business partner yourself through some simple measures, point out red flags you need to recognize, and provide country-specific examples according to the audience’s questions.  11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL.  Members & clients of sponsoring organizations - $45; Non-members - $60.  For information & registration, please see: http://calendar.itagc.org/docs/ITAGC_Calendar_6030.pdf, or e-mail: rsvp@itagc.org.

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