This event is organized by the British Consulate-General Chicago, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, and the Trans-Atlantic Business Council. An overview of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will be discussed and questions regarding the agreement, such as how it will benefit individual companies, the Chicago area and the U.S. overall, will be answered by experts. The event is free, but attendees must be registered. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-service basis. Venue & Time: The Peninsula Chicago, 8 – 11am.
Participants will learn about assessing export readiness, finding customers, fulfilling orders from foreign buyers, shipping the order with proper documentation and getting paid as expected. Our presenter will be Elizabeth Ahern, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Center in Peoria. She will review typical export process start-up scenarios and give advice as to how to proceed. Elizabeth will also explain how the United States Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service can assist owners in the international marketplace. Time: 10:30am to noon. Location: SBDC/ITC of Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center.
To register call: 618-453-3805. No cost.
Please join representatives of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) to learn about opportunities for U.S. power companies in Africa in general, as well as specific power projects in Ghana and Benin. The latter are projects being financed by the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which is a U.S. government agency focused on infrastructure projects in less-developed countries. Officials and private companies from Ghana and Benin will be on hand to discuss individual projects with interested U.S. companies. This event is generously hosted by AAR Corporation. Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm. No fee, but advanced registration is required by Monday, November 30 at https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=6Q17
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