ILLINOIS TRADE EVENTS

November 6, 2014: Food & Beverage Industry Export Resource Forum- Chicago
Illinois food producers, as well as equipment manufacturers and other foodservice and restaurant industry suppliers have a wealth of support options available for expanding their international sales. This informational forum, panel discussion, and networking opportunity will map out the export resources available to food and beverage industry companies, including specialized market entry assistance and grant programs.  Learn from experts as well as from successful small business food industry exporters about going global!  Panelists from the following organizations will speak: Illinois DCEO Office of Trade & Investment, Illinois Department of Agriculture, US Commercial Service, Food Export Midwest, and successful local foodservice & food industry exporters. For more information on this complimentary event, contact Laura Flamm at laura@industrialcouncil.com or 312-421-3941. To register, please visit http://www.industrialcouncil.com/events.html.  3:00-5:00pm at 320 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60612.

November 2-5, 2014: PACK EXPO International/Pharma Expo 2014 – McCormick Place, Chicago
PACK EXPO International is held biennially and features the latest advancements in packaging & processing technologies. This year, with the co-location of Pharma EXPO 2014, the show is poised to attract more visitors from the pharmaceutical industry to witness the latest innovations in pharmaceutical production. The U.S. Commercial Service will be offering ShowTime appointments in the International Business Center at the show. ShowTime meetings offer the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with U.S. Department of Commerce industry specialists from our overseas offices.  Specialists from Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Guyana, Turkmenistan, Dominican Republic, Colombia, India, Ukraine, Pakistan, Zambia, Indonesia, Chile, El Salvador, and Nigeria are planning to attend.  Sign up for ShowTime appointments at http://export.gov/ohio/northernohio/tradeevents/packexpo2014/index.asp More information about the show itself can be found here:  www.packexpointernational.com.

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