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 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.

July 31, 2014:  AFRICAN LEADER’s VISIT: Transportation Opportunities
Dinner on Transportation in Africa sponsored by the U.S. Trade & Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The African Leaders’ Visit to Chicago is designed to share the United States’ experience fostering economic growth through key infrastructure investments by highlighting U.S. expertise in the rail and aviation sectors. The leaders include: His Excellency Amar Tou, Minister of Transport, Government of People's Democratic Republic of Algeria; His Excellency Augusto da Silva Tomás, Minister of Transport, Republic of Angola; His Excellency Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Transport, Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; His Excellency Senator Idris Audu Umar, Minister of Transport, Government of Federal Republic of Nigeria; Her Excellency Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Minister of Transport, Republic of South Africa; Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa; Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Secretary General, Southern African Development Community. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago. Fee: $120. For information & registration, please see:http://bciu.org/wip06/online_multiple_events_invitation.asp.

August 1, 2014:  AFRICAN LEADER’s VISIT: African Business Opportunities
Business Opportunities featuring African Leaders sponsored by the U.S. Trade & Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The African Leaders’ Visit to Chicago is designed to share the United States’ experience fostering economic growth through key infrastructure investments by highlighting U.S. expertise in the rail and aviation sectors. The leaders include: His Excellency Amar Tou, Minister of Transport, Government of People's Democratic Republic of Algeria; His Excellency Augusto da Silva Tomás, Minister of Transport, Republic of Angola; His Excellency Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Transport, Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; His Excellency Senator Idris Audu Umar, Minister of Transport, Government of Federal Republic of Nigeria; Her Excellency Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Minister of Transport, Republic of South Africa; Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa; Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Secretary General, Southern African Development Community. 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago. Fee: $60. For information & registration, please see:http://bciu.org/wip06/online_multiple_events_invitation.asp.

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