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ILLINOIS
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CALENDAR
October 29, 2012
The Illinois International Business Calendar is a collaborative effort among the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
(ITA/GC), the Office of Trade and Investment of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), and the
Illinois District Export Council (IDEC), on behalf of the U.S. Commercial Service Chicago. The Calendar is also available on the
ITA/GC’s website: www.itagc.org.
Inclusion Policy: As a public service to the international business community, we publish a listing of international business events
for which we receive written notification, preferably by e-mail ([email protected]) or fax (773/725-2294). Any organization may
submit events that would be of interest to, and are open to the Illinois international business community. There is no charge. All
calendar listings are subject to the editor’s discretion. Inclusion of an event does not imply endorsement by any of the sponsoring
organizations.
New events, and events with additional/revised information, are indicated in Green.
FEATURED ITA/GC EVENTS
Nov. 8 CRUCIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE. Seminar sponsored by Katten Muchin
Rosenman LLP and the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago. Topics include: CBP’s
New Centers of Excellence and Expertise Program; Export Enforcement Update; Antidumping/
Countervailing Duty Evasion and Remedial Legislation Efforts; False Claims Act and Trade
Enforcement; Trans-Pacific Partnership Overview and Update; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act –
Applicability to Importers & Exporters; Update and Comparison of New Free Trade Agreements.
8:00 – 3:45 p.m. (reception follows), Katten Muchin Rosenman, 525 West Monroe Street, 19th
Floor, Chicago. No charge; advance registration required and seating is limited. Attendance is
limited to companies which import and/or export products to and from the United States. For
information & registration, please call Lauren Dillon at 312/577-8035 or e-mail:
[email protected]
Nov. 14 POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS:WHAT IT MEANS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE & AMERICAN
COMPANIES
. Dinner program sponsored by the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
with the Swiss-American Business Council. Dan Renberg & David Hamill of Arent Fox LLP,
Washington, D.C., provide their insight and analysis of: Election results as they may affect: export
controls, reorganization of U.S. trade agencies, future of the National Export Initiative, market
access & compliance; Expected changes in key Executive Branch officials; Changes in key players
in the U.S. Congress and what it means for trade agreements and trade policy generally; Federal
Budget Sequestration Update (Jan. 1, 2013 deadline for 10% across-the-board cuts) – impact on
services and fees; State of play regarding sanctions – Syria, Burma, Iran, and others; Import
Regulation; Export-Import Bank new developments. 5:30 p.m., Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 West
Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL. ITA/GC & SABC Members - $50; Non-members - $65. For
information & registration, please see: www.itagc.org/docs/ITAGC_Calendar_4377.pdf; e-mail:
[email protected], or call 773/725-1106.
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Office of Trade & Investment
State of Illinois
FEATURED ITA/GC EVENTS
Nov. 15 - GROWING YOUR BUSINESS IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT. Thirteenth Annual U.S.–
16 China Trade Conference sponsored by the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce; co-organized by the
International Trade Association of Greater Chicago. Topics include: The State of the Economy in a
Rapidly Changing Environment; Why Do China’s Economy and U.S. Companies Have to Change?;
How to Grow Your Business in a Rapidly Changing Legal Environment; An Insider Story and Case
Study of Formulating and Executing a China Strategy; The Future of Manufacturing – How to
Position Your Company; Business, Tax and Accounting Changes that Impact Investors in China; The
Rules and Regulations in Hiring and Retaining Foreign Talents; How Are Chinese Companies
Remaking the American Dream?; In Search of the Best Global Suppliers; Operating Companies in
China in a Rapidly Changing Environment – A Case Study; Executive Dialog: Can U.S. Companies
Sell their Products and Services to China?; What Are the Financing Tools for U.S.-China Trade?
7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (reception follows), Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
USCCC Members - $445; ITA/GC Members - $495; Non-members - $545. Early registration (by
Nov. 15) discounts may apply. For information & registration, please see: www.usccc.org.
Nov. 16 SINGAPORE’S TIGER ECONOMY AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC CHALLENGES. Luncheon program
sponsored by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; co-sponsored by the International Trade
Association of Greater Chicago. Presentation by His Excellency Ashok Kumar Mirpuri,
Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the United States. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., The Chicago
Club, 81 East Van Buren Street, Chicago. CCGA & ITA/GC Members - $50; Non-members - $60.
For information & registration, please see:
www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Event/FY13/11_November_2012/Singapore's%20Tiger%20Economy.aspx.
Dec. 3 HOLIDAY NETWORKING RECEPTION. Event sponsored by the: International Trade Association of
Greater Chicago; Citibank; JAM International; Corbett, Duncan & Hubly, P.C.; Hong Kong
Business Association of the Midwest; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; MB Financial Bank; and
Miller Canfield in collaboration with the: Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association;
Hong Kong Trade Development Council; U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Mid-America
Chapter. Network with peers, colleagues and international trade commissioners from Chicago’s
international business community. Hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, live music by The Scales of Justice,
magic and more. Please bring an unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.,
Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL. Members of sponsoring
organizations & their guests - $30; Non-members - $45. Join the ITA/GC this evening and receive a
$30 credit on your membership dues. Sponsorship opportunities are available; please e-mail:
[email protected], or call 773/725-1106 for information. For information & registration, please
see: www.itagc.org/docs/ITAGC_Calendar_4470.pdf.
Oct. 30 - GERMAN AMERICAN WATER TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE DAYS 2012. Three-day series of
Nov. 1 programs, sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, that will
present innovative technologies and know-how from Germany as well as policy and market
developments on both sides of the Atlantic. Day 1 – October 30: Water & the Industry
(www.gaccom.org/en/events/2012-water-the-industry/), Cedar Rapids, IA. Day 2 – October 31:
Water & the Region (www.gaccom.org/en/events/2012-water-the-region/), St. Louis, MO. Day 3 –
Water & the City (www.gaccom.org/en/events/2012-water-the-city/), Chicago.
Oct. 30 ADVANCED LETTERS OF CREDIT. International Banking Workshop Series sponsored by: First
National Bank; U.S. Commercial Service Omaha; Nebraska Advantage; Midwest International
Trade Association. Learn the different types of credits and the rules around each. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.,
First National Bank Tower, 16th & Dodge Streets, Omaha, NE. Fee: $50. For information &
registration, please e-mail: [email protected]
Oct. 30 NO ORIGIN, NO PEACE. KNOW ORIGIN, KNOW PEACE. Seminar sponsored by: Mohawk Global
Trade Advisors; Avalon Risk Management; Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Get some peace of
mind by learning about U.S. Customs country of origin and marking requirements. Presentations by
Robert Stein, Mohawk Global Trade Advisors and Donna Bade, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg,
P.A. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., University of Phoenix, 1500 McConnor Parkway, Suite 700, Schaumburg,
IL. No charge; advance registration required. For information & registration, please see:
www.mohawkglobalta.com/20121008-no-origin-no-peace-know-origin-know-peace-1030-chicago-il/.
Oct. 30 COSMETIC MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN CZECH REPUBLIC, POLAND AND SLOVAKIA. Webinar,
sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will describe market trends, market entry requirements,
sales channels and profile building opportunities in these sub-sectors: Plastic Surgery
Device/Equipment; Skin Care & Make-up; Beauty Salon Equipment; Nail Care & Pedicure;
Perfumes; Hair Care; Tattoo Market. 10 a.m. CDT. No charge; advance registration required. For
information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33436&InputType=EVENT.
Oct. 30 BONDED WAREHOUSES, CFS’, FTZS, AND INBOND MOVEMENTS – UNDERSTANDING THE
PROS AND CONS BASED ON YOUR BUSINESS MODEL.
Webinar, sponsored by Sandler, Travis &
Rosenberg, P.A., focuses on the strategies companies utilize to manage duty liabilities, the benefits
of each program and the resources involved in complying with CBP requirements. 12:00 –
1:30 p.m. CDT. Fee: $200. For information & registration, please see:
www.strtrade.com/Seminars/Seminar_Desc.aspx?id=1861.
Oct. 30 BRAZIL, AN EMERGING MARKET FOR SUSTAINED SUCCESS AND GROWTH. International forum
sponsored by the International Executive Resource Group and Baker & McKenzie. Speakers
include: Ernesto Ramon, Former Brazil CEO, Dow Chemical and Former Latin American
President, Ingersoll Rand; Michael Ross, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Encyclopedia
Britannica; Michael Fieweger, Attorney at Law, Baker & McKenzie; Dr. Yara DeAndrade,
Intercultural Coach and Expert Independent Management Consulting Professional; Alex Savic,
Managing Director Latin America Sales, United. 4:30 – 6:50 p.m. (reception follows), Baker &
McKenzie, 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 5000, Chicago. Fee: $45 in advance; $50 at the door
(cash only). For information & registration, please see: http://iergonline.org/?q=node/13032.
Oct. 30 A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SITUATION: ECONOMICS, UNCERTAINTIES & CHALLENGES. Round
table discussion sponsored by the Alliance Française de Chicago and the Scientific Office of the
Consulate of France in Chicago with the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago
Chapter. Participants include: Sophie Meritet, Associate Professor in Economics, Université Paris-
Dauphine and Researcher, Centre de Géopolitique de l’Energie et des Matières Premières; Stephen
Brick, Senior Fellow on Energy and Climate, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Antoine Chulia,
Vice President Finance North America, Square D/Schneider Electric; Robert H. Topel, Co-director,
Energy Policy Institute at Chicago. 6:30 p.m. (reception follows), Alliance Française de Chicago, 54
West Chicago Avenue, Chicago. Alliance members – no charge; Non-members - $10. For
information & registration, please see: www.af-chicago.org, or call 312/337-1070.
Oct. 31 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. Export series webinar sponsored by Miller Canfield and the Michigan
Economic Development Corporation. 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. CDT. No charge; advance registration
required. For information & registration, please see: https://www.millercanfield.com/news-events-512.html.
Oct. 31 MAXIMIZE PROFIT,MINIMIZE RISK. International accounting seminar sponsored by Sikich LLP in
cooperation with BDG International and the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at the
Rockford Area Economic Development Council. Topics include: Government programs available to
help expand into global markets; Supply chain savings through Foreign Trade Zone #176;
International tax advantages and planning strategies, including export tax incentives such as ICDISC.
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Northern Illinois University Rockford, 8500 East State Street,
Rockford, IL. No charge; advance registration required. For information & registration, please see:
http://accountingseminar.eventbrite.com/?goback=%2Egde_4167600_member_156522132.
Oct. 31 COMPARE AND CONTRAST: TEXTILE & APPAREL BENEFITS IN U.S. FREE TRADE
AGREEMENTS.
Webinar, sponsored by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., will provide an
overview of the current U.S. free trade agreements and preference programs for imports of textile
and apparel articles into the United States. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CDT. Fee: $200. For information &
registration, please see: www.strtrade.com/Seminars/Seminar_Desc.aspx?id=1818.
Oct. 31 DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES FOR CANADA. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service,
will provide U.S. exporters with background on the available key distribution strategies for
exporting goods to Canada. Specifically, this webinar will discuss: Methods of distribution in
Canada; The Non-Resident Importer Program; Canadian cross-border shipping and customs
services; Keys to success and lessons learned from an active U.S. exporter. 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CDT.
Fee: $35. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33486&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 1 U.S. EMBARGOES AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS FROM A TO Z: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF
OFAC COMPLIANCE.
Webinar, sponsored by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., will review the
current OFAC embargo and sanctions programs and provide guidance for implementing effective
internal compliance programs. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CDT. Fee: $200. For information & registration,
please see: www.strtrade.com/events-US_EMBARGOES_AND_ECONOMIC_SANC_110112.html.
Nov. 1 WHY TO EXPORT.
Seminar sponsored by the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of
Marketing and Promotions and Food Export Association of the Midwest. Speakers include: Kim
Hamilton, International Marketing Representative, Illinois Department of Agriculture (State-focused
session); Pamela Wells Russell, Caribbean In-Market Representative, Food Export & Vice
President, Russell Group Holdings (Overview: Why to Export); Max Good, Vice President of Sales
& Marketing, Black Swan, and Kathy Formella, Owner, E. Formella & Sons (Local Export
Success); Brian Fisher, Outreach and Customer Service Coordinator, Food Export Association of
the Midwest (Food Export Programs & Services). 12:45 – 4:45 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn Rosemont,
2930 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL. No charge; advance registration required. For information
& registration, please see:
http://eweb.foodexport.org/eweb/ProfilePage.aspx?WebCode=CSCEventInfoSC&Site=MIATCO&evt_key=31de8cb2-74aa-4696-b1f3-ac8985f0271e.
Nov. 1 TOP TEN TRICKS FROM LEGAL, FINANCIAL AND CUSTOMS EXPERTS: HOW TO SUCCEED WITH
THE MECHANICS OF EXPORTING TO INDIA.
Webinar sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service.
Hear from a panel of lawyers, bankers and shipping companies about the ins and outs of shipping
your products to India. 2:00 p.m. CDT. Fee: $75. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33568&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 1 DOING BUSINESS IN THE NORDIC REGIONS. Program sponsored by the Norwegian, Swedish,
Danish and Finnish American Chambers of Commerce in Chicago. President by Jeff Graber,
Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Chicago. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.,
Ungaretti & Harris LLP, 70 West Madison Street, Suite 3500, Chicago. Fee: $20. For information
& registration, please e-mail: [email protected], or call 312/977-4473.
Nov. 6 AIR AND OCEAN TRANSPORTATION. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics
include: Packaging & Transportation Cost; Ocean Transportation; Air Freight Transportation;
Insurance; Transportation & Documentation; Government Security Initiatives. 8:30 a.m. –
4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove,
IL. Fee: $495 (by October 6; $545 thereafter). For information & registration, please see:
www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Nov. 6 NAFTA – BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN NORTH AMERICA. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S.
Commercial Service, will describe how to take advantage of the North American Free Trade
Agreement, and the newest market opportunities, strategies and emerging industries in Canada and
Mexico. 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CST. No charge; advance registration required. For information &
registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33585&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 7 IMPORT COMPLIANCE AND REASONABLE CARE. Seminar sponsored by BDG International in
cooperation with the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center and the Rockford Area Economic
Development Council. Presentation by Lisa Victoria Waller, Vice President, BDG International.
Topics include: Importer documentation & customs documents; Terminology, and the import
process; Power of Attorney; ISF filing; Free Trade Agreements. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., EIGERlab,
605 Fulton Avenue, Rockford, IL. Fee: $85. For information & registration, please see:
http://complianceseminars.eventbrite.com/.
Nov. 7 LETTERS OF CREDIT. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Introduction/Decision Criteria; Compare to L/C (Flow, Risk, Cost, Administration); Review of L/C
Procedure as Exporter and Importer; Special Types of Letters of Credit; UCP 600, Articles and Note
on Each Article; Transaction Review – Export Letter of Credit with Comments on UCP. 8:30 a.m. –
4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove,
IL. Fee: $495 (by October 7; $545 thereafter). For information & registration, please see:
www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Nov. 7 MIDDLE EAST DENTAL MARKET. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will
provide an opportunity to hear from local experts on opportunities, market entry strategies, potential
barriers, and recommendations for success. 9:00 a.m. CST. Fee: $25. For information &
registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33680&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 7 CUSTOMS DUTY DRAWBACK: IDENTIFYING AND RECEIVING DUTY, TAXES AND FEE REFUNDS.
Webinar, sponsored by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., covers all issues and procedures for
maximizing savings using duty drawback and includes instruction in interpreting CBP’s drawback
regulations. 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $250. For information & registration, please see:
www.strtrade.com/Seminars/Seminar_Desc.aspx?id=8.
Nov. 7 CREATING EFFECTIVE EXPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS. Webinar, sponsored by the Export
Compliance Training Institute, will address ways to create a written plan which will result in a useful
tool for your company’s employees. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CST. Fee: $195. For information &
registration, please see: www.learnexportcompliance.com/v.php?pg=3.
Nov. 7 CURRENT TRENDS IN MEXICO’S PLASTIC INDUSTRY AND BRIEFING ON PLASTIMAGEN 2013.
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will provide a detailed market overview by
Mexico’s National Association of the Plastics Industry along with a business briefing the U.S.
Commercial Service on expanding your business opportunities in Mexico. 12:00 p.m. CST. No
charge; advance registration required. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=32766&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 7 A BASIC GUIDE TO EXPORTING: UNDERSTANDING EXPORT LICENSING OF ENCRYPTION
ITEMS.
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will explain export compliance
obligations for commercial encryption technology items. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $15. For
information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33520&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 8 MADE IN NORTH AMERICA: COMPETITIVENESS,MANUFACTURING, LOGISTICS AND
TRANSPORTATION.
Mexico Quarterly Update Executive Breakfast sponsored by the U.S.-Mexico
Chamber of Commerce, Mid-America Chapter. Topics include: From Global to Regional Supply
Chains; Benefits of Integrating Manufacture in North America; Intermodal Connection of North
American Supply Chains; Transportation, Logistics, Distribution and Border Security. 7:30 –
11:45 a.m., Baker & McKenzie, 300 East Randolph Drive, 50th Floor, Chicago. USMCoC
Members - $45; Non-members - $75. For information & registration, please see:
http://usmcocma.org/boletines/n1/n1.html.
Nov. 8 CRUCIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE. Seminar sponsored by Katten Muchin
Rosenman LLP and the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago. Topics include: CBP’s
New Centers of Excellence and Expertise Program; Export Enforcement Update; Antidumping/
Countervailing Duty Evasion and Remedial Legislation Efforts; False Claims Act and Trade
Enforcement; Trans-Pacific Partnership Overview and Update; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act –
Applicability to Importers & Exporters; Update and Comparison of New Free Trade Agreements.
8:00 – 3:45 p.m. (reception follows), Katten Muchin Rosenman, 525 West Monroe Street, 19th
Floor, Chicago. No charge; advance registration required and seating is limited. Attendance is
limited to companies which import and/or export products to and from the United States. For
information & registration, please call Lauren Dillon at 312/577-8035 or e-mail:
[email protected]
Nov. 8 INCOTERMS FOR AMERICANS. Seminar sponsored by the Midwest International Trade Association.
Presentation by Frank Reynolds. U.S. Representative to the Incoterms® 2000 and 2010 revisions.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport
Parkway, La Vista NE. Fee: $210; advance registration required by October 25. For information &
registration, please see: www.mitaonline.org.
Nov. 8 PROCEDURES, TERMS & PAPERWORK: STAY CONNECTED AND CORRECTED. Food export
education seminar sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer
Protection and Food Export Midwest. Topics include: Automated Export System & Electronic
Export Information; FOB Toronto: Fact or Fiction?; What’s New? 2012 Changes to the Harmonized
System & Schedule B; Export Documentation for Exporting Your Food and Agricultural Products;
Navigating Free Trade Agreements; Food Export Association of the Midwest Programs and
Services. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., D.J. Bordini Center, Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 North
Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI. Fee: $50. For information & registration, please see:
http://eweb.foodexport.org/eweb/ProfilePage.aspx?WebCode=CSCEventInfoSC&Site=MIATCO&evt_key=343b7ac3-414b-4808-bcde-573b4ce66a6e.
Nov. 8 EXPORT DOCUMENTATION. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Negotiating Your Contract and Meeting Its Terms; Incoterms 2010: Product Transportation and
Risk of Loss; Selection of Harmonized System Number and Tariff Consideration; Forms of Payment;
Documentation for Your Export Sale; U.S. Government Export Regulations; Transporting Your
Products. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield
Road, Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by October 8; $545 thereafter). For information &
registration, please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Nov. 8 OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TURKISH ICTMARKET. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial
Service, will provide: Market Overview of the ICT sector in Turkey; Information on key Turkish
ICT sector opportunities; Finding local partners; Doing business in Turkey. 10:00 a.m. CST. Fee:
$35. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33596&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 8 MEXICO’S TOP INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATE THE PUBLIC
TENDERING PROCUREMENT PROCESS.
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service
Mexico, will help you to gain insight into Mexican public infrastructure planning for the next six
years (2012-2018) and the National Infrastructure Program (NIP) to be announced by President Peña
Nieto early December 2012, and to learn about the public tender process and best practices as a
prime contractor and sub-contractor from a U.S. firm. 1:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $40. For information &
registration, please see: http://export.gov/tradeamericas/tradeevents/webinars/eg_ta_054153.asp.
Nov. 9 EXPORT TO CANADA. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include: Doing
Business in Canada; Export Procedures to Canada; Export Documentation to Canada; Tariff
Schedules and Other Regulations; Distribution Practices in Canada; Payments and Banking.
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road,
Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $295 (by October 9; $345 thereafter). For information & registration,
please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Nov. 11 - EXECUTIVE-LED INFRASTRUCTURE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO INDONESIA AND
17 VIETNAM.
This U.S. Department of Commerce-led Trade Mission aims to expose U.S. firms to two
of Southeast Asia’s rapidly expanding markets and to position U.S. companies to seize export
opportunities in Indonesia and Vietnam, with stops in Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi.
Participating U.S. firms will gain market information, discuss trade policy issues, make business and
government contacts, solidify business strategies, and/or advance specific projects. Application
deadline: August 24, 2012. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/trademissions/indoviet2012/.
Nov. 13 TARIFF CLASSIFICATION. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Tariff Classification Background; Harmonized System; General Rules of Interpretation; General
Notes; Classification Rulings; Classification Exercises. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest
Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by October 13;
$545 thereafter). For information & registration, please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Nov. 13 EXPORT WORKING CAPITAL FINANCING ALTERNATIVES WITH EX-IM BANK SUPPORT.
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will introduce the Ex-Im Bank programs that
address export working capital needs. 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $15. For information &
registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33636&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 14 FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT. Export series webinar sponsored by Miller Canfield and the
Michigan Economic Development Corporation. 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. CST. No charge; advance
registration required. For information & registration, please see:
https://www.millercanfield.com/news-events-512.html.
Nov. 14 NAFTA RULES OF ORIGIN. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Overview of the NAFTA Agreement Tariff Phaseout; Rules of Origin; Other Provisions Relating to
Origin; Advance Ruling Procedures; Appeal Procedures; Country of Origin Marking Rules; Record
Keeping, Penalties, Denial of Benefits; Maquiladora Industry; Annex 401 Specific Rules of Origin.
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road,
Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by October 14; $545 thereafter). For information & registration,
please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Nov. 14 GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES. Roundtable, sponsored by the Illinois SBDC at College of Lake
County, will focus on giving an exporter an overview of the different employment laws and norms in
other countries, methods of recruiting talent in local markets, employee compensation and
development. Presentation by Fernando Pliego, SET Alliance LLC. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,
College of Lake County, 19351 West Washington Street, Room T326, Grayslake, IL. Fee: $50. For
information & registration, please see: http://wpdi.clcillinois.edu/sbdc, or call 847/543-2033.
Nov. 14 EXPORT DOCUMENTATION BASICS. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will
introduce the various documentation issues your firm should be aware of when shipping overseas.
11:00 a.m. CST. Fee: $35. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33653&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 14 INNOVATION AT DUPONT:WELCOME TO THE GLOBAL COLLABORATORY. Global Leaders
Luncheon sponsored by The Executives’ Club of Chicago. Presentation by Ellen Kullman, Chair &
CEO, DuPont. 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
ECCC Members - $75; Non-members - $99. For information & registration, please see:
http://centennial.executivesclub.org/.
Nov. 14 NAFTA SERIES: COMPLYING WITH VALUE DECLARATION REQUIREMENTS. Webinar,
sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will describe the value declaration requirements when
exporting your products to Mexico and the impact it will have on U.S. exports. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
CST. Fee: $25. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33192&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 14 CANADIAN TRADE REGULATIONS & STANDARDS. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial
Service, will describe how to navigate current Canadian regulations as well as to hear from industry
experts about changes that may be coming to your industry. Specific topics include: Canadian
standards, product testing and Certification requirements; Import requirements and documentation;
NAFTA & Certificates of Origin; French language labeling requirements; Prohibited and Restricted
Imports; U.S. Export Controls. 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST. Fee: $35. For information & registration,
see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33482&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 14 UPCOMING CHANGES IN MARINE INDUSTRY EXPORT CONTROLS. Webinar sponsored by the
U.S. Commercial Service. Hear directly from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of
Industry and Security Senior Engineer Darrell Spires who is responsible for Export Administration
Regulation Category 8 covering the Marine Industry. Mr. Spires will provide an overview of
upcoming reforms to U.S. export controls regulations that will bring numerous U.S. Department of
State ITAR controlled products into BIS jurisdiction. Marine products that will be affected include
submersible vessels, oceanographic equipment and related articles, as well as surface vessels of war
and special naval equipment. 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST. Fee: $75. For information & registration, see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33642&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 14 POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS:WHAT IT MEANS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE & AMERICAN
COMPANIES
. Dinner program sponsored by the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
with the Swiss-American Business Council. Dan Renberg & David Hamill of Arent Fox LLP,
Washington, D.C., provide their insight and analysis of: Election results as they may affect: export
controls, reorganization of U.S. trade agencies, future of the National Export Initiative, market
access & compliance; Expected changes in key Executive Branch officials; Changes in key players
in the U.S. Congress and what it means for trade agreements and trade policy generally; Federal
Budget Sequestration Update (Jan. 1, 2013 deadline for 10% across-the-board cuts) – impact on
services and fees; State of play regarding sanctions – Syria, Burma, Iran, and others; Import
Regulation; Export-Import Bank new developments. 5:30 p.m., Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 West
Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL. ITA/GC & SABC Members - $50; Non-members - $65. For
information & registration, please see: www.itagc.org/docs/ITAGC_Calendar_4377.pdf; e-mail:
[email protected], or call 773/725-1106.
Nov. 14 SEVENTH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER. Event. sponsored by the Arab-American Business &
Professional Association, honors Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for his outstanding Public Service.
6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Wacker Drive, Chicago. Fee:
$100. For information & registration, please see:
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b0a4443c8e25c1aa45060595a&id=c029947c36.
Nov. 15 - THE SOCIAL VALUE OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR: TOO BIG TO FAIL OR JUST TOO BIG?
16 Fifteenth annual International Banking Conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of
Chicago in conjunction with London’s Centre for Economic Policy Research. Keynote speakers
include: Raghuram G. Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance,
University of Chicago; Mary John Miller, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, U.S. Treasury
Department; Charles A. E. Goodhart, Norman Sosnow Professor of Banking and Finance, London
School of Economics. Participants from some 35 countries include representatives of central banks,
regulatory and supervisory agencies, financial institutions, trade associations and academic
institutions. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago. Fee: $650 (by
October 15; $700 thereafter). For information & registration, please see:
www.chicagofed.org/webpages/events/2012/international_conference.cfm.
Nov. 15 - GROWING YOUR BUSINESS IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT. Thirteenth Annual U.S.–
16 China Trade Conference sponsored by the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce; co-organized by the
International Trade Association of Greater Chicago. Topics include: The State of the Economy in a
Rapidly Changing Environment; Why Do China’s Economy and U.S. Companies Have to Change?;
How to Grow Your Business in a Rapidly Changing Legal Environment; An Insider Story and Case
Study of Formulating and Executing a China Strategy; The Future of Manufacturing – How to
Position Your Company; Business, Tax and Accounting Changes that Impact Investors in China; The
Rules and Regulations in Hiring and Retaining Foreign Talents; How Are Chinese Companies
Remaking the American Dream?; In Search of the Best Global Suppliers; Operating Companies in
China in a Rapidly Changing Environment – A Case Study; Executive Dialog: Can U.S. Companies
Sell their Products and Services to China?; What Are the Financing Tools for U.S.-China Trade?
7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (reception follows), Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
USCCC Members - $445; ITA/GC Members - $495; Non-members - $545. Early registration (by
Nov. 15) discounts may apply. For information & registration, please see: www.usccc.org.
Nov. 15 MAONOMICS: COMMUNISM WITH A PROFIT MOTIVE. Program and book-signing sponsored by
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Presentation by Loretta Napoleoni, Associate Lecturer,
Judge Business School, Cambridge University, and author, Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists
Make Better Capitalists Than We Do. 7:30 – 8:45 a.m., The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren
Street, Chicago. CCGA Members - $15; Non-members - $25. For information & registration,
please see: www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Event/FY13/11_November_2012/Maonomics__Communism_With_a_Profit_Motive.aspx.
Nov. 15 A JOURNEY THROUGH THE COMPLEX WORLD OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: FOCUSING ON
IMPORT/EXPORT COMPLIANCE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION FROM AN
AEROSPACE INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE
. Fall symposium sponsored by Rockford Area Chapter
National Contract Management Association. Speakers from UTC Aerospace Systems will address:
Import Compliance Considerations; Export Compliance from an OEM Perspective; Intellectual
Property Protection from an Aftermarket Perspective; Exporting from an Aftermarket Perspective.
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Northern Illinois University Education Center, 8500 East State Street,
Rockford, IL. Fee: $99 (by November 8; $129 thereafter). For information & registration, see:
http://resources.ncmahq.org/chapters/rockford/Lists/Calendar/Attachments/2/NCMA%20FALL%20SYMPOSIUM%20DETAILS.pdf.
Nov. 15 IMPORT DOCUMENTATION AND PROCEDURES. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training
Center. Topics include: Harmonized Tariff Schedule Classification; Valuation of Merchandise;
Special Import Issues; Entry Procedures; Liquidation Process; Penalties and Liquidated Damages.
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road,
Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by October 15; $545 thereafter). For information & registration,
please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Nov. 15 EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEXTILES AND APPAREL UNDER THE U.S.-COLOMBIA TPA.
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, Office of Textiles and Apparel, will feature
information on the Colombian market, an overview of the TPA, discussion of the applicable rules of
origin for textile and apparel products, and a preview of the upcoming USA Sample Pavilion at the
Colombiatex show in January 2013. 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CST. No charge; advance registration
required. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33660&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 15 ANTIDUMPING 101:MINIMIZING RISK,MAXIMIZING COMPLIANCE. Webinar, sponsored by
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., will show you how to prepare for potential AD threats, protect
your bottom line and effectively manage the compliance risks resulting from AD duties and sourcing
difficulties. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CST. Fee: $200. For information & registration, please see:
www.strtrade.com/Seminars/Seminar_Desc.aspx?id=1697.
Nov. 15 A CONVERSATION WITH THE HONORABLE JANE A. RESTANI OF THE U.S. COURT OF
INTERNATIONAL TRADE (NY). Eleventh Dominick L. DiCarlo U.S. Court of International Trade
Law Lecture sponsored by The John Marshall Law School Center for International Law.
Presentation by The Honorable Jane A. Restani, Judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade
(New York, NY), moderated by Lawrence M. Friedman, Partner, Barnes, Richardson and Colburn
and Adjunct Faculty, Center for International Law, The John Marshall Law School. 4:30 –
5:30 p.m. (reception follows), The John Marshall Law School, 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago.
No charge; advance registration required by November 9. For information & registration, please
e-mail: [email protected], or call 312/360-2679.
Nov. 15 ECUADOR AND LATIN AMERICA: NEW HEIGHTS. Program sponsored by The Chicago Council on
Global Affairs and Pro Ecuador. Presentation by Her Excellency Nathalie Cely Suárez,
Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador to the United States. 5:00 – 7:15 p.m., InterContinental
Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. CCGA Members - $10; Non-members - $20. For
information & registration, please see:
www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Event/FY13/11_November_2012/Ecuador_and_Latin_America__New_Heights.aspx.
Nov. 15 HOW TO IDENTIFY KEY LEGAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE. Dinner program sponsored
by the Stateline World Trade Association. Presentation by Jeff Perzan, Fellow, Center for
International Legal Studies. 5:30 p.m., The Butterfly Club, 5246 East County Road X, Beloit, WI.
SLWTA Members - $25; Non-members - $35; Students - $15. Advance registration required. For
information & registration, please see: www.slwta.org, or e-mail: [email protected]

Nov. 15 PASSPORT TO FRANCE. Event organized by the French-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago.
Celebrate French wines, cuisines, spirits, culture, and entertainment! Taste the culinary creations of
renowned Chicago Chefs, listen to a French DJ, bid on Silent Auction lots from both sides of the
Atlantic, and more! 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard,
Chicago. FACC Members - $50; Non-members - $60. For information & registration, please visit:
www.facc-chicago.com/passport-to-france; or call 312/578-0444.
Nov. 16 EXPORTEASE: STRATEGIES OF AWARD WINNING EXPORTERS FEATURING HYDRO THERMAL
CORPORATION. Course sponsored by the Center for Business Performance Solutions, Waukesha
County Technical College (WCTC). Presentation by Gary Bymers, Managing Director,
International Sales, Hydro Thermal Corporation. 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., WCTC, Harry V. Quadracci
Building, 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI. Fee: $49. For information & registration, please see:
www.wctc.edu/business_resources/CBPS/desc.php?class=142.
Nov. 16 IMPORT AUDIT COMPLIANCE. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Customs Modernization Act; Audit Procedures; Compliance Record Keeping; Importer Self-
Assessment Program; Fines, Penalties, Forfeitures and Seizures; Standard Operating Procedures.
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road,
Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by October 16; $545 thereafter). For information & registration,
please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Nov. 16 SINGAPORE’S TIGER ECONOMY AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC CHALLENGES. Luncheon program
sponsored by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; co-sponsored by the International Trade
Association of Greater Chicago. Presentation by His Excellency Ashok Kumar Mirpuri,
Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the United States. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., The Chicago
Club, 81 East Van Buren Street, Chicago. CCGA & ITA/GC Members - $50; Non-members - $60.
For information & registration, please see:
www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Event/FY13/11_November_2012/Singapore's%20Tiger%20Economy.aspx.
Nov. 19 SAUDI ARABIA – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S.
Commercial Service, will discuss entering or increasing your presence with students in this market.
Hear from: Saudi Arabian Education Specialists with the U.S. Commercial Service in Riyadh;
EducationUSA Advisor; U.S. Visa Counselor. 8:30 a.m. CST. Fee: $45. For information &
registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33582&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 19 SAFETY &SECURITY MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN COLOMBIA. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S.
Commercial Service Safety & Security Team and the Trade Americas Team within the U.S.
Department of Commerce, will provide key insights into opportunities in the Colombian market and
how to pursue them. 3:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $65. For information & registration, please see:
https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2QAW.
Nov. 20 PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING COCKTAIL. Event sponsored by the French-American Chamber of
Commerce Chicago with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest and the
British-American Business Council Chicago. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Brasserie by LM, Essex Hotel, 800
South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Members of sponsoring organizations - $10; Non-members -
$20. For information & registration, please e-mail: [email protected]; call
312/578-0444; or see: www.facc-chicago.com.
Nov. 26 TRADE MISSION TO SOUTH AFRICA AND ZAMBIA. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service,
30 this mission will focus on the following sectors: Electrical Power Systems; Mining Industry
Equipment; and Transportation Services (other than Aviation). For information, please e-mail:
[email protected]
Nov. 27 ADVANCES IN IMAGING AND RADIOLOGY. 2012 U.S.-Israel Healthcare Innovation Conference
sponsored and hosted by Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione; co-sponsored by the Illinois Science +
Technology Park and the U.S. Israel Business Initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Speakers include: Dr. Brian D. Coley, Radiologist-in-Chief, The Frederic N. Silverman Chair of
Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Dr. Shimon Reisner, Deputy
Director, RAMBAM Health Care Campus, Israel; Nevin Zimmermann, Chief Technology Officer,
GE Healthcare; Hisashi Tachizaki, General Manager, R&D Center, Toshiba Medical Systems.
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago. No
charge; advance registration required. For information & registration, please see:
http://usisraelhealthinnovation.org/about-us/.
Nov. 28 JOINT VENTURES. Export series webinar sponsored by Miller Canfield and the Michigan Economic
Development Corporation. 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. CDT. No charge; advance registration required. For
information & registration, please see: https://www.millercanfield.com/news-events-512.html.
Nov. 28 EXPORT FINANCE/HOW DO I GET PAID? Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service,
will address: International Payment Options; Currency Exchange Considerations; Incoterms;
Pricing; Export Finance Programs. 11:00 a.m. CST. Fee: $35. For information & registration, see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33658&InputType=EVENT.
Nov. 28 ITAR HARDWARE LICENSE EXEMPTIONS EXPLAINED. Webinar, sponsored by the Export
Compliance Training Institute, will show you how to use exemptions to enhance your export
compliance program and enable you to export faster by conserving your limited resources on getting
unnecessary licenses. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CST. Fee: $195. For information & registration, please
see: www.learnexportcompliance.com/hardware_exemptions.
Nov. 29 REACH - IMPLICATIONS FOR THE AEROSPACE & DEFENSE SECTORS. Webinar, sponsored by
the U.S. Commercial Service, will assist businesses active in the EU aerospace and defense sectors
understand and manage the impact of REACH on their operations. 9:30 a.m. CST. Fee: $75. For
information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33612&InputType=EVENT.
Dec. 3 - 2012 AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE TRADE MISSION TO TURKEY. Organized by the U.S.
7 Commercial Service, Turkey is a booming market and emerging hub for markets in Europe, Russia,
the Caucasus, the Middle East, and North Africa. For information, please e-mail:
[email protected]
Dec. 3 SAUDI ARABIA AND THE NEW MIDDLE EAST. Program and book-signing sponsored by The
Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Presentation by Karen Elliott House, Pulitzer Prize-winning
Journalist and form Foregin Editor and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal. 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.,
InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. CCGA Members - $10; Nonmembers
- $20. For information & registration, please see:
www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Event/FY13/12_December_2012/Saudi_Arabia_and_the_New_Middle_East.aspx.
Dec. 3 HOLIDAY NETWORKING RECEPTION. Event sponsored by the: International Trade Association of
Greater Chicago; Citibank; JAM International; Corbett, Duncan & Hubly, P.C.; Hong Kong
Business Association of the Midwest; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; MB Financial Bank; and
Miller Canfield in collaboration with the: Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association;
Hong Kong Trade Development Council; U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Mid-America
Chapter. Network with peers, colleagues and international trade commissioners from Chicago’s
international business community. Hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, live music by The Scales of Justice,
magic and more. Please bring an unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.,
Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL. Members of sponsoring
organizations & their guests - $30; Non-members - $45. Join the ITA/GC this evening and receive a
$30 credit on your membership dues. Sponsorship opportunities are available; please e-mail:
[email protected], or call 773/725-1106 for information. For information & registration, please
see: www.itagc.org/docs/ITAGC_Calendar_4470.pdf.
Dec. 4 THE VEIL OF UNCERTAINTY:WHAT NEXT FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY? Program sponsored by
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Presentation by Edward P. Lazear, Jack Steele Parker
Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics, Stanford University Graduate School
of Business; Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford
University; and former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President.
5:30 – 7:15 p.m., InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. CCGA Members -
$10; Non-members - $20. For information & registration, please see:
www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Event/FY13/12_December_2012/Veil_of_Uncertainty.aspx.
Dec. 5 A BASIC GUIDE TO EXPORTING: HOW TO AVOID CUSTOMS PENALTIES ON EXPORT
SHIPMENTS. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, features Customs officials and
logistics professional discussing current compliance and regulatory concerns, and how to avoid
customs penalties. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $15. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=32743&InputType=EVENT.
Dec. 6 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM MARKETS: FOCUS ON CANADA. Webinar, sponsored by
the U.S. Commercial Service, will cover international arrivals from Canada, U.S. destinations most
visited, spending patterns, and trends highlighting critical data and market intelligence. 11:00 a.m.
CST. Fee: $50. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=32376&InputType=EVENT.
Dec. 11 EXPORTING YOUR PET PRODUCTS TO EUROPE. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial
Service, features experts with a market overview of Europe, particularly Italy and Germany.
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST. No charge; advance registration required. For information &
registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33624&InputType=EVENT.
Dec. 12 ITAR TECH DATA AND DEFENSE SERVICES LICENSE EXEMPTIONS EXPLAINED. Webinar,
sponsored by the Export Compliance Training Institute, will explain the issues to address when you
use an exemption as you learn about the most widely used tech data and defense service exemptions.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CST. Fee: $195. For information & registration, please see:
www.learnexportcompliance.com/software_exemptions.
Dec. 12 NAFTA SERIES: RULES IN SETTING UP AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS AND A DIRECT EMPLOYEE
PRESENT IN MEXICO. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will describe the rules
in setting up agents and distributors in Mexico, as well as having a direct employee present in
Mexico and the tax implications. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $25. For information & registration,
see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33193&InputType=EVENT.
Dec. 20 EXPORTEASE: STRATEGIES OF AWARD WINNING EXPORTERS FEATURING EMTEQ. Course
sponsored by the Center for Business Performance Solutions, Waukesha County Technical College
(WCTC). Presentation by Jerry Jendusa, Chief Executive Officer, EMTEQ. 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.,
WCTC, Harry V. Quadracci Building, 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI. Fee: $49. For information
& registration, please see: www.wctc.edu/business_resources/CBPS/desc.php?class=143.
Jan. 9 A BASIC GUIDE TO EXPORTING: EXPORT CREDIT INSURANCE. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S.
Commercial Service, discusses export credit insurance as a means to increase export sales by
limiting your international risk, offering credit to international buyers, and enabling you to access
working capital. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $15. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33413&InputType=EVENT.
Jan. 9 NAFTA SERIES: HOW TO HANDLE PROBLEMS WITH MEXICAN CUSTOMS. Webinar, sponsored
by the U.S. Commercial Service, will address the possible technical violations and additional duties
your shipment might incur at the border. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $25. For information &
registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33194&InputType=EVENT.
Jan. 25 THE EURO AND THE UNION:WHERE TO NOW? Twelfth Annual Folsom Lecture sponsored by
The John Marshall Law School Center for International Law. Presentation by Professor Ralph H.
Folsom, University of San Diego Law School and Adjunct Professor, The John Marshall Law
School. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., 315 South Plymouth Court, Room 503, Chicago. A light lunch will be
served for registered attendees. No charge; advance registration required by January 18. For
information & registration, please e-mail: [email protected], or call 312/360-2679.
Feb. 3 - MULTI-SECTOR 3C TRADE MISSION TO SOUTH INDIA & SRI LANKA. Led by the U.S.
8 Department of Commerce and the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka, the purpose of the mission is to
introduce U.S. firms to South India’s and Sri Lanka’s rapidly expanding market for infrastructure,
hospitality, healthcare, environmental and high-tech. The mission will tour three cities – Chennai,
Cochin (Kochi) and Colombo – where participants will receive market briefings and participate in
customized meetings with key officials and potential partners. For information, please e-mail:
[email protected]
Feb. 6 A BASIC GUIDE TO EXPORTING:WEBSITE OPTIMIZATION TO ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL
BUYERS. Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will discuss how to reach
international customers using modern social media applications. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $15.
For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=32298&InputType=EVENT.
Feb. 6 NAFTA SERIES: LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPORTED GOODS. Webinar, sponsored by
the U.S. Commercial Service, will discuss NAFTA labeling requirements when exporting goods to
Mexico & Canada. 1:00 -0 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $25. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33195&InputType=EVENT.
Feb. 19 AIR AND OCEAN TRANSPORTATION. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics
include: Packaging & Transportation Cost; Ocean Transportation; Air Freight Transportation;
Insurance; Transportation & Documentation; Government Security Initiatives. 8:30 a.m. –
4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove,
IL. Fee: $495 (by January 19; $545 thereafter). For information & registration, please see:
www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Feb. 20 LETTERS OF CREDIT. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Introduction/Decision Criteria; Compare to L/C (Flow, Risk, Cost, Administration); Review of L/C
Procedure as Exporter and Importer; Special Types of Letters of Credit; UCP 600, Articles and Note
on Each Article; Transaction Review – Export Letter of Credit with Comments on UCP. 8:30 a.m. –
4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove,
IL. Fee: $495 (by January 20; $545 thereafter). For information & registration, please see:
www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Feb. 21 EXPORT DOCUMENTATION. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Negotiating Your Contract and Meeting Its Terms; Incoterms 2010: Product Transportation and
Risk of Loss; Selection of Harmonized System Number and Tariff Consideration; Forms of Payment;
Documentation for Your Export Sale; U.S. Government Export Regulations; Transporting Your
Products. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield
Road, Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by January 21; $545 thereafter). For information &
registration, please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Feb. 22 EXPORT TO CANADA. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include: Doing
Business in Canada; Export Procedures to Canada; Export Documentation to Canada; Tariff
Schedules and Other Regulations; Distribution Practices in Canada; Payments and Banking.
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road,
Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $295 (by January 22; $345 thereafter). For information & registration,
please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Feb. 26 TARIFF CLASSIFICATION. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Tariff Classification Background; Harmonized System; General Rules of Interpretation; General
Notes; Classification Rulings; Classification Exercises. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest
Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by January 26;
$545 thereafter). For information & registration, please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Feb. 27 NAFTA RULES OF ORIGIN. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Overview of the NAFTA Agreement Tariff Phaseout; Rules of Origin; Other Provisions Relating to
Origin; Advance Ruling Procedures; Appeal Procedures; Country of Origin Marking Rules; Record
Keeping, Penalties, Denial of Benefits; Maquiladora Industry; Annex 401 Specific Rules of Origin.
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road,
Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by January 27; $545 thereafter). For information & registration,
please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Feb. 28 IMPORT DOCUMENTATION AND PROCEDURES. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training
Center. Topics include: Harmonized Tariff Schedule Classification; Valuation of Merchandise;
Special Import Issues; Entry Procedures; Liquidation Process; Penalties and Liquidated Damages.
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road,
Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by January 28; $545 thereafter). For information & registration,
please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Mar. 1 IMPORT AUDIT COMPLIANCE. Seminar sponsored by the Global Training Center. Topics include:
Customs Modernization Act; Audit Procedures; Compliance Record Keeping; Importer Self-
Assessment Program; Fines, Penalties, Forfeitures and Seizures; Standard Operating Procedures.
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, 2111 Butterfield Road,
Downers Grove, IL. Fee: $495 (by February 1; $545 thereafter). For information & registration,
please see: www.globaltrainingcenter.com.
Mar. 6 - SOUTH AFRICA TRADE MISSION 2013. Sponsored by the Council of Great Lakes Governors, this
15 multi-sector trade mission will assist small to medium sized companies from the region to export
products and services. STEP Grant funding may be available to cover all (or part of) the mission
costs and logistics. Fee: $4,850; registration required by January 23. For information & registration,
please see: www.cglg.org/projects/SA2013mission/index.aspx.
Mar. 10 - TRADE MISSION TO EGYPT AND KUWAIT. Led by a senior executive of the Department of
14 Commerce or other U.S. Government agency, the trade mission will explore opportunities in the
energy, renewable energy, infrastructure and safety and security technology sectors. It will include
one-on-one business appointments in Cairo and Kuwait City with pre-screened potential buyers,
agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with government officials, chambers of
commerce, and business groups; and networking receptions for companies interested in expansion
into the North African and Middle Eastern markets. Meetings will be offered with government
authorities that can address questions about policies, tariff rates, incentives, grid interconnection,
regulation, etc. The mission will help participating firms gain market insights, make industry
contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S.
exports to Egypt and Kuwait. The mission will include one-on-one business appointments with prescreened
potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meeting with national and
regional government officials; and networking events. For information, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33396&InputType=EVENT.
Apr. 6 - STATE OF ILLINOIS TRADE MISSION TO MEDEXPO, JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA. Join the State of
8 Illinois for a trade mission to the largest Medical Trade Show in Saudi Arabia. MEDEXPO is
currently the largest and only international healthcare exhibition and forum in the Kingdom focusing
on a wide array of health sectors, including medical, dentistry, ophthalmology, laboratories,
pharmaceutical and bio-technology and medical tourism. Participation is limited to Illinois
companies; it includes a booth, match-making by the U.S. Commercial Service, and availability of
SBA STEP funding to defray some airfare and hotel costs (restrictions apply). Space is limited and
registration is based on first-come, first-served. For more information, please contact:
[email protected], or call 312/814-8480.
Apr. 15 - RENEWABLE ENERGY TRADE POLICY MISSION TO CHILE. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s
16 International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
(RE&EE) Trade Policy Mission to Santiago, Chile. The mission will be led by a senior Department
of Commerce official, and will focus on: 1) creating a policy environment conducive to growth in
Chile’s RE&EE market; and 2) introducing U.S. RE&EE exporters to key Chilean Government
officials. Mission participants will also be invited to showcase their U.S.-made RE&EE
technologies at an important industry-specific trade show following the trade policy mission at their
own expense. For information, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33153&InputType=EVENT.
Apr. 29 - STATE OF ILLINOIS MULTI-SECTOR TRADE MISSION TO GHANA AND ETHIOPIA. Join the State
May 8 of Illinois for a trade mission to Ghana and Ethiopia. Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing
economies in the world, according to the Economist. It is the 2nd most populated country in Africa
and a member of COMESA which has access to 20 African countries and over 400 million people.
Ghana has a rich and diverse natural resource base and will likely be the 3rd oil producer in Africa in
a couple of years. Ghana was among the top ten growth economies in the world in 2011 with a
growth rate of more than 14%. The country is a key member of the 15 country ECOWAS with a
population of over 250 million people. The trade mission offers direct business development
opportunities and a chance to meet new contacts and develop existing relationships. Participating
companies will be eligible for SBA STEP funding which covers match-making services and partial
reimbursements for travel and lodging (restrictions apply). Registration is based on first-come, firstserved.
For more information, please contact: [email protected], or call 312/814-8480.
May 10 - AMERICAN ROMANIAN TOURISM AND TRADE SHOW. Event sponsored by: Romanian Chamber of
11 Commerce; American Embassy in Romania; Romanian Consulates in America; Romanian Tourism
Office. The goal of this exhibition is to bring the best of Romania to the United States through
expanding opportunities in tourism, business and fashion by creating business relations; and
essentially developing investment opportunities for a pioneer economy where ideas and innovations
have big potential. Navy Pier, Chicago. Exhibit packages and sponsorships are available. For
information, please see: http://arttschicago.com/.
May 21 - U.S.MEDICAL TRADE MISSION TO BRAZIL. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, and held
24 in conjunction with Hospitalar – the region's major healthcare trade show, this mission is intended to
include representatives from a variety of U.S. medical/healthcare industry manufacturers
(equipment/devices, laboratory equipment, emergency equipment, diagnostic, physiotherapy and
orthopedic, healthcare information technology, and other allied sectors), service providers, and
associations and trade organizations. The mission will introduce the participants to the government
policies, end-users and prospective partners whose needs and capabilities are best suited to each U.S.
participant’s strengths. For information, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33439&InputType=EVENT.
Sep. 1 - STATE OF ILLINOIS TRADE MISSION TO PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY SHOW, JOHANNESBURG,
2 SOUTH AFRICA. The State of Illinois will be leading Illinois companies to the trade show. South
Africa is Illinois’ # 1 trading partner in Africa and the biggest market in Africa. It has a sizeable
consumer market and growing disposable incomes. The focus of the show is Spas,
Beauty/Hair/Nail/Massage Salons, Dermatology, Diet, Department Stores/Multi-Brand outlets,
Chemists, Perfumeries, Specialist Retailers, Health and Fitness. The trade show is a vibrant meeting
place for manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and buyers, decision makers from all over Southern
Africa. This is a must for companies that want to expand their markets or introduce their products to
the region and beyond. Registered companies will receive booth space, match-making by the U.S.
Commercial Service, and SBA STEP funding towards partial refund for airfare and lodging
(restrictions apply). Space is limited and registration is based on first-come, first-served. For more
information, please contact: [email protected], or call 312/814-8480.
About the Sponsoring Organizations…
Founded in December 1977, The International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITA/GC) was
incorporated in January 1979 as an Illinois not-for-profit, voluntary business association dedicated to promoting
international commerce in all its forms by providing a forum for the exchange of practical information and
insight within the international business community. Annual membership dues are: Individual - $150;
Consular/Diplomatic - $75 (up to 3 members); Academic/Faculty - $200 (up to 8 designated faculty members);
Student from a participating academic institution - $25; Regular student - $50; Associate/Non-resident (more
than 150 miles from O'Hare International Airport) - $50; Retired/Job Transition - $50; Corporate (up to 8
designated members) - $300. For a Membership Application, please call 773/725-1106; e-mail: [email protected];
or visit: www.itagc.org.
The Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity (DCEO) is the State of Illinois’ lead international advocate in promoting job retention and
creation in Illinois through International Trade and Investment. The OTI motto of offering assistance to the
business community by being “State Focused – Globally Connected” is accomplished through a three-tier
international network consisting of: International Trade/NAFTA Opportunity Centers regionally located
throughout Illinois to provide local export training; Statewide counseling and assistance provided through the
OTI Chicago headquarters’ staff; and foreign State of Illinois Regional Trade Offices providing in-country
assistance for Illinois businesses. To contact the OTI of DCEO, please call 312/814-2828 or visit:
www.illinoisbiz.biz/bus/ito/index.html.
The U.S. Export Assistance Center Chicago is part of the Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of
Commerce and is committed to assisting U.S. firms in realizing their export potential. We do this by providing
expert counseling and advice, information on markets abroad, international contacts and advocacy services.
The U.S. Export Assistance Centers in Chicago, Peoria, Libertyville and Rockford are part of the Commercial
Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Around the world, the 1,400 men and women of the Commercial
Service promote and protect U.S. business interests abroad. The Export Assistance Centers throughout the
United States offer a full range of export programs and services under one roof. Here in Chicago, we are colocated
with the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Export-Import Bank to provide export financing
assistance to companies in Illinois and throughout the Midwest. To contact the U.S. Export Assistance Center,
please call 312/353-8040 or visit: www.buyusa.gov/uppermidwest.
Comprised of 27 volunteers appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, the Illinois District Export
Council supports, assists and advises the U.S. Commercial Service Chicago in its mission to increase the
exports of the United States. For further information, please e-mail: [email protected]
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