The conference is a two-day long event in which economic development leaders enhance their skills, increase their knowledge, and advance their economic development career through networking and various sessions. Read a more in-depth description and see a raw schedule here.
WE PROUDLY INVITE YOU TO THE 49TH ANNUAL WORLD TRADE CENTERS ASSOCIATION (WTCA) GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA), AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS MATCHMAKING EVENT AND CONVENTION IN LEEUWARDEN, THE NETHERLANDS, APRIL 2018! We proudly invite you to the 49th Annual World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) General Assembly (GA), an international business-to-business matchmaking event and convention in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, April 2018! The event will run for five days focused on uncovering insight and knowledge, as well as new opportunities, in a number of sectors where important challenges exist over the world. Read more about the GA here.
The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama is pleased to inform about the thirty-sixth version of EXPOCOMER, the most important commercial exhibition of Panama and the region. EXPOCOMER 2018 will be held from February 28 to March 03, 2018 at the ATLAPA Convention Center in the City of Panama. EXPOCOMER is one of the few shows that is been able to keep its scheme of multi-sector fair, gathering together exhibitors from +30 countries in categories such as Textiles, Construction, Technology, Accessories, Food, Beverage and Services. This variety of categories makes it possible for the range of exhibited products and services to reach the expectations of our visitors and international buyers. The international exhibition is the ideal starting point for businessmen exploring new business opportunities and to introduce new products and services to major markets in the region, to rely on the effectiveness of this showcase to promote their products. Read more about the EXPOCOMER here.
The Global Economic Summit (GES) is the flagship annual event of MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai and All India Association of Industries. This years theme is ‘Global Value Chains: Accelerating MSME Growth Development and Sustainability.’ The Summit will highlight on the opportunities and challenges for MSMEs to enhance their participation in GVCs. It will also discuss the relevance of GVCs for overall economic growth and sustainable development. The Summit will examine the effects of the entire process of producing goods from raw materials to finished products, which is increasingly carried out wherever the necessary skills and raw materials are available at competitive cost and quality. This will provide opportunities for MSMEs to extend beyond local boundaries by addressing the trends in the markets in developing, emerging and developed economies, for their integration into the value chains. What is more required is skill development of the people to take up high value-added jobs, improving logistics infrastructure for smooth movement of goods within the economy and outside, promoting investor-friendly policies, rationalization of labour laws, as well as harmonization of standards for…
ULI Chicago hosted its annual real estate trends and forecast meeting, which featured insights from leading experts both nationally and locally. This popular event featured a presentation on the 39th annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2018 report, published by PwC and ULI, as well as a local panel of industry experts who analyzed the outlook for Chicago area real estate. Topics included key emerging trends that will shape the real estate market in 2018, outlook on the future for real estate investment and development, and outlook for U.S. real estate property sectors, metro areas, finance and capital markets. Read more about the event here.
The Annual Luncheon hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Council is their signature event. The year’s feature keynote speaker is Tom Ricketts the Executive Chairman for the Chicago Cubs. The event itself raises money for MPC’s initiatives that are regionally and economically important. Read more about the event here.
Event co-hosted by the Illinois Real Estate Journal and the Midwest CRE Conference Series about retail and mixed-use real estate.
The International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITAGC) hosted a luncheon program about trade with Indonesia. The event was geared towards the two-way goods trade between the U.S. and Indonesia, which in 2016, totaled $25 billion with $6 billion in U.S. exports and $19.2 billion imports to and from Indonesia. ITAGC gave presentations showcasing the trade and investment opportunities and successful case studies of U.S. companies doing business in Indonesia….
Hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to discuss strategy and programming for FY 17-18 and review the past years events. Read more about it here.
The annual WTCA Member Seminar in New York City from October 15 – 17. This year it is aimed at helping WTCs around the world learn and examine their best practices, explore common challenges and new approaches, and foster strong and more meaningful business connections amongst the Members. Each year, the WTCA hosts experts from outside the network to discuss general issues that all businesses face. This year, the key speakers are Matt Phillips and Julie Boczkowski, leaders at the prestigious Phillips & Co.