Doing Business in Portugal


Jun 20, 2017

Hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to explore trade and investment opportunities in Portugal. The keynote speaker is the Ambassador of Portugal to the U.S., His Excellency Domingos Fezas Vital. Hear about how Portugal’s economy has been steadily expanding since 2010 with Portugal’s exports to the US doubling in the last five years. Learn more about the event here.

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Techweek Chicago 2017


Jun 20, 2017

Techweek is an annual event created as a means to connect Chicago’s technology startup scene. The event also offers opportunities for entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and other technology professionals to network and exchange ideas. Spanning four days, the participants will learn about leadership, acquisitions, and how to integrate technology into a variety of industries and succeed. Read more about this years speakers and schedule here.

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The Exchange 2017; More than a Game: The Business of Sports


Jun 20, 2017

The Exchange is one of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s signature events and took place this year at Soldier Field. This year the topic was the Business of Sports. In Chicago, professional sports teams are one of the highest profile businesses. However, there is much more to sports than meets the eye. The producing and marketing that are required for them to be successful are skills that any and every Chicago-area business should have. Learn more about the event and its speakers here.

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Top International Business Trends for 2017


Jan 31, 2017

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Top International Trends event. Sponsored by Telemundo Chicago to explore Chicago’s place in the global economy and how international business will unfold under the new administration. Read more about the event here.

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Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse


Jan 31, 2017

Hosted by the Council of Development Finance Agencies to further understand the variety of development tools available. Topics ranged from understanding development finance and the financing spectrum, to implementation and challenges and policy considerations. Read more about it here.

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New Year, New Administration: What’s Ahead for Real Estate and the Economy


Jan 31, 2017

Webinar hosted by the Urban Land Institute of Chicago that addressed the latest economic and market insights. These fell under three main categories; where are we starting at for 2017, what changes can we expect due to the new administration’s proposals, and where do industry experts agree and/or disagree. The moderator was Sheridan Schechner and the panelists that presented were Ken Rosen and Roy March. Read more about it here.

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate Meeting


Nov 11, 2016

The Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI) hosted a breakfast meeting to discuss the 2017 real estate forecast for the U.S. and Canada. Their guest speaker was Dean Schwanke, Senior Vice President of Case Studies and Publications at ULI. The keynote was followed by a panel including a representative from Deutsche Asset Management, Sterling Bay, and Pearlmark Real Estate. Attached is ULI’s recently released Emerging Trends in Real Estate report.

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2016 Brazil Trade Promotion and Investment Forum


Nov 10, 2016

Hosted by the Brazilian Consulate to learn about what makes Brazil one of the most attractive countries for foreign investors. Participants heard from some of the top business and government experts on today’s themes and trade opportunities in Brazil. The Keynote Speech was made by Fernando Spohr, operations manager of Apex-Brasil. The Keynote was then followed by a panel discussion made up of leaders from Archer Daniels Midland, Baker and Mckenzie, TechBridge Port, and LifeSpice Ingredients.

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2016 Latin America Business Forum


Aug 25, 2016

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is hosting this event about trade relations with Latin America. Latin America is one of the United States’ most important economic partners. This forum will focus on the role of Latin America from three different perspectives. The political and macroeconomic situation in Latin America The current and future financial landscape in the region New…

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