Thursday, September 08, 2016

The World Famous Global Small Business Forum Held in Chicago 10/21/16

The world famous Global Small Business Forum 2016 is OPEN for registration! The 2nd annual event will be held on Friday, October 21st at 70 West Madison Street in the heart of downtown Chicago.  This year’s theme is:  Make the World Your Business!  We have an unbelievable lineup of global business experts and business owners who will be sharing their secrets to international business success.  Here's a preview:
  • Richard Paullin, Executive Director, International Trade Association of Greater Chicago; Chairman, IL District Export Council
  • Kati Suominen, Founder and CEO, Nextrade Group, LLC
  • Marc Schulman, President, Eli’s Cheesecake Company
  • Mary Safie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Safie Specialty Foods Company
  • Chantal Wittman Meier, V.P., International Trade Banking, MB Financial
  • Peter Darley, Owner, VP & COO, W.S. Darley
  • Mike Howard, Managing Director for the Central Region of the Business Development Division of the Export-Import Bank
  • Frank Gogliotti, Project Engineer, Weldy-Lamont
  • Susan Meyer, Counsel for Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Philip Pittsford, Chair, National District Export Council
  • Dennis Foldenauer, Regional Manager, IL and WI, International Trade Finance Specialist U.S. SBA, International Trade, U.S. Export Assistance Center
  • Constantine Grapsas, CEO and Founder of Automated Industrial Machinery, Inc.
A BIG thanks to our Event sponsors:   CEI Importers, MB Financial, TradeUp Fund and Nixon Peabody.  Without their support, this program would not be possible.

For more information and to register, visit:  Students receive a special discount.  See you there!

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