Chicagoland – which includes the six northeast counties of the State of Illinois, and stretches from the states of Wisconsin to Indiana – has significant global connections. At its center is the city of Chicago which is the third largest city in the United States with 9.5 million people, 4.5 million jobs and a $500 billion economy. It has a truly international, culturally-diverse workforce that encompasses over 132 language groups.
The region boasts a globally-diversified economy, including 160 company headquarters, 30 Fortune 500 company headquarters, 12 Fortune Global 500 and 10 Financial Times Global 500 companies.
The world’s transportation crossroads includes a non-stop global gateway to 65 international and 149 U.S. business centers, and the largest intermodal-container capacity in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago has a global telecommunications hub built around one of the world’s most advanced telecommunications infrastructures.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce International Projects program works closely with members to develop seminars and matchmaking meetings that focus getting access to global markets and resources. The department promotes inbound and outbound trade and helps members successfully brand and market their products. Special attention is given to conducting an ongoing set of forum-like events in which members can learn from and collaborate with international experts and fellow members on topics of global interest – thus helping them achieve their business, professional and personal goals.
The department also conducts webinars that offer international business information, including discussions on economics, labor issues, law and international strategy. It maintains an international resource library to help members access information on critical global issues.
For more information, contact Shufen Zhao at (312) 494-6784 or email@example.com.
Understanding the European Markets - Mega Trends to Follow
Thu, May 23, 2013
04:00 PM - 07:30 PM
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For a list of international organizations in the Chicagoland area, click here.
For a list of ethnic Chambers of Commerce in the Chicagoland area, click here.
For a list of trade organizations in the Chicagoland area, click here.
May 1, 2013 | “Keep Trade Going” Campaign Highlights Ecuador’s Importance as a U.S. Trading Partner and the Quality of its Products
While most Americans may view Ecuador as simply the gateway to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador’s importance to the United States as a trading partner is really much more significant.
April 29, 2013 | Delegation from China's Guizhou Province Convenes in Chicago
On Thursday, April 25 the Chicagoland Chamber, in partnership with the Rockford Area Economic Development Council and U.S. - China Chamber of Commerce, hosted a business reception featuring a high level government and business delegation from Guizhou Province, China.
Global Connections Council
Michael Fieweger - Attorney at Law, Baker McKenzie
Philip Pittsford - International Sales Manager, NOW International
Hank Hughes - Business Development Executive, IBM Corporation
Shufen Zhao - (312) 494-6784
The Global Connections Council helps Chamber members gain access to global markets and resources that will support the growth and profitability of their businesses. Special attention is given to conducting an ongoing set of forum-like events in which members can learn from and collaborate with international experts and fellow members on topics of global interest – thus helping them achieve their business, professional and personal goals.
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