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Annual Meeting/Luncheon

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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The 2016 Illinois Chamber Annual Meeting is set for Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  The networking reception and lunch will be held at the Palmer House Hilton on Tues. June 14, 2016 from 10 am – 2 pm.

This year’s event will start out with a pre-event networking reception presented by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce policy councils beginning at 10 am. At 11:30 am, the annual luncheon will begin with a plated lunch and our keynote speaker. Attendees will honor the recipients of the Edie Awards, presented in partnership with the Illinois Economic Development Association.  These awards are given annually to recognize outstanding development projects that were completed during the previous year in Illinois.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company.  The Boeing Company is celebrating its centennial year in 2016.  Muilenburg, 52, oversees the strategic direction of the Chicago-based, $90.8 billion aerospace company. With more than 165,000 employees across the United States and in more than 65 countries, Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and top U.S. exporter. It is the leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes, military aircraft, and defense, space and security systems; it supports airlines and U.S. and allied  government customers in more than 150 nations.

Muilenburg, who joined Boeing in 1985, has held engineering and program management positions in support of both the commercial airplanes and defense businesses.  Muilenburg became Chairman in 2016, Chief Executive Officer in July 2015 and President in December 2013.

Muilenburg is a member of the board of directors of Caterpillar Inc., the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).  He is vice chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association board of governors and serves on the AIA executive committee. He also serves on the board of trustees for the National World War II Museum and Washington University (St. Louis). He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Muilenburg holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington.

10:00 am
Registration opens

10:00 am – 11:30 am
All Council Mix and Mingle
cocktails, appetizers, networking

11:30 am
Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance, Welcome & Remarks

Plated Lunch

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Dennis A. Muilenburg
Chairman, President and CEO
The Boeing Company

Dennis Muilenburg will share his perspective on Boeing’s centennial and insights regarding the challenges of operating in a global business environment

The Edie Awards

Closing Remarks
Todd Maisch, President & CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce


Thank you to our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors


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Program Sponsor
United Healthcare




Pre-Event Reception Sponsors
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Advocate Health Care
Alarm Detection Systems Inc.
Baker & McKenzie
Commerce Bank
Consolidated Communications
Dot Foods, Inc.
Habeeb Habeeb
Hanson Professional Services
Home Depot
Illinois American Water
Inland Real Estate Group
John Deere
Microsoft Corporation
Motorola Solutions
Nicor Gas
RW Troxell
Sikich LLP
Tyson Foods
United Airlines
Union Pacific Railroad
Wintrust Financial


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