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Illinois Exports Conference – Chicago

Start:
April 30, 2015 2:00 pm
End:
April 30, 2015 4:30 pm
Cost:
50
Organizer:
Laura Ortega
Phone:
312-983-7111
Email:
lortega@ilchamber.org
Venue:
The Cervantes Institute
Address:
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31 W. Ohio, Chicago, IL, United States, 60654

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Register

 

 

Get Ready for Cross-Borders Transactions

 

Thursday, April 30th| 2:00-5:30pm

 

 Instituto Cervantes of Chicago | 31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

 

Join the first Illinois Chamber’s International Business Council State-wide Annual Exports Conference and Learn how to finance and structure cross-border business operations and plan for optimal distribution solutions and tax treatment.  Our international panel of experts will break down the complex transactions and the relevant issues into easy to follow and understand bites.

 

Keynote

 

Cristina Falcone, Vice President of Public Affairs, UPS Canada

 

PANEL SPEAKERS

 

Andre Fiebig, Partner at Quarles & Brady

 

Matthew Stanley, Executive Vice President, RedRidge Finance Group

 

Matt Houchens, Principal KPMG

 

Crystal Cuellar, General Cargo Director, Paxton International

 

Donna Maluleke, President of CITCA & Consul for Economic Affairs, South African Consulate in Chicago

 

John Wagner, VP Business Development, Advanced Diamond Technologies

 

John Pierson, VP of Sales and Marketing, Carstens, Inc.

 

 

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Keynote:

Cristina Falcone is Vice President of Public Affairs for UPS Canada.  During her fifteen year tenure at UPS, Cristina has held several management roles in the areas of Product Management, Customer Loyalty and Public Relations.  In her current role, Cristina works actively with governing bodies to enable global trade opportunities for Canadian and U.S. businesses; particularly on solutions that help to reduce friction at the North American border. Cristina serves as the Chair of the board for the Canadian Courier and Logistics Association (CCLA) which represents a broad-based membership of time sensitive delivery and logistics services providers operating in Canada. She also serves on the board of the Canadian American Business Council; which is dedicated to elevating the private sector perspective on issues that affect Canada and the United States. She leads UPS’s Women’s Leadership Development Committee; including mentorship of candidates for development into future leadership roles.  Cristina lives with her husband and two children in Toronto and is an active volunteer with Scouts Canada and the United Way of Peel Region. 

Register Now

 

Contact Kelli Jessup at (217)  522-5512 ext 227 or kjessup@ilchamber.org

 

If you have any questions please contact IBC Executive Director Laura Ortega at lortega@ilchamber.org or (708)369-4635.

For sponsor opportunities, call Elizabeth Dailey at (312) 507-1691 or edailey@ilchamber.org

 

 

Agenda

 

Get Ready for Cross-Borders Transactions

 

 

1:45pm | Registration

 

2:00pm | Welcoming Remarks & Introductions

 

   Laura Ortega, Executive Director Intl Business Council at IL Chamber of Commerce

 

   Donna Maluleke, President of CITCA & Consul for Economic Affairs, South African Consulate in Chicago

 

 

 

2:30pm | Keynote Presentation

 

    Amgad Shehata, Senior VP International Public Affairs & Strategy, UPS

 

 

2:45pm | Experts Panel Presentations & Discussion

 

                   

   Moderator:  Dr. John Kalaras, CEO Quality Training

                            http://www.qtiintl.com

 

oCross-border Business Law

                    Andre Fiebig, Partner at Quarles & Brady

                    http://www.quarles.com/andre-fiebig/ 

            oExport Financing

    Matthew Stanley, Executive Vice President, RedRidge Finance Group

    http://www.exworkscapital.com/executives/

oInternational Taxation

    Matt Houchens, Principal KPMG

                                    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-houchens/13/73b/432

oGlobal Logistics

                                    Crystal Cuellar, General Cargo Director, Paxton International

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/crystal-cuellar/77/163/954

oIL Company Participants

    Advanced Diamond Technologies

    http://www.thindiamond.com/

    Carstens, Inc.

    http://www.carstens.com/

 

 

4:15pm | Special Appearance & Message from State of Illinois (tbd)

 

 

 

4:30pm | Closing Remarks

 

   Neli Vazquez Rowland, President/Co-founder of A Safe Haven Foundation

 

4:40pm | Networking Reception

 

5:30 pm | Adjournment

 

 

The First Annual ILCC Exports Conference will be catered by A Safe Haven Foundation, an IBC Partner Organization.

 

Webinar Option Available
Those unable to attend the conference will have an opportunity to follow the full-length program two days after the live conference via recorded webinar.  Log-in instructions for the recorded webinar and accompanying reference sources and materials will be sent to registrants following the conference.

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