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ILCC Exports Conference


ILCC 3rd Annual Exports Conference

Making Global Local
The State of Global Trade, Trends, and What Lies Ahead in 2018

Tuesday, October 3, 2018 l 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wintrust Corporate Headquarters – 9700 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

Sponsorships still available – See information here

Keynote Speaker, Myron Brilliant

Myron Brilliant is executive vice president and head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  He drives the global business strategy of the organization. He leads the largest international affairs team of any U.S. business association, representing the Chamber and its members before the U.S. government, foreign governments, and international business organizations. During his tenure as head of the international program, the Chamber has greatly expanded its global footprint with representatives in Beijing, Brasília, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, and Mexico City.

Brilliant’s responsibilities extend to management oversight of 14 bilateral business councils in countries as diverse as Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Korea, Colombia, Cuba, and the U.K. He has pioneered new high-level Chamber business strategic dialogues with business and government leaders in Mexico, China and Saudi Arabia. In addition, under his leadership, the Chamber has launched key regional programs such as the Israel Business Initiative and the Africa Business Center. Over his career, Brilliant has directed and led a number of important advocacy campaigns for congressional passage of trade agreements including with Australia, Singapore, Colombia, Panama, and South Korea, as well as legislation to establish a level playing field for U.S. companies in Russia and China.

This conference will bring together policymakers, company CEOs, and key international players to examine the state of global trade and provide a practical overview of the trends and tools that will drive economic growth in an increasingly uncertain political and economic environment.

A panel of trade experts serving at the highest level of government and industry will help participating companies understand the impact that globalization and technology will have on their businesses and how to implement effective solutions to access capital, markets and networks via supply chain optimization and risk mitigation.

You will also hear directly from exporting company representatives who will share their best practices and success stories to illustrate how you can increase your global sales.

The conference will conclude with a panel of senior foreign government officials to serve as a reference source for how to use economic diplomacy to build global networks, generate demand, and leverage opportunity.

Small and medium size exporters will join in a high-level discussion highlighting the sectors and markets with best potential for growth and opportunity while motivating further internationalization.

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