Thursday, January 28, 2010

Great event for all women

Dear Ladies,

Please, don't miss the following event: this is not just the opportunity to network but showcase your business too!

Chicago Celebrates International Women's Day

The International Visitors Center of Chicago, the International Trade Club of Chicago and the Union League Club of Chicago cordially invite you to attend the Ninth Annual Chicago Celebrates International Women's Day International Fair and Luncheon.

Monday, March 8, 2010
10:30am- International Fair
Noon- Luncheon
featuring Master of Ceremonies: Ms. Dina Bair, Medical Anchor/Reporter, WGN TV

The Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL

"The International Epidemic of Antibiotic Resistance: Women are the Key to Protection and Prevention"

Featuring keynote speaker: Ms. Maryn McKenna

Maryn McKenna is an independent journalist and author who specializes in public health, medicine and health policy. She writes features for national magazines and news stories for an infectious-disease website. In addition to her new book, Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA, about the rise of drug-resistant staph around the world, she is working on projects on polio eradication and on emergency room overcrowding.

From 1995-2006, she was a national desk writer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she was the only U.S. journalist assigned to full-time coverage of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and embedded with a CDC investigative team during the 2001 anthrax-letter attacks. She has reported from the Indian Ocean tsunami and from Hurricane Katrina, as well as from Southeast Asia, India, Africa and the Arctic. She has covered pandemic influenza since 1997, when she wrote the first story in the American media on the potential threat posed by avian flu H5N1.

Thank you to our Event Partners-
American Association of University Women-Illinois, Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, Fulbright Association-Chicago Chapter, Heartland International, The Musicians Club of Women, National Association of Women Business Owners-Chicago Area, Organization of Women in International Trade-Chicago, Professional Women's Club of Chicago, The Union League Club of Chicago Authors Group, The US National Committee for UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) Chicago Chapter

$60- Luncheon Cost
$75- Display table at the International Fair (non-profit organizations); includes one lunch ticket
$100- Display table at the International Fair (for-profit organizations); includes one lunch ticket
$650- Display table at the fair and 10-top luncheon table

Sponsorship opportunities available.

For more information and to register by Monday, March 1st, please visit, or contact Lexy Sobel, International Visitors Center of Chicago, 312-254-1800 x102 or

Friday, January 22, 2010

Great international event next week

Dear Readers,

I am sorry I've been silent for some time because I've been traveling a lot and working hard too but my New Year's resolution is to keep this blog up-date as often as possible.

So here is information about an excellent event for all internationals (I realize it might be a little bit expensive but it is sponsored but various international organizations which promises a really good turnout):

The 2010 Annual Economic Forum Luncheon (presented by Swiss-American Business Council)
Together with The German American Chambers of Commerce, the Representative of German Industry and Trade, Washington D.C. and other organisations, we invite you to attend the 2010 Annual Economic Forum Luncheon Thursday, January 28, 2010 in Rosemont, IL

The Annual Economic Forum is an interactive Roundtable Discussion debating the critical economic outlook for the year 2010. The panel of industry experts and transatlantic trade representatives will focus on macro and micro-economic topics relevant to the German American business community in the US.

Confirmed Speakers:

Michael Backfisch - Handelsblatt - Bureau Chief Dubai (Moderator)
Prof. Dr. Hans Heinrich Driftmann - Peter Koelln KGaA - Pres. &
CEO (Keynote Speaker)
Dr. Joachim Scheide - Kiel Institute for World Economy - Head
Forecasting Center and Research Economist
Matthias Schoenberg - Continental Tire North America - CEO
Klaus-Peter Statz - Deutsche Telekom, Inc. - President & CEO
Diane Swonk - Mesirow Financial - Sr Managing Dir. & Chief

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Time: 11:15 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Rosemont Hotel (former Sofitel)- Rosemont, IL
Cost: $85 for SABC members; $100 non-members
Registration and more information at:; (312) 644 2662

For SABC members, please contact the German American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago to RSVP and mention your SABC membership for the discounted rate.

This event is sponsored by:
Baker & Mckenzie, Fifth Third Bank, Fragomen, Kostal, Lufthansa, Mesirow Financial, XL Insurance, Audi USA, HDI Gerling and is supported by: The Austrian Trade Commission, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Midwest Danish American Chamber of Commerce, Goethe Institute.

The Swiss business community is the sixth largest foreign investor in the United States and employs over half million Americans, many of them in the Midwest region, and in the Chicago area in particular. Become a member today and start enjoying a wide range of benefits, including participation in one of the best international networking forums in Chicago. For membership information, send an e-mail to:
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