Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association Meeting
On April 11, 2013 the Greater Oak Brook Economic Development Partnership hosted the Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association. 19 Trade Consuls representing various countries around the world, which included Colombia, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay participated in the program. The program included a session with the Greater Oak Brook Economic Development Partnership Council, corporate and municipal leaders, a bus tour of the Greater Oak Brook area and a presentation and lunch at Graycor's headquarters.
Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce Corporate Community Forum
On May 8, 2013, the Greater Oak Brook Economic Development Partnership hosted a panel of experts in international trade. The speakers included Julie Carducci, US Commercial Service; Bart Pascoli, Italian Trade Commission Chicago; Michel Gilbert, Invest in France Chicago; Wing Sham, Hong Kong Development Council Chicago. The foreign trade representatives informed Chamber members of trade and investment opportunities in their markets. The discussion was moderated by Greg Bedalov of Choose DuPage.