Driving Innovation and Growth
January 12, 2012
McHenry County, IL
In partnership with the Global Midwest Alliance, McHenry County EDC is pleased to kick off 2012 by hosting a Business Forum focusing on Security & Private Liabilities as well as Global Market Opportunities.
February February 21 - March 2, 2012
Meeting with the World Bank Group
February 21, 2012
Please join Global Midwest Alliance and Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione for a cocktail reception celebrating innovation and technology development in the Midwest.
World Bank Group Private Sector Liaison Meetings (PSLO)
February 6-14, 2012
Paris and Tunisia
World Bank Private Sector Liaison Officers meet to discuss initiatives with regional development banks in EU and Africa
February 8, 2012
Doing Business in Africa: Private Sector Visit to Rwanda with World Bank Private Sector Liaison Officers
March 14-16, 2012
The Parliamentary Network of The World Bank & International Monetary Fund is organizing a conference, Doing Business In Africa, focusing on private sector issues. The Alliance will organize a PSLO business mission which would give Midwestern companies the opportunity to benefit from the Parliamentary Network program and to meet with the World Bank Group's local teams, to develop business opportunities with local companies.
March 14, 2012
Bedford Park, IL
Join host Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of the Institute for Food Safety and Health,and Professor of Biology, for a tour of the Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH). The IFSH is a one-of-a-kind applied food science research institute that provides stakeholders in government, industry and academia the opportunity to develop and exchange knowledge and expertise to address key issues in food safety, food defense and nutrition.
March 1, 2012
This informative and interactive seminar, held in a central point for the distribution of food across the U.S., will bring together foreign exporters and domestic importers; buyers, purchasing agents and procurement management from a range of food processing companies; regulators at local, state and federal levels; and a broad array of groups with an interest in expanding the international food trade.
April 4-5, 2012
St. Louis, MO
InvestMidwest is a venture capital conference that showcases 40-45 companies from throughout the Midwest in the three industry tracks of life sciences, technology and clean energy/sustainability.
May 21-24, 2012
This sector specific program provides Midwest companies with an opportunity to meet with the development banks and the UN, as well as companies and participants from Brazil and Canada to explore the potential for business development. Sectors of focus will include water and sanitation, energy efficiency, climate change, urban growth and sustainable development.
May 9, 2012
Luncheon program will showcase the top three winning technologies of the 2011 Brinks Innovation Competition. Update on clean tech, manufacturing and Midwest Clean Tech 2012 in conjunction with the International Manufacturing Technology Show in September.
Private Sector Meeting Program with the International Financial Institutions - World Bank Group, Development Banks and United Nations
June 6-8, 2012
Customized visit program to Washington, DC to focus on sector meetings for Midwestern companies interested in specific opportunities with the IFIs
June 6-7, 2012
AIDF brings together decision makers from UN, government, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and the corporate sector who are involved in the delivery of humanitarian aid relief and development.The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is the world leading forum for the humanitarian aid, relief and development sectors which facilitates partnerships, addresses global humanitarian and development issues and encourages the sharing of expertise.
July 24, 2012
The World Bank PSLO, Global Midwest Alliance and True Partners Consulting, LLC welcome you for an interactive discussion on the PSLO's program to visit Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan in October 2012. True Partners Consulting, LLC will provide insight from a financial and consultative perspective on doing business in the region. Representatives from government and the private sector will speak regarding the economic climate and experiences of doing global business in Asia in 2012 and beyond.
September 12, 2012
Midwest Clean Tech, now in its 5th consecutive year, is an international marketplace forum that creates opportunities for Midwestern and global entrepreneurs to engage with top keynote and panel speakers, innovators and financiers from the clean tech community. Highlighting opportunities in automotive, energy storage, financing and investment, food and agriculture, manufacturing and logistics, and smart grid, Midwest Clean Tech is supported by business, finance, government and academic institutions throughout the Midwest.
August 28, 2012
Don't miss out on this opportunity to tour the the USDA Research Lab in Peoria and meet meet some of the scientists whose visionary research today is contributing to the foods on our tables tomorrow. You’ll tour the labs, partake in individual discussions with food-specific researchers, have an opportunity to explore potential collaborations and learn more about how working with a federal research facility is easier and more beneficial than you expected.
October 24-26, 2012
San Diego, CA
The WBT Innovation Marketplace represents the collaborative, year-long effort of investors, licensees and tech commercialization professionals. The WBT is deal-focused and diverse, showcasing companies and technologies that vary by geography, funding source and type of research institution. Participating technologies, each supported by private funding, federal R&D grants or both. Technologies are selected by -- and presented to -- more than 100 seasoned venture investors and Fortune 500 licensing scouts representing a variety of industries.
October 30, 2012
Brazil is one of the fastest growing countries in Latin America. Its rapidly evolving sociopolitical environment is a source of much misperception and speculation. What is the real story about successfully doing business there? Join us for a lively discussion with a panel of seasoned executives who have been working in and with Brazilian companies for years. They will share their experience and lessons learned.
October 18, 2012
UBIFRANCE, the French Trade Agency, is proud to present the first French Cleantech Tour in the U.S. showcasing French companies with innovative technologies new to the U.S. market. These technologies have great potential to meet the needs of American investors, as well as companies looking for business partners to strengthen their activity in the U.S. and global markets. Companies include: AMPLAST, a manufacturer of wet scrubbers, biofilters and corrosion resistant industrial fans; BC SOLAR, a renewable energy and especially solar, wind and geothermal; BT3 TECHNOLOGIES, manufacturer of hydrophobic recyclable papers; CLEANEA, manufacturer of electrolytic process of water and salt to produce your own cleaning and sanitizing solutions on your premises; and EXOES SAS, manufacturer of exhaust gases heat recovery systems and waste heat recovery.
October 17-21, 2012
Jakarta Fairground, Kemayoran, Indonesia
When visiting Indonesia with the World Bank's PSLO's, we are in collaborative effort with the Consulate General of Indonesia and the Indonesia Trade Promotion Center-Chicago to give participating companies the opportunity to meet face-to-face with pre-screened business partners and explore export opportunities at the 27th Annual Trade Expo Indonesia, a comprehensive multi-sector trade show.
October 17-18, 2012
Please join us as an attendee for one of the premiere innovation events in the Midwest. This event will feature top clean tech entrepreneurs and their start-up businesses from across the region. The North Central Cleantech Open (NCCTO) will bring together its accelerator companies with representatives from its diverse regional network. The goal of this event is to celebrate the entrepreneurs while also facilitating valuable connections for all attendees.
October 9-10, 2012
The Milwaukee Water Council invites you to Water Summit 2012. Details and registration will be available soon.
October 12-25, 2012
Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam
The PSLO Network invites you to join us for private sector visit program which will include in-country meetings, presentations and discussions with the World Bank Group, The Asian Development Bank, government embassies and trade representatives from Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Next Generation Manufacturing: What Lies Ahead for Manufacuters and Distributors
November 13, 2012
Join leaders in the manufacturing and distribution industry from across the country for McGladrey's annual Executive Summit. During this event, we will examine the results from the 2012 McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor Survey, where executives shared their perspectives on major issues affecting U.S. manufactuers and distributors. In addition, thought leaders will provide an analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing companies like yours today.
December 5-6, 2012
San Diego, CA
Join the architects of some of the world's leading innovation ecosystems along with visionaries who are growing clusters in emerging markets for this annual two-day international meeting in San Diego, California. Roll your sleeves up and work with colleagues from around the world to analyze innovative capital formation strategies and effective commercialization solutions. Develop international linkages to assist your local innovators in accessing the global marketplace. Explore strategies to strengthen supply chains and innovation in advanced manufacturing and production. Build lasting partnerships with leading entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, and innovation thought leaders. Bring home practical solutions you can implement.
Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors 2013 Winter Conference
January 14-17, 2013
The M&A community will gather together for three days of focused networking, learning and exchange at the 15th AM&AA Winter Conference which will be held at the Miami Hilton. This will be a global conference for middle market M&A professionals, including executives from preeminent investment banks and intermediaries, private equity investors, lenders, CPAs, attorneys, business valuators and other advisors. Attendees will have unprecedented access to corporate executives from middle market companies who are keen to meet capital sources and investors to make actionable connections.
GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY LUNCHEON: U.S. EXPERTISE FOR THE WORLD MARKET
March 13, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Global Midwest Alliance showcases its 2013 programming with a luncheon highlighting global opportunity and the need for U.S. expertise in other markets. U.S. Executive Director to the World Bank, The Honorable Ian Solomon, will share the World Bank’s view and broad opportunities for private sector engagement. Alessandro Pio will provide a regional perspective on behalf of the Asian Development Bank.. The U.S. Export-Import Bank will provide an overview of their current work and objectives for increasing U.S. participation in global commerce. The Alliance will highlight its role as the Midwest Private Sector Liaison to the World Bank, and will also showcase its partnership with Ex-Im Bank and other international agencies.
March 13, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
University Club of Chicago
We are pleased to invite you to an evening reception at the University Club of Chicago hosted by Global Midwest Alliance, Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Energy Council, featuring U.S. Executive Director to the World Bank Ian Solomon and Asian Development Bank Director General, Alessandro Pio, announcing a partnership between the Alliance and GTI to host a an Energy Project Workshop on July 15-16, 2013 at GTI. This two-day intensive workshop on natural gas needs and opportunities for the U.S. industry to engage in globally will include the World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, other multilaterals and the international community.
INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE RESOURCES GROUP
March 12, 2013
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Going global? Your brand, your innovations, and your technical know-how can be some of the biggest assets at risk. intellectual property laws around the world are as distinct and diverse as the cultures in which they operate. Please join us and a panel of experienced IP and business professionals to discuss the myriad of intellectual property issues that may arise while your company grows globally.
INDUSTRY FOCUS SERIES: MANUFACTURING SECTOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION, GROWTH & GLOBALIZATION
April 3, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Union League Club of Chicago
This program hosts one of the U.S.'s foremost keynote speakers to provide an expert industry overview regarding which manufacturing innovations will offer the best hope for future growth. Our innovation panel will focus on the exciting additive manufacturing possibilities. Representatives from the international financing institutions (IFIs) will discuss loans, grants and technical assistance on investment projects and policy reforms in developing countries. Manufacturers will have the opportunity to learn about the specific missions and ways to bring manufacturing and industrial projects to developing nations.
Executive Briefing Roundtable: Manufacturing Sector
April 3, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Executive Briefings are events open to Global Midwest Alliance partners and stakeholders BY INVITATION ONLY. The briefings bring together a select roundtable group of 10-12 C-Suite executives who share a common industry focus to network, discuss issues and trends, collaborate on solutions and provide thought leadership which will drive the Alliance’s industry programming. For more information, contact Gail Longmore at email@example.com or 312.286.0688.
April 22-24, 2013
This three-day workshop, planned in conjunction with the World Bank Annual Spring Meetings, will bring together PSLO officers, companies that have been successful in the IFI market and companies interested in securing subcontracts or gaining a better understanding of the needs and nuances of IFI projects in specific industry sectors. Participants can expect presentations and discussions from successful international firms who are seeking potential partners to pursue other IFI-funded projects; networking and meeting opportunities with representatives of various international financial institutions; scheduled one-on-one meetings between SMEs and successful international firms. Multiple networking opportunities, platforms and customized programming are included in participation.
April 22-25, 2013
Gain new perspectives from global thought leaders. Get up to date on policies, regulation, marketing and innovations. Learn better practices for business development, finance, manufacturing and more.