Alumni

Chicago's Foreign Direct Investment Strategy: Its Origins and Execution

International Roundtable

July 16, 2009: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chicago's foreign direct investment strategy has been recognized by fDi (Foreign Direct Investment) Magazine, a Financial Times publication, as the best in North America. Moreover, Chicago placed second overall for 2009 - 2010 in the competition for the North American Cities of the Future, scoring highest in the categories of economic potential and infrastructure. How are these achievements paying off in terms of retaining and relocating companies and the associated jobs?

Where

Gleacher Center
608
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Chicago's foreign direct investment strategy has been recognized by fDi (Foreign Direct Investment) Magazine, a Financial Times publication, as the best in North America. Moreover, Chicago placed second overall for 2009 - 2010 in the competition for the North American Cities of the Future, scoring highest in the categories of economic potential and infrastructure. How are these achievements paying off in terms of retaining and relocating companies and the associated jobs? World Business Chicago is a not-for-profit economic development organization promoting metropolitan Chicago. WBC markets Chicago's competitive advantages, coordinates business retention and attraction efforts, and seeks to enhance Chicago's business-friendly environment. WBC's Board of C-level corporate executives is chaired by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Tom Bartkoski will brief us on how WBC has been able to showcase the city’s tremendous resources on the world stage.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online
The Alumni Office has arranged with the AMC Theater-River East Self parking Garage to provide discounted parking. The discount will be available weekday evenings and on weekends for our alumni while attending Booth events. 300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage) $6.00 after 3:00pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period Garage: Self Park Facility Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only. To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. The new system for the AMC Theater- River East Self Park Garage is automated. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. You can validate your parking ticket at any time between your arrival at and departure from the Gleacher Center. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.

Deadline: 7/16/2009

Program

6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at The Midway Club, Fifth Floor

Speaker Profiles

Tom Bartkoski (Speaker)
Director of International Business Development, World Business Chicago
http://www.worldbusinesschicago.com

Questions

Karl Buschmann 

847.310.0412

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