Doing Deals Around the World: What’s New, What’s Old, What Remains the Same?
July 15, 2010: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Considered dean of the international business community in Chicago by both friends and critics alike, Tom Miner has done business in 101 countries for over 50 years. As a founder of the prestigious MidAmerica Committee and the Illinois Global Partnership, both of which were key conduits in their time for international business transactions and deal making, Tom has seen how Chicago has emerged as a truly global city.
450 Cityfront Plaza
Tom will reflect on this transformation from Midwest rust bucket to global player in his typically combative, no-holds-barred, yet engaging, style. Join us for this provocative session as Tom brings us up to date on doing deals in business and politics in China, South Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and on whatever else is on his mind - or in the headlines - on Thursday, 15 July.
NOTE ON PARKING
300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
$6.00 after 3:00 pm 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. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.
Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.
a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street.
b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.
6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking
Thomas H. Miner (Speaker)
President, Thomas H. Miner and Associates
Thomas H. Miner is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of THOMAS H. MINER & ASSOCIATES, an international business consulting firm active in key regions. He is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of THE MID-AMERICA COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT COOPERATION, INC., whose members comprise the chief executive officers of multinational corporations in the Midwest. Mr. Miner was a President of Illinois Global Partnership, a private-public partnership responsible for building the State of Illinois as a dynamic region for global business, and for six years the Director of International Business of Urban Retail Properties Company, the national leader in property management.
Mr. Miner has befriended and hosted thousand of dignitaries, government officials, and international personalities at conferences and receptions around the world. For decades he brought heads of state to Chicago, from President Aliyev of Azerbaijan to President Chirac of France to Premier Zhu Rongji of China. He currently consults at this level throughout the world and devotes a significant amount of his time to China.
Mr. Miner’s diverse experience includes a distinguished career as chief of international operations for several U.S. companies. After serving as attorney for the Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago, Mr. Miner ventured abroad as head of a Venezuelan subsidiary and then a Mexican manufacturing operation for a Chicago manufacturer.
Convinced that many American firms lack the information to take full advantage of opportunities in the international field, Mr. Miner formed Thomas H. Miner & Associates in 1960. His many clients have included from the largest to medium and small U.S. firms, as well as the State and Commerce Departments of the U. S. Government, foreign companies, foreign governments, and such supranational bodies as UNIDO and the Asian Development Bank.