The Global City: Chicago's Place in the World

International Roundtable

April 17, 2014: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

As America's "Second City," Chicago has transformed itself into a global city. Explore issues that face the city as it strives to heighten its international profile.


Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:

Event Details

As America's 'Second City,' Chicago has transformed itself into a global city competing on the world stage. Yet, as the Chicago Tribune reports, it is less clear whether the rest of the world sees Chicago as a competitor with Shanghai, Singapore, London and Hong Kong. The Tribune is exploring the issues facing the city as it strives to heighten its international profile and carve a place for itself in the global economy. Nation & World editor Kerry Luft and global connections reporter Kathy Bergen will discuss the initiative, which aims to inform readers about Chicago's place in the world.


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300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)

$8.00 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 $8.00 fee.

Detailed Directions:

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

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Deadline: 4/17/2014


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

Kathy Bergen (Speaker)
Global Connections Reporter, Chicago Tribune

Kerry Luft (Speaker)
Nation & World Editor, Chicago Tribune


Karl L. Buschmann 
847 310 0412

Other Information


Networking is a key benefit of attending. To that end, a table will be made available for literature and handouts. Bring your business cards, brochures, handbills, literature, resumes, and publicity for placement on the table.



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