UPS: Why Free Trade Matters

International Roundtable

April 21, 2011: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

UPS, a leader in global logistics, specializes in the movement of goods, funds, and information around the world. UPS transports roughly 2 percent of the world’s gross domestic product, operates in more than 200 countries and territories, and has the world’s largest transportation network with 400,000 employees, 96,000 vehicles and one of the biggest airlines on the planet.


Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

UPS asserts that free trade is critical to its and America's competitiveness, growth, and economic well being. In its battle against protectionism and barriers to free trade, UPS endeavors to educate policy makers and the public on the necessity of global trade and the challenges to becoming an export economy.

Stan Deans, a 28-year veteran of UPS, is responsible for 12,000 employees and $1.9 billion in revenues in the Illinois District. During his tenure with UPS, Stan has served in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He will share his perspective on free trade at a time when the US government aims to double exports in five years and the global economy struggles to come back from recession.


No Charge


Register Online

Deadline: 4/21/2011


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

Stan Deans (Speaker)
President, UPS Illinois District, UPS


Karl L. Buschmann 


Other Information

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.

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.
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.