The news cycle is dominated by the US - China trade dispute and tariffs on US exports of agricultural commodities and Chinese exports of industrial and consumer goods.


Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:



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
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.

Event Details

In recent months the news cycle has been dominated by the US - China trade dispute and tariffs on US exports of agricultural commodities and Chinese exports of industrial and consumer goods. Disagreements on technology transfer and whether Huawei is a national security threat complicate the timely resolution of negotiation issues. There is even growing debate whether the reversal of globalization of markets is now underway and whether the US and Chinese economies are decoupling. How do these developments look from the perspective of a NASDAQ - listed microcap technology firm in Chicagoland? Booth alumnus David Neumann, CEO of PCTEL, Inc., a leading global supplier of precision antennas and wireless networking testing solutions, confronts these matters on a daily basis. Join us for this timely and provocative event.


6:00 pm – 6:30 pm networking
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm presentation
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm cash bar at The Midway Club at Gleacher Center


Questions/Concerns/Suggestions for Speakers? Contact the Leadership Team
Karl L. Buschmann
847 310 0412

Sheryl Jiang
312 607 0889

Sophia Kholodenko
773 702 0783


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Deadline: 8/15/2019

Speaker Profiles

David Neumann (Speaker)

David Neumann has served as PCTEL's Chief Executive Officer since January 2017. From 2013 to 2016, David was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for PCTEL's RF Solutions business, which included test and measurement tools and network engineering services. Previously, as PCTEL's Global Vice President of Sales, David expanded PCTEL's scanner business in China, managed the engineering services business and added key OEM sales channels. Before joining PCTEL, David held several senior sales and marketing roles in the wireless test and measurement industry, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SAFCO Technologies, which was later acquired by Agilent Technologies. David has also served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at X-TEL Communications, Inc., which was an OEM for PCTEL, and as Director of Market Development at Acterna, which was acquired by JDSU. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


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