Discover how successful business owners are unlocking the talent and potential of their people wherever they are and in whatever way they can to best serve their customers provided they are brave enough to reimagine global business

FACT: Global business is not going away, but the landscape is shifting, with important implications for strategy and management.

 – Source: The State of Globalization 2021, Harvard Business Review 

NOTE: This event is virtual and has ended.  Review report.

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GET READY FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL GLOBAL SMALL BUSINESS FORUM OCTOBER 21, 2022!
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Speakers

Hear and learn from business owners and international trade managers who have overcome great challenges due to the global pandemic, organized for the next normal, and achieved great success – all while reimagining global business.

Program

This conference runs from 8:00am - 11:30am CT.
Early arrivers get to chat online with e-vendors and others.
Day 1
15 Oct 2021

PANEL DISCUSSION REIMAGINE GLOBAL BUSINESS NO. 1

Globalization was never easy, but if international opportunities and competitive threats mattered for a company before the pandemic, they will surely continue to matter in 2021 and beyond. These 4 CEOs will share their experience on global business growth, success stories, challenges and lessons learned.  They will also address what they have done to reimagine global business.

Ellington Ellis
Donald J. Lloyd
Michelle Forrester
Karen Sroka
Lori Novak
Alexander Lans
Alexander Lans

PANEL DISCUSSION REIMAGINE GLOBAL BUSINESS NO. 2

Two experienced international executives will share what they have done to reimagine global business.

Marshall Girtman
Flemming Poulsen
Donald J. Lloyd
Lori Novak

Tickets

Student Ticket
10.00 USD
  • Access to speakers on how to make the world your business.
  • Facetime with the speakers, panelists and fellow attendees.
  • Unlimited knowledge sharing, inspiration and networking.

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Conference Ticket
20.00 USD
  • Access to speakers on how to make the world your business.
  • Facetime with the speakers, panelists and fellow attendees.
  • Unlimited knowledge sharing, inspiration and networking.
  • Auction of raffle prizes!
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Ticket + One e-Vendor Table
200.00 USD

First come, first served. Only 4 e-tables available. 

  • One e-vendor table (share your company capabilities with a PDF file for each attendee to download)
  • Access to speakers on how to make the world your business.
  • Facetime with the speakers, panelists and fellow attendees.
  • Unlimited knowledge sharing, inspiration and networking.
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VIRTUAL VENUE

Hosted by Foley & Lardner LLP

Gold Sponsor

Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of nearly $34 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from more than 230 banking locations serving more than 110 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. The Associated Bank Foreign Exchange team advises a wide range of businesses on managing their currency risk arising from conducting business globally. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com

Host Sponsor

Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives, and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses.Learn more at www.foley.com.

MAJOR PARTNERS

  • The International Trade Association
  • Globe Trade
  • Emergent Research
  • Global Chamber
  • Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global
  • FACC
  • Global Chamber Chicago
  • Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global
  • Exim Bank
  • Small Business Trends logo
  • SBE Council
  • World Entrepreneurship Forum
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • SBE Council
  • Metro Chicago Exports logo
  • 1871
  • IL Department of Commerce - Trade & Investment