Friday, October 20, 2023.

Foley & Lardner LLP is our host for this hybrid event.

8:00 a.m. — All Vendor Tables Open
9:00 a.m. (Promptly) — Program Begins
11:30 a.m. — Program Ends

Dress code is comfortable. 

Should you have questions, contact: Laurel Delaney at [email protected].

Global Small Business Forum: Navigate Turbulence in the Global Marketplace (#navigateturbulenceintheglobalmarketplace)

The 8th Annual Global Small Business Forum in Chicago is a morning event and designed to help you grow your business globally.

What to Expect:

  • Hear and learn from business owners and top execs who have successfully taken their businesses global and are navigating turbulence for global growth.
  • Connect with fellow business owners, decision makers, industry experts and service providers.
  • Network with peers and make new deals.
  • Seek out and find the resources and education needed to get started and grow through international sales.

Our Goal 

Make it easy for you to make important connections, amass knowledge and build a successful global business. It’s also about coming together to showcase vibrant small business owners and celebrate our successes as a community. Lastly, we want to harness each other’s key strengths, get organized to thrive in a new and different world and grow global together.

Space for this hybrid event is limited. First come, first served. Limited vendor table availability!

Have additional questions about the Global Small Business Forum: Navigate Turbulence in the Global Marketplace (#navigateturbulenceintheglobalmarketplace)? Contact Laurel Delaney, [email protected].

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Event Details

Foley & Lardner
321 N. Clark Street, 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Friday, October 20, 2023
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

Who Should Attend?

Business owners and leaders, students who aspire to dive into global trade, international professionals, service providers in the international trade industry, and business development specialists looking to grow and expand globally.

How Do I Attend Virtually?

We will send you a link to participate after you register.

How Do I Attend in Person?

We will send you a confirmation after you register. Get directions to the venue:

Where Can I Park?

Parking can be reserved through SpotHero or ParkWhiz. You can also do Valet Parking at The Westin Chicago River North, which is adjacent to Foley’s Chicago office. For people taking the train, it’s about a 20-minute walk from most train stations. Check the direction link above for specifics.

Where Can I Stay in Chicago?

If you are interested in staying at The Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654, please call the hotel directly to make accommodations at 312-744-1900 or visit

What is the Dress Code?

Business casual (comfortable)

Is Breakfast Provided?

Yes. Continental breakfast and light refreshments will be available.