Positioning for Global Success

Learn how to successfully grow your business globally from four small business CEOs who have “been there, done it.”

  • Hear and learn from business owners who have successfully taken their businesses global.
  • 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.


Meet Our Speakers

Christophe Ridet

Christophe Ridet

WEAR MOI Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
John Walton

John Walton

Lawyer and Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University College of Law
Sonat Birnecker Hart

Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart 

President and Co-founder, KOVAL Distillery
Allison Larson

Alison Larson

Founder of World Blazer Consulting
Ellen Rudnick

Ellen Rudnick

Adjunct Professor, Chicago Booth; Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurship, Polsky Center
Chantal Wittman Meier

Chantal Wittman Meier

Vice President, International Trade Banking MB Financial Bank
Deanna Kunze

Deanna Kunze

Trial lawyer and a member of the Intellectual Property group at Nixon Peabody
Marc Schulman

Marc S. Schulman

President, Eli’s Cheesecake Company

Richard Paullin

Executive Director, International Trade Association of Greater Chicago