Friday, October 20, 2017

The John and Kathy Schreiber Center, Loyola University Chicago
16 E. Pearson, 9th floor, Wintrust Room
Chicago, Illinois 60611 U.S.A.

7:30 a.m. — Registration
8:00 a.m. — Vendor Tables Open & Continental Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. (Promptly) — Program Begins
4:30 p.m. — Program Ends

Notes: Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages are served throughout the day.

Dress code is business.

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

Global Small Business Forum: Global E-commerce Explosion! (#GEE)

One day, five powerful presentations.  More than 100 startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners.  And you.  Don’t miss the world’s most dynamic global small business forum.  Learn, interact, network and be inspired.

Included in your conference pass:

  • Access to speakers on #GEE.
  • Grab-and-go networking breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages throughout the conference.
  • Facetime with the speakers.
  • Unlimited knowledge sharing, inspiration and networking.
  • In-room raffle prizes!

Space is limited. First come, first served. Limited vendor table availability!

Have additional questions about the Global Small Business Forum: Global E-commerce Explosion (#GEE)? Contact Laurel Delaney, [email protected].

Parking and Transportation

Traffic is usually heavy in the morning during normal commute hours in Chicago. Please expect heavy traffic and allow extra time for travel, parking and getting to the 3rd Annual Global Small Business Forum. The Forum registration starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. Central.

Parking:  Ample parking is available.  You can now buy your discounted parking for area Water Tower Campus garages online.  To begin using the online portal, please follow the below instructions: 

  1. Visit:
  2. Select your desired facility (e.g., 1 W. Superior Street, 100 W. Chestnut; 111 East Chestnut; or 25 East Superior-enter/exit is on Huron side) and then select the desired discount.
  3. Input your desired time followed by your access code. The Loyola access code is LUC and the last four of your Loyola ID number. Example LUC1234. Note:  You must validate your ticket at 25 E. Pearson Street (across the street from the Forum – down the block East).

If you are considering alternate parking options, we recommend using SpotHero to reserve discounted parking in advance.

Driving:  Refer to

Trains:  From the Ogilvie Transportation Center ( or Union Station (, it is roughly 1.9 miles and about a 45-minute walk.  From the CTA Subway Train (Red Line), Chicago Avenue is the closest stop on the Red Line and is about a 5-minute walk.

Cabbing:  From the Ogilvie Transportation Center or Union Station, ask the driver to drop you off at 16 E. Pearson Street, enter the building, check in with the security guard (requires photo ID), take the elevator to the 9th floor, Wintrust Room.

For all other transport questions, please refer to:

Get Directions

Have additional questions about Global Small Business Forum: Make the World Your Business?

Contact GSBB Media LLC (subsidiary of Global TradeSource, Ltd.): Laurel Delaney, [email protected].