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May 2016

“Makers + Markets: Making it Personal” – Lake FX Summit + Expo

May 14, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center – Fl 4 – Exhibit Hall, 78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Get tips on using today’s leading platforms to customize audience experience and build your reach through storytelling, idea sourcing and converting customers into cheerleaders.

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July 2016

Panel Discussion – ChicagoMade: Designing Experiences in Music, Fashion, and Media

July 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taste of Chicago, Food for Thought Podcast Tent, Buckingham Fountain Plaza, 301 South Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL United States
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Free

Creative luminaries discuss the latest trends in experience design, and the ways in which Chicago excels as a global hub of creativity and innovation.

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ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza

July 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Each year Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with World Business Chicago and the University of Illinois, host ThinkChicago to bring the brightest university students from across the country to connect with Chicago’s vibrant technology ecosystem during two of Chicago’s signature cultural events, Lollapalooza and Chicago Ideas Week.

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October 2016

15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

October 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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$35

Join 1500 people as in celebration of Chicago's creative spirit by shining a bright light on the most innovative new products and services introduced in the region.

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November 2016

2016 Chicago Consular Corps Gala

November 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago once again host the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners.

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February 2017

Ravinia Capital and World Business Chicago Happy Hour

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ravinia Capital, 185 N. Franklin Ave.
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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We would like to extend an invitation to our upcoming happy hour networking event, with our featured guests from World Business Chicago. This will be an exciting opportunity to network with the leaders of World Business Chicago, along with other Chicago and Midwest-based professionals. There will be an open bar and hor d'oeuvres. World Business Chicago's mission is to drive inclusive economic growth and job creation, support business, and promote Chicago as a leading global city. Jeff Malehorn, President and…

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Expanding Your Talent Pool with International Employees

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Illinois Technology Association, 20 W. Upper Wacker Dr., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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As a global center for education, Chicago attracts students from around the world. After graduation, too many of these students return to their home countries or leave for other major cities in the United States, draining Chicago of high-quality business talent. For businesses, the process to hire these graduates may seem cumbersome as they attempt to navigate the legal process for employing foreign workers. Presented by World Business Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities International and the Illinois Technology Association, this workshop…

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April 2017

Lake FX Creative Industry Conference

April 21 - April 22
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Free

What is it about Chicago that drives such creativity and innovation? From the invention of retail mail order to the first skyscraper, from improv comedy to house music, Chicagoans have so often defined what’s coming next.

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Global Cities, Culinary Soft Power

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vermilion, 10 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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$95.00

Feast on Highly lauded indian-latin cocktails & appetizers while spending an evening with leading food, television and business experts to learn about the nexus between culinary platforms and the strength of a global city. Discussion topics include: The importance of a dynamic culinary scene to tourism The importance of award winning dining establishments to the marketing of a city How cities effectively build their brand and market themselves based on their culinary strength Partnering with James Beard Foundation for this…

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September 2017

Chicago Venture Summit

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Google, 320 N. Morgan St. #600
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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The Chicago Venture Summit will host some of the most influential venture capitalists, corporate V.C.’s, and angel investors in the country as they connect with high-potential start-up companies from around the Midwest. The Summit will uniquely curate exclusive networking among Chicago’s Fortune 500 leadership, its local investor community, and the influencers of its burgeoning innovation ecosystem. For more information, see www.chicagoventuresummit.com.

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