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2010

"Brothers" Film Screening

  • Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm
  • Featuring discussion with the film's director, Igaal Niddam
  • Sponsored by the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago's Buy Israel Goods, which provided Israeli wine from Barkan and Merom Galil
  • A program of the Lucerne and Petach Tikva Committees of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program, the Consulate General of Switzerland to the Midwest and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest

Breakthrough for a Cure

  • Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 8:00 am
  • Featuring Dr. Eli Lewis
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Diabetes Expert
  • With American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Life Sciences Practice Group and America-Israel Economic Forum

Oneg Shabbat With Ella Gera, Israeli Feminist and Womens' Rights Advocate

  • Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Discussion: "Women in Israel - - The Myths, The Reality and a Gender View of the Israeli Economy
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago with Aitz Hayim Center For Jewish Living and the Petcah Tikva Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program

Fight Back Against the Boycott

  • March 1 - March 14, 2010
  • A community effort to fight unfounded boycotts of Israeli products
  • The 6th annual so-called "Apartheid Week" takes place March 1-14, 2010, and includes boycotts against stores selling Israeli consumer products. Likely focus will be on Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, especially in New York and Boston
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and Stand With Us

Breakfast with Jordanian and Israeli Young Women Entrepreneurs

  • Friday, April 30, 2010 (Downtown)
  • Presented by the Amman & Petach Tikva Committees of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program, the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, the BIRD Foundation, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

US - Israel Life Sciences Partnering Breakfast

  • Sunday, May 2, 2010, Reception (Downtown)
  • Monday, May 3, 2010 Business Partnering Breakfast (Downtown)
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest

Israel Pavilion at the 2010 BIO International* Conference at McCormick Place

  • May 3 - 6. Israel focused activities during BIO included the following:

> > Israel's Country Seminar - Innovative Structures Promoting Commercialization of Israeli Life Sciences: May 4, Featuring Dr. Eli Opper, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor (Israel), Dr. Ora Dar, Consultant to the Chief Scientist for Biotechnology (Israel), Dr. Dan Zabrowski, Executive Vice President, Global Head Pharma Partnering, Roche-Pharma (Switzerland), Dr. Tomer Kariv, General Manager, Pontifax Venture Capital (Israel), and Dr. Alex Kozak, CEO, D-Pharm Ltd. (Israel).

> > U.S.-Israel Biotechnology Business Roundtable: May 5 . This roundtable, organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, will provide a forum for bio-tech industry stakeholders in the United States and Israel to discuss the challenges and obstacles to greater biotechnology trade and cooperation between the two countries.

*The Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) is the host organization for 2010 BIO international.

Israeli Hi-Tech Comes to the Midwest: How Two Israeli Companies Provide Solutions to the U.S. Market

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 8:00 am (Downtown)
  • Featuring Gideon Jagerman of Elmotech and Jon Ross of Home Free Systems
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago with America-Israel Economic Forum and the Illinois Technology Association

Israeli Wines and Tasting Pavilion, at the International Wine, Spirits, & Beer Event at the National Restaurant Association Show

  • May 23 & 24, 2010 (McCormick Place)
  • Government of Israel Economic Mission, with America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago's BuyIsraelGoods.org and Food, Beverage and Consumables Committee

Reception: Honoring Noa Asher, Israel's Economic Consul to the Midwest at the Conclusion of Her Chicago Tenure and Welcoming Her Successor Yariv Becher

  • Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm (Downtown)
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Delegation to ILSI-BioMed 2010

  • Sunday, June 13, 2010 - Thursday, June 17, 2010 (Israel)
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Breakfast Reception to Welcome the AWWA ACE 10 Israel Delegation

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 7:30 am (Downtown)
  • With special guests: Debra Shore, Commissioner of The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District; Oded Distel, Director of Israel New Tech; and Avraham Tenne, Head of Desalination at Water Authority Israel
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and Government of Israel Economic Mission with Jewish National Fund
  • Sponsored by Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

The Economics of Terrorism: Criminal activity that funds terrorism and the role of banks and business in stopping the flow of funds

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 12:00 noon (Downtown)
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago
  • Sponsored by Stern Investment Advisors and the Israeli Law Research Society's Anti-Terrorism Law Student Research Organization, Loyola University Law School - Chicago

Networking Reception with Eight Israeli Defense Companies

  • Monday, July 12 at 6:00 pm (Western Suburbs)
  • Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest and America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

"Israel's Role in Advancing Stem Cell Technology" - The ExCell Trial: Innovative developments in stem cell research. Find out about the exciting advances in stem cell research-from Israel to Illinois

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11:30 am (Downtown)
  • Presented by Gerard Hoehn, Ph.D.: Medical Science Liaison-Oncology, Professional Affairs Medical Affairs Teva Pharmaceuticals, North America Branded Pharmaceuticals
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Life Sciences Practice Group with America-Israel Economic Forum and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

"Business For Peace" - Israel's Economy and Economic Cooperation with the West Bank

  • Featuring Uriel Lynn, Chairman of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 12:00 noon (Downtown)
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

The United States and Israel: Building Business Through Innovation

  • October 18 & 19, 2010 (Washington, D.C.)
  • A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, co-sponsored by America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement

Local Challenges and Israeli Solutions: A Discussion on the Future of Homeland Security

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at 11:30 am (Downtown)
  • Featuring Major General (Res.) Aharon Ze’evi Farkash, Former Director of Military Intelligence, Israel Defense Forces (2002-2006)\
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Membership Connection with Members of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce

  • Monday. November 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Downtown)
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and Polish-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Annual Awards & Celebration Dinner

  • Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm (Northern Suburbs)
  • Business Leadership Award Recipients: Michael Levy of the ARPAC Group, and Greg Levy, of ARPAC Hefestus
  • "Sandler" Award Recipient: Richard W. Laner of Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin & Tominberg, Ltd.
  • Keynote Address: Jonathan Medved, Co-Founder and CEO of Vringo
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and America-Israel Economic Forum

U.S.-Israel Healthcare Innovation Conference: "The Future of Radiology"

  • Monday, November 29 (Downtown)
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Life Sciences Practice Group with the Government of Israel Economic Mission and the Center for Healthcare Innovation

"How Israel Beat the Global Recession"

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 8, 2010
  • Featuring Boaz Blumovitz, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Bank Leumi USA
  • Grossinger Chicago
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and the Jewish Business 2 Business Network