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2011

The Amazing Robots of Israel

  • February 15, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Dr. Amir Shapiro, Director of the Robotics Lab, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
  • Hosted by Greenberg Traurig

Seeing is Believing: Computer Vision from The Hebrew University Coming to a Camera Near You...

  • February 16, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Professor Shmuel Peleg, School of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, America-Israel Economic Forum, with American Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Hosted by Miller Canfield

The Non-Profit Sector in Israel: Its Dual Functions and its Structure

  • March 2, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Prof. Benjamin Gidron, Founder of the Israeli Center for Third Sector Research of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, co-sponsored by America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, and American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Israel IT: Meeting Today's Financial Industry Challenges Through Software Solutions

  • March 8, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Government of Israel Economic Mission, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Information Technology Group, and America-Israel Economic Forum
  • Sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group

"RAND in Israel: Energy Resources and Beyond"

  • March 24, 2011, Chicago, IL and Highland Park, IL
  • Featuring Dr. Steven W. Popper, Senior Economist at the Rand Institute
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and America-Israel Economic Forum
  • Sponsored by Robinwood Consulting Group (Chicago) and Leumi Investment Services Inc. (Highland Park)

Israel: Cultivating Jewish-Arab Business Development

  • March 28, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Helmi Kittani, Director, Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development
  • Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, America-Israel Economic Forum, and Chicago Sister Cities International Program

Buy Israeli Products Day

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and Stand With Us

Meet 13 of Israel's Top Start-Ups!

  • March 30, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Trendlines Porfolio Companies U.S. Roadshow
  • Trendlines, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, America-Israel Economic Forum, and Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Sponsored by Trendlines and Ernst & Young

Israel's Water Sector: Leveraging Scarcity into Opportunity

  • April 27, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Prof. David Katz, Diector, Akirov Institute, Tel Aviv University
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, and Chicago Sister Cities International Program
  • Sponsored by Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Getting Better Results From Wicked Innovation: The Challenges of Commercializing Cutting Edge Innovation

  • May 2, 2011, Skokie, IL
  • Featuring Michael Radnor, Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and Government of Israel Economic Mission.
  • Sponsored by Graeser Associates International, Ltd., Co-Sponsored by the Illinois Science + Technology Park

Israel's Economy: An Insider's Perspective

  • May 5, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Avraham "Beiga" Shochat, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Tel Hai College, Former Minister of Finance, and Former Minister of National Infrastructure, State of Israel
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and Government of Israel Economic Mission
  • Sponsored by Bank Leumi USA

Private Equity Investing in the West Bank

  • May 12, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Bashar Masri, Chairman of the Board of Massar International
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, Chicago Sister Cities International Program, and Israel-America Chamber of Commerce in Tel Aviv.
  • Hosted by Miller Canfield

Starting a Business: Practical Do's and Dont's

  • May 19, 2011, Chicago,IL
  • Featuring Eric Friedler, Friedler Construction, and Professor David Ramirez, Loyola University Chicago
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago
  • Sponsored by ISH International and Krasnow Saunders Cornblath

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

  • May 22 & 23, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, with the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago's BuyIsraelGoods.org and Food, Beverage and Consumables Committee

Delegation to ILSI-BioMed 2011

  • May 22 - May 26, 2011, Israel
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Life Sciences Practice Group, Government of Israel Economic Mission and the Center for Healthcare Innovation

Two I's of Innovation: Israel and Illinois

  • May 24, 2011, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Dinner and Panels
  • Featuring panelists from Abbott Biotech Ventures, Forest City Science + Technology Group, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, University of Illinois Chicago, Hadassit Bio Holdings and P-Cure
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Life Sciences Practice Group
  • Sponsored by the Office of Trade and Investment (DCEO), and co-sponsored by Graeser Associates International

"Israel's Evolving Economy"

  • June 15, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Uriel Lynn, Chaiman of the Fedration of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and America-Israel Economic Forum
  • Sponsored by McGladrey

U.S.-Israel Bio-Tech Forum

  • June 27, 2011, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S.-Israel Business Initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Government of Israel Economic Mission, Maryland-Israel Development Center, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Life Sciences Practice Group.
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

"Affective Neuroscience: Can We Study the Neurobiology of Emotions?"

  • August 4, 2011 and August 5, 2011, Chicago, IL and Skokie, IL
  • Featuring Professor Gal Richter-Levin, Head of the Haifa Forum for Brain and Behavior and Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience, University of Haifa
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Life Sciences Practice Group, National Institutes for Psychobiology in Israel, and America-Israel Economic Forum
  • Sponsored by Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn (August 4) and the Illinois Science + Technology Park (August 5)

"Intel Powers High-Tech... Technion Powers Intel"

  • August 24, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Professor Uri Weiser, The Technion
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Information Technology Group and American Technion Society,& America-Israel Economic Forum
  • Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Reception with Shalom Simhon, Israel's Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor

  • September 13, 2011, Highland Park, IL
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, and Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living
  • Sponsored by Judith Joy

2011 Awards & Celebration Dinner

  • November 14, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Reception and Dinner
  • Honoring Beatrice Goldberg Crain of the Crain-Maling Foundation and Yakov M. Yarmove of SuperValu
  • Keynote address by William A. Osborn of the Northern Trust Corporation
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and America-Israel Economic Forum

Buy Israeli Goods Week

  • November 27, 2011 - December 4, 2011
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and Stand With Us

U.S.-Israel Healthcare Innovation Conference: "Advances in Imaging and Radiology

  • November 29, 2012, Chicago, IL
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Life Sciences Practice Group, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, Center for Healthcare Innovation, and America-Israel Economic Forum
  • Sponsored by Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione. Co-Sponsored by the Illinois Science + Technology Park

Annual Board of Directors and Membership Meeting

  • December 14, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Steve Lavin, Chairman of the Board, Bank Leumi USA
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago
  • Hosted by Ungaretti & Harris

Chanukah Networking Event #2

  • December 21, 2011 , Chicago, IL
  • Featuring Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago and Jewish Business-to-Business Network
  • Hosted by Grossinger City Autoplex