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2012

Interesting Topics in Trade With Israel and Mexisrael

  • March 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm
  • With Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, ProMexico, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, and the Chicago Sister Cities International Program

Israel Digital Marketing Advantage

  • March 7 - 8, 2012
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Chicago Networking Dinner sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLC

Advancing Clean-Tech Cooperation Between Israel and the Midwest

  • March 15, 2012 at 9:00 am
  • With the BIRD Foundation, Clean Energy Trust, and the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest

Doing Life Science Business in Israel

  • March 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • With the Illinois Science + Technology Park, Graeser Associates International, Inc., Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest

Trendlines Portfolio Companies U.S. Roadshow

  • Monday, March 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • With Trendlines, Misgav, and the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Sponsored by Holland & Knight

New Pathways to Understanding and Treating Brain Disease

  • Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 8:00 am
  • With American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Business, New Media and Israel

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Featuring Professor Sam Lehman-Wilzig, Bar-Ilan University
  • With Bar-Ilan Universiity
  • Sponsored by Bank Leumi USA

Business Negotiating in a Crisis

  • Wednesday, May 2 at 12:00 pm - 1;30 pm
  • Featuring Avner Saar, former Intelligence Officer and Instructor in the Crisis Negotiations Unit of the Israeli Police

New Challenges for Pediatrics in the 21st Century

  • Thursday, May 18, 2012 at 8:00 am\
  • Featuring Professor Amos Etzioni, Deputy Director of the Rambam Healthcare Campus, and Director of its Childrens' Hospital
  • With American Friends of Rambam

Delegation to Ilsi BioMed 2012

  • May 21- May 23, 2012
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest

The Israel Conference

  • May 31 & June 1, 2012, Los Angeles, CA

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 12 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Sponsored by McGladrey

Exporting to Israel: Find Export Customers in Israel

  • July 25, 2012, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Featuring Uriel Lynn, President of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce; Adam Pollet, Managing Director, Office of Trade and Investment, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; and Jeff Graber, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce I Commercial Service
  • With the U.S. Department of Commerce I Commercial Service; Office of Trade and Investment, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Chicago Sister CIties International Program; World Business Chicago, the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest; and the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
  • Sponsored by DLA Piper LLP

Kosher and Ethnic Foods in the U.S.

  • Thursday, August 9, 2012, 11:30 am
  • Featuring Yakov Yarmove, Corporate Business Manager, Ethnic and Specialty Foods, SuperValu
  • Sponsored by Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

Learning about Neurodegeneration One Neuron at a Time

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 12:00 pm
  • Featuring Dr. Daniel Kaganovich, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Alexander Silverman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • With American Friends of the Hebrew University
  • Sponsored by Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC

The Role of Failure in Successful Outcomes

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 11:30 am
  • Featuring Nicole Walker, Director, Abbott Biotech Ventures
  • Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Technology Practice Group

Business Leaders Forum Kick-Off

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (evening)
  • Featuring David Hilfman, Senior Vice President of Sales for United, United Continental Holdings
  • Sponsored by Michael Traison and Ilan Shahar

2012 Awards & Celebration Dinner

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012. 5:30 pm, reception and dinner
  • Honoring Steve Lavin with the Business Leadership Awards and Michael Traison with the Sandler Award
  • The Standard Club

Eugene Kandel, Head of the National Economic Council, Israeli Prime Minister's Office

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Moderated by Professor Dennis Carlton, David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Video Conference

U.S.-Israel Healthcare Innovation Conference

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, and the Center for Healthcare Innovation
  • Sponsored by Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione