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2014

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

  • Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:30am
  • Featuring Jose Rasco, Chief Investment Strategist, HSBC Private Bank
  • Election of America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Directors and Officers
  • Hosted at HSBC Bank USA

DOES A BLIND ISRAELI MOLE RAT HAVE THE ANSWER TO CANCER? THE SPALAX PROJECT: GROUNDBREAKING CANCER RESEARCH

  • Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:00am and 12:00pm
  • Featuring Dr. Aaron Avivi, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel
  • With American Society for the University of Haifa
  • Hosted at the Illinois Science + Technology Park (8:00am) and the Standard Club (12:00pm)

SMALL & FAST: A NANOTECH BREAKTHROUGH IN MEMORY TECHNOLOGY

  • Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:00pm
  • Featuring Yosi Paltiel, School of Engineering and Computer Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • With American Friends of the Hebrew University
  • Hosted at Brinks Gilson & Lione

PRACTICING MEDICINE IN THE LINE OF FIRE

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:00pm
  • Featuring Major Jacob Chen, M.D., IDF medical officer and APF 2013-2014 Fellowship Recipient
  • With American Physicians & Friends For Medicine InIsrael (APF)
  • Hosted at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

MALKA: ISRAELI CRAFT BEER INTRODUCTION

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:00pm
  • Featuring Austin Clar, Sublime Imports
  • Sponsored by Louis Glunz Beer Inc., Sublime Imports, Miller Canfield, The Amerioca-Israel M&A Link and Chicago Food Truck Hub
  • Hosted at Takohl

OPPORTUNITIES AND ADVANCEMENTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

  • Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:00am
  • Featuring Yosi Rosenwaks, Chair of the Renewable Energy at Tel Aviv University
  • With American Friends of Tel Aviv University and the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted and sponsored by The Illinois Science + Technology Park 

STARTUP NATION UPDATE: LESSONS FROM 30 YEARS OF INVESTING IN ISRAEL

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:30pm
  • Featuring Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd
  • With 1871 Startup Hub and the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted at 1871

CHICAGO YOM HA'ATZMAUT COMMUNITY CELEBRATION (ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY)

  • Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:00pm
  • JNF et. al.
  • AICC as co-sponsor

CHICAGO, HOMELAND SECURITY & TECHNOLOGY

  • Friday, May 22, 2014 at 8:00am
  • Featuring Michael Masters, Executive Director, Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM)
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted and sponsored by Miller Canfield

US-ISRAEL MEDICAL INNOVATION MEETING: ADVANCES IN CLINICAL ONCOLOGY

  • Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:30am
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest and the Chicago Life Sciences Consortium
  • Hosted at Dentons
  • Sponsored by Dentons, James Gillespie and the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OPPORTUNITY: ENGAGING WITH ISRAELI START-UPS

  • Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:00pm
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted at Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC

WHAT, ME BUILD OR RENOVATE A HOME IN ISRAEL? ARE YOU KIDDING?

  • Monday, June 16 at 6:00pm
  • Featuring Beth Kopin of Kopin Interiors
  • Hosted by Michael Traison

ISRAEL CYBER SECURITY WORKSHOP

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:30am
  • With the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest and the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted at Microsoft
  • Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

ISRAEL: SETTING THE NEW STANDARD IN CYBER SECURITY

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 5:00pm
  • Featuring  Rami Efrati, Former Head of the Civilian Division of Israel's National Cyber Bureau and Sharon Nimirovski, CEO of White-Hat Ltd.
  • Hosted at Miller Canfield
  • Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

OURCROWD PORTFOLIO ROADSHOW

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 12:30pm
  • Introducing EdenShield
  • With OurCrowd and the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted & sponsored by Brinks Gilson & Lione

ON THE CUSP OF A CURE: BREAKTHROUGHS IN DIABETES RESEARCH

  • Friday, July 25 at 12:00pm
  • Featuring Eli Lewis, Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Ilse Katz Career Development Chair in Health Sciences Research; Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology; and Director, Clinical Islet Laboratory
  • With American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Hosted by Sidley Austin LLP

IGNITING THE NEXT GENERATION OF BIOTECH STARTUPS: MEDICAL INNOVATION AT HEBREW UNIVERSITY

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:00 am
  • eaturing Dr. Yaakov (Koby) Nahmias, Director of the Grass Center for Bioengineering at the Hebrew University
  • With American Friends of The Hebrew University
  • Hosted at the Illinois Science + Technology Park

ISRAEL'S NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY; SECURING THE FUTURE AT THE UNIV. OF HAIFA

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm
  • Featuring Professor David Faraggi, Rector of the University of Haifa
  • With American Society for the University of Haifa
  • Hosted at Miller Canfield

ISRAEL EXPORT PROMOTION ROADSHOW

  • August 18-21, 2014 – Iowa & Wisconsin
  • Featuring Uriel Lynn, President of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce

THE 2014 ISRAELI CYBER SHOWCASE: ACCELERATING U.S.-ISRAEL CYBER SECURITY COLLABORATION

  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:00 am
  • Featuring Israel’s leading cyber security companies
  • Keynote speaker will be Brett Goldstein, Chief Technology Officer of Grovesnor Capital Management
  • Hosted at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

CHICAGO MEDICAL DEVICE ECOSYSTEM MEET UP

  • Monday October 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm
  • International Reception Welcoming Delegates to AdvaMed 2014
  • A Greenfield Guide Program
  • Co-Sponsored by the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, et. al.
  • Hosted at Grind

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ENGAGING WITH ISRAELI START-UPS – TANGIBLEE

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm
  • Featuring Eliad Inbar, Founder and CEO of Tangliblee
  • Moderated by Brian Rosenzweig, JANVEST Technologies
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted at Microsoft

2014 AWARDS & CELEBRATION DINNER 

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm
  • Honoring Takeda with the Business Leadership Award
  • Honoring Michael Rosen with the Sandler Award
  • Master of Ceremonies, Aaron Freeman
  • The Standard Club 

GROWING WITH ISRAEL - AGRICULTURAL POTENTIAL FOR THE QUAD CITIES REGION

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00 am
  • Panel discussion featuring Michael Rosen, AICC Life Sciences Practice Group;  Shlomo Danielli, Blooming of Beloit; Kathy Hill of the Iowa Economic Development Authority; Greg Aquilar of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; and Michelle Lewis of the Illinois SBDC/ITC
    at Black Hawk College
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Black Hawk College and Catch Driver Marketing

THE ISRAEL CONFERENCE

  • October 30 & 31, 2014 in Los Angeles
  • Organized by The Israel Conference
  • Co-Sponsored by the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, et. al.

MEET SIMON WENET OF IANGELS

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  • Featuring Simon Wenet, North American Business Development Manager for iAngels
  • Discussion Moderator Brian Rosenzweig, Managing Partner & Chief Marketing Officer of JANVEST Technologies, LLC.
  • Hosted at Bank Leumi USA

U.S.-ISRAEL BUSINESS INITIATIVE ANNUAL MEETING

  • Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:30 am - 1:30 pm in Washington, D.C.
  • Featuring Neftali Bennett, Israel' Minister of Economy and Dan Shapiro, U.S. Ambassador to Israel
  • The U.S.-Israel Business Initiative is a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

HANUKKAH PARTY "CAN YOU HANDLE THE CANDLE"

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Club 1948 co-sponsored by AICC Chicago