"The Global Small Business Forum is designed for companies looking to be more successful in global markets", said Laurel Delaney, Global Small Business Expert and founder of Global TradeSource, Ltd. (GlobeTrade.com). "The global stage can be challenging, and we're simply looking to help a little along the way."
Laurel is the inspiration for the October 23rd "Global Small Business Forum" in Chicago, in collaboration with Global Chamber and other organizations.
Speakers at Global Small Business Forum include Marc Schulman, President of Eli’s Cheesecake. Marc will discuss taking Eli’s Cheesecake from the popular restaurant, Eli’s the Place for Steak, to a dessert now available around the world.
Also speaking is Kati Suominen, Founder and CEO of Nextrade Group and Founder and CEO of TradeUp Capital Fund. Kati will discuss the opportunities opened by digitization to support selling online, financing your business, and making, moving, and marketing your products and services at a lower cost.
Kati has had 80 articles and 9 books published. She's working working on her 10th book, on the future of globalization. She has spoken in 20+ countries, including at the WTO, IMF, World Bank, ADB, and European Commission, and commented in media such as Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, USA Today, and LA Times.
"Not enough companies go global, and when they do, there are always gaps," said Doug Bruhnke, CEO of Global Chamber. "That's why we're collaborating on Global Small Business Forum led by Laurel Delaney so that hopefully more companies are more effective in their global growth. We recommend that exporters drop everything on what will undoubtedly be a fine fall day in Chicago 10/23 to energize their global plans, and up their global game!"
The venue for the Global Small Business Forum is the historic Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.
October 23, 2015
(East Side – Meeting Rooms 328-329; 3rd Level of the Festival Hall)
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611 U.S.A.
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Exhibitor Room Opens
9:00 a.m. Program Begins
6:00 p.m. Program Ends; Networking Reception
Laurel Delaney is a successful international entrepreneur, author, speaker and educator with more than 25 years of experience in global business. She is the founder of Chicago-based LaurelDelaney.com and GlobeTrade.com, both with a mission to promote and foster international entrepreneurship.