Winter Networking Reception, Immigration Updates for Multinational Employers

Upcoming Events

Immigration Reform and its Impact on Business
January 23rd | 8:30 – 11:00 AM
Barnes & Thornburg


Experts and thought-leaders will share insights on the rapidly changing immigration landscape and how new policies will affect multinational companies. Panel discussion will center around recent regulations and the future outlook. Topics include:

  • Business impact: How protectionism and shifts in global sentiment will impact your bottom line
  • Movement of global talent: How to efficiently transfer talent across borders
  • Tools and strategies to manage risk and optimize decision-making

Mercedes Badia-Tavas | Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
Jenn Splinter | Immigration Attorney, Grant Thornton
Linda Fleener | Director of Membership, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
Jane Carroll | Principal, Intermezzo Solutions

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 8th Annual Winter International Networking Reception with CITCA
January 25th | 5:00 – 7:30 PM | Plante Moran 

This annual partnership with Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA) offers Chamber members the opportunity to connect with Chicago's international community. The reception will be a lively evening of networking, drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

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All attendees of the Winter International Networking Reception can enter to win a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets!

Our member John Kalil used the pair of airline tickets he won at last year's CITCA event to go to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Don't miss your chance to win a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets at this year's event!

Member Spotlight

Legal Considerations for Doing Business with Americans:

A Guide for Chinese And Hong Kong Companies


There are plenty of growth opportunities available for Chinese and American companies, and this is an excellent time to take advantage of them. Investors and governments are supportive of bilateral operations between the two countries.

Morgan Legal Group breaks down how companies in both countries can succeed with the right arrangements and legal protections.

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Member Insights

Guidance for computing the “transition tax” under new tax law | KPMG

C-Suite Signals: The 7 key global business trends of 2018 | Aon

Global hiring expectations surge in 2018 | Grant Thornton

2018 North American Market Outlook |BMO Harris

How emerging markets are using tech to overtake developing economies | EY

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could have significant impact on structuring of U.S. and foreign investments DLA Piper

EXPORTERS: The Chicagoland Chamber is an official body authorized to issue, stamp and sign Certificates of Origin. We utilize eCertify: a simple, streamlined method to process Certificates of Origin, which are required by international buyers and customs offices.

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce 
The Wrigley Building, 410 North Michigan Ave, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: (312) 494 6700 

Blanca Berthier | Director, International Programs