Premium Programming & Engaging Speakers

The Exchange has been reimagined for 2021 as a two-day, virtual experience featuring outstanding speakers, engaging content and unique opportunities for connecting with other attendees and Chamber members in real-time throughout the event. Below is the Program Line Up to help you plan and make the most of your experience.

The Exchange Day 1 | February 24

12 PM

Welcome Remarks

Jack Lavin President & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

12:10 PM

Plenary Keynote: The Future of Chicago’s Film Industry

As we continue to build up the capacity, supply chain, and workforce to support the region’s growing film industry, what do the next 10 years look like for content creation—and what does it mean for Chicago’s economy?

12:40 PM

Networking & Exhibitor Showcase

3 PM

Breakout Sessions

  • From Storefront to Cyberspace: Building an Online Business
  • Reaching New Customers
  • Crisis Communications: Why Your Business Needs a Plan
  • How to Evolve Your Branding in a post-COVID World

3:55 PM

Closing Remarks: Recap of Day 1 & Preview of Day 2

5 PM

Exchange Day 1 Concludes

The Exchange Day 2 | February 25

12 PM

Welcome Remarks

Jack Lavin President & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

12:10 PM

Plenary Keynote: Chicago’s Clean Energy Future

As Chicago and the world grapple with a warming planet and increased demand for power, the way we capture and distribute energy must continue to evolve and adapt to the changing realities we all face. Learn how Chicago is poised to lead the region and the nation’s transition to a clean energy future and what that could mean for your business.

Joe Dominguez CEO, ComEd

12:40 PM

Networking & Exhibitor Showcase

3 PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Taxes & Finances: Everything You Need to Know in 2021
  • Streamlining Your Business Operations
  • Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

3:55 PM

Closing Remarks: Recap of Exchange 2021

Jack Lavin President & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

4 PM

End of Event & Happy Hour Networking

To learn more about The Exchange, please contact Marianne Floriano, Vice President of Corporate Development at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, via phone (312-494-6782) or email (mfloriano@chicagolandchamber.org).