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Mary Ma or Stevco Nikolov
Illinois International Trade Center at GSU 


Thursday June 23, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM CDT

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Broken Arrow Golf Club 
16325 W. Broken Arrow Dr.
Lockport, IL 60441

Tel: (815) 836-8858

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IL International Trade Center Export Seminar

Exporting Agricultural Products

 Trade Opportunities in Africa & Middle East 

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will address key issues in the export of agricultural products and Illinois DCEO Office of Trade and Investment will talk about trade opportunities in Africa and the Middle East.  You will also have an opportunity to network with presenters, service providers, potential buyers and your peers at the free luncheon after the meeting.

Key Take aways:

  • How to take advantage of the government policy to increase export of agricultural products
  • Business opportunities in the dynamic Africa & Middle East market
  • Learn about the economic, legal, political, cultural environment in Africa & Middle East market
  • Changes in regulations for trading and logistics
  • Business Opportunities to meet the potential buyers

Additionally, please note that while the event is complimentary, registration in advance is required. Please click here to register before June 21, 2011. If you have any other questions, please call or email Mary Ma at 708- 534-6976 or   

Those attending and playing golf will receive special discount.   

Export Seminar Program (for Reference).

9:00- 9:30am




Key Note Presentation

A Changing World: How Turmoil in the Middle East will Impact Exporting Companies

How to take advantage of global transportation center in our region

Mr. John Greuling, President & CEO of Will County Center for Economic Development

Mr. Reggie Greenwood, President of Chicago Southland Economic Development 


Panel Discussion I: Africa & Middle East Market

Panel Discussion II : Agriculture Product Export


Mr. Sam Ntum, IL DCEO office of Trade and Investment Specialist of Africa & Middle East

Mr. Femi Morgan, President of Green Innovation and Technology Inc. 

 Dr. Olu Ijose, Professor of CBPA at Governors State University


Ms. Kerry Lofton, IL Department of Agriculture 

Mr. xxx, US Grains Council

Mr. Jerry Wang, CEO of C&D Trading

Mr. xxx, BNSF or CN Rail



Seminar Program Concludes

The US National Export Initiative (NEI) aims to double US exports by 2015.  This is the first in a series of seminars offered by the Illinois International Trade Center (ITC) at Governors State University. The ITC ‘s mission is to enhance area businesses’ capabilities to compete in the global marketplace, with individualized export consultation, export finance assistance, trade shows and workshops. The ITC is funded by the Small Business Administration, IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Governors State University.