Weekend Digest: May 24, 2019
Fri May 24

Weekend Digest: May 24, 2019

F.B. International’s Weekend Digest is a breakdown of noteworthy items we discovered throughout the week.

More from this week’s theme: Manufacturing’s new face

Younger, diverse generations take up manufacturing. Image sourced from Assembly Mag.

Upcoming events you may be interested in:

  • May 28: From NAFTA to USMCA – What Is the Future of International Investment Protection for US Investors? Webinar, sponsored by Crowell & Moring, will describe changes in the new USMCA investment chapter and address many related questions, including: Why did the policy change? Will this now become general policy and result in the watering down of all such protections and dispute resolution alternatives in future trade agreements? What are the wider business implications of potential weakened investment protections? What strategies can business undertake to reverse this trend? 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT. No charge; advance registration required.
  • May 28-30: Africa Health (Johannesburg). Illinois small businesses are invited to join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Trade & Investment to exhibit in the Illinois Pavilion at the largest Health care trade show in the region and the biggest gathering of healthcare professionals in Africa. Companies who qualify will receive: Exhibit space; Prescheduled B2B Matchmaking; Partial reimbursement of lodging and airfare costs in accordance with guidelines; Briefing material; Pre-show promotion; Assistance with travel logistics. Fee: $500.
  • May 29: Fresher, Faster, Tastier: How Packaging Innovations Are Changing the Food Industry. Seminar sponsored by Global Midwest Alliance. In addition to speakers examining packaging innovations, a Growth and Global Opportunities Panel will delve into opportunities for businesses to expand globally, particularly through gaining a competitive edge from better food packaging. 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago. Fee: $95

Author: Tyler Myles, Marketing Associate

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