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The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce encourages all Members to attend the Oct. 24 General Membership Luncheon with special guest speaker Guoqiang Yang, Consul General of the People's Republic of China to Chicago.
The luncheon will be held at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive in Lisle, from 11:30 a.m. - 1p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. Tickets are $25 for Members and $35 for nonmembers.
"We are honored to host Consul General Yang at our membership lunch and provide this opportunity for our Members to learn more about our economic and cultural relationship with China," said John Schmitt, president & CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. "The Chicagoland regional economy and China are linked together. China represents one of the large economic marketplaces and the Chamber looks forward to continuing the important dialogue about the opportunity to expand business and economic relationships."
Over the past several years there has been a significant increase of business relationships between the Midwest region and China. Consul General Yang oversees the consulate office in Chicago, which operates in nine states in the Midwest region: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Consul Genearl Yang has served in his current role since 2010. Previously, he served as vice chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Commission on Commerce and has held top-ranking positions with the Shanghai Municipal Foreign Economic Relations & Trade Commission, Shanghai Municipal Foreign Investment Commission, Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, and served as president of Shanghai Imports L.A. Inc.
The Chamber's monthly General Membership Luncheon is an opportunity to network with hundreds of fellow Chamber Members and for hearing discussion on topics of interest to the business community. Previous presenters include United States National Security Advisor James L. Jones, motivational expert Steve Beck, former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, US Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Thomas Donohue, noted futurist Rebecca Ryan, and Naperville Mayor, A. George Pradel who presented the annual State of the City address.
For more information on sponsorship email Lisa Livingston Director, Event Services
or call (630) 544-3365.