• 09:00 AM
  • Crystal Room, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Zhejiang Provincial Government, Zhejiang Department of Commerce, Zhejiang International Investment Promotion Center and Wanxiang America Corporation, will be hosting the “Zhejiang – Illinois Investment & Trade Symposium & Luncheon” honoring the high level government and business delegation of 40…

  • 07:30 AM
  • Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue

Presented by Sister Cities International, the 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference will connect business leaders, government officials, and citizen diplomats from the U.S. and China. The Conference will celebrate the 30th Anniversaries of Chicago’s sister cities Shanghai and Shenyang and will provide best practices and networking opportunities for the continued success and growth of U.S.-China…

  • 09:00 AM
  • Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue

Presented by Sister Cities International, the 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference will connect business leaders, government officials, and citizen diplomats from the U.S. and China. The Conference will celebrate the 30th Anniversaries of Chicago’s sister cities Shanghai and Shenyang and will provide best practices and networking opportunities for the continued success and growth of U.S.-China…

  • 07:00 PM
  • Cyrus Tang Hall of China at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

A special welcome reception hosted by Chicago Sister Cities International will bring together conference attendees, government officials, and special dignitaries. The reception will be the kickoff to the U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference so you don’t want to miss it! Transportation will be provided to and from the Field Museum and the Hilton Chicago. This event…

  • 05:30 PM
  • The Mid America Club 200 E. Randolph Drive, 80th Floor, Aon Center, Chicago

The China Committee of CSCI sponsors a discussion with authors Michael Zakkour and Savio Chan on how the rise of China’s new consumers and culture of consumption are changing China, global businesses and the world. The talk will highlight the stories and lessons to be learned from their new book, “China’s Super Consumers: What 1 Billion Customers Want and…

  • 12:00 PM
  • Cai Restaurant, 2168 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago

The Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and the China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International present Consul General Zhao Weiping at a business luncheon on Monday, September 30, 2103 at 12 noon at Cai Restaurant located in Chicago’s Chinatown. Chinese Consul General Zhao Weiping will update the state of China-U.S. trade relations, U.S.-China trade issues,…

  • 04:30 PM
  • Chicago Riverwalk on the Jetty between Wells and Franklin

This summer, Chicago Sister Cities International brings a global vibe to Chicago’s iconic Riverwalk for a six week celebration of Chicago’s sister cities with Unifest. Unifest will celebrate Chicago’s 28 sister cities through food, drink and music. Unifest will run every Thursday evening from 4:30–8:30pm beginning on July 13 on the Jetty area of the…

  • 09:00 AM
  • University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Room 932 (1603 W. Taylor Street)

Six delegates from the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau will visit Chicago August 1-6 to share best practices in the field of social services for the elderly and the aging population. Come hear them dialogue about their week-long experience in Chicago, which includes site visits and meetings with local professionals. The conference will feature a discussion…

  • 09:00 AM
  • The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago

As part of the 2014 Chicago-Shanghai Social Services Exchange, eight delegates from Shanghai, China will share best practices in the field of social services supports for the elderly and their generally aging population at the conference Shanghai and Chicago Elder Services: Similarities and Differences at The John Marshall Law School on Wednesday, July 16 from…

  • Chicago Riverwalk on the Jetty between Wells and Franklin

This summer, Chicago Sister Cities International brings a global vibe to Chicago’s iconic Riverwalk for a six week celebration of Chicago’s sister cities with Unifest. Unifest will celebrate Chicago’s 28 sister cities through food, drink and music. Unifest will run every Thursday evening from 4:30–8:30pm beginning on July 13 on the Jetty area of the…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Chicago Cultural Center, G.A.R. Hall & Rotunda, 77 E. Randolph Street, Chicago

Chairs William A. Spence and Raymond Chin of the China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International invite you to the 2014 Chicago Lantern Festival Gala at the Chicago Cultural Center’s G.A.R. Hall and Rotunda on Tuesday, April 15, 2014; reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. This fundraising event will support the China Committee’s…

  • 08:30 AM
  • NASW Illinois Chapter Office 404 S. Wells St., 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60607

Four National Association of Social Workers (NASW) members were selected for a delegation to travel to Shanghai, China, in October 2015 to learn about and advise on service strategies for older adults in this city of 24 million people. This presentation will include an overview of Shanghai’s approach to services, delegates’ observations and lessons learned, and…