Intercultural Workshop Series #4: The Silk Road

Series #4: The Silk Road

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 9:40 AM EDT

The Silk Road was initiated and globalized by Chinese exploration and conquests in Central Asia. The Silk Road was and is a network of trade routes connecting the East and West, and was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these regions from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century. The Silk Road primarily refers to the land but also sea routes connecting East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and Southern Europe. The Silk Road trade played a significant role in the development of the civilizations of China, Korea, Japan, the Indian subcontinent, Iran, Europe, the Horn of Africa and Arabia, opening long-distance political and economic relations between these civilizations. Though silk was the major trade item exported from China, many other goods and ideas were exchanged, including religions (especially Buddhism), syncretic philosophies, sciences, and technologies like paper and gunpowder. So in addition to economic trade, the Silk Road was a route for cultural trade among the civilizations along its network.

Join us on June 29, 9 AM EDT for a discussion of how the Silk Road was formed and the impact on the world’s economy and politics.

Challenges & Opportunities for E-Commerce, Supply Chain and Logistics

Challenges & Opportunities for E-Commerce, Supply Chain and Logistics

There’s always an opportunity in every crisis. The trade war, followed by the pandemic, has put many in disarray when it comes to sustaining the supply chain ecosystem. Yet the e-commerce has continued to grow rapidly and has stretched thin the logistic infrastructure and services businesses and consumers have always been relying on.

Join DHL Express and many other businessed from the Midwest region for a conversation about what these challenges and opportunities are. Our goal is to help you increase your top line and bottom line. When it comes to trade and investments, the Chamber is your trusted partner.

Date/Time: June 18, 2021, 9-11am ET

Venue: Both in-person and online meeting will be accomodated when vaccination or mask mandates allow. Online participation credentials will be sent to you by email upon successful registration.

AAPI Education Series

Series #3: The Warring States of China

Intercultural Workshop Series Preview _3_ The Warring States

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 9:40 AM

We celebrate the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by offering a complementary preview of our cultural awareness workshops every last Tuesday morning at 9AM ET. Our topic this month is a reflection on the Warring States Period of China which was an era in ancient Chinese history characterized by warfare, as well as bureaucratic and military reforms and consolidation. It followed the Spring and Autumn period and concluded with the Qin wars of conquest that saw the annexation of all other contender states, which ultimately led to the Qin state’s victory in 221 BC as the first unified Chinese empire, known as the Qin dynasty.

It was also an era of great cultural and intellectual expansion in China that fostered the flourishing of the “Hundred Schools of Thought”, when a broad range of thoughts and ideas were developed and debated freely.

Join us in an exploratory discussion of this important period in China’s history and take a look at some of the greatest philosophers whose thoughts influenced generations and generations of people in East Asian countries and all over the world.

Buyers and Suppliers Matching Canton Fair Virtual

China Import and Export Fair

China Import and Export Fair

Buyers and Suppliers Matching
Canton Fair Virtual

Friday, April 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, was established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete product variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ source country and the greatest business turnover in China.

Midwest businesses are welcome to join us in this webinar to learn about how to register and attend the Fair and use online resources to access suppliers and buyers from all over the world to succeed in your business.