TTIP Roadshow: Chicago

The U.S.-EU Trade & Investment Relationship:
The Impact on the Chicago Economy

European investment in Illinois supported 183,500 jobs in 2012 and in 2013, Europe purchased $11.7 billion worth of goods from Illinois.

The Transatlantic Economy 2015  (Johns Hopkins Center for Transatlantic Relations)

On Wednesday, November 18, a program was held in Chicago on the topic of the TTIP, the trade agreement currently being negotiated by the U.S. and EU.  The goal of the program was to educate businesses, media and the greater public about the agreement and the positive impact of enhanced transatlantic trade for Chicago and beyond.

The morning program will consist of  keynote speaker Ambassador Clayton Yeutter (former U.S. Trade Representative), and a panel of government and business experts discussing transatlantic trade and Chicago business.

Event Details

Date:  Wednesday, November 18, 2015
 Time: 8:00-8:30am – Check-In & Networking Breakfast
8:30-11:00am – Seminar Program
 Location: The Peninsula Chicago
108 East Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Speakers Include:

  • Ambassador Clayton Yeutter, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells (Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Former U.S. Trade Representative)
  • State Representative André M. Thapedi (D) 32nd District, Illinois General Assembly
  • John Marchese, Senior Director of Business & Sales Development, DHL Express
  • Steve Bridges, UK Consul General for Chicago
  • Mark Tomkins, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest
  • Vendeline von Bredow, Midwest Correspondent, The Economist
  • Tim Bennett, CEO, Trans-Atlantic Business Council

TTIP Resources

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For additional information, please contact Hilary Sama at

About the TABC TTIP Roadshow 

TABC held a series of events focused on educating businesses, media, academia, politicians and the general public about TTIP in several U.S. cities during a 2014-2015 roadshow.  The cities visited were Atlanta, GA; Indianapolis, IN: Charlotte, NC; Houston, TX; San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA; Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; and Detroit, MI.  The seminars were free and open to the public.  See here for additional information or contact Hilary Sama.

This project is funded in part by the European Union.