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Posted on: February 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Feb. 23 @ 2:00-3:00pm - Black History Month-Opportunities in Trade & Overcoming Barriers

  • February 23, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom webinar


ITCC Diversity Series - Black History Month: Opportunities in Trade and Overcoming Barriers

A webinar by the International Trade Club of Chicago in collaboration with the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

The International Trade Club of Chicago, in collaboration with the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO), is hosting a series of events in 2021 promoting diversity in Chicago’s international business community. This series aims to encourage minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans to take advantage of opportunities that international trade can generate. We invite all people and organizations sharing an interest in international trade and diversity to join us during this important series.

Today's event begins the series to coincide with Black History Month. This event features speakers from both international trade and entrepreneurship backgrounds who will discuss the career and business opportunities available in international business, the challenges they are facing, and the possible solutions for a more inclusive international business community.

Individuals and organizations who wish to foster diversity in the field of international business are welcome to join us for this unique series. All of us are responsible for building a more equitable international trade community.

ITCC and OMEE invite you to share your experience and ideas during these events and hope to bring a positive impact on your business and organization. To suggest specific topics for future events, please contact Karl Buschmann at We look forward to working with you on building a community reflecting the genuine diversity of global markets.

Disclaimer: By registering and logging in to the webinar, participants acknowledge and agree that their name and email address will be shared with the Illinois Department of Commerce &  Economic Opportunity, Office of Minority Economic Empowerment.  The Office will utilize the information to include the participants in future e-mail communication on resources available through the Department and other opportunities. 

Register online [NOTE: Registrants must complete registration with Check In.  See confirmation email. Deadline: 1:45 pm CT, 23 February. No entry to event after that. Late Check Ins will receive recording.]

  • no charge for ITCC members
  • no charge for partner organizations, non-members and the general public with discount code (contact Karl L. Buschmann at

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Space limited.  

Welcome and introductions by:

  • Fabrice Bonvoisin, President, International Trade Club of Chicago

Moderated by:

  • Matthew Simpson, African American Business Development Manager, OMEE


  • Ngosong Fonkem, Attorney, Page•Fura, P.C.
  • Tonya McNeal - Weary, Founder and Managing Director, IBS Global Consulting
  • Mark Tolliver, Co-founder and President, Best Diamond Plastics

Closing remarks and adjournment by:

  • Nicole Capsopoulos, Events Committee Champion, International Trade Club of Chicago
  • Sam Ntum, Senior International Trade Specialist, Illinois Office of Trade & Investment

For information only, no registration:

ITCC / Karl L. Buschmann  

Webinar made possible by BURG Translations

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