2024 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit - Western IL & Eastern IA Regional

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2024 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit - Western Illinois & Eastern Iowa Regional

About the Event:

You are cordially invited to the 2024 IES Illinois Regional!

The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit will be hosting a day-long Summit in the Quad Cities in Moline, IL.

This dynamic Summit brings together a diverse community of entrepreneurs, business owners, and supporters who are passionate about fostering entrepreneurship. 
 
1) Celebration – IES recognizes the work of immigrant entrepreneurs and its impact into our communities. The Summit emphasizes the impact of immigrants in the community and gives role models of success from their stories 
2) Connection – IES helps to bring down the barriers to give opportunities for people of different backgrounds to meet, get to know each other’s business and services, and start building a relationship through exhibitor booths and networking opportunities.

3) Education – Provide workshops with a variety of different business topics, from how to start a business, compliance, taxes, marketing and more. 

 

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities are available. Contact us to learn more! 

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Questions?

Catherine Tran
Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit
Executive Director
(515) 732-8433
catherine@iesusa.org

Agenda

Get signed in, network, and grab breakfast bites.

Event Welcome: Catherine Tran, Executive Director

Welcoming Address from Quad Cities Mayors

These will be held in individual breakout rooms. Select the room that fits your business life and needs.

  • Workshop Room A 
  • Workshop Room B 
  • Workshop Room C 

Participants are encouraged to visit exhibitors.

Second Session of concurrent breakout rooms. Select the workshop that fits your business life and needs.

  • Workshop Room A 
  • Workshop Room B 
  • Workshop Room C 

Participants are encouraged to visit exhibitors.

Our awards luncheon is a time of inspiration where we celebrate the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs, businesses, and those who champion them.

MC: Terra Huyten

Panel: “How do I Keep My Workforce Engaged?”

  • Ying Sa, CEO & Managing Partner, Community CPA
  • Mitch Thomas, Executive Director Western Illinois & Iowa, MRA
  • Chris Caves, Quad Cities Chamber
  • Brett Carter, The Jacobson Group

Participants are encouraged to visit exhibitors.

Final Session of our workshop speakers. Select the session that fits your business life and needs.

  • Workshop Room A 
  • Workshop Room B 
  • Workshop Room C  

Closing Ceremony and Giveaways

Past Speakers

Igor Cavlovic

AVP Commercial Banking, Two Rivers Bank & Trust

Jack Chimbetete

Executive Producer Jack's Shack International LLC

Maurice Davis

Owner, Marketing Growth Strategy

James Greenwood

Attorney, Greenwood Law, LLC

Victor Oyervides

Minority Business Development Counselor, America’s SBDC Iowa

Rachel Pitchford

Advisor, Life Advisors

Ying Sa

CEO, Community CPA

Mitch Thomas

Executive Director Western Illinois & Iowa, MRA

Tom Trone

SCORE Iowa District Director

LaDrina Wilson

CEO, Quad Cities Chamber

Mary Zimmerman

DBE Support Services Program Manager, CIRAS

Sponsorship Opportunities

(Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunity)

  • Customized recognition opportunities, including speaking opportunities at opening and luncheon,
    company name and logo placement throughout event, and tables
  • Plus all benefits from Gold Level Sponsorship

(Three Sponsorship Opportunities)

  • Speaking opportunity at the Opening Ceremony & Awards Luncheon
  • Special recognition as the gold sponsor from podium
  • Prominent placement of company banner, logo on IES website, marketing materials, program &
    summary book
  • Half page color ad in program
  • Awards Luncheon reserved table for eight (8)
  • Prominent placement of one (1) exhibit table
  • Exhibit table with four (4) complimentary tickets to National IES (Ankeny, IA)
  • Customized recognition opportunity
  • Name and logo on website, materials, program book, and summary book
  • Banner or logo placement in classrooms
  • Half table at Awards Luncheon
  • One (1) exhibit table
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to National IES (Ankeny, IA)
  • 1 customized product or service placement opportunity during Seminars or Expo
  • Company name on IES website, marketing materials, program book, and summary book
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to Awards Luncheon
  • One (1) exhibit table
  • Company’s swag item, gift certificate, ad in grab bag

Register to attend!

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