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NDIA Great Lakes Chapter January Networking Event

January 15, 2015  Rockford
Start Date 01/15/2015
End Date 01/15/2015
Time 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Facility Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

200 S. Bell School Road, Rockford, IL

Contact Info Bryan Davis or Aina Vilumsons
815-262-5014 or 414-270-3600


6:00 – 7:00 PM    Presentation by Consul General of Canada, Roy Norton

At this Free Event, You Will:

Network with Prominent Business Leaders and Elected Officials

  • Gain Valuable Insight on Canada and the Midwest:  Opportunities for Growth in Trade and Cooperation
  • Learn About Recent International Trade Initiatives

Complimentary Hors d’Oeuvres. Cash Bar Available.

About our Speaker:

As the Consul General of Canada based in Chicago, Roy Norton represents Canada in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Canadian Consulate General, which he heads, promotes Canadian interests – trade, investment, the environment, culture and academic relations being among the principal ones. The office also provides consular and passport services.

Until March 2014, Norton served as Canada’s Consul General to Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio, based in Detroit. From 2006 to 2010 he was Minister (Congressional, Public and Intergovernmental Relations) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., with responsibility for the Canadian government’s relations with the U.S. Congress, as well as for media and public relations, cultural and academic relations, the interests of Canadian provinces & territories in Washington, D.C., the activities of Canadian legislators in Washington, and outreach to U.S. states.  Please click here for Mr. Norton’s full biography

ABOUT NDIA – Great Lakes Chapter

America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security.  NDIA Membership means knowledge, access, influence, and contacts, regardless of your role in the defense community.  NDIA’s 52 chapters, many of which are located near major military commands, research centers, and defense agencies, conduct programs to inform their communities about national security and the industrial base. There are currently over 300 organizations consisting of more than 1180 active NDIA members in the Great Lakes Chapter.


The primary role of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council is to enhance wealth creation in the Rockford Region by marketing the area and helping employers retain and create quality jobs. The RAEDC works closely with many partners to serve as a one-stop resource for clients, to improve the competitiveness of the region, and to engage the community in the work of economic development.


Great Lakes Chapter: National Defense Industrial Association In partnership with the Rockford Area Economic Development Council