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Governor Quinn's Trade and Tourism Visit to Belgium 

Trade & Tourism Visit to Belgium

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Collection of Photos from the Governor Quinn's Trade & Tourism Visit to Belgium (Flickr)


Itinerary (PDF, 270 KB)

Brussels - Thursday, March 22, 2012

  • Governor Quinn participates in the Opening of the Chicago Exhibit at NATO Headquarters
  • Governor Quinn participates in the EU Transatlantic Conference and AMCHAM - EU Luncheon
  • Meeting with Karel De Gucht, EU Commissioner for Trade
  • "Invest in Illinois" roundtable program at the State of Illinois West European Office
  • Dinner program hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to NATO

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