Paxton Companies' Maureen Longoria was invited to attend the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) Summit in Chicago last week. It was sponsored by the Illinois and US Chambers of Commerce, The Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association and the British Consulate General, Chicago. The program included perspectives from industry professionals, trade experts and stakeholders on TTIP's economic and political significance, it's challenges and opportunities for Illinois and Midwest businesses in the EU marketplace. Keynote speaker was Damian Levie, head of the Trade and Agriculture Section for the European Union in Washington D.C. Mark Kirk, US Senator from Illinois, was a special guest speaker as well. We were honored to be included in this exclusive event with key political and business figures. The panel of professionals provided perspectives from all sectors of business and ended the Summit with a networking reception.