This Event Supports:
- JULY 25, 2012 -
1:30PM - 2:30PM EXPORT COMPLIANCE
Speaker: John Fusco, Partner Shipman & Goodwin
Description: Manage your global Export Compliance Program in preparation for Export Control Regulatory changes and the current rise in enforcement. This session will focus on the elements of an effective export compliance program and the procedures needed to resolve complex classification issues affecting existing, new an innovative technology. the session will take you through examples and checklists to provide you with best practices for your day-to-day work.
1:30PM - 2:30PM THE BASICS OF EXPORTING
Speaker: Jacqui Torcellini, Trade Specialist, SBDC
Description: Would you like to grow your business? Exporting your product may be a great way to do this! Come and learn what you need to know in order to determine if exporting is right for your company as well as how to start a successful export program. Go Global and open up a world of opportunities!
2:30PM - 3:30PM DO YOU NEED A GOV'T REP OR LOBBYIST?
Speakers: Ross Garber, Partner Shipman & Goodwin & Molly Griffin, Managing Member The Spectrum Group
Description: Outreach to Members of Congress and U.S. government agency officials ensures that your voice is heard by those who make policy, funding, and administrative decisions that impact your organization, and who may offer additional assistance and support for your business. Lobbying activity, however, is strictly governed by law, and at certain levels requires registration with and regular reporting to Congress. This track will address issues related to lobbying and government representation, including the role a lobbyist or government representative plays in support of the relationship between a constituent company and its elected representatives and government agencies in the U.S. Discussion will also address issues related to retaining representatives to engage with foreign governments, and will include discussion about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
2:30PM - 3:30PM AEROSPACE & DEFENSE NETWORK: INDIA
Speaker: Aileen Crowe-Nandi, Trade Specialist, San Jose Export Assistance Center
Description: Learn about opportunities in the A&D sector in key regions. In-country experts will discuss target markets and relevant opportunities to INDIA.
- JULY 26, 2012 -
9:00AM - 10:00AM AEROSPACE & DEFENSE NETWORK: CHINA
Speaker: Melissa Grosso, Senior Trade Specialist, US Dept of Commerce
Description: Learn about opportunities in the A&D sector in key regions. In-country experts will discuss target markets and relevant opportunities to the MIDDLE EAST.
9:00AM - 10:00AM MEDICAL DEVICES / ATA CARNET
Speakers: David Thomas, Int'l Sales Executive, REED Exhibitions & Cynthia Duncan, SVP, Carnet Development, USCIB
Description: Learn about the largest medical device show in China, the China Medical Equipment Fair. The presentation will cover key show facts, market statistics and why it is important to be in the Chinese medical device market. ATA Carnet, commonly known as the Merchandise Passport, is an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of your goods into 71 countries, thereby decreasing the cost of and increasing the return on doing business internationally. The presentation covers the details on how the ATA Carnet works, where it is accepted and how to obtain one, along with an over view of other forms of temporary importation for trade shows.
10:00AM - 11:00AM AEROSPACE & DEFENSE NETWORK: ASIA
Speaker: Donald Nay, Director, Atlanta Export Assistance Center
Description: Learn about opportunities in the A&D sector in key regions. In-country experts will discuss target markets and relevant opportunities to ASIA.
10:00AM - 11:00AM GLOBALIZE YOUR WEBSITE
Speaker: Anthony Sargis, Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce
Description: Learn how to attract and maintain overseas customers and execute sales internationally while protecting your IP via websites.
11:00AM - 12:00AM INVESTING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM Speaker: Ben Brierley, Vice Consul, UK Trade & Investment
Description: Today, international markets are no longer the preserve of corporate giants. Globalized trade, new economic forces and a modern, global mindset have altered and opened our world permanently. For those US businesses looking to take advantage, the UK may offer the key. As part of the European Union (EU), the UK gives you a base of operation in the world’s largest single marketplace, with almost 500 million people, generating 13 trillion Euros in economic activity. In addition, its connections to Asia and the Middle East, and its location between North America and eastern markets make it an ideal springboard for global growth. The UK’s extensive workforce skills, creativity and innovative character combine to offer you location opportunities and talent throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And its dynamic economy, sector strength and steadfast political support for overseas investment make it one of the most attractive environments for international business. Ben Brierley, Vice Consul Trade & Investment, British Consulate-General New York, will give an overview of the opportunities, the business environment, and how UK Trade & Investment can help your business grow. He will also be on hand to answer questions through the conference at the UK Trade & Investment stand or can be contacted in advance to arrange a 1:1 meeting.
11:00AM - 12:00PM INTERNATIONAL FINANCING PROGRAMS
Speakers: John Joyce, SBA Export Finance Manager & Bruce Drossman, Export Finance Manager, US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)
Description: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) can help take the fear our of exporting--whether it's entering new foreign markets, worrying about getting paid, or accessing working capital. The Ex-Im Bank is an independent, self-sustaining federal government agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs. With more than 75 years of experience, the agency has strengthened U.S. export competitiveness and operates at a no cost to taxpayers. Ex-Im Bank is focused on helping U.S. small businesses and has a dedicated team to assist them. In fiscal 2011 alone, Ex-Im Bank supported a record $6 Billion in small business exports. On average, 85% of transactions support these sals of U.S.-made goods and services and no transaction is too small. This track will provide information on the following subjects: Risk Protection, Extending Credit to Buyers, Working Capital, and Term Financing.
(12:30PM - 1:30PM)
1:30PM - 2:30PM AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE NETWORK: CANADA
Speaker: Melissa Grosso, Senior Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce
Speaker: Melissa Grosso, Senior Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce
Description: Learn about opportunities in the A&D sector in key regions. In-country experts will discuss target markets and relevant opportunities to SOUTH AMERICA.
1:30PM - 2:30PM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS IN A GLOBAL MARKETPLACE
Speakers: John Mutchler & Michael Kinney - Intellectual Property Attorneys - Michaud Kinney Group
Description: This workshop will be taught by intellectual propery attorneys from The Michaud Kinney Group and will outline the essential principles one needs to know for protecting one's IP rights internationally. This will also include the "do's and don'ts for Europe, Japan, and China.
2:30PM - 3:30PM AEROSPACE & DEFENSE NETWORK: EUROPE
Speakers: Mary Ellen Guerrlich & Melissa Grosso, Senior Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce
Description: Learn about opportunities in the A&D sector in key regions. In-country experts will discuss target markets and relevant opportunities to EUROPE.
2:30PM - 3:30PM DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENTS
Speaker: Donald Borod, Partner McCarter & English, LLP
Description: This track will provide a practical discussion of the legal aspects of international distributor agreements by reviewing the main provisions of a typical agreement, by describing common problems that United States exporters run into with distributor agreements and by discussing practical ways to avoid the problems.