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Establishing Business in the USA

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Date: Friday, 7 June 2019

Time: 08:30 - 13:00

Venue: Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre, Brunel Way, Rotherham, S60 5WG

The Department for International Trade and Avitus Group invite companies in the Yorkshire & Humber region looking to relocate, expand or establish business in the USA. If America is your next target export market or you are looking to set up in the states, this is the event for you.

Rapid advancements, particularly in the manufacturing and education industries, continue to shape the future of the American economy. This half day conference will delve into the challenges faced by British businesses today and offer expert solution-lead information which will enable you to enter and thrive in the American market. Discover the states offering various opportunities and gain a deep understanding of American consumers, tax law and regulations to ensure your company has the greatest chance of success in the complex market.

Attendance will provide you with an unbeatable platform for knowledge sharing and will generate new contacts that will help you develop your business in the USA.


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Friday, 7 June 2019
08:30 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:15Welcome - Will Morgan, Account Manager, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
09:15 - 09:30USA & The Department for International Trade - Simon Bedford, International Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade
09:30 - 09:50One Stop Shop for a USA Entry - Frank Levene, Independent Director, Avitus Group
09:50 - 10:10USA Visa & Immigration - Will Diaz, Associate, Fragomen
10:10 - 10:30Business Opportunities in Pennsylvania - Richard Kilner, Managing Director UK, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
10:30 - 10:50Opening a Bank Account in the USA - Jonathan Gillgrass, Director – International, Working Capital & Sector Solutions, Santander
10:50 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 11:35USA IP Issues - Tim Barber, Solicitor, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
11:35 - 12:00Business Opportunities in Fairfax County - Ian Metcalf, Executive Director UK, Fairfax County
12:00 - 12:15Business Opportunities in South Carolina - Nicholette Macklin, Business Development Manager, South Carolina Department of Commerce
12:15 - 12:25Panel Q&A
12:25 - 13:00Networking & Close
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Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre
Brunel Way
S60 5WG

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Discover how you can grow your business

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