Events > Doing Business in the USA - Streamlining Your US Expansion

Doing Business in the USA - Streamlining Your US Expansion

15/11/2021 14:30-16:00

Microsoft Teams


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Are you interested in exporting your products or service to the USA – or, if you are already active there, establishing more of a presence and market share?

Join the Department for International Trade, Blue Link Worldwide UK and a range of other speakers, including Emma Wade-Smith, HM Trade Commissioner for North America and HM Consul General to New York, for a free webinar, aimed at helping UK businesses understand the key elements to consider when looking at expansion into the American market.

The USA is the UK’s largest export market for goods and services and offers a wealth of growth opportunities across multiple sectors. For the year ending Q1 2019, exports of UK goods to the USA increased 8.7% with growth expected to continue in the years ahead. In the same year, UK companies exported £65.2bn worth of services to the USA.  UK products and services are in demand in the USA and have a strong reputation for quality and reliability.

For those businesses looking to grow their existing footprint, make acquisitions or set up new operations in the USA, it is crucial that they plan appropriately so that no unexpected costs, delays, taxes or fines are experienced during the process. 

Why join?
As part of DIT’s International Trade Week, this webinar will help you:

  • Discover the comprehensive operational support available to establish, grow and streamline your business activity in the USA
  • Learn more about what you need to consider and plan for in your US expansion and the tools that can help you
  • Hear from an array of speakers that can support UK businesses with their US investment aspirations
Welcome – Simon Crosby, Lead International Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade
Opening Remarks – Emma Wade-Smith, HM Trade Commissioner for North America and HM Consul General to New York
US Stage Setting - Dr Frank Levene, Principal, Blue Link Worldwide
Jax US Partnership - John Freeman, Senior Director, Business Development & Global Cities Initiatives
State of Pennsylvania – Richard Kilner, Managing Director, Pennsylvania European Investment Office
Market Research & Market Planning – Steve Lanier, President, AWC
The USA Legal System - Hazel Picton, Associate and John Scannapieco, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson
US Tax – Nora Rothrock, Group Managing Director, US Tax & Financial Services
IP & Warranties - US Imperatives - Simon Bradbury, Partner, Appleyard Lees
US Immigration Market Place - Arvinder Ubhi, Director, Ellis Porter LLP
Questions and answers moderated by Simon Crosby and Dr Frank Levene
Frank Levene

Blue Link Worldwide UK’s Principal, Dr Frank Levene, is a US citizen and UK national.  Frank has a lifetime’s experience as a senior international executive, having lived & worked in both the USA and UK.  Blue Link Worldwide specialise in global business, incorporating 'Invest USA’ which offers customised and direct access to independent advisors and partners to help UK companies enter the US market. This includes services such as board advisory, expansion strategy road maps, location advice, business support, source funding, compliance, legal/set up, taxation/accounting and access to government and trade bodies.