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28 23rd Annual International Business Forum and Networking Evening (Boston)



23 Complying with New Hong Kong Export Requirements (webinar)


late Complying with New DFARS Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements (webinar)
28 Trump on Trade: The First 100 Days and Beyond (Boston)


early Export Compliance Due Diligence for Mergers & Acquisitions (webinar)
24 Best Practices for Export Screening Risk Assessment (Waltham)


7 Establishing and Managing International Distribution Channels (Springfield)
8 or 15 Best Practices for Export Control Classification and Licensing (North Reading)


TBD Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Update (webinar)
TBD Managing Export Compliance & Operations (webinar)

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Program Descriptions 

23rd Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening
The Impact of Moving Goods, People and Capital in the Global Economy

GBANE, Morgan LewisJoin us for the premier international event of the year! This event attracts hundreds of New England companies involved in international business. The evening will feature a global trade and economic outlook, as well as an international resource center with international trade associations and government agencies exhibiting.

The theme this year will focus on "The Impact of Moving Goods, People and Capital in the Global Economy".

The global impact from Brexit and the risk of elimination of NAFTA faces new challenges for multinational companies. The recent discussion around the proposed new US corporate tax rate and the impact for Foreign Direct Investment will potentially increase the US workforce, but decrease the amount of inward investment into countries abroad. We face challenges in the workforce of the future and from the ever changing, immigration policies.

Following the presentations, a networking reception will be held with international associations and government agencies involved in international trade. We hope that you can join us!

Opening speakers: Introductions & Overview

Michael Goodman Michael Goodman of UMass Dartmouth will welcome remarks and offer an overview and insightful remarks regarding the state of the local economy.
Paula Murphy Paula Murphy, director of the Massachusetts Export Center, will explain the steps that Massachusetts is taking to encourage companies to trade globally, and highlight the assistance that her office and other agencies provide.
Nam Pham Nam Pham, assistant secretary of Business Development and International Trade for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will provide an informative introduction about services that his department has available to businesses.

Other speakers & key topics include:

Laurice Bancroft LAURICE BANCROFT, Vice President and General Manager for DHL
(global logistics)
Matthew Bock MATTHEW BOCK, Partner at Middleton & Shrull, LLC
(compliance & customs issues)
Scott Fitzgerald SCOTT FITZGERALD, Managing Partner of the Boston office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
(immigration issues)
Fernando Morales FERNANDO MORALES, Director of the International Desk for Santander Bank
(financial payment issues)
Annabel Realf ANNABEL REALF, Director in PWCs Transfer Pricing Tax Practice
(transfer pricing)
Kenneth Vacovec KENNETH VACOVEC, Founding Partner of Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP
(international taxation)
Carl Valenstein CARL VALENSTEIN, Partner with Morgan Lewis
(compliance and customs issues)


Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017*
Time: Registration & Early Networking 5:30 p.m.; Program 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Networking reception follows
Location: Morgan Lewis, 1 Federal Street, Boston (photo ID is required for entry)
Cost: $45 for GBANE members; $60 for non-members & at the door
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-8664

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* snow date - March 1

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