Doing Business in the USA

Doing Business in the USA
AmCham's upcoming Doing Business in the USA will be particularly useful for decision makers, small businesses and start-ups, this workshop will be highlighting the key ins and outs of doing business in the U.S.A. This is your opportunity to learn more about expansion into the US and investment strategies, support services, operational and legal considerations, and where to get help - get practical tips and guidance to help you set up, grow and develop your business.
WEBINAR
Business Series

Doing Business In The USA

Please sign in or create an account to register for this event before 10:00 AM on Thursday 13 August. If online registrations are closed, please email events@amcham.com.au with your Full Name, Job Title, Company Name, State and Email Address to confirm availability.


About the Webinar

COVID-19 has changed the way that most companies do business but closed borders do not mean that trade and investment opportunities are non-existent. Particularly useful for decision makers, small businesses and start-ups, this workshop will highlight the key ins and outs of doing business in the U.S.A. in the COVID environment. This is your opportunity to learn more about what has changed, what opportunities exist in the current environment regarding business expansion into the US and investment strategies, support services, operational, people management across borders and legal considerations - get practical tips and guidance to help you set up, grow and develop your business now and post COVID.

This session will cover:
> SelectUSA – guidance and support of international companies planning to enter or expand operations in the US
> Operational guidance about expanding into the USA including company Incorporation, opening US bank accounts and compliance
> Legal considerations of expanding into the USA including set up, immigration, due diligence and cross border matters.
> Managing a workforce in the USA
> Additional guidance for tech companies looking to expand
> includes 30 minutes Q&A


Duncan Archibald
Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce 

Blair Lucas
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CoSec

Naomi Seddon
Partner, Littler


Webinar Details

Date Friday 14 August 2020
Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM AEST
Webinar Link to attend the webinar will be sent after registrations have closed.


Pricing 

Members Access is free for AmCham Members
Non-Members  $39 Per Person


Speaker Biographies

Duncan Archibald, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
 

Over 15 years’ experience working with the U.S. Government’s pre-eminent trade and marketing agency. Duncan is a professional and creative business development and relationship builder with comprehensive experience assisting U.S. ICT, automotive aftermarket and financial services companies enter and sell products and solutions into the Australian market through forming alliances with the local channel or through establishing subsidiary offices. Experience with dealing with, and marketing/selling solutions to C-level executives at blue-chip companies, and Australian government agencies. Duncan also has responsibility for promoting foreign direct investment from Australia into the U.S. as the Commerce Department’s SelectUSA representative in Australia.

Blair Lucas, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CoSec
  

As Co-Founder and CEO of CoSec, Blair leads the team making the complex simple for offshore companies looking to Australia or the USA to undertake research and development, sell their product, or invest in a business. Having acted as Company Secretary and in-house counsel for several private and public companies in both China and Australia, Blair applies his in-depth knowledge of corporate regulatory environments to help offshore companies establish a presence in Australia and the USA. As an expert in international expansions, Blair has participated in several global accelerator programs, including Austrade's San Francisco Landing Pad, Sydney Landing Pad, and Startupbootcamp. Blair has spoken at numerous conferences and events worldwide, including London Tech Week, Biotech Showcase in San Francisco, Austrade’s AgTech Summit in Tel Aviv, and various events in Australia. Blair holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese from Monash University as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from Governance Institute of Australia. Blair is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Naomi Seddon, Partner, Littler
  

Naomi Seddon is a partner with the global law firm, Littler Mendelson. As a qualified lawyer in 3 countries, including the US, Australia and New Zealand, Naomi is an international lawyer who specializes in assisting companies to enter new markets globally. Naomi has assisted over 350 companies with their global expansion plans and in 2016 she was named one of the top 500 attorneys in the United States for legal advice by Legal 500. Naomi is also a non-executive director of the ASX-listed company Megaport, a passionate advocate of international surrogacy rights and was recently appointed to the board of Surrogacy Australia. She is also on the advisory boards of Global Village and United Stages. When not travelling the globe to assist her clients Naomi calls Los Angeles home where she lives with her husband and 3 year old twins. Naomi Seddon, Partner, Littler



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When
14/08/2020 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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Friday, 14 August 2020

 
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
14/08/2020 10:00 AM

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