Business Opportunities in the USA - Southampton

Date: Thursday 27th July
Time: 8:00 to 13:00
Venue: Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3XH

Come along to this free event to find out more about the practicalities of setting up business in the USA and how you can de-risk your expansion.
Understand the help available from Department for International Trade (DIT) before you take the plunge.

Hear first-hand from AVITUS Group about their affordable business support and professional services to help you plan your entry to the US, establish your business and operate successfully.

Meet the experts in 1 to 1 meetings and share your specific goals for entering the US market.
08:00 - Registration and Refreshments
08.30 - Welcome and Introduction - 
08.35 - The Context: "Once you learn about the game in the United States, you're going to want to come here." - Warren Buffett |Video to Investors - Introduced by Jonathan Strassberg, US Attorney at Law, True Course Ltd and event Chairman
08.45 - AVITUS - One Stop Shop for a USA Entry - Dr Frank Levene, Director EMEA, AVITUS
09:00 - A View from this Side of the Pond - Laurie Spicer, USA Specialist South East, Department for International Trade
09.10 - Taxes and More Besides - Sharon Sandman, Director US/UK Tax & Business Expansion, Grow Great Britain
09.20 - Legal Dos & Do nots - Jonathan Strassberg, US Attorney at Law, True Course Ltd
09.30 - Coffee and networking
10.00 - Opportunities in Tennessee - Richard Todd, Director, UK Office, State of Tennessee
10.10 - Investing in Georgia - Ellen Kraft, Director of Business Development, State of Georgia
10.20 - Visa and Immigration - best way to navigate - William Diaz, Partner, Fragomen
10.30 - Banking in the USA - Tee Cato, Trade Director, Barclays
11.00 - 1 to 1 meetings - 15 minute meetings with the panelists around table & rotated by 8
13:00 - Close & extended networking in restaurant & coffee shops – individual choice