Expand your Business to the USA
Round Table and Networking

30 November 2017 | 09:30 – 13:00 hours
WTC The Hague
Prinses Margrietplantsoen 25, 2595 AM The Hague, The Netherlands

Dear Entrepreneur,

Would you like to find out more about your chances of doing business in the USA? The International Business Council of VNO-NCW / MKB Nederland, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy and the Council of American States in Europe (CASE), invites you to the Round Table event “Expand Your Business to the USA”. This event takes place on the 30th of November at the WTC in The Hague and is intended for (starting) companies interested to expand their footprint in the USA / companies wanting to explore business opportunities in the USA.

A selection of experts will provide you with first-hand experience of the US market – a sophisticated, diverse and highly competitive market. You will be offered the chance to meet with representatives of various states, i.e. Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Round Table has an informal format allowing for open discussions and asking questions. Following the Round Table there will be opportunity for networking and discussing your US plans with the representatives of the various states and exchanging experiences with fellow entrepreneurs.

What you may expect
– Insight into your opportunities to do business in the USA
– Gather knowledge through exchange with American and Dutch knowledge partners
– Opportunity to have individual meetings with representatives of various states
– You will receive many practical tips and have the possibility to have one to one meetings with the legal and tax advisors

Why you should not miss this event
– You will receive many practical tips
– You will be able to discuss your personal business ideas
– You will have great opportunity to do quality networking
– You will exchange experiences with fellow entrepreneurs

Are you interested? Participation is free of charge. Registration is required. The language during this event will be English. Due to space limitations, we will handle registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.  This event is intended for companies only. For questions, please contact Marian Reijnen, Manager International Business Councils, VNO-NCW / MKB Nederland: reijnen@vnoncw-mkb.nl or +31 70 349 0258.

9:30 hours
Registration with coffee/tea
10:00 hours
Welcome – Opening Remarks
Ms. Marian Reijnen, Manager International Business Council, VNO-NCW / MKB Nederland

“What makes the USA an exciting place to do business?”
Mr. Willem Post, Expert on U.S. politics, society and history, Clingendael Institute

“Trade Relations between The Netherlands and the USA”
Mr. Marhijn Visser, Secretary, Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW)

“How the U.S. Embassy assists Dutch companies”
Mr. Philip Hammerstein, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy in The Netherlands

“Council of American States in Europe – How we operate and how we can help you! Plus Introduction to the U.S. states in attendance”
Mr. Finn Weiss, Vice President CASE

“The First Legal Steps of setting up a business in the USA”
Mr. Tom Thorelli, Lawyer, Thorelli Association (Offices in Paris and Chicago)

“I am a Dutch Company – What Do I Need to Know about U.S. Taxes?”
Mr. Antoine Guillaud, CPA, International Management Solutions (Offices in Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Bordeaux)
Company case study
Informal Questions and Answers
12:00 hours Start of Networking with drinks and finger food
13:00 hours End of Event

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