Business Opportunities in the North American Market - Leeds

Date: Friday 28th April 2017 – 8:30 – 12:30
Venue: BDO, 6th Floor, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4DL
Come along to this free event to find out more about the practicalities of setting up business in North America and how you can de-risk your expansion into the USA.
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.


08:30 - Registration and Refreshments
09:00 - Welcome and Introduction                                     Dan Brookes, Tax Partner, BDO
09:15 - The Context: Warren Buffett |Video to Investors              Introduced by Martin Garratt, CEO Cambridge Cleantech and event Chairman
09:30 - AVITUS - One Stop Shop for a USA Entry              Josh Balster, Executive Vice President, AVITUS Group
10:00 - Support from This Side of the Pond -                     Mark Robson, Regional Director for Yorkshire and the Humber, Department for International Trade
10:30 - Coffee – Tea - Refreshment break for networking
11:00 - Investing in Pennsylvania                                         Richard Kilner, Managing Director, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania European Investment Office
11:15 - Visa and Immigration - best way to navigate       William Diaz, Associate, Fragomen
11.30 - Legal Dos & Do nots                                                   Jonathan Strassberg, Warner Goodman
11.45 - Banking in the USA                                                     Alvaro Alamillo Rodriguez, Head of International Partnerships, Santander
12:00 - Q&A, Closing Remarks