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U.S. Business and Investment Seminar

28-03-2018 09:00 à 13:30


As the largest economy, the USA offers trade and investment opportunities to foreign companies. With over 323 million people and a GDP per capita of 57.500 $, the country is also the most important consumer market.


Learn about the new U.S. tax reforms, how to protect your intellectual property rights, why you should consider the United States for your business and how you can get the support you require.


Belgian entrepreneurs and investors


Description du Programme: 

9:00 am : Welcome Coffee and Viennoiseries
Network with states officials, consular service and other individuals who help your business move forward in the U.S.

10:00 am : Learn from the Experts
-    Matthew Lussenhop, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy: Welcome & Opening Remarks
-    Mitch Larsen, Commercial Counselor, U.S. Embassy: SelectUSA and the SelectUSA Summit, June 2018, Washington DC
-    Thomas Thorelli, Thorelli & Associates: Success Formulas for Doing Business in the U.S.: A Lawyer’s Perspective
-    Laurence Karels, IMS, International Management Solutions: The challenges and opportunities of the U.S. Tax Reform
-    Susan Wilson, Attorney/advisor, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office/USPTO: Assessing, securing and enforcing your intellectual property rights in the US market
-    Benedicte Gruwez, Van Hool: U.S. Investor Testimonial

12:00 pm: Walking Lunch
Continue networking, meet and discuss opportunities for doing business and investing with representatives from different U.S. agencies and other organizations and enjoy a warm lunch!



-    Matthew Lussenhop, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy
-    Mitch Larsen, Commercial Counselor, U.S. Embassy
-    Thomas Thorelli, Thorelli & Associates
-    Laurence Karels, IMS, International Management Solutions
-    Susan Wilson, Attorney/advisor, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office/USPTO
-    Benedicte Gruwez, Van Hool



Free participation


Jean-Philippe Mergen - 02 210 01 77 - jpm@beci.be

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