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America Made Easy


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The US is the world’s largest consumer markets and Britain’s largest single export market making it a fascinating and diverse place for UK exporters. Traditionally the UK has enjoyed a good reputation for quality for US manufacturers sourcing components overseas.

Join us for a half day event focussing on the US market and the opportunities available to North East businesses. Hear from Avitus Group who will offer guidance to help you enter the US market, establish your business and operate successfully.

The session will cover routes to market, intellectual property, legal aspects to consider, visas, immigration, finding clients and marketing. As well as, getting paid in US Dollars, FX, facilities available and setting up a bank account in the US.

You will also hear from a North East business who have first-hand experience of trading in the US. 

Please note this event is only open to registered businesses based in North East England interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the service Department for International Trade North East (formerly UKTI North East) provides. You may be contacted prior to the event to assess eligibility.


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Thursday, 6 June 2019
08:30 - 09:00Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:10Welcome, Simon Crosby - Lead International Trade Advisor
09:10 - 09:35Avitus Group - One Stop Shop for a USA Entry Dr Frank Levene Avitus Group
09:35 - 10:05DIT - Comprehensive Support - Simon Crosby
10:05 - 10:30Fairfax County - Ian Metcalf, UK Director.
10:30 - 10:55South Carolina - Nicholette R. Macklin, Business Development Manager State of South Carolina Europe Office
10:55 - 11:20Coffee and Networking
11:20 - 12:00Jackson Hogg's Entry to the US Market- Richard Hogg, Group Managing Director and Anthony Broadhead, Group Executive Director
12:00 - 12:20Banking in the USA with Barclays
12:20 - 12:45Womble Bond Dickinson USA Visa & Immigration - Mr Peter Snaith, Partner
12:45 - 13:00Q&A Session - Moderator - Simon Crosby
13:00 - 13:00Networking and Close
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St James Park
Barrack Road
Sir Bobby Suite
Newcastle upon Tyne