On June 1st, a complimentary seminar regarding doing business in Europe will be organized by Frazier & Deeter and Arnall Golden Gregory. What are some of the key business considerations to understand before taking the leap across the pond? This panel of experts will accelerate your learning curve.
The event starts at 8 am with Mike Whitacre, Frazier & Deeter and Tycho Stahl, Arnall Golden Gregory as moderators.
The program is as follow:
8:00 – 8:05 Welcome and introduction – Mike Whitacre, Frazier & Deeter and Tycho Stahl, Arnall Golden Gregory
8:05 – 8:10 Belgian Consul General Comments – William De Baets, Consulate General of Belgium
8:10 – 8:15 UK Consul General Comments – Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Consulate-General
8:15 – 8:45 UK Discussion – Dom Fiore, PKF London
8:45 – 9:15 Belgium Discussion – Kurt DeHaen, PKF Belgium
9:15 – 9:45 German Discussion – Wolfgang Van Kerkom, PKF Germany
9:45 – 10:15 Break and networking
10:15 – 10:45 Ireland Discussion – Patt Flynn, Flynn O’Driscoll and Micheal Smith, IDA Ireland
10:45 – 11:30 European Legal Discussion – Kai Westerwelle, Taylor Wessing
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch and networking – Ania Lackey, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
1:00 – 1:30 Eastern Europe Discussion – Dieter Natlacen, Taylor Wessing
Fancy a trip to Greenville, SC? Why not tackle along the Kortrijk Sister City Delegation in Greenville, SC from May 9th – 13th?
The main purpose of the ‘K2G’ delegation visit is for both cities to learn more about -and be inspired by- each other’s people, ambitions, approach and accomplishments. In addition, it’s all about:
exploring shared interests and mutual opportunities related to government, urban development, education, arts, and business.
establishing many new and valuable relationships between community, educational, and business leaders in Kortrijk/West Flanders and Greenville/The Upstate, that are excited about helping to maintain and develop this sister city relationship, while providing new opportunities for them-selves and the organizations or companies they represent.
developing the Kortrijk-Greenville bridge as a unique gateway between our both countries.
For the epicureans, enjoy a “Belgian Beer Dinner” on Wednesday May 10th at 7 pm at The Trappe Door, downtown Greenville. This “fusion” menu is a mix of Belgian with Southern specialities. The cost per person is $70 all-in (without alcohol: $50 per head), including meeting those Belgian Delegation participants:
Mr. Vincent Van Quickenborne, Kortrijk Mayor and Member of the Belgian House of Representatives
Ms. Kelly Detavernier, Kortrijk City Council Member
Ms. Dominique Viaene, Sister Cities Coordinator for Kortrijk
Mr. Stijn Debaillie, Coordinator at DesignRegio Kortrijk
Mr. Matthieu Marisse, Regional Director for VOKA South-West Flanders
Mr. Piet Grymonprez, Co-Founder & Managing Director of MyMachine Global Foundation
Ms. Isabelle Pertry, Head of the Internationalization Department at Howest
Mr. Roel Vandommele, Director of Education at Howest
Ms. Isabel Vanslembrouck, Director of Research and Development at VIVES
Ms. Patricia Waerniers, Director of Education at VIVES
Dr. Petra Huyst, Staff Member Research at KULAK
Prof. Dr. Ir. Wim Thielemans, Provincial Chair of Advanced Materials at the Renewable Materials and Nanotechnology Research Group at KULAK
Mr. William de Baets, Consul General for Belgium in Atlanta
Mr. Wim Van Cauteren, Trade Commissioner at Flanders Investment & Trade
Mr. Anton Mertens, President of the Belgian American Chamber of the South
Mr. Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten, President of the French American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas (and a Belgian!)
Of course, a number of “Greenville VIPs” will also be in attendance, and it will be a very relaxed and enjoyable event; no formalities or black tie…. Only 32 spots remaining for the dinner, out of a total of 80 – First come – first served [invitation has not yet been extended to the general public].
You’re invited to attend the British-America Business Council of Georgia’s inaugural International Grand Prix. The event brings together the international business communities in Atlanta for an informal evening of networking and karting! Meet with a broad range of people in fun environment, and test out your racing prowess.
The event is open to any member of the international chambers, business groups, or communities with an interest in international business.
If you would like to race, you will participate in a qualifying race. The person with the fastest lap time from each nation will go into the Grand Final. The final will be a ten lap race, with the winner taking the prize of the fastest nation in Atlanta!
Prizes will be awarded by Her Majesty’s British Consul General, Mr. Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford.
If you’d prefer not to race, you can still attend to network and cheer on your nation!