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Doing Business In The US

U.S. Immigration, Global Mobility and Incorporation Strategies

Date: February 08, 2013
Venue: Eros Ė Hilton, American Plaza, Nehru Place, New Delhi
Workshop Code: VPW-135

08:30 On-site Registration and Check-in
Future Business and Investment Opportunities in the US: An Overview
U.S. Department of Commerce Representative (Invited)
Overview of business opportunities in various industry sectors, incentives for Indian investors, and future trends. Learn what are the business opportunities, where to invest and why it is a good time to invest with Obama in place for the next 4 years.
Case Studies
Actual case studies from various industries showing how Indian companies have setup, grown and become successful in the United States.
Successful Market Entry: Incorporation, Banking, and Sales Strategies
Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA
Comprehensive look at successful buy or build strategies; sales channels and how to conduct sales; types of business entities and strategic consideration in selecting an appropriate business structure; banking in the U.S., and sources of financing your business in the U.S.
Global Mobility and Staffing Challenges: How to Hire Correctly for the U.S. Market
James R. Ziegler, Senior Advisor, Staffing and Mobility
Staffing challenges facing Indian Companies in the US market, pros and cons of staffing your US business from India vs. US local market, deploying resources in the US expeditiously, and hiring cap-exempt H-1B employees.
U.S. Immigration Strategies: Successfully Preparing & Filing B-1, H-1B, L-1 and Green Cards
Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA
Successful immigration strategies for Indian corporate on B-1 visas, opening a new office in the US using L-1 or H-1B visa, H-1B cap alternatives, multiple client sites, dealing with employer-employee relationship, trainee visas, L-1Bs working at client sites, choosing L-1 blanket over regular L-1 petition, and visas for artists, producers, and musicians.

Overview of Green Cards for multinational executives, scientists, artists, entertainers, investors and entrepreneurs.
Networking and Morning Tea
Immigration Tips from the Experts: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes and Receive More Approvals
Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA
A hands-on look at how to respond to an RFE, avoiding H-1B and L-1 visa denials at the U.S. Consulates in India, avoiding confusion at U.S. Ports of Entry, Public Access File requirements, visa extensions and change of status, and practical suggestions.

Practical training on how to prepare successful B-1 visa applications, and strategic drafting of job descriptions and organization charts.
Legal Considerations, Other: Tax Planning, IP, Import Controls, and Trade Regulation
Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA
Overview of tax planning to conduct business in the US, export and import Controls, free trade agreements, IP and product liability law, antitrust and trade regulation, arbitration and dispute resolution.
Beat the Competition
A Team Activity
Dealing with Employees: Employment and Immigration Compliance Requirements
Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA
A Practical understanding of employer obligations, I-9, LCA and PERM audit compliance, insurance requirements, potential liabilities of terminating employees, and avoiding H-1B employee back wages claims.
Mock Interview
  How to answer questions at the U.S. Consulate interviews
Networking and High Tea
Success Story
Speaker TBA
An entrepreneur with business roots in India who has launched a successful custom software development company in the United States will share his experiences, doís & doníts, challenges and strategies for you to take away and implement into your own business.
Question and Answer Session
Mr.Thomas Joy and Mr.Venkat Ramineni
Closing Remarks
Recent cases against Indian companies in the US Courts, common mistakes made by foreign companies and how to avoid them.
1-on-1 Business Clinic
(Optional, register separately)
One-on-one discussions with the speakers about the U.S. market, potential for your products, and hands-on-advice from experienced entrepreneurs and attorneys on successfully doing business in the U.S.

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Who should attend?
Executives, Managers, Business Owners, Investors, HR, Mobility and Immigration Professionals, Film and Music Professionals, Exporters and Entrepreneurs.
February 08, 2013
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Eros – Hilton, American Plaza, Nehru Place, New Delhi

Early Bird Fee: Rs.1950
(till January 28, 2013)
Regular Fee: Rs.2450
(till February 5, 2013)
At-the-door Fee: Rs.2950
(cash only)