POSTPONED Set Up Your Business in the US Workshop

POSTPONED Set Up Your Business in the US Workshop
Is your company expanding to the US? AmCham is offering a special workshop for Australian companies looking to explore the US Market pastevent

Set Up Your Business in the US Workshop

About the Event

Is your company expanding to the United States? AmCham is offering a special workshop for Australian companies looking to explore the US market. 

AmCham's upcoming workshop will be particularly useful for decision makers, small businesses and start-ups, this workshop will be highlighting the key ins and outs of doing business in the United States. This is your opportunity to learn more about expansion into the US and investment strategies, support services, operational and legal considerations, and where to get help - get practical tips and guidance to help you set up, grow and develop your business.

The workshop will cover:

> SelectUSA – guidance and support of international companies planning to enter or expand operations in the US
> Operational guidance about expanding into the US including company Incorporation, opening US bank accounts and compliance
> Legal considerations of expanding into the US including set up, immigration, due diligence and cross border matters.
> Managing a workforce in the US 
> Additional guidance for manufacturing companies looking to expand
> includes Q&A

COVID PRECAUTIONS: The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is our utmost priority. AmCham will work with the venue to ensure hygiene procedures and government guidelines are followed with social distancing measures in place, visible sanitiser stations and Covid-19 marshals. We respectfully ask you do not attend on the day if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms.

UPDATE to Terms & Conditions
If Government Health Orders change and in-person events are suspended, the AmCham program will go virtual and links will be sent to all attendees. A 50% refund will be paid to ticket holders. (Please see Terms and Conditions for specific details).

Duncan Archibald
Commercial Specialist, US Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce

Blair Lucas
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CoSec

Angela Foley
Managing Director, Foley & Associates

Patrick Fazzone
Partner, Washington Global Law Group

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Event Details

Date Friday 19 February 2021
Time 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Location Business SA, Level 1, 136 Greenhill Road, Unley
Cost  Complimentary for AmCham Members
$150 Non-Members

Speaker Biographies

Duncan Archibald, Commercial Specialist, US Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce 

Over 15 years’ experience working with the U.S. Government’s pre-eminent trade and marketing agency. Duncan is a professional and creative business development and relationship builder with comprehensive experience assisting U.S. ICT, automotive aftermarket and financial services companies enter and sell products and solutions into the Australian market through forming alliances with the local channel or through establishing subsidiary offices. Experience with dealing with, and marketing/selling solutions to C-level executives at blue-chip companies, and Australian government agencies. Duncan also has responsibility for promoting foreign direct investment from Australia into the U.S. as the Commerce Department’s SelectUSA representative in Australia.

Blair Lucas, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, 


As Co-Founder and CEO of CoSec, Blair leads the team making the complex simple for offshore companies looking to Australia or the USA to undertake research and development, sell their product, or invest in a business. Having acted as Company Secretary and in-house counsel for several private and public companies in both China and Australia, Blair applies his in-depth knowledge of corporate regulatory environments to help offshore companies establish a presence in Australia and the USA. As an expert in international expansions, Blair has participated in several global accelerator programs, including Austrade's San Francisco Landing Pad, Sydney Landing Pad, and Startupbootcamp. Blair has spoken at numerous conferences and events worldwide, including London Tech Week, Biotech Showcase in San Francisco, Austrade’s AgTech Summit in Tel Aviv, and various events in Australia.

Angela Foley, Managing Director, 
Foley & Associates


Angela has worked in the field of international trade and investment attraction for over 30 years. She established Foley & Associates Pty Ltd in Sydney in 2002. Today her firm acts as the authorized trade representative for 9 American States and several European economic development agencies. In this capacity she assists organizations from those regions to successfully enter and grow their export sales in the Australian and New Zealand markets. For the US State of Pennsylvania Angela’s firm also acts as their authorized investment attraction representative. Through this program, which is funded by Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development, Angela and her team support local Australian and New Zealand companies that are considering establishing a U.S. presence. Angela is an expert on advising local firms on how best to access the services of American State and regional economic development agencies as they can assist with US market entry strategies and site selection. She regularly provides advice on Pennsylvania’s capabilities; infrastructure strengths; available sites; business assistance programs; workforce capabilities and labour / office set-up costs etc. Further she offers comparative data between Pennsylvania and other US States to assist local firms select a US location that fits best with their business model and US market entry requirements.

Patrick Fazzone, Partner, 
Washington Global Law Group


Patrick B. Fazzone is an advisor to U.S. and overseas-based companies doing business in the United States and internationally. For more than twenty-five years Patrick has helped clients from all industry sectors navigate the complex legal and regulatory environment facing them in the U.S. and in international markets. His focus is to understand clients’ businesses and growth objectives and assist them in achieving their goals. Clients know they can come to him for answers to their questions and solutions to problems in a way that is tailored to their business.

Invitation Transferable

Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone within your organisation or networks who you think might be interested in this event.
19/02/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Business SA Level 1, 136 Greenhill Road Unley, SA 5061 AUSTRALIA


Friday, 19 February 2021


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