British-American Business Council of New England to hold export forum

Feb. 28 event will feature trade resources and networking with corporate executives


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The British-American Business Council of New England is holding its 23rd Annual International Business Forum and Networking Night on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The event will feature speakers including Paula Murphy, director of MASS Export Center; Nam Pham, assistant secretary, Business Development and International Trade for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and Michael Goodman of UMASS Dartmouth, who will provide an overview of the local economy.

Panelists include: 

Laurice Bancroft, vice president and general manager of DHL, who will discuss global logistics. 

Matthew Bock, partner at Middlton & Shrull LLC, who will discuss compliance and customs issues.

Scott Fitzgerald, managing partner of the Boston office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bersen & Loewy LLP and managing director of Fragomen Immigration Services India Pvt., Ltd., who will discuss immigration issues.

Fernando Morales, director of the International desk for Santander Bank, who will discuss financial/payment issues.

Annabel Realf, director of PwC's Transfer Pricing tax Practice in Boston, who will discuss transfer pricing.

Kenneth Vacovec, founding partner of Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP, who will disuss international taxation.

Carl Valenstein, partner at Morgan Lewis, who will discuss legal and contractual issues. Valenstein has counseled extensively in the life science, telecom/electronics and maritime industries.

According to the NH Office of International Commerce, the United Kingdom is New Hampshire's ninth top trading partner, though often ranks among the top five. As of November 2016, the New Hampshire-U.K. market was $137 million. New Hampshire's top global exports are: industrial machinery, including computers; electric machinery, for sound and television equipment, and parts; optic, photo, medical or surgical instruments; plastics; and aircraft/spacecraft components.

Representatives from international trade associations and government agencies will be on hand with information tables.

Those interested are encouraged to register by Tuesday, Feb. 21 at www.babcne.org. The cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members.

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