Going Global? This Day is For You

Does anyone today truly doubt that we live in a global society? More and more businesses not only survive, but thrive, due to their international connections.

To help even more organizations take advantage, the World Trade Club of Indiana is presenting World Trade Day on April 17. The 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. event at the Ritz Charles in Carmel features a number of educational breakout sessions, an exhibit hall, networking opportunities and more.

Among the topics:

  • Making sense of China
  • Hiring for the global age
  • Best practices in global banking
  • The Export-import Bank, termed the best kept government secret since Area 51

Bill Adams, senior international economist for PNC Bank, will be the luncheon keynote speaker. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will offer welcoming remarks and Carmel Mayor James Brainard will discuss "Roundabout Carmel — A Look at Local Gowth and Global Expansion."

Full details and registration available online.

“Doing Business in Canada” Event in Indy on Feb. 22

While my impression of Canada is largely shaped by my summer fishing trips to Northern Ontario, it’s important to remember our neighbor to the North is far more than just beautiful country and sparkling lakes — it’s also an international business hub. If your business is one of the many in America currently doing business in Canada — or if you’re considering doing so — the Canadian Consulate General wants to help you get informed.

In partnership with PNC Bank, Barnes & Thornburg and BKD Accounting, the Consulate General is conducting a "Doing Business in Canada" seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis. (There is no fee to attend.)

Hope you can make it, and the agenda is as follows:

9 a.m. Registration / Coffee / Networking 

9:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks (Richard Ellis, PNC Bank) 

9:30 a.m. Doing Business in Canada Overview (Delon Chan, Consul & Trade Commissioner)

10 a.m. Business Structure, Labour Law, and Legal issues in Canada (Peter A. Morse, Barnes & Thornburg)  

10:30 a.m. Coffee Break / Networking 

10:50 a.m. Accounting – General Tax Structures: How to Organize the Business to Obtain the Right Tax Result (presented by Tom Miller, Partner, BKD Accounting Firm)  
– Operating Taxes – GST/HST; Tax treaty between the US and Canada 
– Doing business without creating a taxable presence 
– Service PE

11:20 a.m Foreign Exchange Risk Management and Global Treasury Management in Canada
(Thomas Miller, Managing Director, Foreign Exchange)
– PNC’s Capital Markets (Randolph Goode, Global Treasury Management, PNC Bank)

11:50 a.m. US-Canada Relations
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roy Norton, Consul General of Canada 

12:50 p.m. Closing Remarks (presented by PNC)  

To reserve a spot, just register online.