Today’s post comes courtesy of business contributors Craig Lynd and Donald Turner
New York City is known as the business capital of the world, and it is a natural location for the hottest international business events of 2013. Multinational companies and non-profit organizations representing a variety of industries will host conferences that are relevant to today’s global business marketplace. New York City events presenting topics ranging from trends in luxury retailing to the perceived void of global economic leadership are scheduled for the first quarter of the year.
The American Business Forum on Europe
The American Business Forum on Europe (ABFE), dedicated to informing U.S. business people about opportunities in Europe, will hold a conference regarding the global economic leadership role of the U.S. and the effects on other regional markets. According to the ABFE, the U.S. is still the leading driver of world markets. The event on 2/7/2013 will focus on ways that Europe, Asia, and the Middle East are poised to benefit from U.S. business ventures. The event venue located at 622 Third Avenue (between 40th & 41st Streets) Manhattan costs $35.00.
Unlike the ABFE, the Japan Society views the role of leader of the global economic community as decidedly uncertain. They will sponsor a forum entitled “Every Nation For Itself…” that gives a realistic view of the recent changes that have happened within the economies of the U.S., Europe, and China. Each of these nations have experienced economic downturns to some extent although China’s upper middle class is reportedly growing. Another topic of discussion at their forum is the changing economic landscape of the Japanese and South Korean markets and their possible roles in the future global economy. The event held on 2/12/2013 at 333 East 47th Street Manhattan costs $10 to attend.
U.S Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Forum
A perceived increase in tax pressure has driven many companies and individuals to seek tax loopholes offshore. New U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) seeks to close these tax avoidance havens by enacting new rules about offshore banking and investments. KPMG Heritage Center will sponsor a luncheon forum to discuss application of FATCA rules by non-U.S. financial institutions. The forum discussions focus on the impact of FATCA rules on Brazil’s banking, investment, and insurance sectors. The luncheon held on 2/4/2013 at 345 Park Avenue Ground Floor Manhattan costs $50 to attend.
European American Chamber of Commerce Whistleblowing Conference
Many global law makers view whistleblowing as a beneficial way of keeping organizations ethical and compliant with local, state, and federal regulations. However, some organizations view whistleblowing as a threat to brand image within an already competitive global economic environment. The European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) in New York is sponsoring an event that addresses the current whistleblowing rules in the U.S. and in a sampling of European countries. The effects of whistleblower claims on general counsel and the appropriate corporate responses to whistleblower claims are also topics of discussion at the EACC event. This breakfast conference will be held 2/6/2013 at Proskauer LLP 11 Times Square New York,NY. The event is free for EACC members.
About the Author
This article was written by Donald Turner, an avid writer of general and personal finance articles across the web, in coordination with Craig Lynd, on behalf of KEL Credit Repair, experts in credit repair services. Check out their website at www.kelcreditrepair.com for more information.