Join Us at the Inaugural Baltic Film Festival October 18-21, 2018 at Scandinavia House
Oct
18
to Oct 21

Join Us at the Inaugural Baltic Film Festival October 18-21, 2018 at Scandinavia House

The inaugural 2018 New York Baltic Film Festival will screen 18 films over a four-day period at Scandinavia House on Park Avenue. 

The festival will feature 7 U.S. premiere screenings and 9 NYC premieres, and will include notable classic films that have rarely been seen outside of Europe as well as the latest features, documentaries, and animation films from some of the best established and upcoming filmmakers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

A number of the filmmakers will be present at the premieres to participate in a Q&A after the screenings. Post=screening networking events will follow the films.

The film line-up gives New York audiences the opportunity to experience some of the best in Northern European cinema from today and yesterday. Please join us on October 18-21 at Scandinavia House for this wonderful cinematic event.

Tickets and more information at www.balticfilmfestival.com or contact us at info@bacc.nyc


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U.S. Market Entry Masterclass, Vilnius - Lithuania & Tallinn - Estonia
Oct
22
to Oct 24

U.S. Market Entry Masterclass, Vilnius - Lithuania & Tallinn - Estonia

For companies on a growth trajectory, for accelerators, incubators, entrepreneurship programs, founders, funders and anyone supporting Latvian, Lithuanian or Estonian companies in their expansion abroad. The U.S. Market is a must in order to claim the title of “Global Company”. Although a challenging market requiring resources and dedication, it is achievable with the right guidance, with grit and an understanding of the correct steps to follow.

Join us, and learn firsthand from the leading experts from the United States Marc Friedman, Director of Professional Relations at Global Commerce Education, previously a Partner at Dentons, a global law firm, and Sophie Lechner, Founder & CEO at Global Commerce Education. Drawing on their long experience in helping foreign companies enter the U.S. market, the experts will share with you the critical knowledge you need to prepare for the U.S. market. Through interactive presentations, exercises, case studies and role plays you will leave with practical advice for a successful market entry:

•Legal Considerations

•Cultural Adaptations 

•Market Entry Strategies

•Marketing, Positioning, Market fit

•Communication and Networking

Where and When:

Vilnius - Lithuania, October 22nd, 2018

Tallinn - Estonia, October 24th, 2018

AGENDA* (subject to change):

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome, Opening remarks

9:15 - 10: 15 Legal Considerations (Marc Friedman)

  • Choice of legal entity, intellectual property

  • Overview of visas, customs, employment

10:15 - 11:30 Cultural Adaptations (Sophie Lechner)

  • Adapting your product or service (case studies)

  • Adapting your behavior and business practices (includes exercises)

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 13:00 Market Entry Strategies (Sophie Lechner and Marc Friedman)

  • Direct to consumer, distributors, agents, partnerships

  • Case studies, exercise and discussion

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Marketing, Positioning, Market fit (Sophie Lechner)

  • Understanding the US customer profile, how to present your product for a US audience

  • Case study, collaborative creation of a customer profile and positioning statement

15:30 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 17:00 Communication and Networking (Sophie Lechner and Marc Friedman)

  • How to present, influence, negotiate, be impactful when working with americans

  • Volunteers role play and audience gives feedback

  • The importance of networking and how to do it (role play)

17:00 - 17:30 Debrief of learnings and discussion of next steps

17:30 - 18:00 Q&A, wrap up, adjourn

*EET (Eastern European Time)

Pricing:

General Public €150

Members of the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC), Enterprise Lithuania or AmCham Estonia €125

For more information, please contact us at info@bacc.nyc

In partnership with:

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Ambassadorial Briefing with the European Permanent Representatives to the United Nations
Oct
2
8:30 AM08:30

Ambassadorial Briefing with the European Permanent Representatives to the United Nations

Together with our partners at the European-American Chambers of Commerce in the United States (EACC), we are delighted to welcome the European Permanent Representatives to the United Nations.

Moderator: BBC World News Anchor, Laura Trevelyan

Ambassadors:

  • Ambassador Christian Braun, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations

  • Ambassador Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations

  • Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations

  • Ambassador Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations

  • Ambassador Agustín Santos Maraver, Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations

  • Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations

In partnership with:

Sponsored by:

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EACC Annual Fall Event - An Unforgettable Hudson’s River Boat Cruise
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

EACC Annual Fall Event - An Unforgettable Hudson’s River Boat Cruise

It’s this time of the year again! The European American Chambers of Commerce (EACC) Fall Networking Boat Cruise is coming up on September 27, 2018.

Join us and 350 professionals from all across Europe for a breathtaking sunset networking cruise on the Hudson River. Get your tickets now for this prime networking opportunity and enjoy a buffet dinner, an open bar andspectacular views while mingling with international executives.

When: Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Location: The Hudson's World Yacht, World Yacht Marina Pier 81, West 41st Street at the Hudson River, New York, NY 10036

Program:
6:00 pm EST: Registration
6:30 pm EST (sharp): Set Sail around NY Harbor
9:00 pm EST (sharp): Return to Pier 81

Admission:
BACC Member: $90
Non-Member: $130

RSVP: by Friday, September 21st, 2018

Space is limited - No refunds - No walk-ins

For more information contact us at info@bacc.nyc 

This is a joint event of the European-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States, Inc., the largest transatlantic business network representing 18 bilateral European-American business organizations and a collective membership of more than 25,000 companies.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2018 Annual Fall Networking EACC Event:

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Partner Event: The New Emerging Markets
Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

Partner Event: The New Emerging Markets

The Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) invites You to our partner event, where you can together with industry leaders to discuss the potential risks and opportunities of investment and corporate expansion into emerging and newer frontier markets, including how to best seize growth opportunities, navigate the challenges of cross-border financing, and create resilience across supply chains and operations to meet customer demands. Featuring insight from:

  • Moderator: John StillwaggonCEO, Tradewind Finance 

  • Panelist: Michelle KaraviasDeputy Head of Industry Research, Fitch Solutions

  • Panelist: Jonathan RichmanManaging Director, Head of U.S. Trade Finance and Working Capital, Santander

  • Panelist: Terence TrennepohlHead of Environmental Law Practice, Brazil, Campos Mello Advogados

For more information, please click here or contact us at info@bacc.nyc

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European Pitch & Mix Night. Powered by the the European-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States (EACC)
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

European Pitch & Mix Night. Powered by the the European-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States (EACC)

  • Do you want to know what they think on the other side of the investment table?
  • Do you hope to learn from other professionals who are also seeking financing?
  • Do you want to learn more about retail-tech and its future?
  • Do you want to celebrate Europe's vibrant start-up culture?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join the BACC at the EACC-hosted "Pitch & Mix" event. At this event you will see the viewpoints of entrepreneurs and investors from over 20 countries  on the future of retail-tech. With their products and ideas on full display, learn more about what breeds success in the competitive landscape of European start-ups. In particular, join us  in celebrating the diversity of thought and ideas that are present in European start-ups as we enjoy breathtaking views from the top floors of 1 New York Plaza. 

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: One New York Plaza, Suite 4200, New York, NY 10004

Admission: BACC Member: $15 | Non-Member: $25

RSVP: by Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Space is limited - No refunds - No walk-ins

For more information contact us at info@bacc.nyc 

The Event is Powered by the the European-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States (EACC)

The Event is Arranged with the Valuable Help and Collaboration of:

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WEBINAR - US Tax Law For Foreign Companies: Present And Future
Aug
22
9:30 AM09:30

WEBINAR - US Tax Law For Foreign Companies: Present And Future

Date and Time: August 22, 2018, 09:30-10:30 EST.  View in your time zone here.

  • Do you know what taxes you need to pay when importing to the US?
  • Do you think you’re currently overpaying tax?
  • Do you know what US corporate tax changes could mean for you?

SAVE A SEAT at our Webinar to find out more about new US corporate tax legislation and how it affects foreign companies expanding to the US, plus US Customs & Excise Tax and US Sales Tax overview, on August 22, 2018, 09:30-10:30 EST.  View in your time zone here.

  • Learn the challenges of the required taxes Baltic companies must pay when conducting business in the US
  • Learn the tangled web of importing foreign goods, - e-commerce shipments to the USA vs importing goods
  • The complexities of Sales tax at the State level
  • New US corporate tax legislation – which affects American companies with Foreign Subsidiaries and Foreign companies looking to expand into the USA.  Branch office vs regular corporate entity
  • When does a foreign national become a US Tax resident subject to US federal income tax
  • Learn about the future of the US tax code, and how to create the most value for your company
  • Take a look at liability insurance and data protection

Join:
Darlene Hart
 , CEO, US Tax & Financial Services Sàrl, on new US Corporate Tax laws
David Murphy, US Tax lawyer, GDLSK, on US Customs and Excise Issues
Joseph Catalano and Pablo Garciga, Funero & Co, on US Sales Tax issues

Our panelists will address all tax questions after the session.  

Details on how to join the webinar will be sent closer the time to your registered email address.

Cannot attend live? All registrants will receive the materials and a recording of the webinar.

In association with:

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Baltic Design Reception
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Baltic Design Reception

Baltic American Chamber of Commerce

in partnership with:

Cordially Invites You to

Baltic Design Reception

Hosted by: 

Join us for an evening of talks and networking opportunities, which will feature leading Baltic design companies that are exhibiting at the NY NOW show. 

In attendance, will be the guests of honor: 

His Excellency Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America Mr. Andris Teikmanis,

Mr. Julius Pranevicius, the Consul General of Lithuania in New York, and

Mrs. Kairi Künka, the Consul General of Estonia in New York.

When: August 14, 2018, at 7:00 PM EST, with registration opening at 6:30 PM EST. 

Where: 885 Third Avenue, Sixteenth Floor, New York, NY 10022, at LeClairRyan

Agenda:

6:30 PM - Registration

7:00 PM - Opening Remarks – Baltic American Chamber of Commerce

7:05 PM - Welcome speech by host: LeClairRyan, Mr. Thomas M. Pitegoff, Attorney at Law 

7:15 PM - Welcome speech by His Excellency Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America Mr. Andris Teikmanis

7:25 PM - Speech by Mr. Julius Pranevičius, the Consul General of Lithuania in New York

7:35 PM - Speech by Mrs. Kairi Künka, the Consul General of Estonia in New York

7:45 PM - Networking

Please RSVP by August 12th, 2018.

Please meet the Baltic companies attending the NY NOW show 2018:

An&Angel Glass Design - is an award-winning crystal and glass designing company. They focus on the creation of upscale tableware, which combines functionality and premium design. 

Arstela - produces a variety of textile goods such as tableclothes, bedding, decorative sheets, and a variety of clothing. They combine both contemporary technology and material with traditional techiniques to create meaningful and practical products.

Gravtex - is an excellent producer of wood paneling and facade finishes, which can fit indoors or outdoors.

Laima Ceramics - represents a fusion of craftsmanship, art, and design. Their products represent unique styles which are incredibly pleasant to use, as well as look at. 

Linentales - is a major producer of linen and textile products from Lithuania, which originally started as a local family business. Their products represent their passion for aesthetics and usability, which leads to many smart designs. 

Maffam - is foremost a creator. They produce fascinating lace furniture, using basalt from volcanic lava. Each piece is pain-stakingly hand-made and truly looks like something from a different planet.

Materia Bikes - produces bikes with a wooden frame. Their mission statement is the hope to revive the sense of childhood wonderment we all got on our first bike ride. Every piece in their collection is its own work of art

March - is a Lithuanian production design studio, which creates an amazing variety of products. MARCH is combination of concept, technology, and material in the goal of creating useful and practical products.  

Radošā darbnīca - They are producers of high-quality Latvian woodworking. They have a variety of wood-based products such as wood clocks and signs.

Studio Natural - A large Latvian linen manufacturer, Studio Natural manages to create a magical and timeless feel to all of their products. They are capable of supplying both inhouse works and can contract work for name-brand designers. 

Tooche - is a fashionable wool-focused designer. They specialize in making products such as bags and shoes, which they currently ship to twenty countries. With massive focus on quality and choice, Tooche is an excellent choice for the practical-minded and fashionable. 

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