Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Business Roundtable with the Prime Minister of Estonia Mr. Jüri Ratas and Estonian Business Delegation

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We look forward to welcoming our members to an Exclusive Business Roundtable with the Prime Minister of Estonia Mr. Jüri Ratas, the Ambassador of Estonia to the United States Mr. Jonatan Vseviov, the Consul General of Estonia in New York Ms. Kairi Künka and Estonian Business Delegation.

RSVP by October 22nd at info@bacc.nyc

Registrations will be confirmed by email.

Dress code: Business formal

Please arrive 15 minutes before the event time with your ID to allow for the building security registration process.

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Estonian companies attending the event:

Ampron develops and produces smart LED display solutions for port, aviation and military use. The company’s main focus is to build a supply Smart LED Displays that are modern, durable, weatherproof and slimmest at their respective class.

Cognuse offers software solutions for critical disease management and rehabilitation. The company’s solutions are targeted both for the clinical staff and patients.

Estonia Piano Factory makes the ESTONIA grand pianos and the majority of them has been sold in the United States.

Helmes AS is an international software house headquartered in Tallinn, with clients across all of Europe. The long-term success of Helmes is built on lasting partnerships that bring about tangible business gains for our clients.

KYC Pass is an all-in-one business KYC solution that ensures your business has enough info on your potential partners or customers to decide whether you wish to work with them.

Markit Holding is saving time and money for their customers with simplicity and transparency. Markit provides the best total cost of IT purchasing for companies large or small.

Nortal is a multinational strategic change and technology company. Combining the unique experience of transforming Estonia into a digital leader and creating change in businesses with a strategic approach and data-driven technology, the company’s vision is to build a seamless society.

Proekspert exists to boost the capability of the organizations to create and deliver products that have a clear positive impact on the lives of many people.

SolbegSoft, Ltd delivers a comprehensive array of software development and consulting services, offering a well-balanced blend of technology skills, domain knowledge, hands-on experience, effective methodology, and passion for IT.

Mektory unites scientists and students with entrepreneurs in order to generate new ideas and to solve practical problems in product development.

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Nov
7
to Nov 10

The 2019 New York Baltic Film Festival

The next Baltic Film Festival is almost here

The festival returns November 7-10, 2019 with another terrific line-up of films. Our programmers are currently finalizing their film selections.

Film Line Up - due October 1st

This year’s film line-up is scheduled to be announced on October 1st.

The box office to purchase tickets will then open as well.

See you on October 1st !

The Other Cinema of Northern Europe

The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been producing motion pictures since 1910. While not as well-known as those in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, their industries have met challenges in one era or another that ultimately only galvanized their creative ambitions for features, documentaries, and animation shorts. Through the screening of both the latest productions and selected classics, the inaugural 2019 New York Baltic Film Festival will offer New Yorkers an unprecedented opportunity to see the best in Northern European film making.

The 2019 New York Baltic Film Festival is presented Scandinavia House and organized by the Consulate General of Estonia, Consulate General of Lithuania and Consulate of Latvia in New York. Programming support is from the Estonian Film Institute, National Film Center of Latvia, and Lithuanian Film Center. Funding for the festival is courtesy of governments of the Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and by the generous donations of members of the Baltic community in New York. Additional support to the festival is from the Estonian Ministry of Culture, Lithuanian Cultural Institute, and the American Scandinavian Foundation.

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Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

Member Event: Webinar - Introduction to U.S. Commercial Contracts for European Companies

As any European company attempting to do business in the United States knows, contracts and contracting styles are very different between Europe and the United States. This is a result of the substantial disparities in private litigation practice, and the possibility in the United States of significant private lawsuits over property damage and personal injury with associated multi-million dollar awards. Please join Hodgson Russ LLP and KBC Bank for a webinar about the importance of using U.S.-style contracts when doing business in the United States, including for the key areas of limiting overall liability, seeking protection against third party claims, and protecting your intellectual property rights.

Who should attend: European businesses with U.S. sales (whether made through U.S. subsidiaries or by the European company directly); European businesses considering U.S. suppliers, vendors, or distributors; or any European business that is looking for a better understanding of U.S. contract law.

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Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Pitch & Mix | Focus: Fintech

In collaboration with the European-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States, Inc. (EACC), we have the pleasure of inviting you to an exclusive evening where some of the most innovative and cutting-edge European startups will pitch their ideas, visions, and trends regarding Fintech.

Join friends from over 20 countries for a networking night dedicated to celebrating some of Europe's best companies in the field of Fintech.

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Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

European Startup Mission in New York

We delighted to invite our members to meet European Startups in New York.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 17th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event: European Tech Night with Digital Irish & Consulate of Ireland tbc ~ 250 Industry & European Panel; networking:

European Startups: Building Smart Cities

Venue: Bank of Ireland, Floor 41, Grand Central Tower, 140 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017 (View Map)

Partners:

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Oct
16
9:00 AM09:00

Member Event: Webinar - Minimizing Exposure to Lawsuits in U.S. Courts: An Introduction for European Companies

The possibility of being sued in a U.S. court can seem scary (and expensive), particularly to companies located in Europe. The news is filled with stories of lengthy legal battles and large judgments, but there are ways to minimize your exposure to lawsuits in U.S. courts. Please join Hodgson Russ LLP and KBC Bank for an introduction to U.S. litigation and a discussion about ways to limit your company’s liability. An explanation about how personal data is managed in the U.S. during a lawsuit also will be provided.

Who should attend: European businesses with U.S. operations; European businesses that are considering U.S. sales, suppliers, or partners; or any European business that is looking for a better understanding of U.S. litigation.

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Oct
4
6:30 AM06:30

Jelgava Big Band at the Organization of American States

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On the Occasion of 130 years since the First International Conference of American States and in anticipation of the 25th anniversary in 2020 since Latvia is a Permanent Observer at the OAS

H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia Mr Māris Selga

requests the pleasure of your company 

at a jazz concert by the Jelgava Big Band 

on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 pm

at

The Hall of Americas, Organization of American States

200 17th St NW, Washington, DC, 20006

Admission: Free

RSVP by October 3 here or by e-mail rsvp.embassy.usa@mfa.gov.lv

About this Event

Latvia is presenting a jazz concert by the Jelgava Big Band at the Organization of American States on the on the Occasion of 130 years since the First International Conference of American States and in anticipation of the 25th anniversary in 2020 since Latvia is a Permanent Observer at the OAS.

Jelgava Big Band has toured Mexico, Peru and Brazil with jazz concerts, and are on their first tour in the USA. Jelgava Big Band musical repertoire in the USA includes a very special musical fusion between Latvian and American jazz musicians, as well as well-known melodies from the OAS countries in jazz rhythms that are unique to the band. The musical group will mark their 30th anniversary in 2020.

Tour supporters: Jelgava City (Latvia), Latvian American Association, Latvian Organizations in Washington, DC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.

The event will be overbooked to account for no-shows, and seats will be on the first come, first served basis. Please present ticket or a valid photo ID upon arrival.

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Latvia celebrated its centennial in 2018 in the period of several years – 2017 to 2021. The main message of the celebration is “I am Latvia” emphasizing that the greatest asset of Latvia is its people who with their work are creating present day Latvia and together with the next generation are setting the foundation for the future. Jelgava Big Band concert in Washington DC is part of the Centennial of Latvia public diplomacy programme.

#Latvia100

Come enjoy Latvian gift of jazz music to the Organization of American States.


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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

A Round Table Discussion with the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Vilius Šapoka

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You Are Kindly Invited

 to a Round Table Discussion with

the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Vilius Šapoka

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

at the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York

420 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018 (between 37th and 38th str.)

RSVP by COB September 23, 2019 to info@bacc.nyc

You will receive a final confirmation prior to the event date

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Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

Pitch & Mix | Focus: Clean Tech

Join the bilateral European-American Chambers of Commerce in the U.S. pitch competition on September 23rd. Some of the hottest European clean tech startups will pitch and showcase their latest advances, sharing how they are changing the clean tech landscape and the future of European innovation. Startup pitches will be followed by an audience vote and a networking reception with tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Ticket prices for attendees: BACC Members $15 and Non-Members $25.

Refund Policy: No Refunds

If you want to be involved, please contact us at info@bacc.nyc

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Sep
19
8:00 AM08:00

USA-Europe Business Services Summit & Awards

USA-Europe Business Services
Summit & Awards
September 19, 2019

HARVARD CLUB OF NEW YORK CITY, 35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

At the 3rd annual USA-Europe Business Services Summit & Awards Gala, American companies will be distinguished for their operational excellence with Europe-based business services delivery centres. We expect more than 150 top executives from 75+ companies to attend.

The full-day Summit is an integral part of the program - packed full of top US SSC executives disclosing lessons learned, case-studies, and operating insights. And our Digital track aims to connect US mid-market companies keen to tap into top Tech talent from Central Eastern Europe. 

AGENDA:

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Welcome and Introduction. Keynote Presentation: The "magic mix" driving continued US investment into CEE's Business Services sectors: Process Automation, Human Talent and the X-Factor. An update on the fast-evolving sectors, including opportunities and risks across the region.

Speaker: Vin Kumar, Digital Finance & GBS Program Leader, The Hackett Group

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Panel: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from both New and Veteran Investors in CEE. 4 American corporations who are investors in CEE offer Insights into building strategic advantages, how processes are rapidly-evolving, and key success factors to make your BSC exceed your Board's expectations. .
Panelists:

  • 3M - Judith Garcia Galiana, Vice President, Global Service Centers

  • Cooper Standard - Peter Brusate, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

  • Zoetis - Rohit Dhir, Head of Financial Shared Services

  • Corning - Chad A. Keenan, Director, Corning Shared Services

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Networking and coffee

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM The rise of sophisticated Services Centers in CEE. How American financial companies in CEE are moving up the value-chain, delivering strategic advantage to US corporates across a range of industries and service-delivery processes. Hear from 3 Panelists, who are providing more complex services, such as Engineering Design, Legal Process Outsourcing, Pension fund accounting, mid-office services, actuarial services, medical diagnostics and R&D.

Panelists (2-3):

  • Citi Shared Services - Arindam Mukhopadhyay, Global Head of Strategy & Re-engineering

  • BNY Mellon (to be confirmed)

11:45am to 12:30pm Process Automation in Practice: What 2 mature BSCs/GBS Centres are doing to boost efficiency and transform Processes across the enterprise.

12:30pm to 1:30pm VIP Luncheon and Networking

1:15pm to 1:45pm How Global BPOs are adding Strategic Value and bottom-line profit. A BPO Case-Study, presented by the Client and Service Provider.

1:45 PM to 3:30 PM Rapid-fire Insights: 3 short Executive briefings (25 min each).

  • A sneak-peek inside America's board-rooms: The story of how the decision was made to streamline business processes and set up a European business services center.

  • Blockchain solutions. Practical applications inside financial institutions. Ron Quaranta, Chairman/CEO, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

  • Cybersecurity threats to BSCs/CoEs globally. Prevention is the best prescription. A case-study of how a cyber collapse sidelined a global SSC for weeks, by Arjen Sader, Impact Advisory (Dentons)

3:30pm to 4:30pm 1-on-1 Meetings, Country-specific Roundtables, and Coffee and Refreshments.

The Awards: The 3rd annual USA-Europe Business Services Awards

6:00 PM Cocktails Reception and VIP Networking

7:15 PM to 8:45 PM USA–Europe Business Services Awards Gala (Seated dinner with Tables of 10).

8:45 PM to 11:30 PM Award celebrations, networking, tastings of wines from Central Europe.

For more here

Our Summit and Awards is razor-sharp focused on American investment in the business and digital services in Central & Eastern Europe.  If Europe is on your radar screen for captive operations or ITO/business services, then you should join us in New York. We'll make sure that you meet the people you want to meet. We have deep connections throughout Poland, Hungary, LIthuania, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia  will help you connect to the resources you need for your business.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue: The Harvard Club of New York City, 35 West 44th Street, New York NY, 10036 (map).

Shortlist Finalists 2019: here

RSVP by Friday, September 6, 2019 at info@bacc.nyc

BACC Members get 33% discount on Attendance Tickets at the event.

Apply for a BACC Membership today!

Give Yourself a Valuable Advantage. Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Inquiries: here

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Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

European Fall Networking Event: Boat Cruise

It's that time of year again! The 18 bilateral European-American Chambers in the U.S. invite you to our Fall Networking Boat Cruise, which will take place on September 17th. 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 where you will enjoy a buffet dinner, an open bar and spectacular views while mingling with international executives.

Ticket prices for attendees: BACC Members $90 and Non-Members $130.

When: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

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

Space is limited - No refunds - No walk-ins -

No registration will be confirmed until payment is received.

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 2019 Annual European Fall Networking Event:











 

Interested in sponsoring the event?

Look out a Sponsorship Package below and contact us at info@bacc.nyc

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Jul
11
12:30 PM12:30

Business Roundtable with the Prime Minister of Latvia Arturs Krisjanis Karins

The Consulate of Latvia in New York, together with the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce and European-American Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. invite you to attend a roundtable discussion with Latvia's Prime Minister, Mr. Krisjanis Karins during his inaugural visit to New York since taking office earlier this year.

Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia

Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia

PM Kariņš will address a number of topics including the political outlook in Europe following the recent EU Parliament elections, state of transatlantic relations, Latvia's ongoing efforts to strengthen societal resilience, Latvia’s strong economic performance and the government's priorities to enhance Latvia's attraction as a business destination and recent reforms in Latvia's financial sector. A Q&A session will follow the PM's opening remarks.

The Prime Minister Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš was born in Wilmington, Delaware to parents who had emigrated from Latvia during the Soviet occupation. He graduated the University of Pennsylvania, obtaining a PH.D. in linguistics.

He moved to Latvia in 1997 and established frozen foods business. He was elected to the Latvian Parliament in 2002 and served as Minister for Economics from 2004 to 2006. In 2009 K. Kariņš was elected to the European Parliament, where has served as MEP for almost ten years. His priorities in the European Parliament have been related to the AML and energy policy issues. Since January 2019 K.Kariņš is the Prime Minister of Latvia in a five-party coalition government. Following the European Parliament elections in May, the European People's Party nominated K.Kariņš as one of the chief-negotiators to direct the discussions on filling the European Commission’s presidency and nearly all of the EU's top jobs.

To read more about the Prime Minister, please click here

RSVP: no later than Monday July 8. For security reasons, only people who have RSVP'd will be admitted. Please click below to confirm your attendance.

You will receive a final confirmation prior to the event date.

A light lunch and refreshments will be served.



In partnership with:

Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America

Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America

The Consulate of Latvia in New York

The Consulate of Latvia in New York

 
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Jun
26
8:00 AM08:00

Member Event, Littler: Employment Law Essentials: Avoiding Common Legal and Human Resources Pitfalls

An overview of key areas of New York Employment law, as well as recent changes and requirements for employers.

At-will employment in the U.S. may suggest that the laws are easy to navigate. In reality, all businesses, from start-ups to multinationals, are challenged by continual changes to the law – at the city, state, and federal levels. To retain the advantages of flexibility that US employment law offers, employers need to be up-to-speed.

This session will cover key areas of New York Employment law, as well as recent changes and requirements for employers. Discussion topics will include:

  • The hiring process

  • Background checks

  • Restrictive covenants

  • Employee classification (whether employees are entitled to overtime)

  • Leaves of absence

  • Discrimination and sex harassment law

  • Independent contractors

  • Establishing workplace policies

  • Discipline and termination

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am

Program: 8:30 - 10:30 am

Speakers:

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Jun
25
to Jun 26

Meeting with the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Giedrius Surplys and His Delegation

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Kindly Invite You

 to an Informal Round table Discussion with

the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Giedrius Surplys

and his delegation

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

at the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York,

420 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018 (Entrance from 37th and 38th str.)

RSVP by COB June 24, 2019 to info@bacc.nyc

The event is fashioned for food industry professionals

- Seats are Limited -

Business Attire

 

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Jun
20
9:15 AM09:15

Vilnius, Lithuania: Meeting-Round Table Discussion "Business Development in the United States - Expert Advice"

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Enterprise Europe Network hosted by Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts together with Baltic American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. organizes meeting with an international business consultant Mr. Michael Breen, President & CEO at TBC International.

Agenda 

  •    09:15 - 09:30 Registration

  •    09:30 - 09:35 Welcome speech: Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts

  •    09:35 – 10:35 Workshop with Mr. Michael J. Breen. Main topics:

    • The U.S. market overview 

    •  The Soft Landing: Assisting on the ground when Lithuanian companies seek to reach out to potential partners, joint ventures, seek capitalization and expansion into the U.S.

    • Moderate debates/discussion on the topic of “Development of Lithuanian Enterprises in the USA - Problems, Challenges and Opportunities.

  • 10:35 – 11:00 Questions and answers.

Registration deadline is June 17, 2019. Companies willing to attend the event, please register via e-mail marijus.muralis@cci.lt by sending company name, name and surname of participant and contact details, including email and tel. number.

Speaker: Mr. Michael J. Breen, President and CEO at TBC International (bio).

Mr. Michael J. Breen , President and CEO at TBC International

Mr. Michael J. Breen, President and CEO at TBC International

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Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

EACC Pith & Mix: Sports Tech

“Pitch & Mix” events are hosted by the European-American Chambers of Commerce in the U.S. (EACC) to celebrate the EU tech scene, as well as to connect the broad inter-country network in NYC. This networking night will feature some of the most innovative and cutting-edge European Sport Tech startups, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and young professionals focused on sport technologies. 

Six of the hottest European sports tech startups will pitch and showcase their latest advances. Learn about how they are changing the sport landscape experience and the future of European innovation. Startup pitches will be followed by an audience vote and a networking reception with tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Join EACC members and friends for the first European Pitch Night of the year!

Attendance Fee:

BACC Member $10

Non-member $15

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Sigulda, Latvia: Business Forum
Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

Sigulda, Latvia: Business Forum

Business Forum is an annual event, and this year it focuses on scaling-up and taking risks to develop and extend businesses.

Event consists of several sessions, workshops and seminars, as well as presentations from Latvian companies – their positive and negative experiences in their way to global achievements.  Lars Sudmann from Belgium will share his insights into role of a leadership to extend business beyond limits. Mr. Michael Breen, member of the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will give practical information on how to conquer European and USA markets in a fast and effective manner. LIAA representatives abroad will share their knowledge on export to Scandinavia and Asia. There will also be workshops and seminars about innovations, business data usage and business storytelling.

And so much more – register, participate and scale-up!

Event will gather about 300 prospective and existing entrepreneurs. Participation is free of charge.

Event: Business Forum

Location: Culture Centre "Siguldas DEVONS", Pils iela 10, Sigulda, Siguldas pilsēta, LV-2150, Latvia

Mr. Michael J. Breen,  President and CEO at TBC International

Mr. Michael J. Breen, President and CEO at TBC International

Meet Us and Our Speaker!

BACC speaker and panel moderator will be Mr. Michael J. Breen, President and CEO at TBC International (bio).

Agenda:

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Jun
12
to Aug 7

Hodgson Russ Summer Tax Series 2019

What’s New This Year?

The answer is “plenty!” Hodgson Russ’s experienced tax attorneys will provide insight into some of the most critical tax issues today, including what’s happening in state tax after the Wayfairdecision, the impact of the TCJA, New York State law changes, and business succession planning. Our sessions are designed for financial professionals such as CPAs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, corporate counsel, and tax and financial advisors. Stay ahead of the curve to ensure you are informed with the most up-to-date information. Two hours of CPE credit per seminar session is available. CLE credit has been requested.

PLUS, in cooperation with our Accountant Professional Practice, we have a bonus session designed specifically to help financial professionals avoid malpractice claims in their day-to-day practice, focusing on issues that arise with financial audits of clients. This session is free for participants who register for the full Summer Tax Series.

The cost is $60 per session or $375 for the full series (fully transferable).

Each session runs from 8:30 - 10:15 a.m., and includes complimentary refreshments.

2019 Seminar Topics

June 12
NEXUS IN THE POST-WAYFAIR WORLD
A look at how states have reacted to the Wayfair decision, its impact on tax types other than sales taxes, and what the changes mean for multistate businesses.
Speakers: Joseph N. Endres, Timothy P. Noonan, Joshua K. Lawrence

June 19
THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT ONE YEAR LATER: CORPORATIONS AND PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES 
How the TCJA, along with proposed regulations and guidance, impacts businesses and the reaction of states to the TCJA.
Speakers: James M. Bandoblu, Jr., Andrew D. Oppenheimer, Elizabeth Pascal

June 26
NYS PERSONAL INCOME TAX UPDATE
New legislation, guidance, and case law affecting residency and nonresident allocation, along with tips to avoid the most common errors when changing domicile to a new jurisdiction.
Speakers: Mark S. Klein, Andrew W. Wright, Daniel P. Kelly

July 10
NYS TAX CREDITS AND OTHER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
An overview of various New York tax credit programs, including Brownfield credits, historic rehabilitation credits, film production credits, and renewable energy credits as well as incentive programs such as Opportunity Zones and benefits for NYS manufacturers.
Speakers:  Joseph N. Endres, Christopher L. Doyle, Daniel A. Spitzer, Michael J. Hecker

July 17
TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS AND NYS SALES TAX UPDATE
Current trends and legal update for tax-exempt organizations, including an overview of IRS enforcement efforts, federal tax hot topics, and New York State compliance matters. PLUS, the latest developments in NYS sales taxes.
Speakers: Timothy P. Noonan, Nicole Tzetzo, Marla Waiss

July 24
TAX AND BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
We will discuss some of the critical tax, corporate, and trusts and estates issues clients and their advisors must address when transferring ownership or control of a closely-held business during life or death.
Speakers: Thomas J. Collura, Paul R. Comeau, Nathan W.G. Berti

July 31
IT’S ALL ABOUT APPORTIONMENT
We dig deep into the apportionment regimes for the major income taxes in New York, showing how they overlap and, more importantly, how they are different. Taxes analyzed will include: the NYS personal income tax on nonresidents; the NYS franchise tax, the NYC GCT, the NYC BCT, and the NYC UBT.
Speakers: Christopher L. Doyle, Debra S. Herman, K. Craig Reilly

August 7
BONUS SESSION FOR ACCOUNTANTS: FINANCIAL AUDITS AND PREVENTING MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
Attorneys from our Accountants Professional Practice will discuss challenges facing accountants when handling financial audits and offer practical advice for avoiding malpractice claims.
Speakers: Kathryn A. Tiskus, Erin N. Teske, Mark A. Harmon

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May
30
8:00 AM08:00

Conference Moving - Forward

The new conference on ideas, tech, and innovation at Met West NYC!

From the founders of Europe’s premiere Mobile Marketing Innovation Days, comes Moving Forward, a conference celebrating innovation, thought-provoking conversations, and meaningful connections.

Following it's inaugural 2017 and 2018 events in Vienna and New York City, Moving Forward will bring executives, tech founders, startups, creatives, and industry leaders together again in NYC on May 30, 2019 for a conference that will cover the most important tech, business, and cultural trends of our time.

Topics Include:

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Digital Tranformation, Design, Diversity, E-Health, FinTech, GreenTech, Media, Mobility, Social Media, Startups, Sustainability, and more!

Program

Speakers

For more information please click here

BACC Members Get 30% Off Discount! Please Use Code: BACCMFNYC19

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EACC Spring Networking Event at Boathouse
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

EACC Spring Networking Event at Boathouse

Join us for the 19th Edition of the Spring Networking Event at the Central Park Boathouse with the collaboration of 18 European Chambers of Commerce. To enjoy food and drinks with the view of the Central Park and the water with 500+ guests belonging to the various European Binational Chambers of Commerce.

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

Space is limited - No refunds - No walk-ins

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.

Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact us at info@bacc.nyc

To see photos from the 2018 Networking Event - CLICK HERE

Thank You Our Sponsors:

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May
22
1:00 PM13:00

BACC Member's Webinar: The Business of Drones ... Operating in a Commercial World

Date
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 
Time 
1:00 pm, Eastern Time (New York) 
10:00 am, Pacific Time (California) 
Deadline to register is  12:00pm ET day of the event 
Event Number 
793 247 991
Event Password 
0522UASComm 
Cost 
Free 

In just a few short years, the operation of unmanned aircraft has gone from a rarity to big business. According to the FAA’s newly released Aerospace Forecast, the total number of commercial UAS in the United States is expected to triple by 2023. Much of this growth is expected to come from a dramatic increase in the number of businesses offering “drones as a service.” 

As this segment of the industry grows and matures, only those operators that take the business aspects of the aviation industry seriously will prosper. Before an operator flies a UAS for any client, a whole host of issues must be considered and dealt with, such as: 

• Do I have a systematic approach to regulatory compliance? 
• Am I prepared if the worst happens? 
• Have I considered the potential liability of an accident or incident and addressed how those risks are allocated between the operator and the client? 
• Do I have written contracts and are they sufficient to protect my interests? 
• Do I have the right kind of insurance? 
• Do I want disputes resolved by arbitration? 
• Do I know what the benefits are of pursuing arbitration? 

The list is almost endless. These issues are just as important for the consumers of UAS services. 

• How do I know this vendor is reliable? 
• Does he have the insurance and certifications he says he has? 
• Am I protected in the event of a mishap? 
• Who owns the results of the work? 

This 90-minute complimentary webinar is a must for both UAS service providers and consumers. Attorneys from LeClairRyan’s Aviation Team will be joined by Edward Davidson and Simon Lawrence of Davidson Arbitration, LLC to discuss commercial issues that commonly arise and how to best protect your interests, including: 

• Why contracts are important 
• What should contracts address 
• How to ensure a service provider is what he claims to be 
• Regulatory compliance as a system 
• How to protect yourself from unnecessary disputes 
• “Should I include arbitration clauses in my contract?” 
• The pros and cons of arbitration 
• The role of insurance in protecting the service provider and the customer 
• What is a work for hire, and how does it affect ownership of intellectual property 

As always, we will have a lively and opinionated discussion, with ample opportunity for the audience to ask questions and get the answers they need.

Date
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 
Time 
1:00 pm, Eastern Time (New York) 
10:00 am, Pacific Time (California) 
Deadline to register is  12:00pm ET day of the event 
Event Number 
793 247 991
Event Password 
0522UASComm 
Cost 
Free 

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Tallinn, Estonia: Latitude59, the flagship startup and tech event of the world’s first digital society
May
16
to May 17

Tallinn, Estonia: Latitude59, the flagship startup and tech event of the world’s first digital society

Latitude59 is the cosy spring gathering for people serious about startups, investing, and the future of governance.

Startup conferences are about speeches, pitches and wooing investors. The big ones, they're the cruise ships of seafaring. Latitude59 is the lovely yacht without the crowds. Only people who really matter.

Latitude59 is small by design. We like the cosy festival vibe. But there’s more to it. Entrepreneurship and digital technology aren’t limited to startups. They matter in society and governance.

At the heart of our stage programme this year will be the wider themes of the future. Future of tech, education, humanity, ethics, government, living environment etc.

You can also expect some changes in how the stage programme is organised, as we’ll be hosting a range of interactive sessions on niche topics where we’ll want to hear more from you too! And all your usual suspects will be there too: founder stories, reverse pitching, Best of the Baltics. Check out the full programme here.

Estonia is home to the world’s first e-Residency program offering a transnational secure digital identity enabling you to run a location independent business online from anywhere in the world. We also warmly welcome startup founders from around the world to come and be a part of one of the smallest but liveliest startup communities in Europe – find out more about the Estonia Startup Visa.

We’re in Estonia, the world’s pioneering digital country. Come and see for yourself! 

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May
14
7:30 PM19:30

A Performance of Unique Compositions by Estonian Folk Singer Mari Kalkun

Mari Kalkun

Mari Kalkun

Estonian folk singer Mari Kalkun presents a performance of unique compositions inspired by nature, Estonian poetry and folk music. She will perform an array of songs with lyrics written by Estonian poets intertwined with traditional singing (regilaul) and folklore, using the kannel, piano, accordion, guitar, and other instruments.

"Gentle, dignified and utterly beautiful. As a singer, writer and instrumentalist, Kalkun is a musician whose work is a jewel in the crown of the rich Estonian scene."—Songlines

“Kalkun’s singing is at the heart of things; joyous and lamenting by turns, but always poised and melodious, her poeticism apparent even without translation. A magical creation.”—The Guardian.

For more information please click here

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Partner Event: Sustainability & Innovation Forum
May
13
12:00 PM12:00

Partner Event: Sustainability & Innovation Forum

This major cross sector event will convene 200+ professionals and provide you with an afternoon of insights and networking, animated by five expert panel discussions, food tastings, an eco-fashion show and an Innovation Hub.

Keynote Speaker Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of United Nations Global Compact, will inaugurate the Forum and will be joined by a selection of stellar speakers, to explore how to build a more sustainable future. Speakers include top executives and experts in this field from Fairtrade America, Danone, L’Oréal, EDF, the former Deputy Mayor of Paris, Be Social Change and more.

BACC Member - please apply code BINATIONALCHAMBERS and benefit from the member rate!

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May
13
to May 15

The 3rd Annual Smart Cities New York: North America’s Leading Global Conference

Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is excited to announce our strategic partnership with Smart Cities New York (SCNY), a North America’s leading global conference for innovators and decision-makers who are improving life in the cities of tomorrow. 

Join us for the 3rd annual Smart Cities New York: North America’s leading global conference to harness the $1.6 trillion global smart city marketplace.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Presenting new models of financing digital and physical infrastructure

  • Dissecting issues related to procurement
    Providing guidance on designing and responding to RFPs

  • Sharing best practices on innovative pilot programs

  • Exploring how to foster entrepreneurship attract and retain tech talent, and build creative and inclusive economies.

  • Understanding critical issues of digital transformation.

Program read >

Full Schedule read >

Speakers read >

Conference

May 14 & 15 at Pier 36 NYC

Workshops

May 13 at Cornell Tech









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May
9
to May 10

EACC Partner Event: Executive Women's Conference 2019

Please Join Us at

eWc & Female Founders

THE BIG TRANSATLANTIC MEETUP FOR

FEMALE LEADERS, INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS

On May 9, 2019 conference participants are invited to travel on to Washington D.C. The program includes a lunch hosted by the Swedish Ambassador to the United States, Karin Olofsdotter, a tour of the Capitol and talk with female members of the U.S. House of Representatives and more.

On May 10, 2019 eWc will be held at PwC (see full program below), followed by afternoon company visits. The day will end with a Post-Conference Mingle and pitch contest at Gateway.


Agenda Washington D.C. - May 9, 2019

• Visit at the Swedish Embassy and House of Sweden
• Lunch with the Swedish Ambassador of the United States, Karin Olofsdotter
• Tour of the U.S. Capitol and the House of Representatives
• Reception hosted by SACC-DC at Partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

*Please note that accommodation and travels are not included in the eWc ticket price.


Agenda eWc - May 10, 2019

Part 1 - eWc Conference at PwC 8:30am-2:00pm

Part 2 - On-site Company Visits 2:30pm-3:30pm

Part 3 - Post-Conference Mingle and Pitch Contest at Gateway 4:00pm-9:00pm

For more information please click here

For BACC Members please use code “EACC” for a 30% discount.

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Moving Forward Program Presentation

Moving Forward Program Presentation

hosted by JMCAdvantage AustriaGerman American Chamber of Commerce & German Accelerator


Our final program for the Moving Forward Conference will be officially announced! We are thrilled to share with you our most exciting, diverse and inspiring speaker line-up to-date. 

Tell your colleagues & friends – let's move forward together!

About Moving Forward Conference

The new conference on ideas, tech, and innovation at Met West NYC

From the founders of Europe’s premiere Mobile Marketing Innovation Days, comes Moving Forward, a conference celebrating innovation, thought-provoking conversations, and meaningful connections.

Following it's inaugural 2017 and 2018 events in Vienna and New York City, Moving Forward will bring executives, tech founders, startups, creatives, and industry leaders together again in NYC on May 30, 2019 for a conference that will cover the most important tech, business, and cultural trends of our time.

Move Forward in 2019 with insight and inspiration to shape the future, instead of being determined by it!

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Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

U.S. PREMIERE OF TÕNU KÕRVITS' MOORLAND ELEGIES

  • Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

National Concerts presents the U.S. premiere of Estonian composer and NC's composer-in-residence Tõnu Kõrvits’ Moorland Elegies. Dr. Gregory Fuller leads the University of Southern Mississippi Southern Chorale and Symphony Orchestra in this featured performance. Opening the concert, Dr. Brandon Williams will conduct The Voorhees Choir from Rutgers University in a dynamic program of music set to text by all-women titled, In Her Words.

PROGRAM

JOCELYN HAGEN  Moon Goddess

DAVID BRUNNER  All I Was Doing Was Breathing

ANDREA CLEARFIELD  The Shape of My Soul

COLIN BRITT New Work (World Premiere) 

J. DAVID MOORE  Will The Circle Be Unbroken

BARBER Adagio for Strings 

TÕNU KÕRVITS  Moorland Elegies

PERFORMERS

The University of Southern Mississippi Southern Chorale
Gregory Fuller, Conductor
The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Michael Miles, Conductor
The Voorhees Choir at Rutgers University
Brandon Williams, Conductor

For more information here

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Apr
11
11:00 AM11:00

Welcome the Biggest Lithuanian Trade Delegation

We are delighted to welcome the Lithuanian Trade Delegation consisting of 27 business professionals, one of the biggest recent years. The delegation spans sectors a broad swath of business sectors to include architecture, planning, design and constructions, production of water and air ionizers, plastic and glass products, machinery and metal processing services, food, bakery, restaurants, hotels, consulting services etc.

Attendance: By invitation Only.

In partnership with:

 
Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York

Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York

 
Panevezys Chamber of Commerce Industry and Crafts (CCIC)

Panevezys Chamber of Commerce Industry and Crafts (CCIC)

 
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Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Lithuanian National Foundation Fundraiser

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We are cordially invite you to a Lithuanian National Foundation Inc. (Tautos Fondas) fundraiser!

Concert to benefit Lithuanian orphans. Program: Simona Minns concert.

After the concert, please join us for light snacks and wine.

Entry Donation: $50, $100 or $150 per person. All donations are tax deductible.

All donations will be sent to Lithuanian orphanages in poor areas. Funds will support the "Consolation" program to organize summer camps for the orphans.

For those unable to attend and wanting to support the fund raising effort, please send your donation to: Lithuanian National Foundation Inc. (Tautos Fondas) 307 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001-2703.

Please R.S.V.P. by April 2nd to the following email: info@tautosfondas.org or call at 212-868-5860.

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Information Session with 43North
Apr
4
4:30 PM16:30

Information Session with 43North

43North is a New York startup competition that invests $5 million annually and is seeking more European applicants.  Hodgson Russ LLP is hosting a 43North information session in NYC on April 4th.  Please find more details below.

Information Session with 43North

Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 4:30-5:30pm

Hodgson Russ LLP, 605 Third Avenue (between 39th and 40th)

Please RSVP to Nathaniel Lucek (nlucek@hodgsonruss.com) by April 3, 2019 so you are registered with building security

What is 43North?

43North is a New York startup competition that invests $5 million annually to attract and cultivate high-growth startups.  43North is made possible by Governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative with support from the New York Power Authority and corporate sponsors.  The grand prize winner receives $1 million.  43North had non-US winners from Israel, Taiwan, and many from Canada (including a grand prize winner from Canada).  All the winners receive incubator space in Buffalo for one year, access to other New York incentive programs, and mentoring.  The 2015 winner recently received $93 million in Series D funding and now has hundreds of employees.  You can learn more about the competition here: https://www.43north.org/.

 

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Estonian Startup Showcase, Innovating Disruption at the 59th Parallel
Apr
3
4:00 PM16:00

Estonian Startup Showcase, Innovating Disruption at the 59th Parallel

We are pleased to request the pleasure of your company at a special  

Estonian Startup Showcase,

Innovating Disruption at the 59th Parallel

shining a spotlight on the inner-workings of the ecosystem behind one of Silicon Valley's best-kept secret "unicorn hatcheries".

NYC's Largest Estonian Startup Ecosystem Event

There will be more than 20 of the hottest Estonian startups and ecosystem-supporting organizations. Don’t miss an opportunity to meet the most advanced digital society in the world!

Who’s Coming?

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The 23rd Shared Services & Outsourcing Week
Mar
15
to Mar 16

The 23rd Shared Services & Outsourcing Week

  • Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are a corporation and you want to learn more about the Shared Services (SS) and their advantages: workforce strategies, top skill development priorities, popular tools & technologies for investments, objectives for SS, and key measures of success? Visit the 23rd Shared Services & Outsourcing Week (SSOW) in Orlando Florida. You will have the opportunity to meet the Invest Lithuania team and explore all that Lithuania has to offer for business. 

SSOW is one community, coming together to break down silos to create knowledge-sharing that helps shared service, outsourcing and global business professionals take their organizations beyond cost-savings and efficiency. This year, new shared services, developing shared services and established shared service organizations will take on hyper-transformation.

For more information about SSOW please visit here.

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