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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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
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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Jun
20
9:15 AM09:15

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

  • Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

In partnership with:

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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

  • Consulate General of Lithuania in New York (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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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
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:

For more information here

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Jul
11
12:30 PM12:30

Meeting with the Prime Minister of Latvia Arturs Krisjanis Karins

Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is delighted to welcome the Prime Minister of Latvia Arturs Kisjanis Karins, in our exclusive discussions that will focus on current geopolitical economics issues.

This event is by invitation only

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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Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

EACC Fall Networking Event: 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 17, 2019.

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.

Details to be announced soon. Please feel free to email us if interested. 

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.


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USA-Europe Business Services Summit & Awards
Sep
19
8:00 AM08:00

USA-Europe Business Services Summit & Awards

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. 

Venue

Agenda

Nominations for 2019

VIP Jury

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!

Ask Us for BACC Member Discount! 

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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

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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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Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

EACC Pitch & Mix: Real Estate

In collaboration with the European-American Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. (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 Retail-Tech.

Six of the hottest European real estate startups will pitch and showcase their latest advances. Learn about how they are changing the healthcare 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 friends from over 20 countries for a networking night dedicated to celebrating some of Europe's best Real Estate | PropTech companies.

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

Powered by:

The event is arranged with the valuable help and collaboration of:

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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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Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

BACC Jazz Night

You're cordially invited to celebrate spring at the 

BACC Jazz Night

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 6:30pm-9:00pm
JW Marriott Essex House New York,
160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019 USA

This event will give you a prime networking opportunity, where you will enjoy delectable starters, a premium open bar and a cozy fireside ambiance in an Art Deco-inspired décor and unparalleled Central Park views, while mingling with international executives and other top professionals.

Fee: $110 for BACC Members | $135 for Guests

Attire: Business Casual

RSVP by Friday, March 10, 2019 here

 

The evening’s jazz artist will be the silky-toned Lithuania-born singer and composer Simona Minns, recipient of the Berklee Outstanding Jazz Vocalist Award and the Boston Foundation Live Arts Grant Award.

 

Enjoy live jazz and impressive NYC views at the luxury of JW Marriott Essex House New York with us and international business, political and cultural leaders!

Space is limited - No refunds - No walk-ins

Want to be more visible at the event? Become a Sponsor! For Sponsorship opportunities ask us here

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Mar
13
8:00 AM08:00

The International Food Marketing Summit

  • St. Joseph's University Mandeville Hall (Wolfington Teletorium) (map)
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Buy Local, Think Global: International Experts Share Emerging Trends, New Technologies and Strategies to Drive Sales through Specialty Food Retail.

The International Food Marketing Summit will provide attendees with an overview of emerging trends, new technologies and strategies to drives sales through specialty food retail.
Attendees will delve into the day's "Buy Local, Think Global" theme with this year's inspiration - Italy. You will gain up-to-date insights about emerging and future trends, merchandising techniques, innovation, and customer engagement from an incredibly diverse slate of international food experts.
Register today and learn from our line-up of industry experts how best to engage, activate, and retain your customers by thinking global.

The Summit will be held by EACC member Italy - America Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Saint Joseph's University's Academy of Food Marketing.

Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is a member of EACC. All BACC members are eligible for a $100 discount off the regular ticket price ($ 299). Please use a discount code “ALUMNI”.

Agenda

Speakers

Location and Travel

Registration - BACC Members use a special EACC member code (“ALUMNI”) which provides a $100 discount off the regular ticket price.

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Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs - Latvian Heritage Night

Celebrate the Latvian community with the Knicks! For the second straight season the Knicks will honor the Latvian community at Madison Square Garden.  NBA All-Star Kristaps Porzingis will be integrated throughout the night in honor of his Latvian heritage. Also, come see Davis Bertans of the Spurs who is from Valmiera, Latvia.

Confirmed so far:

*Halftime dance performance from JUMIS

*Knicks Latvian Tshirts for all purchasers thorough this offer

*Piragi available at concession stand

*Colors of Latvian flag on MSG exterior

*Latvian Knicks hat available at team store

more to come!

Tickets from $54

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Feb
22
9:30 AM09:30

Scaling Your Startup in Europe

“For startups from Eastern Europe, the easiest to go location to start would be definitely Baltics…”

- Denis, CEO of “NeoSound”

Description

How do I know where to expand in Europe? Which country is better for me? Can I be pan-european from the start?

We’ve scouted all over Europe to find the best startups in their fields that are scaling up in multiple countries, and are full of stories and lessons to share with you.

Coming from diverse verticals, such as Blockchain, Travel Tech, Industrial IoT and Analytics, these startups have learn a lot about analysing the legal administrative, cultural and market complexities of new ecosystems.

Each young company been selected as one of the top achieving startupstaking part in Startup Lighthouse, a Startup Europe project that in 2018 organised ‘Deep Dive Weeks’ to explore Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon and the Baltics.

You’ll also get the chance to hear from two exciting speakers: Tanya Suarez (who has helped startups scale in Ireland, Spain, Netherlands and Lithuania) and Ana Barjasic (who knows what investors are looking for), plus a Q&A with the European Commission.

Scaling in Europe is hard work - but don't worry - you can talk with our startups and experts over some finger food and see if you're going to be the next one touring Europe with Startup Lighthouse!

 What is Startup Lighthouse?

Startup Lighthouse illuminates the way for European scaleups, helping them to navigate the complexities of scaling abroad. Through their ‘Deep Dive Weeks’ to Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon and the Baltics, selected startups that are ready to scale across Europe are given a week of complete immersion in the new ecosystem. Could you be the next to join them?

 Agenda (*EET, Eastern European Time)

09:30 Registration

10:00 Lighting the way for European scaleups - Ricardo Silva, Vilabs

10:10 Keynote 1: From startup to scaleup - Tanya Suarez, IoT Tribe

10:25 Keynote 2: How to hook an investor - Ana Barjasic, Connectology

10:40 Journey to Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon and the Baltics - Wego Europe, Booklyng, Precision Navigation Systems, NeoSound, CloudyBoss

11:00 Insider tips from Startup Europe + Q&A – Bogdan Ceobanu, European Commission

11:15 Startup Lighthouse startups - Top 10 Awards

11:30 Networking and Light Lunch

 Complimentary lunch and networking.

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Silicon Vikings & Startup World Cup Baltic Regional Competition
Feb
21
to Feb 22

Silicon Vikings & Startup World Cup Baltic Regional Competition

  • TECHCHILL, Riga, Latvia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ATTEND SILICON VIKINGS STARTUP WORLD CUP BALTICS COMPETITION 2019!

Silicon Vikings partnered with Startup World Cup to bring this competition to the Baltic States in 2019.  Regional competitions were held in Sweden, Norway and Finland in February-April 2018. Outreach for the competition was done via Silicon Vikings Nodes as well as local marketing partnerships with over 45 key startup ecosystem players in the Nordics.  One winner from each regional competition received a trip to Silicon Valley to compete in the Global Finale in May 2018 where the grand prize was a $1,000,000 investment prize. Speakers at the Grand Finale included:

·         Reid Hoffman, Founding CEO of LinkedIn

·         Vinod Khosla, Founder of Khosla Ventures and Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems

·         Adam Cheyer, Co-Founder of Siri

·         John Chambers, Former CEO of Cisco

·         Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix

·         Jay Vijayan, Former CIO of Tesla

The 2019 National competition for the Baltic Region will be held at TechChill in Riga, Latvia.

Stage agenda

For more information, please click here.

Join the rest of the superheroes putting the Baltics on the world startup map!

TechChill in the media

// Riga’s startups are putting little Latvia on the big tech map (Wired)

// Latvia’s Tech Hub Of Riga Is Leading The Way For Women…And Drones (Forbes)

// How this shy country wants to become the Silicon Valley of the Baltics (The Next Web

// TechChill: Founders, Entrepreneurs, Challengers and Curious Minds (Irish Tech News)

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Classical Music Concert by Estonian Composers
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Classical Music Concert by Estonian Composers

Consulate General of Estonia in New York is pleased to invite you to Classical Music Concert by Peep Lassmann and Endrik Üksvärav (Music by Estonian composers such as Arvo Pärt, Tõnu Kõrvits, Veljo Tormis among others).

Admission Fee: Free

We hope to see You there!

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Classical Music by Estonian Composers

February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm | Estonian House New York (243 E 34th Street, New York, NY)

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Feb
13
8:30 AM08:30

EACC Partner Event: Ambassadorial Briefing with Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida

The Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) invites You to our EACC partner event

Ambassadorial Briefing with Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida

2019: The International Year of Transitions

2019 may be a year of significant political upheaval for Europe. While Brexit is one of the more notable upcoming transitions, the region will also have a new European Parliament and European Commission, as well as face a change in leadership across the EU’s institutions. This, amidst global adjustment to an uncertain and evolving transatlantic relationship. How will businesses—and the rest of the world—prepare for these shifts, as well the changing power dynamics within the multilateral sphere? 

Ambassador Joao Vale de AlmeidaPermanent Representative of the European Union to the United Nations, joins us to share his insights.

Sponsored by:

 
 
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Screening of Documentary RŪTA
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Screening of Documentary RŪTA

The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania, supported by Lithuanian Culture Institute

presents

the unique opportunity to view a documentary film Rūta in New York and meet the star of the film - the swimmer, one of the most accomplished Lithuanian athletes, the Olympic Gold Medalist Rūta Meilutytė.

A screening will follow by a Q&A session with the Lithuanian Olympic medalist Rūta Meilutytė and the director of the documentary Ronaldas Buožys.

Description

Screened in celebration of Lithuanian Independence Day, the compelling documentary Rūta follows the childhood and rise to fame of one of Lithuania’s most accomplished athletes, swimmer Rūta Meilutytė, from her first strokes in a swimming pool to winning the Olympic gold and beyond. Examining her career developments and personal life, the film tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who becomes an international star overnight, and the ways that this affects her. Directed by Rokas Darulis and Ronaldas Buožys (Lithuania, 2018).

Presented with the Consulate General of Lithuania in New York and is supported by Lithuanian Culture Institute.

Kindly RSVP by February 4, 2019  at ny.renginiai@urm.lt

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Cybersecurity: Threats affecting businesses, government, and non-profits

The Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) invites You to our EACC partner’s event focused on the impact of cyber threats to businesses and government in collaboration with the New York County District Attorney's Office.
The panel of experts will be focusing on today's cyberscape for small, medium, and large-scale organizations (including governments, businesses, and non-profit entities) and will also touch on major recent cyber attacks and breaches in the news and what can be done to prevent future attacks.

The presentation and panel discussion will be followed by Q&A’s from the audience.

Experts panel:

  • Geoff Brown, New York City Chief Information Security Officer and head of New York City Cyber Command

  • Mary Kavaney, COO for the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)

  • Kenn Kern, Chief Information Officer and Special Assistant for International Relations at the New York County District Attorney’s Office

  • Jashua J. Larocca, Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg, New York

  • Mark D. Norberg, Assistant to the Special Agent in-Charge - New York Field Office United States Secret Services

The moderator of the event - Kenn Kern, New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 PM: Networking
6:30-6:40 PM: Panel introduction by DACC President Anders Jensen and Kenn Kern, New York County District Attorney’s Office
6:40-7:30 PM: Panel discussion
7:30-7:45 PM: Q&A
7:45-8:00 PM: Networking

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European Pitch & Mix Night: Health Tech
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

European Pitch & Mix Night: Health 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 Med Tech startups, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and young professionals focused on health technologies. 

Six of the hottest European health tech startups will pitch and showcase their latest advances. Learn about how they are changing the healthcare 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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Jan
23
8:00 AM08:00

Blockchain Centre Vilnius - ‘One Year Anniversary Conference’ | Broadcasted live on Facebook

Blockchain Centre Vilnius is celebrating its first anniversary on January 23, 2019.  On this occasion the Centre is organizing a conference, “One Year Anniversary Conference”.

The conference will be broadcasted live on Blockchain Centre Vilnius Facebook page.

Watch on January 23, 2019 starting from 8:00am EST (Eastern Standard Time) and 3:00pm EET (Eastern European Time). View in your time zone here:

Among high level speakers from the European Commission, Lithuanian Government, Lithuanian Central Bank, ODEM.IO , Debitum Network, Pillar Foundation and other tech companies, you will meet WTO Chief Analyst Emmanuelle Ganne who will make a keynote speech on how blockchain can revolutionize international trade.

Take a look at the AGENDA.

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TO BE CONTINUED / TURPINAJUMS - FILM SCREENING
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

TO BE CONTINUED / TURPINAJUMS - FILM SCREENING

Latvia's Oscar nomination for 2018 Best Foreign Language Film

Shot over the course of two years, this documentary by acclaimed Baltic director Ivars Seleckis follows seven children in various parts of the country, all at the intersection of various historical, social, and economic processes. Among them are Kārlis, who lives in the countryside; Gleb, whose grandparents are part of the Russian-speaking minority who arrived in the country during the Soviet era; Zane, whose family has always lived in an urban environment; Anastasija, whose family has instead chosen to live far from the city; and little Anete, whose mother lives and works in the UK.

Director Ivars Seleckis is the oldest actively working documentary filmmaker in Latvia. His filmography bridges the modern day with the history of the Latvian documentary tradition, and his documentaries are noted for their thorough and sophisticated analysis of social processes.

Runtime 95 min. In Latvian with English subtitles.

Purchase tickets here.

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"Gardens" Art Installation by Ray Bartkus at Federal Hall
Dec
17
to Jan 4

"Gardens" Art Installation by Ray Bartkus at Federal Hall

  • Federal Hall National Memorial (map)
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In celebration of the
Centennial of Modern Lithuanian Statehood

We are delighted to invite you to visit a contemporary art installation GARDENS by renowned Lithuanian-American artist Ray Bartkus in one of the most spectacular places in New York – Federal Hall National Memorial.

The installation will be on display from Monday, December 17, 2018 till Friday, January 4, 2019.

OPENING EVENING:

The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York
requests the pleasure of your company
at the Opening evening
on Monday, December 17, 2018
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
at the Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall St, New York, NY 10005

Kindly RSVP at ny.renginiai@mfa.lt


ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Ray Bartkus is a conceptual Lithuanian-American artist whose large-scale installations, paintings and illustrations, many dealing with today’s complex political, economical and social realities, have been exhibited and published around the world. R.Bartkus has displayed his personal work in several exhibitions and festivals in the United States and Europe. His works have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery (United States) and the Lithuanian Museum of Art. R. Bartkus has illustrated for a number of publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Harper's Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine.

More info about the artist: http://raybartkus.com/






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Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Mettis Quartet with Gabrielius Alekna

Mettis Quartet and pianist Gabrielius Alekna perform a compelling program showcasing Lithuanian modern classics, including String Quartet in C Minor by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, a towering influence on the country’s professional traditions in both music and visual arts along with MiKonst for piano and strings by Remigijus Merkelys, inspired by and alluding to Čiurlionis. Philip Glass’ String Quartet No.2 (“Company”) and Robert Schumann’s Romantic masterpiece Piano Quintet in E-flat Major will complete the program. 

Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania celebrating the Centennial of the restored Lithuania and its partnership with the United States.

Concert is free and open to the public.

For more information please visit here.

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