Foley & Associates will host The Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) trade mission to Australia in May 2013. Company profiles for the mission participants are now available for reviewing by Australian companies.
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On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 Angela will speak at the AmCham Executive Tutorial on “Importing, Exporting and Investing in the US”.
Click link to download flier: Doing Business with the US
As described by AmCham:
America is the land of business opportunity for Australia. In the current economic climate, the opportunity exists to import from the USA at very competitive exchange rates, or become an agent or distributor for American made goods.
Investment opportunities are also very good – not just in real estate but other areas. And of course, for the right product, exporting is viable or launching your business in the USA is a real option.
If you have thought of these options, you need to know the rules: business law, tax liability, immigration issues, state government requirements, incentives and taxes, labor laws, customs and import rules – the list is long and complex.
Learn from four experts. Avoid the pitfalls and common mistakes.
The presenters will be:
- U.S. Commercial Service – Joe Kaesshaefer, Senior Commercial Officer for Australia and New Zealand, U.S. Commercial Service
- Market Entry – Angela Foley, Managing Director, Foley and Associates
- Legal Issues – Anne Petterd, Special Counsel, Baker & McKenzie
- International Tax – Joe Kledis, International Tax Services – U.S. Tax Desk, Ernst & Young
- Immigration Issues – Noah Klug, Manager – US Immigration, Australia/APAC, Fragomen Australia
If you are interested in the U.S. market, you must attend AmCham’s ‘Doing Business with the USA – Importing, Exporting and Investing’ Tutorial.
As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Authorized Investment Representative, Foley & Associates will be exhibiting at AIMEX 2011 to feature Pennsylvania’s commitment to the mining industry. Showing just how important mining has become to Pennsylvania, its top export in 2010 was coal, doubling its level from 2009. Pennsylvania provides a great base for Australian/New Zealand companies to set-up operations and establish a foothold in the US market.
Australian/New Zealand companies interested in establishing a base in the US and learning more about selecting the right location, set-up options, and how to access funding and local expertise are encouraged to visit us for confidential discussions.
Taking place from 6 - 9 September at the Sydney Showground, AIMEX has been firmly established on the international mining industry calendar. It is where Australian and international suppliers of mining technology, equipment and services come together with mining industry buyers and specifiers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities, exchange technical information and network in an interactive business environment.
Please visit us, along with the following PA companies, at booth 3107-01.
ACKER DRILL COMPANY, INC. | www.ackerdrill.com
CATTRON GROUP INTERNATIONAL | www.cattron.com
CENTER ROCK, INC. | www.centerrock.com
DFT, INC | www.dft-valves.com
NEW PIG CORPORATION | www.newpig.com
RAJANT CORPORATION | www.rajant.com
REICHdrill | www.reichdrill.com
ROCK HOG DRILLING PRODUCTS | www.rockhog.com
CENTRAL PA MINING INDUSTRIES (Catalog Show)
A Spotlight on the International Product Development Company and its First Year at HCAR
HCAR prides itself on fostering innovation that directly impacts the lives of those in the local, regional and global community. HCAR tenant ide+ shares the very same ideal and plays a major role in helping its customers bring new products to market.
ide+ provides design and engineering services to companies wishing to develop new products for mass production. Their customers are deeply rooted in a number of industries, including medical devices and industrial product development. ide+ believes that successful products and project outcomes are created by following an idea through the initial stages of concept planning, technical design and engineering to marketing and manufacturing.
ide+ established its North American base in Hershey nearly one year ago, becoming the first international company to open an office at HCAR. Richard Sokolov, one of the founders, learned about HCAR when Jack Atchason, Director of Business Development, attended a conference in Australia. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development supported the international outreach trip through the Regional Investment Marketing grant program.
“Adding a tenant like ide+ demonstrates HCAR’s commitment to helping foreign companies break into the U.S. market,” said Atchason. “Proximity to major clients was a huge advantage that HCAR had to offer, and that’s a real credit to the growth of the region.”
ide+ chose Central Pennsylvania as its North American base thanks in part to its close proximity to both existing ide+ clients and to a thriving local industry, particularly in the key areas of life sciences and advanced manufacturing. ide+ has worked closely with Angela Foley, the international investment representative in Australia for the PA Department of Community and Economic Development Office of International Business Development, to establish the office and reach out to the growing biomedical sector in the region.
The company plans to use its office at HCAR as a basis for growing business in the U.S. They are a relatively small organization now, with a staff of 15 people. The directors are still hands-on, but they have begun the recruitment process to find a full-time operations manager for their new outpost in Hershey.
Original article from HCAR News here.
On the 6th and 7th of October, Foley & Associates hosted a stand at All-Energy Australia on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
It was our first time exhibiting at the show and we were able to meet many great companies and new contacts.
Angela Foley was also invited to speak at the conference in the International Chamber of Commerce meeting. Her topic was “American Clean Technology – The Pennsylvania Story”.
If you’d like information on the clean tech industry in Pennsylvania, or a copy of Angela’s presentation, please contact us!
On 1 November, Foley and Associates co-hosted a seminar on ‘Doing Business in the US’ with Industry and Investment New South Wales.
Approximately 35 companies specifically interested in the US market attended the invitation only event, which featured the following speakers:
- Angela Foley – Founding Director of Foley & Associates speaking on ‘Expanding into the US Market – Points to consider when opening an office, establishing manufacturing or entering a JV’
- Noah Klug – Lawyer, Fragomen speaking on ‘Navigating the US regulatory environment: market access, commercial law, and immigration in the US’
- Malcolm Bush – International Trade Consultant, Gloria Jean’s Coffees speaking on ‘Selling to the States – culture, spending power, & recent developments’
- David Howard, Austrade State Manager, New South Wales and ACT speaking on Insight and advice on business in the US
Please contact this office if you are interested in receiving the presentations, or if you are interested in expanding into the US market!
From September 14-29, 2010 the Office of International Business Development at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development is holding its Pennsylvania International Week (PIW). PIW gives Pennsylvania companies the opportunity to meet with PA’s international representatives. As in previous years, Angela Foley and Susie Christensen are participating in the program to discuss business opportunities with local companies interested in Australia/New Zealand markets.
Angela has also spent time meeting with prospective exporters in in New York and Virginia.
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