The Second Annual Flagship International Symposium 2018 will be held at Ivy Tech, 60th Street, Anderson, Indiana, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, gathering at 8:30am, program begins at 9am until 1:30pm. The theme of is “Coming To America – Overcoming the Hurdles.” In addition there will be discussion on International protocol and global competency, such as learning how intercultural communication skills can improve relations between you and your international counterparts and/or colleagues in our new diverse workforce that has been created. There will be representatives from The International Center (internationalcenter.org), LUNA Language Services (LUNA360.com) and the America China Society of Indiana (americachinasociety.org). We are please these highly respected organizations have agreed to speak at the symposium.
Indiana is a magnet for new international companies. Represented within Madison County are 8 different Countries, operating 20 International Companies, investing over $1.4 Billion in our communities, employing over 3,500 people. These numbers grow every year! We are Madison County, a diverse and united community! Don’t miss a chance to learn from the experts.
Registration: $30.00 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Space is limited so please register to guarantee a spot. Programming from 9am until 1:30pm. Gathering at 8:30am.
Please join us for reflections on a successful transition year, as Martin Baier, who assumed the role of International Center President and CEO in January 2017, highlights Center milestones achieved in 2017.
The International Center will also announce its 2018 International Citizen of the Year honoree, in addition to a new Rising Star award to be introduced at the 2018 ICY event.
Keynoting The International Center’s Annual Meeting will be an informative exchange between International Center board members Gerry Dick, Host, Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick and President, Grow INdiana Media Ventures, and Jim Schellinger, Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana. Together they will explore Indiana’s efforts and successes throughout 2017 to attract global interest in Indiana as a new venue for business operations, and provide a preview of what we might expect in the coming year.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
What every company doing business abroad needs to know
The United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have devoted unprecedented resources to detecting and prosecuting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). These violations are resulting in substantial financial penalties and prison sentences for those involved. Companies of all sizes and their employees have been held liable even when they did not know about improper conduct by their agents and channel partners. Clearly, the FCPA raises many compliance concerns of which exporters need to be aware. In this 90 minute breakfast briefing, Edwin Broecker, a partner with Quarles & Brady, LLP whose practice focuses on the FCPA and related international anti-corruption laws, will provide practical guidance on how you can avoid FCPA problems.
December 5, 2017 8:30 – 10 a.m.
135 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 2400 Indianapolis, IN 46204-4404
$35 (breakfast included)
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WHERE BUSINESS GOES GLOBAL. Join us for the last Global Indy lunch of 2017 as we welcome the Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association (CITCA). The program will feature a CITCA presentation and panel on how businesses can best engage with trade representatives for global growth opportunities. Networking will follow the presentation. Save your seat and register today!
WHAT IS CITCA? CITCA is a group of Trade Representatives representing the governments of nearly 40 countries. Based in Chicago, their jurisdiction is mostly for the Midwest Region of the United States. CITCA members seek to increase trade and investment between the Midwest and their countries by connecting companies, sharing information, organizing participation in trade shows, facilitating trade missions, and fostering academic partnerships, among other activities.
November 28, 2017
12:00pm – 1:30pm
136 North Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
On Tuesday, November 14th, the America China Society of Indiana will be hosting its second China Business Conference at The Conrad in downtown Indianapolis. The half-day, outbound focused event will feature presentations on China’s economic outlook, an update from the 19th Party Congress, education, and ecommerce.
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Conrad Indianapolis
Per Ticket Cost – ACSI Members $20 // Non-Members $60
To Register, please visit acsi-conference.eventbrite.com
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:
Sunday, October 29th
3:00pm at The Palladium in Carmel
Established in 1957, the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China is one of that nation’s top acrobatic troupes, with more than 100 performers enacting feats of acrobatics, magic and martial arts.
The company has performed throughout Europe and Asia, and its members have performed their acts with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and other leading circus attractions. The current North American tour features award-winning highlights from several of the group’s recent productions.
Use promo code ACSI by logging on to our website at TheCenterPresents.org or by calling the Box Office at 317.843.3800. This promo code will activate a special discounted ticket price because of your involvement with the America China Society of Indiana. Student tickets are also available.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Indianapolis, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local business people and IP experts—to share insights that will benefit U.S. IP rights holders. The program is one of a series of China IP Road Shows that the USPTO is conducting across the United States.
Topics to be covered include:
• Creating an IP portfolio in China—general overview
• How to enforce IP in China
• How to enforce IP in the United States
• Indiana businesses’ experience with IP protection in China
Wednesday, October 18th
8:30am – 5:00pm
Wynne Courtroom and Atrium
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
The city of Indianapolis is hosting the eighth annual Indianapolis Chinese Festival downtown on September 23, at IUPUI Wood Plaza from noon to 6 p.m.. This festival is held during the month of Chinese Moon Festival, which is the second largest Chinese festival after Chinese New Year. The Moon festival in China is a celebration of the harvest with family and friends.
IUPUI Wood Plaza
Saturday, September 23rd
12:00pm – 6:00pm