Doing Business In The USA


September 27, 2022


9:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
  • 9:00am to 3:00pm - light breakfast, lunch & Q&A included
  • Coast Capri Hotel Kelowna - view on map
  • Free
  • Registration deadline is September 13th

Brought to you by Export Navigator, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada Pacific Chapter and the US Commercial Service's SelectUSA, Doing Business in the USA (DBUSA) is a seminar dedicated to helping Canadian business owners enter the American market. One of Kelowna’s greatest trade assets is its proximity to the US border. However, crossing borders with commercial goods face ever-changing complexities and regulations. Gain access to a panel of carefully selected local Immigration and Cross-Border Lawyers, Tax Specialists, Customs Brokers, and Logistics Professionals. Don’t miss out on this interactive seminar if you want to ensure a foolproof US market access strategy.

Learn from our panel from Cascadia Cross-Border Law, Law Offices of Gene Moses, MNP, PCB Customs Brokers, and PCB Freight Management. Whether opening a storefront with a US address or partnering with a distribution center for your eCommerce activity, our seasoned panel will help you determine your export strategy and understand your responsibilities with local and federal government agencies.

Small to medium-sized business owners who attend this event will learn:

  • Optimal Structure For US Presence
  • Cost-Effective Logistics And Distribution Channels
  • Responsibility For Federal And State Tax
  • What Is Considered "Working" In The US
  • US Consumer Purchasing Behavior
  • Canadian Export Requirements And US Import Compliance
  • Investment Opportunities


9:00am to 9:40am
Networking breakfast‍

9:40am to 9:45am
Chelsea Sang, Regional Manager, Export Navigator

‍9:45am to 10:05am‍
About Export Navigator
Shannan Schimmelmann, Export Advisor for Indigenous-Owned Businesses, Export Navigator
Amber Piché, Export Advisor for Thompson-Okanagan, Export Navigator

10:05am to 10:10am
About the American Chamber of Commerce - Pacific Chapter
Maria Rajanayagam, Chair, AmCham - Pacific Chapter

10:10am to 10:20am
SelectUSA Resources to Access the US Market
Bojan Opsenica, Investment Specialist, US Department of Commerce

10:20am to 10:50am
How to Access Immigration in the US
Greg Boos, Founder and Principal, Cascadia Cross-Border Law

10:50am to 11:00am

11:00am to 11:30am
How to Form Legal Entities: Structure, Formation and Compliance
Gene Moses, Founder and Principal, The Law Offices of Gene Moses P.S.

11:05am to 11:30am
How to Expand to the US the Smart Way
Sid Rao, Partner, US Tax Services, MNP

12:00pm to 1:00pm

1:00pm to 1:30pm
How to Import Your Goods into the US
Breanna Leininger, US Operations Manager, PCB Customs Brokers

1:30pm to 2:00pm
‍How to Optimize Logistics Efforts
Alexandra Haukaas, Operations Manager, PCB Freight Management

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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