Upcoming Speaking Engagements

September 6 - Building Success in North America Event hosted by Business West

I will be speaking at an event hosted by Business West related to expanding business in the US in the manufacturing and food and drink sectors. The manufacturing portion will be in the morning and the food and drink sector will be covered in the afternoon. 

An exclusive opportunity for manufacturing businesses to expand their export portfolio into the U.S. market and to hear from market experts.

Kirsten Chambers, Consul and Head of Trade & Investment based in New England, will highlight new business opportunities and advise on how to develop your export strategy in order to be successful in the market.

What you will experience?

The event will take place on board the Department for International Trade’s state of the art Export Hub. There will be a series of presentations covering the key States, where to find new sales opportunities, how to ship your products and any legal issues and requirements.

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session to discuss your past export experiences, air any concerns and ask the speakers and fellow delegate’s specific questions.

The Speakers

Kirsten Chambers - Consul and Head of Trade & Investment based in New England, who has a wealth of on the ground experience helping UK businesses to expand into the US market.

David Brown - David was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Bristol Port Company in 2016. Bristol Port remains the largest private and independently owned Port in the UK. It operates over a 2,600 acre estate with a hugely diverse portfolio of trades.

Tom Thorelli - The law firm of Thorelli & Associates specializes in working with small to medium sized European companies doing business in the US. Tom brings a huge amount of knowledge and experience about the US market.

Gary Baylis - As Director of Export Access, Gary has a wealth of knowledge and experience of dealing with exports and imports of all kinds to and from all regions of the world. He is on a mission to raise awareness of the important role played by logistics in international trade. Export Access is the official representative office in the UK & Ireland for Registrar Corp, which is the USA’s leading provider of regulatory compliance services for goods imported into the USA.


September 10 - Dutch Delegation Workshop in Chicago

Steven L. Wiser and Christina Coleman of our firm will be speaking at the Dutch Delegation Workshop at the Connectory (Merchandise Mart) on September 10th at 3:15pm. Steve will be speaking about the legal aspects of doing business in the US and setting up a company in the US. Christina will be discussing immigration matters.


September 18 - USA Consult Day 

I have been invited to speak at the USA Consult Day at Metaalunie in the Netherlands. I will be discussing how to minimize exposure to legal risk when doing business in the US. 


September 19 - Club Export USA

I have been invited to speak by the Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry at their offices concerning the keys to success in the US market. 

Keys to success in the US: a Lawyer’s perspective

Is your product adapted to the market?

Do you have the appropriate marketing strategy? How should you negotiate with


Why and when should lawyers be involved?...etc.

Mr. Thorelli will, based on his experience, help you answer those questions. He will give you tips and tools to understand and bridge cultural gaps.

Each participant will have the opportunity to meet me individually, before or after the seminar.


 September 20 - Business Success in the USA in Marseille, France

I have been invited by APEX to speak at this event concerning being successful while doing business in the US from a legal standpoint. I will be joining other speakers who will provide information concerning various sectors related to expanding business to the US.