Trade Events

The U.S. Commercial Service in Indiana organizes and supports conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Our goal is to help local U.S. exporters sell globally. A sampling of our events includes:

  • Executive briefings in our office with one of our visiting Commercial Service Officers from around the world.
  • Educational export seminars and online webinars.
  • Matchmaking and export counseling services at international trade shows overseas and the U.S.

By organizing trade missions and educational seminars; providing matching or export counseling services at trade shows; and recruiting buyer delegations to U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Government helps U.S. exporters expand global sales at trade events.

Upcoming Local Events:

1. Tax Benefits of Exporting via an IC-DISC (Indianapolis – March 27, 2014)

2. Stopfakes.gov – Protect Your IPR Seminar (Indianapolis – May 6, 2014)

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Tax Benefits of Exporting via IC-DISC (Indianapolis – March 27, 2014)

Briefing Info:
Date:
March 27, 2014

Time: 8:00am Registration, Program 8:30am - 10:30am ET

Cost: $35.00 (continental breakfast included)

Venue: 2nd Floor Board Room, 201 North Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Accomplish Savings via an IC-DISC

Many business owners will incur higher income taxes in 2013. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 provided some relief, but that relief is limited for most successful business owners. However, one provision of the act provides good news for taxpayers who export qualifying goods. The act permanently extended the export incentive available to privately held businesses.

Certain manufacturers can benefit from an Interest-Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC), as can certain distributors, software developers and architecture and engineering firms. If you export goods from the U.S., you might consider establishing an IC-DISC to take advantage of the permanent tax savings available to you. Benefits are available to you whether you are organized as a limited liability company, a partnership, an S corporation or a C corporation.

Presenters

Tom Miller serves as treasurer of the Indiana District Export Council and is a partner with BKD’s International Tax Services division with more than 30 years of corporate tax experience. He serves international clients, including publicly and privately held U.S.-based multinational corporations and foreign corporations conducting business in the U.S. Tom focuses on corporate tax matters, including cross-border transactions, inbound structuring and planning, foreign tax credit planning, subpart F analysis and export incentives.

Mark Loyd is a partner and chair of Bingham Greenebaum Doll’s Tax and Finance Group. His areas of practice concentration are state, local and federal taxation, tax litigation, tax controversy resolution and tax planning for multistate and multinational companies. Mark assists U.S. companies exporting their products overseas with implementing Interest Charge - Domestic International Sales Corporations (IC-DISCs) structures that provide tax savings to their owners. He is a national speaker on IC-DISC formation, structuring and operation.

Join us for an informal export workshop on the tax benefits attained through setting up and exporting via an IC-DISC.

We look forward to your participation.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more information call Mark Cooper at 317-582-2300 or email: Mark.Cooper@trade.gov

SUPPORTED BY:

BKD – CPAs and Advisors & Indiana District Export Council

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Stopfakes.gov – Protect Your IPR Seminar (Indianapolis – May 6, 2014)

Seminar Info:
Date:
May 6, 2014

Time: 8:30am Registration, Program 9:00am - 2:15pm ET

Cost: $65.00 (lunch included)

Venue: 11 S. Meridian Street, 5th Floor Auditorium II, Indianapolis, IN

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Intellectual Property Rights Seminar

The intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement outreach program brought to you by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Commercial Service.

Ideal for:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small / Large Businesses
  • Start-up Companies
  • Innovators / Inventors
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • IP Attorneys
  • Creative Industries
  • Technology Industry

Speakers From:

  • Office of Policy and External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Office of Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade Administration
  • World Intellectual Property Organization, United Nations
  • U.S. National IPR Coordination Center, Homeland Security

Seminar Topics will include:

  • Obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights in the United States and globally.
  • Best practices and common mistakes; remedies for counterfeiting, piracy, and trade secret theft.
  • Law enforcement resources for IP protection and enforcing IPR in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Patents, Trade secrets, obtaining/maintaining trademarks and copyrights.

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more information call Mark Cooper at 317-582-2300 or email: Mark.Cooper@trade.gov



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