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How to expand your business to U.S.? How to open a U.S. subsidiary? What do you need to know about taxes and permits when entering the largest market in the world? To whom can you turn to if you need additional information?

Join us at the Workshop “How to Do Business in US” intended for Slovenian Companies expanding into the United States or already working in the U.S..

The event is co-organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for Economic Diplomacy, U.S. Embassy in Slovenia and American Chamber of Commerce – AmCham Slovenia.


2.00- 2.15 Welcome remarks

Dr. Stanislav Raščan, Ambassador, Director General of Directorate for Economic Promotion, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Joseph A. Mussomeli, U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia

Mag. Ajša Vodnik, Executive Director, AmCham Slovenia

2.15-3.00 Introduction of Slovenian economic diplomacy team in the US

Mag. Gorazd Renčelj, Economic Counselor at the Embassy of Slovenia in Washington

Jurček Žmauc, Consul General of Slovenia in Cleveland, Slovenian-American Business Association (SABA)

3.00-3.45 Experience of successful Slovenian companies in US

Robert Grah, Managing Director, SG Automotive,

Mag. Jadranka jezeršek Turnes, International Communication Consultant, Kontekst, Polimat

Mag. Primož Bešter, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Kolektor

3.45-4.00 Break

4.00-4.30 U.S. Business culture and etiquette

Neil DiBiase, Economic Officer, U.S. Embassy Ljubljana

4.30-5.00 US Trade shows

Thomas Brennan, Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Department of Commerce

5.00-5:30 Consular regulations and immigration policies

Mark Bland, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy Vienna

5.30-6.30 Conclusion and time for networking

Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, March 27, from 2.00 to 6.30 pm.

Language: Workshop will be held in English language without translation.