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Tax, Trade & Top Tier Capital: Expanding beyond domestic borders

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Tue, Sep. 12
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch will be served
Fluno Center
601 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53715
Is your company positioned to capture opportunities and meet challenges associated with shifts in U.S. tax and trade policy? Is your company considering expanding beyond our domestic borders, but unsure of the best timing? MITA’s September 12th event will address the top three issues influencing a leader’s decision to expand operations – Tax, Trade and Capital. And, network with other Presidents, CFO’s and COO’s while you hear updates on issues that will influence your global expansion plans.
The United States manufacturing sector has undergone fundamental changes in recent years. Scores of companies in every industry have chosen to move operations abroad to take advantage of compelling tax, trade and labor benefits and to keep competitive advantage in the dynamic global marketplace. Is the timing right for your company? 
The program will focus on possible global policy changes with emphasis on the European Union and Wisconsin’s 2nd largest trade partner - Mexico. Speakers include the new US-Mexico Chamber President and tax, trade and capital experts from Baker Tilly.
TAX:  Paul Bishop, CFRM Tax Committee with Baker Tilly, will address global tax reforms, the VAT and the inequity compounded by the disparities in income tax rates. He will address this topic as well as the future of the IC-DISC regime.
TRADE:  Jeff Jorge, CFRM Leader and President of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Great Lakes Chapter, will share insight on global trade policies with an emphasis on Mexico. He wll discuss how the U.S. trade policy should aim to:
  • Understand the amplitude of change in global trade and the stance from the new administration.
  • Identify key actions to take immediately to future-proof one’s organization in light of current and upcoming changes. 
  • Share insights on the fostering of a competitive environment for U.S. products in markets that have an appetite for American-made goods.
CAPITAL:  Manufacturing is a capital-intensive endeavor. High fixed costs require companies to continually reinvest profits into facilities, equipment, systems and people. Tim Drey, Corporate Quality Manager of DuraTech and General Manager at DuraTech Mexico, will share his on-the-ground experience establishing import/export lanes, operations, inspection, and customer support capabilities. As Mexico has become a major export market and growth platform for La Crosse-based DuraTech Industries, their philosophy of “Global Presence – Local Service”  required a base of operations near key clients.
For Speaker Bios click here.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM –-Registration and Networking 
12:00 PM – 12:30 AM - Lunch and Opening Remarks 
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM - Presentations
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM   -  Q & A Session and Closing Remarks
Cost: Early Bird rate applies until September 5- $35 Members / $50 for Non-Members
Regular rate - $45 for Members, $60 for Non-Members thereafter.
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