Understanding Cultural Differences, International Travel Safety and Legal Considerations, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMTopic: International Trade5:30-6:30pm: Understanding Cultural Differences presented by Eileen Rodriguez, MBA, CGBP, Regional Director, Florida SBDC at USF.
In this session, learn how understanding different cultures prepares exporters to do business and adapt in other countries. A fun and interactive class discussion on the cultural iceberg, individual vs. collective society, the power distance, non-verbal communication and negotiating across cultures.
Rodriguez started out as the International Trade Specialist at the Florida SBDC at USF more than 20 years ago and has since traveled to approximately 35 countries including: Iceland, Turkey, Russia, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, and Finland, as well as almost every country in Latin America and the Caribbean. She will share personal experiences from different parts of the world during this engaging session. https://sbdctampabay.com/eileen-rodriguez/
6:30-7pm: International Travel Safety presented by Adam Barlow, Founder and CEO, Axiom Solutions Network.
In this session, learn about the myths and realities of traveling abroad and what security considerations need to be taken as a business owner traveling to other countries. Gain insight into the key elements of security awareness, common forms of attacks, and how to plan and prepare for travel.
Barlow's 30+ years' experience encompasses the national intelligence community, military special operations, federal law enforcement investigations, and crisis negotiations. He has been directly engaged with planning, implementing and utilizing Personnel Recovery Plans.
7-8:30pm: Legal Issues and Documentation in International Sale Transactions presented by Olga Pina, Partner, Shutts & Bowen, LLP.
In this session, learn about legal issues that often present themselves with export transactions and different types of legal protection needed. Pina will review the various types of contracts for indirect and direct exporting, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and contract terms to consider.
Pina practices in the areas of corporate, securities, international business transactions and export compliance, including compliance with U.S. Treasury (OFAC) regulations related to embargoed countries and customs seizures. She has extensive experience in corporate transactions, including cross-border joint ventures and securities issues in Latin America, and serves as a member of the firm's Cuba Task Force. https://shutts.com/lawyer/olga-m-pina/
Speaker: Eileen Rodriguez, MBA, CGBP, Regional Director, Florida SBDC at USF, Adam Barlow, Founder and CEO, Axiom Solutions Network, Olga Pina, Partner, Shutts & Bowen, LLP*Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location.
*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 60.00Link