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Communicating Effectively with U.S. Business Partners - Free Webinar

US MAC (US Market Access Center), JETRO (The Japan External Trade Organization), Sukyaki

Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM (CET)

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Communicating Effectively with U.S. Business Partners
  Join us for this free Webinar on March 18
You only get one chance to make a good impression in front of the right international business partner. As in all cultures, the American approach is unique. It’s a fine balance between developing a friendship and creating a win-win financial transaction. Are you prepared for doing business successfully in the U.S.? 

In this webinar, participants will learn: 

1) To understand the American mentality and where is comes from. 
2) Why small talk is crucial for US business interactions. 
3) How Americans make decisions and what motivates them. 
4) How to negotiate successfully with US business partners. 
5) The meanings behind the words Americans use. 
6) How to present to, hold meetings, and sustain contact with U.S. business partners. 
There is no charge to attend this Webinar.
Title:   Communicating Effectively with U.S. Business Partners
Date:   Thursday, March 18, 2010
Time:   4:30 PM - 5:15 PM CET
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer
Space is limited.
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About the Presenters:

Melissa Lamson, President, Lamson Consulting, Global Diversity Management

Having recently returned to the U.S. after a ten-year stint of consulting in Europe, Melissa Lamson has been a pioneer in Global Diversity and Intercultural Management and has run projects in over 30 countries. She works with governments, non-profits, SMEs, large multinationals, foreign investors, and C-level executives across all industries. Melissa’s clients include; 3M, Blackberry, MTV, OMV, Porsche, and SAP and her work consists of Global Diversity Programs, Leadership Development, Global Talent Management, Intercultural Training, and Post Merger & Acquisition Integration. Her most recent ventures have been to advise foreign investors who want to set-up operations in the Silicon Valley.

Melissa Lamson, Lamson Consulting

Steve Hemminger, Alston + Bird, LLP

Alston and Bird provides legal counsel and services on a global basis to domestic and multinational clients across a broad range of industries. Their mission is to provide the highest quality legal advice and responsiveness by assembling and nurturing the strongest array of legal talent and expertise to meet the challenges their clients face today. A critical component of ensuring that they provide effective and integrated services in their unique culture, which has been repeatedly recognized for fostering teamwork among their 900 lawyers and with their clients.

For more information please visit 

We hope you can join us for this informative Webinar!

Alfredo Coppola
Director, Business Development
Mobile +1-415-699-7564
Office +1-408-351-3309

US Market Access Center
10 South Third Street - 3rd floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Have questions about Communicating Effectively with U.S. Business Partners - Free Webinar? Contact US MAC (US Market Access Center), JETRO (The Japan External Trade Organization), Sukyaki



US MAC (US Market Access Center), JETRO (The Japan External Trade Organization), Sukyaki

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.  

Sukiyaki- By the cooperation between “Japanese enterprises” and “Startups”, we expand business tie-ups. We are a mutual support group for the new-business developers, with the goal “Energize Japan by the cooperation between ‘Japanese enterprises’ and ‘Startups’ ! ”

USMAC is a tech accelerator located in Silicon Valley (from San Francisco to Menlo Park). We give International tech companies fast and successful access to the US Market. 

For decades, the road ahead for any technology company anywhere in the world, has led to Silicon Valley in Northern California, US. It is home to many global technology giants like HP, CISCO, Facebook, Google and Apple – just to name a few. It is the center for billions of dollars in tech funding, partnerships and client deals and the home of the legendary entrepreneurial culture that powers the world’s most important technologies.

Since 1995, USMAC has helped over 1,400 companies from over 50 countries get started, grow and succeed in Silicon Valley. Our only focus is to help emerging technology companies from other countries seeking to do business in the United States. We do this through our custom made market entry programs without taking any equity in your company.

With over 100 mentors “that’s been there done that” and with two different office locations, USMAC offers everything from a three-step program called Go Global Silicon Valley to virtual and physical office space in the most relevant location for your tech company. 

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