GBANE 2023: Open For Business!

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GBANE 2023: Open For Business!

The 29th Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening Featuring International Diplomats Posted in Boston Now on April 5th!

By Global Business Alliance of New England

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, April 5 · 5:30 - 8pm EDT


Suffolk University Law School 120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108

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About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The 29th Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening which will take place in person on Wednesday, April 5th at Suffolk University Law School (please note the new date and location!) in Boston. Under the topic “Open For Business: Checking In With Economies Around The Globe”, international diplomats posted in Boston will be making the case for their respective countries and briefly describe the current economic and political climate. This moderated conversation by Boston Business Journal Executive Editor Doug Banks will be preceded by an international economic update and followed by a networking reception.

Ticket Categories:

  • General Admission: $35 (+fees)
  • Reduced Admission: $22 (+ fees) applicable to members of GBANE's affiliated organizations such as AIM, BABC, BIBA, CONECT, FACCNE, GABC, NE Council, SACCNE, UNAGB, WorldBoston, and WWTNE
  • Free admission: Students of local area colleges and unversities attend for free (please bring student ID)


Representing their countries will be the following diplomats posted in Boston:

    • Peter Abbott OBE, British Consul General
    • Rodger Cuzner, Consul General of Canada
    • Alberto Fierro Garza, Consul General of Mexico
    • Michael Jürgens, Deputy Consul General of Germany
    • Mustafa Soykurt, Consul General of France
    • Kotaro Suzuki, Consul General of Japan

Moderator: Doug Banks, Executive Editor of the Boston Business Journal

Preliminary Schedule:

5:30PM Check-in and Early Networking

6:00PM Welcome and Introductions

6:15PM Economic Update

6:30PM “Open For Business” Panel Discussion with International Diplomats

followed by a Networking Reception.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Interested in marketing your product or service? This Forum presents a great opportunity to showcase your firm to a select group of attendees involved in international trade.

  • Supporting sponsor: $2,500 (3 available)
  • A limited number of exhibit tables is available at $700.

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About GBANE:

The Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE), is a collaborative effort of more than 20 International business associations & government agencies. The aim is to facilitate regular interaction between these entities to promote business, trade relations and understanding with countries worldwide.

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Event Sponsor

Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer - International Tax Law

Founded in 1978 as a tax law firm, Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer, LLP is built on a foundation of providing quality service to our clients. The focus of our firm is sophisticated tax planning, tax compliance, and related legal services for individuals, families, estates, and closely held companies. We advise our clients on both domestic and international tax matters, areas in which we have developed extensive experience. Our approach is to develop tax-effective strategies to meet our clients’ needs and to advise and assist clients with the resulting tax compliance requirements.

VMS represents clients before federal and state tax authorities, guiding clients through audits, disputes, and other complex proceedings before these government agencies. As a result of our unique experience, the firm frequently acts as special tax and legal counsel to other professional advisors working on behalf of their clients.

About the organizer

This is a collaborative event of International Business Associations who are members of the Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE).

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