Future Leaders in Export Club- Exporters Club
The Future Leaders in Export Club is a community for importers and exporters run by the Export Council of Australia. Meeting once a month, the exporters club, FLEX, is a friendly forum to discuss your issues, ideas and problems, whether you are exporting or importing.
The exporters group meets to discuss a particular topic which is led by an Industry expert. The consultation sessions are a great place to brainstorm/share problems, ideas, opportunities and success stories.
Milan Kundera wrote, “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” In today’s fast-paced, digitally-focused world, marketing and innovation are almost synonyms, and that is both exciting and just a little scary.
In our first FLEx series of 2013, we will focus on some of the most important aspects of marketing as part of export strategy. We’ll attempt to demystify the marketing machine while offering practical hints for success.
The monthly export meetings are for members of the Export Council of Australia and only those representing import or export companies. For information on joining the Export Council of Australia please click here.
YOUR NETWORK, SHARED KNOWLEDGE, YOUR FUTURE
FLEx 2013 – Topics on the agenda:
|Social Media – Hype or Marketing Tool?||We’re all familiar with the major social media channels, but what is their value when it comes to marketing your business overseas? Is it enough to just have a LinkedIn profile or a Facebook page? Join us for a lively discussion on the importance and effective use of social media.
|Websites for Export Success||Is your website doing your business more harm than good? This session will highlight the key elements of a good international website, while examining the pitfalls of an ineffective one.
|Maximising your Trade Show Investment||Trade show participation is an expensive exercise, both in dollar and resource terms. It is vitally important that you make the most of every trade show at which you exhibit or that you attend. This session will give you practical information on how to choose a trade show, how to plan and execute your show stand, how to maximise your exposure, and how to effectively use your trade show time.
|International Trade Law Refresher
||What is International Trade Law? And how does it impact your overseas business? Our guest expert will talk you through the basics and leave you with a checklist of information to help smooth your path through the minefield of trade law.
|Contracting for International Success||Your contract with a customer lays the groundwork for any future business relationship. It is vital that when negotiating a contract you get it right, particularly when conducting business internationally. This session will cover the key elements of contracting, with the emphasis on international transactions.
|Office, subsidiary, distribution agreement,
|Starting with the definitions of different business models and moving onto the practical implications of how you then action your offshore expansion, this session will leave you with a clear idea of which is the correct path for your global business expansion.
|Setting up overseas – Do’s and Don’ts for Success||We will touch on the most important aspects of setting up an international operation – from renting office space to employment regulations, from local legislation to banking requirements and transfer pricing.
|International Tax Structures – The Basics||Every jurisdiction has its own tax laws and these will have a serious impact on your overseas business operations, particularly if you don’t do the right thing! Throw the ATO into the mix and you have a recipe for a potential disaster. Join us as we attempt to untangle the web that is international tax to leave you with a checklist for getting it right.
|Quarantine and Customs Matter!||Whether exporting or importing, customs and quarantine play an important part in your international business. Find out how to make Customs and AQIS your allies.
Networking/Christmas FunctionDate: Thursday 5th December
Venue: Servcorp, Boardroom, Level 18, 101 Collins St, Melbourne.
RSVP: Collins Rex: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUARANTINE & CUSTOMS MATTER! FIND OUT HOW TO STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THESE IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT AGENCIESDate: Wednesday 4th December
Venue: Logan City Council Building, 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central
Perth, Western Australia
Office, subsidiary, distribution agreement or joint venture? Finding the correct path to international expansion for YOUR business
Venue: CCI Boardroom, Level 4, 180 Hay Street, East Perth WA 6004
Adelaide, South Australia
International Tax Structures – The Basics (POSTPONED)
Venue: SERVCORP, LEVEL 30, Westpac House, 91 King William Street, Adelaide
RSVP: Lisa McAuley: email@example.com