Throughout the year the Council conducts a range of free business online workshops and seminars (Webinars) covering a broad range of topics including: sales, finance, human resources management, marketing, mediation, legislative issues, trade barriers, intellectual property and more.

The Council also supports the delivery of Webinars from other organisations (e.g. service providers, industry associations, non-profit organisations, legislators etc.)

Notifications of upcoming Webinars are sent via email to all Council members.

Benefits of attending a Webinar:

  • Hot and applicable topics: Spend between 60-90 minutes of your time to gain knowledge the most applicable topics in your field.
  • Reputable and experienced presenters:  Webinars are conducted by presenters with world-recognised reputation and long term experiences in the fields.
  • Interactive: Throughout the presentation there are opportunities to ask questions and submit feedback.
  • Time effective: The average webinar takes between 60-90 minutes. There is no cost of travelling and taking days off work, and participants  still receive the same learning outcomes as a regular workshop.
  • Cost effective: Webinars are free to Council members. In addition, there is no need to spend on airfares, hotels, car rentals or enterainment.
  • Convenient: You can attend a Webinar in your office or at home at your own convenience.
  • Easy to use: All you need to have is a computer with high speed Internet connection and a computer headset with a high quality microphone. All you need to do is to click on the link in the invitation email and start joining the workshop.
  • Additional credentials for your portfolio: Participants receive a certificate of attendance upon request.

Pre-Recorded Webinars

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8 Dangerous Myths about Trademark Registration

Learn About:

  • What trademarks are
  • What is a brandable name
  • Why you must start early
  • Why you shouldn’t rely on your incorporation to protect your brand name
  • The difference between registering and being able to use a trademark
  • The process of registering a trademark

Speaker: Andrei Mincov, Mincov Law Corporation

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9 Biggest Mistakes Construction Companies Make on Proposals

Learn About:

  • The biggest mistakes that construction companies make on tenders and other proposals and how to overcome them.

Speaker: Perryn Olson, The Brand Constructors

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A Manager's Guide to Training That Gets Results

Learn About:

  • Components of a well-designed training program
  • Conditions that enable performance
  • The five steps to planning training
  • Assessing performance needs
  • Evaluating training needs
  • Designing a suitable training program
  • Supporting the transfer of learning

Speaker: Marie Antaya, Eclectic Communications

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Are you making use of the world’s strongest patent while you still can?

Learn About:

  • History of Second Tier Patent Protection
  • Innovation Patent and Innovative Step
  • Prosecution Strategies
  • Litigation Strategies
  • Demise of the Innovation Patent

Speaker: Anthony Lee, Madderns

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Avoiding the Contractor Trap: How to Hire the Best Candidates Quickly and Legally

The presentation will:

  • Explore motivations for expanding business overseas and discuss the options for hiring quickly
  • Define “independent contractor” and examine the risks of mis-classification
  • Discuss the use of sales agents in Europe
  • Explain the Global PEO and the legal implications of using one
  • Clarify legal requirements for direct employee relationships
  • Walk through the decision process for setting up a subsidiary, using a Global PEO, or hiring a contractor
  • Reveal how to transition to a long term solution
  • Identify common problems
  • Share strategies for risk mitigation

Speakers: Jane Booth – Globalization Partners & Steve Wilson – Osborne Clarke

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Building Operational Cost Savings

Are you needing to save on operating costs at your premises? This webinar walks through the basics of conducting a building operational cost audit, from getting a handle on your energy and water use to putting best management practices to work for your bottom line. This introductory webinar familiarizes participants with the steps required to conduct an audit and provides advice on how to establish a ‘to-do / check-list’ to ensure that ongoing checks are quick and easy. Find out more about this webinar on this information page.

PowerPoint Presentation

Video Recording:
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Commercial Collections: The Litigation Option

Learn About:

  • What is a Commercial Collection?
  • Using an Attorney as a Collection Tool
  • Cases Eligible for Litigation
  • Choosing your Attorney
  • Proper Attorney Fee Structure
  • Information Needed to Effectively Litigate A Commercial Collections Case
  • What to Expect – The Process

Speaker:  William Rudow, Rudow Law Group, LLC

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Competitiveness and Innovation on the 21st Century

Learn About:

  • Barriers to competitiveness
  • Different models for innovation
  • Why innovation is difficult
  • What can we do
  • The circle of innovation

Speaker: Michele Vincenti, Alvana Business Consulting Inc

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Creating a Culture of Engagement with Health and Communications Strategies

Learn About:

  • Increasing engagement and collaboration with teams using Emotional Intelligence communication tools & wellness strategies
  • Practical and easy to implement solutions for nutrition, exercise and stress management
  • Strategies for implementing a successful wellness program in your company

Speaker: Patricia M.L. Conlin, President, Global Consulting Group Inc

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Designing Immersive At-Purchase Moments

The world is witnessing the convergence of two massive trends that will influence and impact how we create meaningful user experiences.

One of these trends is the rise of the millennial customer segment as the single most important purchasing and influencing segment around the globe. The second of these trends is the rise of fifth dimension design through the use of virtual goggles and new projection devices that create immersive experiences quickly emerging as a key influencer on how the new consumer wants to engage with brands. Understanding how to cater and drive unique immersive branded user experiences is critical in brands succeeding in gaining market share and growth.

 Learning Outcomes

  • Millennial engagement with brands
  • What is their awareness of 5D experiences
  • What are the various types of immersive experiences
  • Five factors you need to consider when creating your next immersive experience

Speaker: Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Shikatani Lacroix

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Doing Business in India

Learn About:

  • Indias Economic and Political Outlook
  • Government Programmes for 2015-2018
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Corporation Proection

Speaker: RK Aggarwal, Aggarwal Associates

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Foreign Businesses Opening a US Office, and the L1 visa

Learn About:

  • The differences in types of business visas; including H, E, EB, and L.
  • What documents are needed to prove your business has been operational prior to entering the United States market.
  • Investment visas, and what is involved in EB5 and E2 investments.
  • Pending legislation aimed at making L visas harder to acquire.
  • Starting an office in the US – the paperwork and how to get setup.
  • Proving viability – how to show you have sufficient funds to operate in the American market place.
  • Whether to seek a green card (LPR status) or non-immigrant business status.
  • How to bring your employee families over to the United States.

Speaker: Mr. Sean Hanover, Esq – Hanover Law

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How to Anticipate Industry Disruptions: Five Proven Methodologies

Learn About:

  • Growth Strategizing
  • The Five Forces That Shape Industry Competition
  • Strategic Considerations of Industry Disruptions
  • Selling Your Ideas
  • Increasing the Odds of Success

Speaker: Bryan Mattimore – The Growth Engine

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International and inter-cultural mediation as a way to resolve conflict

Mediation is a process of dialogue and negotiation in which a third party assists two or more disputant parties, with their consent, to prevent, manage or resolve a conflict without resort to force. The general goal is to enable the parties to reach agreements they find satisfactory.

This Webinar Will Help You To:

  • Understand why conflicts start and the best way to end them through mediation
  • Harness various methods for dealing with intractable problems
  • Resolve issues without resorting to expensive and/or time-consuming legal avenues

Speaker: Lynn Cole , President of the Cole Academy, International Mediation Training

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International Trade - Major Changes on the Horizon

Learn About:

  • The World Trade Organization
  • The Trade Facilitation Agreement
  • The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
  • Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s)
  • The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership)
  • The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
  • ACE – Automated Commercial Environment
  • What Are Customs Trusted Partners?
  • PGAs – Partner Government Agencies
  • C-TPAT – Custom-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
  • Centers for Excellence and Expertise
  • How to Ensure Your Company is Ready

Speaker: Steve Fodor, Customs Services & Solutions Inc

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Marketing To 50+ Customers

Mark Twain once said, “The problem ain’t what you know, it’s what you know that ain’t so.” This thought-provoking and practical program provides a commonsense approach to connecting with Baby Boomer and older customer. Challenging stereotypical thinking and aging myths, the program provides new in-depth marketing principles, insights, tactics, and techniques. The program helps participants understand better the mind of target markets resulting in improved traditional and online marketing and increased desired actions. Find out more on the information page for this webinar.

PowerPoint Presentation

Video Recording:
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Patent Portfolio Development for Licensing and Monetization

Learn About:

  • Guidelines to Patent Portfolio Development
  • Selecting the Appropriate Technology – Identify Assets
  • Patent Audit
  • Converting Information to Advantage
  • Competitive Surveillance
  • Improving an Already Existing Product
  • Fitting Your Patenting Strategy to Your Technology
  • Developing a Patent Strategy for Licensing
  • Preparation of Patent Applications
  • Patent Prosecution Strategy
  • Obtaining Valid Patents & Desired Results
  • International Patent Considerations
  • Licensing – Basic Issues
  • Preparing to License a Patent Portfolio
  • Accelerating Licensing/Sale Process
  • Average Patent Portfolio/ Licensing Event Timings

Speaker:  Joshua Goldberg – Nath, Golberg & Meyer (USA)

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Supplemental Unemployment Benefits - the Evolution of Severance

Learn About:

  • Severance programs generally
  • What is a SUB-Pay plan and how does it work?
  • Why employers choose SUB-Pay
  • Program design options
  • Legal requirements – IRS, State, ERISA
  • Administrative and employee relations considerations
  • Savings illustrations
  • Implementation checklist

Speaker: Elizabeth Corley, RVI Group

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The Importance of Office Ergonomics

Learn About:

  • The importance of office ergonomics
  • Understand office ergonomics are
  • Understand why office ergonomics are important
  • How you can deliver office ergonomics throughout an organisation

Speaker: Gerald Whitehouse, Chaos Ergonomics

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The Seven Secrets of Successful Networking

Learn About:

  • What is networking
  • Personal branding
  • The importance of networking
  • Where people meet and add value
  • How to network – the seven important steps of networking

Speaker:  Michael Samuels, Great Oak Capital Limited

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USA Immigration Law Landscape Under a New President

Learn About:

  • What you need to know about US Immigration Law.
  • The prospects for changes under a new president in 2017.
  • Immigration options for your company and your employees.
  • Dealing with the concerns of foreign national employees.
  • Navigating the bureaucratic maze – how to obtain visas and Green Cards.
  • How to get foreign national employees to want to stay with your company.

Speaker: Mr. Bennett Savitz – Savitz Law Offices

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Using the Solicitor's Regulation Authority Competency-based approach to design and implement performance reviews

Learn About:

  • Recruitment and how competency frameworks fit to help you in the process.
  • How competency frameworks help you develop your practice and meet your obligation to manage your CPD professionally under the new SRA regimen.
  • How to run performance reviews in the new competency frameworks.

Speaker: Adrian (‘Mac’) Mackay, DAW Limited

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How to ensure your distribution agreements are enforceable and protected in the UAE

Learn about:

  • The UAE
  • Legal & Regulatory Framework
  • The New Legal System
  • Registered Commercial Agency
  • Mandatory Requirements for Registration
  • Impact of Registered Agency
  • Material Reason for Termination
  • Sham Agency Registration
  • Termination of Sham
  • Registered vs Non-Registered Commercial Agency
  • Dubai Court Ruling on Non-Registered Distribution Agreement

Speaker: Naveen Indrakanti, Managing Director of CRESCO Legal

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Trade 2019 – What Every Business Should Know

Learn About:

  • Overview of Trade Remedy action priorities for the U.S. government in 2019
  • Areas of likely trade actions initiated or continued by the U.S. Government
  • Section 232 Update on Status Section 301 Update on Status Strategies for
  • Overcoming these Trade Remedy Hurdles and Barriers for Business

Speaker: Nithya Nagarajan, Partner at Husch Blackwell LLP

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Data Migration

Learn About:

  • How to choose the right system as a replacement
  • How to plan data migration
  • What are the best migration practices
  • How to manage and monitor the data migration
  • How to adapt to a new system

Speakers: Harish SV – Managing Director, and Mubasshar Javed – Technical Head of CRESCO Software Technology FZE

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Protecting Intellectual Property in the United Kingdom

Learn About:

  • Understand what is and is not capable of trade mark protection
  • Discern the difference between design rights and registered designs in the UK
  • Know what will happen to UK rights once the UK has left the EU
  • Understand and be able to implement practical solutions to help best protect and give better chances of successful enforcement for your IP
  • Know what not to do when you think your intellectual property has been infringed.

Speaker: Tom Chartres-Moore, Associate at Stephens Scown

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Recovering Bad Debts from Customers in India

Learn About:

1. About our speaker
2. Why is this relevant to you?
3. Intent & Objective of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
4. Key Concepts
5. Advantage over normal court process
6. Who can file a claim under IBC?
7. Eligibility to file as an Operational Creditor
8. Process for recovery of claim
9. Strategic Considerations
10. Veyrah Law’s Role

Speaker: Ajay Joseph – Partner, Veyrah Law

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Invitation to the Think Global Conference

Please join us for the 2019 Think Global Conference, being held in Chicago, Illinois (22nd – 23rd of October, 2019).

The Think Global Conference is open to manufacturers, exporters and related service providers as well as anyone involved in international trade (logistics, supply chain management, trade finance etc) and is the premier event for those wishing to grow their business through knowledge sharing and networking.

At the Think Global Conference you will:

  • Network with government trade officials, leading private sector experts and like-minded businesses (from the US and abroad) who are active in overseas markets
  • Identify new and emerging markets of opportunity ahead of your competition
  • Prime your business for export-readiness (or, if you’re already exporting – get assistance to export even more!)
  • Learn about the opportunities created by the US-Sino Trade War
  • Participate in panel discussions and workshops covering the latest industry challenges and trends
  • Learn about export programs and services designed to cut your time to market
  • Meet one-on-one with Government Ministers and Diplomats from 28 nations

Don’t delay – places are very limited!

Click here to learn more

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