Topics Covered

More than 125 thought-provoking topics covering the latest in business development, immigration and tax strategies, best practices, and more.

1.   Presentation: Part One

  1. Business and Investment Opportunities in the US
    • Overview of Business Opportunities in Various Industry Sectors
    • Reasons Indian Companies Invest in the United States
    • US Legal and Regulatory Framework: An Introduction
    • Future Trends
    • Incentives for Foreign Investors
  2. Case Studies
    • Actual Case Studies
    • Developing a Comprehensive Strategy for Successfully Doing Business in the US
  3. Market Entry Strategies
    • Buy or Build
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Joint Ventures
    • Franchise: Is Your Business ‘Franchisable’
  4. Conducting Sales in the US
    • Direct Sales
    • Sales through Distributors, Sales Representatives and Franchisees
    • Finding the Right Location, Leasing vs. Ownership
    • Developing Markets by Exhibiting at Trade Shows
    • Internet Businesses: An Overview of US Cyberlaw
  5. Types of Entities
    • Forms of Business Entities: Corporation, LLC, LLP
    • Strategic Considerations in Selecting the Appropriate Business Structure
    • Setting up a New Company vs. Branch Office
  6. Banking
    • Types of Accounts
    • Setting up a Bank Account for your US Company
    • Types and Sources of Financing a Foreign Business
  7. Global Mobility and Staffing Challenges: How to Hire Correctly for the U.S. Market
    • Staffing Challenges Facing Indian Companies in the US Market
    • Pros and Cons of Staffing your US Business from India vs. The US Local Market
    • Foreign and Local Employees: Striking the Right Balance and Avoiding Immigration Hassles
    • How to Deploy Resources Anywhere in the US Expeditiously
    • Developing Seamless End-to-End Mobility Services
    • How to Hire Cap Exempt H-1B Employees
    • Foreign Worker Classification: 1099 or W-2
    • Licensing Requirements to release US Technology to Indian Nationals

2.   Presentation: Part Two

  1. US Immigration: An Overview
    • Key Immigration Concepts, Rules, and Procedures
    • Why every Company must understand Immigration to be successful in the US
    • Changing dynamics in US immigration
    • Strategies to obtain Visas timely in the numbers you need
  2. B-1: Business Visitor Visa to the U.S.
    • Eligibility Requirements
    • Understanding Permissible Business Activities
    • Can a B-1 be placed at a Third Party Client Site?
    • Consequences of B-1 status violation: They are serious!
    • How long can you stay in B-1 Status: Is 6 months too long?
    • ‘B-1 in Lieu of H-1B’ option
    • B-1 Visa: Extension and Change of Status Issues
    • B-1 Visa Denials: Do they affect L-1 or H-1B visa issuance?
    • Profiles of Successful B-1 Cases
  3. H-1B: Specialty Workers
    • Eligibility Requirements
    • Dual Intent – what does it mean?
    • H-1B Cap Strategies: How to beat the Cap?
    • What do we do when H-1B Cap is reached?
    • Hiring students on OPT and bridging H-1B Cap Gap
    • Multiple Work Locations: How to handle it?
    • Dealing with the Neufeld Memo on the Employer-Employee Relationship
    • Documents Supporting Employer-Employee Relationship
    • Extending H-1B status beyond the normal six-year limit
    • H-1B and L-1 Work Site Investigations from USCIS Fraud Unit
  4. Trainee Visas: An H-1B Alternative
    • H-3: Trainees
    • “B-1 in Lieu of H-3” option
    • “J-1 in Lieu of H-3” option
    • H-3 versus J-1: Comparative analysis
  5. L-1: Intra-company Transferees
    • Eligibility Requirements
    • L-1A vs. L-1B: What is the difference?
    • Selecting the best alternative: L-1A or L-1B
    • L-1A Visa: Are you really a Manager or Executive?
    • Documenting ‘Specialized Knowledge’ for L-1B
    • Considerations for L-1Bs Working at Client Sites
    • Switching from Specialized Knowledge to Manager/Executive
    • L-1 visa: Is it an effective H-1B alternative?
  6. L-1 Blanket Program
    • Qualifications for L-1 Blanket petition: Does size matter?
    • Strategic considerations in choosing L-1 Blanket over Regular L-1 petition
    • When to implement the L-1 Blanket program?
  7. Starting a Brand New Business in the U.S. as an Indian
    • Opening a New Office using the L-1 Visa
    • H-1B Visa and EB-2 Green Card for Entrepreneurs
  8. ‘Entertainment is Business’: Visas for Artists, Producers, and Musicians
    • Visas for your next U.S. Concert
    • P-1 Visa for Internationally Recognized Entertainment Groups
    • P-3 Visa for Artists and Entertainers performing a Culturally Unique Art Form
    • O-1 Visa for Extraordinary Individuals
  9. Green Cards
    • EB-1 for Multinational Executives and Managers
    • EB-1 for Scientists, Researchers, Artists and Entertainers
    • PERM Labor Certification Process
    • Using a Green Card after maximum stay on H-1B and L-1 visa
    • EB-5 Investor Green Card: Are you rich enough?


Who Should Attend?

Executives, Managers, Business Owners, Investors, HR and Immigration Professionals, Exporters and Entrepreneurs.


January 30, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Le Royal Meridian, 1 GST Road, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai


Early Bird Price


(till January 17, 2013)

Regular Price


(till January 26, 2013)

At-the-door Price


(cash only)


Contact Business in America Conferences


The seminar was well organized and presented, and saved me a lot of time in understanding the legal issues. I am able to help our business expand into U.S. as a result of this seminar.

The workshop gave me a road map for tackling the US immigration challenges ahead. I highly recommend it for Indian executives and CEO's doing business with US.







Diamond Sponsors

Iris Energy Private Limited

Platinum Sponsors

YMS People Platinum Sponsor VisaPro Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Business in America Gold Sponsor

ULG Marketing Solutions

Silver Sponsors

Startmy visa Silver Sponsor
Register Now