Program Agenda


On-Site Registration and Check-in


Future Business and Investment Opportunities in the US: An Overview

U.S. Department of Commerce Representative (Invited)

Overview of business opportunities in various industry sectors, incentives for Indian investors, and future trends. Learn what are the business opportunities, where to invest and why it is a good time to invest with Obama in place for the next 4 years.


Case Studies

Actual case studies from various industries showing how Indian companies have setup, grown and become successful in the United States.


Successful Market Entry: Incorporation, Banking, and Sales Strategies

Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA

Comprehensive look at successful buy or build strategies; sales channels and how to conduct sales; types of business entities and strategic consideration in selecting an appropriate business structure; banking in the U.S., and sources of financing your business in the U.S.


Global Mobility and Staffing Challenges: How to Hire Correctly for the U.S. Market

James R. Ziegler, Senior Advisor, Staffing and Mobility

Staffing challenges facing Indian Companies in the US market, pros and cons of staffing your US business from India vs. US local market, deploying resources in the US expeditiously, and hiring cap-exempt H-1B employees.


U.S. Immigration Strategies: Successfully Preparing & Filing B-1, H-1B, L-1 and Green Cards

Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA

Successful immigration strategies for Indian corporate on B-1 visas, opening a new office in the US using L-1 or H-1B visa, H-1B cap alternatives, multiple client sites, dealing with employer-employee relationship, trainee visas, L-1Bs working at client sites, choosing L-1 blanket over regular L-1 petition, and visas for artists, producers, and musicians.

Overview of Green Cards for multinational executives, scientists, artists, entertainers, investors and entrepreneurs.


Networking and Morning Tea




Immigration Tips from the Experts: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes and Receive More Approvals

Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA

A hands-on look at how to respond to an RFE, avoiding H-1B and L-1 visa denials at the U.S. Consulates in India, avoiding confusion at U.S. Ports of Entry, Public Access File requirements, visa extensions and change of status, and practical suggestions.

Practical training on how to prepare successful B-1 visa applications, and strategic drafting of job descriptions and organization charts.




Legal Considerations, Other: Tax Planning, IP, Import Controls, and Trade Regulation

Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA

Overview of tax planning to conduct business in the US, export and import Controls, free trade agreements, IP and product liability law, antitrust and trade regulation, arbitration and dispute resolution.


Beat the Competition

A Team Activity


Dealing with Employees: Employment and Immigration Compliance Requirements

Mr. Thomas Joy, Senior Attorney, VisaPro LLC, USA

A Practical understanding of employer obligations, I-9, LCA and PERM audit compliance, insurance requirements, potential liabilities of terminating employees, and avoiding H-1B employee back wages claims.


Mock Interview

How to answer questions at the U.S. Consulate interviews


Networking and High Tea


Success Story

Speaker TBA

An entrepreneur with business roots in India who has launched a successful custom software development company in the United States will share his experiences, do’s & don’ts, challenges and strategies for you to take away and implement into your own business.


Question and Answer Session

Mr.Thomas Joy and Mr.Venkat Ramineni


Closing Remarks

Recent cases against Indian companies in the US Courts, common mistakes made by foreign companies and how to avoid them.


1-on-1 Business Clinic

(optional, register separately)

One-on-one discussions with the speakers about the U.S. market, potential for your products, and hands-on-advice from experienced entrepreneurs and attorneys on successfully doing business in the U.S.

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Who Should Attend?

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


January 28, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Park Hotel, 22, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad


Early Bird Price


(till January 15, 2013)

Regular Price


(till January 25, 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