Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online


    "Doing Business in the United States"

    For many small businesses throughout the world, global enterprise is difficult to access. We at OWIT International encourage small businesses to engage in international trade and aim to connect small businesses to each other in order to foster this trade. Join us to discuss how to do business in the USA, including how to create subsidiaries, contract considerations, taxes, investment options, visas and general tips for small business owners.

    Webinar Cost: Members US$25.00; Non-Members US$40.00

    How to register


    DEIRDE D. NERO is an Immigration & Nationality Law Attorney in private practice with her own firm, NERO Immigration Law, which she founded in Coral Gables in February 2009. She is honored to hold an AV® Preeminent™ Rating, which shows that she is a well-respected attorney in her field.

    Originally from New Jersey, Deirdre has lived in Florida for over 20 years. Deirdre earned a Bachelor's Degree from FSU, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Additionally, she attended the University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated with honors and passed the Florida Bar in 2003. In 2009, Ms. Nero started her own law practice after having spent several years as an attorney at Becker & Poliakoff and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.


    Deirdre's law practice focuses on all types of business immigration including employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions. She also routinely handles family immigration matters and naturalizations. Ms. Nero works closely with companies and individual clients to personally execute all aspects of the client's immigration strategy and represent them in front of the U.S. Government. Deirdre is passionate about helping foreign nationals come to the United States and achieve the American Dream.


    Deirdre is actively involved with, and has held leadership positions in many local organizations, such as the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, BNI Miami-Dade and OWIT- Organization of Women International Trade-South Florida, where she previously served as a board member. She frequently writes and lectures on various topics.


    Deirdre currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and travels to Washington, DC to advocate on their behalf.  She is the co-founder of a jewelry line called B.A.L.D., which raises awareness for Alopecia Areata and donates a portion of profits to charities.


    Deirdre is a Certified Spinning® Instructor and teaches classes at the University of Miami Herbert Wellness Center.  Deirdre is fluent in Spanish and also holds Italian Citizenship

    ERIC GROS-DUBOIS is the owner and founder of EPGD Business Law. With a JD and MBA specializing in finance, Eric is able to step back and view the legal world through a commercial lens while also acting as a trusted business advising source for his clients.


    Before founding EPGD, Mr. Gros-Dubois' areas of concentration included business transactions, tax controversies, and estate & trust planning, while at a prominent firm located in Washington, DC. His path led him to Miami, FL where he practiced commercial transactions and business litigation, essentially laying the foundation for EPGD Attorneys at Law. 


    Now, the firm focuses its efforts on providing foreign and domestic entrepreneurs, business owners, the knowledge and legal power to protect their business and future by facilitating the process of doing business in this country.  Specifically, Eric's role is to ensure that business owners are adequately informed as to how to start a business in the US, what tax considerations they should be aware of, and how to build a successful brand.


    By taking a team approach with his clients, Eric serves as advisor whether tax, accounting, or legal advising. He works hand in hand with the clients and their trusted team of external advisors in order to achieve the goal at hand.  Eric's wide network of referral sources from various different backgrounds also helps to bridge the gap between foreign entrepreneurs and the United States.


    Eric is an active long-time member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Brickell, and various other philanthropic and business organizations

    SUELY PIRAINO ARGIANAS Dedicates her professional life to Global Business Development, Sales, Trade and Management.  A multicultural, multilingual executive fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, conversational Italian and French. A graduate from Baruch College in New York City in Business and minor in International trade. As a woman and small business owner, she successfully managed, won projects and develop markets in over 22 countries with expertise in Latin America. She is currently an Independent Business Consultant in international trade and management.   She is an active Board Member at OWIT, Back On Track Network, and a member of the Coral Gables Chamber.

    She co-founded GIG-Gifts In Golf, to teach golf, integrating those with Special Needs, with the community.


    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • Courtyard Brampton Marriott 90 Biscayne Crescent Brampton, ON

    I.E.Canada’s 2017 Fall International Trade Summit will be an interactive roundtable session where I.E.Canada members hear from and speak with government representatives from CBSA and other government departments. The Fall Summit will cover broad national trade issues, but with a focus on regional implementation. Topics will address everything from CBSA’s new Commercial Vision right down to regional port operational issues.

    This is not a conference. The format of the Summit is designed to encourage active participation, giving you the opportunity to sit across the table from government decision makers and have a conversation about the issues impacting your business. This small, intimate event is limited to 70 participants, providing I.E.Canada members with exclusive access to policy makers, and providing opportunity for one-on-one interaction.

    For more information, please click here

    • Monday, October 30, 2017
    • Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    • Fairmont Royal York Hotel

    The Toronto Global Forum is an international conference fostering dialogue on national and global issues. It is held under the auspices of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA). The IEFA organizes annual summits bringing together heads of states, central bank governors, ministers and global economic decision makers.

    The Forum also offers exclusive opportunities for business meetings aimed at promoting partnerships among major Canadian and international corporations..

    For more information, please click here

Past events

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Webinar: Supply Chain Trends of 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Are You Interested in Learning More About Exporting?
Friday, July 07, 2017 Webinar: BREXIT: Status and Implications for UK Trade Partners
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Canada at 150: Women Beacons of Hope in Global Trade & Business - Reserve Today
Friday, June 02, 2017 Women and Leadership Speaker Series @ Rotman
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Webinar: Why Trade Matters
Monday, May 29, 2017 Business with Belgium – CETA Insider Edition
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 The Payments Canada Summit
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Women In Business
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 CETA: New Horizons and Market Access for Canadian Companies
Monday, February 27, 2017 Webinar: Trade, Tax & Beyond: Navigating the 2017 U.S. Agenda
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 The Business Case for Women's Economic Empowerment
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Webinar: Doing Business in Africa: Discovering a Region Rich in Opportunity
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 A Taste of Geneva: Cheese, Chocolate & the Power of Women
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Webinar: How To Do Successful Business with Brazil
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Webinar: International Credit & Risk Mitigation 2.0: How to Create a Risk Mitigation Strategy for Your Global Growth & Success
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Need Money to Get Money?
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Webinar: Negotiating Southeast Asia: The Cultural Considerations for Successful Business in Southeast Asia
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Webinar: International Trade Compliance: The ABC’S of Customs Seizures - PLUS Top 10 Tips to Ensure Import Compliance
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Webinar: The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Initiative
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Webinar: Negotiating Latin America: Tips & Strategies For Successful Cross-Cultural Business In Latin America
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Webinar: Finding and Connecting with the Decision Makers in International Markets
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Webinar: International Payments & Receivables: Getting Paid with a Global Export Credit Management Strategy
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 BWIT Trade Missions
Thursday, June 09, 2016 OWIT-Toronto Annual Awards Gala
Friday, June 03, 2016 Canada-India Partnership Summit
Friday, June 03, 2016 HKCBA National Conference
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Pisco Sour & Networking Night
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Ethiopia-Canada Trade & Investment Forum
Thursday, May 05, 2016 Webinar: Women & Minority Owned Businesses: How to Finance Your International Exports
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Webinar: International Business India: What You Need to Know for Success in Asia's 2nd Fastest Growing Market
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Webinar: Effective Networking Strategies
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Save the date: OWIT Gala featuring co-creator of COLD-FX®
Monday, June 08, 2015 Think ASIA, Think HONG KONG
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Global Summit of Women
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Webinar: How Morocco is Building a Business Platform for Africa
Friday, March 27, 2015 Big event
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10th Annual OWIT-Toronto Gala Dinner & Awards

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