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Register Today for SLWTA's March Meeting  
on Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

SLWTA's March Meeting  
on Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015
You NEED  to Know This:
the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
and Small Businesses


U.S. small businesses today are getting
involved in ever-increasing numbers in
markets around the world.  While this is a
welcome development, it also sometimes
carries with it risks buried in unfamiliar
business laws and practices. Executives need
to be aware, however, that U.S.
anti-corruption and anti-bribery rules are
among the strictest in the world, and the
applicability and consequences of these laws
do not disappear just because a potential
business partner is outside of the U.S. borders.

Please join us on March 26 for dinner and a
presentation by Sergio Acosta, J.D., a partner
in the Chicago-based law firm of Hinshaw &
Culbertson on  "The Impact of the U.S.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on Your Small
Business".  Mr. Acosta is an experienced
criminal and appellate litigator and
investigator. He has represented companies,
government entities and individuals in
matters involving, e.g., the Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act and export regulations. Prior to
joining Hinshaw & Culbertson in 2010,
Mr. Acosta served  as Chief of the General
Crimes Section of the Criminal Division of
the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern
District of Illinois.

Who needs to attend this FCPA event? 
Everyone in your organization who is
involved with - or makes executive decisions
about - the sale of your company's products
or services outside the U.S. or the
management of your foreign supply chain,
as well as anyone responsible for regulatory
compliance.  
Event Details
Thursday, March 26, 2015
5:30 Networking
6:15 Dinner and Evening Program
This event will be held at the Ironworks
Hotel, 500 Pleasant Street, Beloit, WI.
Cost
Members $25, Non-Members $35, Students
please call for pricing.
A buffet dinner catered by Merrill & Houston's Steak Joint will be served.
RSVP
Advance registration requested by
Friday, March 20, 2015.
Please e-mail or call 608 466-6131.
Upcoming Events
Call for Nominations:  A reminder that the
SLWTA is still accepting nominations for its
2015 International Trade Awards. If you
know of worthy companies located here in
the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin
area, nominate them for this award!  For a
nomination form or for additional
information, please visit the SLWTA's
website at
http://www.slwta.org/Award_Nomination_Form.html or email info@slwta.org.
March 10, 2015: MITA Luncheon -
"Got Change? International Methods of
Payment." Join MITA at this informative
session and learn about options for
international payments from experts in the
field.  Topics to be covered by the panel will
include Letter-of-Credit process overview,
ICC Publication 600, Bank Collections, Credit
Card Payments, Cash in Advance, Open
Account with Credit Insurance, along with
a few war stories. More info at
http://mitatrade.org/events.
April 23, 2014: Annual SLWTA Awards
Dinner - Please mark your calendar now
and plan to join SLWTA members and
guests in April to honor area companies
which are excelling in the pursuit of business
opportunities around the world.  The Awards
Dinner offers you an opportunity to hear
their stories, speak with their leadership
team and learn about the strategies they
have used to find success. 



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Where and When
Ironworks Hotel
500 Pleasant Street
Beloit, WI  53511

Thursday, January 29, 2015
5:30 pm Networking
6:15 pm Dinner and Evening Program

Cost
Members $25, Non-Members $35, Students $15 with an ID.




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President Mike Delany