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Parker Poe Sponsors Global Carolina Connections Conference on International Investment

Fourth annual conference to be held in Raleigh on August 18 at NC State's Centennial Campus

  • August 15, 2016

Charlotte, NC—Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, a full-service business law firm known for its deep connections to international clients from around the world, announces it is a Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Global Carolina Connections Conference as part of its commitment to helping global companies grow successfully in North America from their base in the Carolinas. 

The Global Carolina Connections Conference, which will be held Thursday, August 18, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at the State Club on the Centennial Campus of NC State University, will bring together representatives of businesses from across the world to discuss the challenges and successes of the current business landscape, with a focus on attracting and growing global industries to the Carolinas.

More than 180 representatives from international manufacturers, service providers and other key stakeholders throughout the Carolinas attended last year’s conference in Greenville, South Carolina. Executives from companies and organizations based in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, France, Spain, China, and Italy are expected to participate this year. Along with Parker Poe, the event is co-hosted by Rödl & Partner and Global Carolina Communications.  Research on Investment (ROI), based  in Montreal, Canada, is the Diamond Sponsor for this year’s event. 

“Parker Poe is excited that the conference will be hosted in Raleigh, and we are pleased to serve as a Presenting Sponsor again for the fourth year,” said Sam Moses, co-chair of Parker Poe’s Business Investment and Incentives Group and conference co-organizer. “For thirty years, Parker Poe’s international business practice has been a leader in North America for its representation of international companies and experience in advising those companies on how best to structure their business investment and incentive arrangements upon entering the market. Sponsoring this annual event is a way to celebrate the success of the region in attracting and growing international investment and an expression of our commitment to our international clients .”

“We are proud to be a part of this dynamic event for international business and excited about joining with our partners in Raleigh, NC, to celebrate global business in the Carolinas,” said Al Guarnieri, Chair of Parker Poe’s International Practice Group and a moderator for the Conference. “We want to continue to explore ways with our colleagues in the international business community to improve the business climate that has served us well in attracting international companies over the last several decades.” 

Moses continues, “At this year’s event, we will hear from international business representatives about the challenges that our foreign investors face and best practices to overcome such obstacles for growth in the future.” The event will feature welcoming remarks from NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson and a keynote address by NC Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III. During the conference, expert speakers from internationally-owned businesses will discuss such issues as immigration and tax issues, innovation partnerships with institutions of higher education, export strategies and resources, site selection and more.

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About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has approximately 200 lawyers in seven offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters.

Parker Poe is a member of TerraLex, one of the world’s leading international legal networks. With more than 155 top independent law firms and more than 19,000 attorneys in 100 countries, TerraLex members provide the legal resources and expertise needed to conduct seamless business worldwide.