Save the Date! May 5- 6, 2011 The ALTA Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico! Register Today! (Limited Seating) ALTA is a diverse international network of professionals who are highly successful and respected in their fields. ALTA helps foster the free exchange of marketing and business development ideas among members. The 2011 ALTA Conference is designed to highlight the cutting-edge legal and business issues posed by doing business in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with the goal of helping attendees to increase their expertise and to provide the opportunity to network with other professionals and business people. Who should attend? Attorneys, accountants, business owners, realtors, paralegals, investors, and anyone interested in doing business or establishing relationships in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
“Legal and Tax Considerations When Doing Business in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean” ALTA CONFERENCE AGENDA CARIBE HILTON HOTEL, SAN JUAN, PR May 5-6, 2011 Thursday, May 5, 2011, 6-8PM: Welcome and Networking - Pina Colada Restaurant, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, PR
A b o u t A LTA ALTA’s mission is to promote the growth, expansion, business development, trade relations, international alliances and continuing legal education of ethnically diverse law firms through collaborations and partnerships with each other and alliances with major regional, national and international law firms and associations that represent or seek to represent clients in the Americas, including for profit and not for profit corporations.
Friday, May 6, 2011: 7:45-8:20AM: Continental Breakfast & Registration 8:30AM: Introductory Remarks by JUAN J. LAUREDA, ESQ - ALTA and the Purposes and Goals of the ALTA Annual Meeting 8:45AM: PROFESSOR ANTONIO FERNÓS – Social Responsibility, Economic Development & the Rule of Law 9:15AM: JOSE JOAQUIN VILLAMIL, Economist, University of Puerto Rico – Doing and Creating Jobs and Business in Puerto Rico, a Market Share Economy Moderators: NORMA ORTIZ, ESQ & FABIOLA COLLADO, MBA 10:00 COFFEE BREAK 10:30AM: BARTOLOME GAMUNDI Entrepreneurship in Puerto Rico Moderator: WILLIAM FERREIRA, ESQ. 11:15AM: ISOLDA FRIAS, Consultant for Commercial Affairs, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Utilizing Government Programs to Help Importers and Exporters Find the Right Partners around the World Moderator: MICHAEL A. RIVERA, ESQ.
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12:00 PM: LUNCH - Remarks By WALTER RIVERA, ESQ - ALTA Networking Opportunities 1:00 PM: LUIS TORRESLLOMPART, CPA & FRANK SANCHEZ-RUIZ, CPA - Current Incentives and Tax Advantages Of Conducting Business In Puerto Rico & How to Structure A Business In Puerto Rico Moderator: RICHARD SCHELL ASAD, ESQ 2:30 PM ANTONIO R. ZAMORA, ESQ. & ANTONIO C. MARTINEZ, II, ESQ. - Business Opportunities in Cuba in View of Cuba’s Economic Opening & Changes in U.S. Policy Moderator: WALTER RIVERA, ESQ. 4:30 PM: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION – Strategies for Expanding Opportunities for ALTA Members Moderator: JOHN HERBERT, ESQ. 5:30 PM: Closing Remarks by RICHARD SCHELL ASAD, ESQ. & MARIA MERCEDES FIGUEROA, ESQ., Puerto Rico ALTA Organizing Committee 7:00 PM: Cocktail Reception & Tapas - Toro Salao, Old San Juan (Ticketed Event)