GBANE 2023: Open For Business

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2023

GABC is delighted to be one of the co-organizors for this event: Purchase your tickets now for the 29th Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening which will take place in person at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Under the topic “Open For Business: Checking In With Economies Around The Globe”, six international diplomats posted in Boston will be making the case for their respective countries and briefly describe the current economic and political climate. This conversation will be moderated by Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks, and preceded by an international economic update and followed by a networking reception.

Date: Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 (<- please note new date!)
Time: 5:30PM to 8PM
Location: Suffolk University Law School | 120 Tremont Street | Boston (<- please note new location!)
Tickets: $25 GABC members | $40 non-members (incl. fees) SOLD OUT!

5:30PM               Check-in and Early Networking
6:00PM               Welcome and Introductions
6:15PM               Economic Update
6:30PM               “Open For Business”: Panel Discussion with International Diplomats moderated by Doug Banks, Executive Editor of the Boston Business Journal

followed by a Networking Reception

Representing their countries will be the following diplomats posted in Boston:

    • Peter Abbott OBE, British Consul General
    • Rodger Cuzner, Consul General of Canada
    • Alberto Fierro Garza, Consul General of Mexico
    • Michael Jürgens, Deputy Consul General of Germany
    • Mustafa Soykurt, Consul General of France
    • Kotaro Suzuki, Consul General of Japan

Event Sponsor:
Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer – International Tax Law

Founded in 1978 as a tax law firm, Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer, LLP is built on a foundation of providing quality service to our clients. The focus of our firm is sophisticated tax planning, tax compliance, and related legal services for individuals, families, estates, and closely held companies. We advise our clients on both domestic and international tax matters, areas in which we have developed extensive experience. Our approach is to develop tax-effective strategies to meet our clients’ needs and to advise and assist clients with the resulting tax compliance requirements.

VMS represents clients before federal and state tax authorities, guiding clients through audits, disputes, and other complex proceedings before these government agencies. As a result of our unique experience, the firm frequently acts as special tax and legal counsel to other professional advisors working on behalf of their clients.

About GBANE:
The Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE), is a collaborative effort of more than 20 International business associations & government agencies. The aim is to facilitate regular interaction between these entities to promote business, trade relations and understanding with countries worldwide. More details at