Doing Business in the U.S. Summit

21 September 2017 Nexia Stockholm in co-operation with CliftonLarsonAllen / Nexia USA is presenting Doing Business in the U.S. Summit

Date:     Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:30 a.m. breakfast/registration; 9-11:30 a.m. event


Location: Inspire conference room, Waterfront Building Stockholm (next to Central Train Station)

Agenda Item Who Notes and potential topics Time
Welcome/ introduction Per-Åke Bois, Nexia Stockholm
Erik Skie, CLA
Introduce goals of event, particpants  9:00 a.m.
10 minutes
U.S. economic outlook Kevin Chambers, U.S. Embassy
Jeff Kvilhaug, CLA
  •  Why U.S.?
  • U.S./Sweden ties and programs; trade
  • Current U.S. economic outlook
9:10 a.m.
20 minutes
Business strategies panel


Moderator: Jeff Kvilhaug

  • Annette Gustafsson Guenther
  • Per-Åke Bois
  • Erik Skie
  • Peggy Nowak


Topics based on audience interest, to include:

  •  Tax
  • Workforce (payroll/benefits)
  • Industry trends
  • Relocating to U.S.
  • Legal considerations
  • Business visa options
  • Corporate & business regulations
9:30 a.m.
60 minutes
Break 10:30 a.m.
10 minutes
50 States: resources and tax implications Patric Zimmer, Development Advisors
  • Real estate and location selection
  • Incentives
  • State tax considerations
10:40 a.m.
30 minutes
Question and answer All 11:10 a.m.
20 minutes




Company Speaker Bio Photo
Nexia Stockholm Per-Åke Bois


Per-Åke is a senior partner at Nexia Revision Sweden. He provides audit services, international accounting, business valuation, due diligence analyses, and tax services. Per-Åke works with a number of Swedish holding companies with foreign subsidiaries as well as a number of subsidiaries to foreign holding companies.   per-ake-bois
CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) Jefforie Kvilhaug Jeff is the managing principal for CLA’s global services. For more than 30 years, he has provided business and financial counsel to owners and leaders of businesses across the globe. He has experience in strategic and succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and increasing value thorugh improved profitability and operations.  jefforie
CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) Erik Skie Erik is the leader of CLA global services manufacturing and distribution team. He has more than 20 years experience providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to manufacturers and other businesses. He advises clients on profitability and growth initiatives, operations, and continues improvement.  erik
CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) Margaret (Peggy) Nowak Peggy has over 20 years of experience in international tax. She provides consulting and tax services to various manufacturers, architectural firms, service organizations, and individuals on global assignments.  margaret
Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson
SkyBridge Resource Center
Annette Gustafsson Guenther


Annette is the founder and president of the law firm, Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C., and the business consulting firm SkyBridge Resource Center, LLC.  Both firms focus on supporting Swedish companies and entrepreneurs entering or doing business in the U.S. market. Annette actively provides clients with business management consulting and legal services on an ongoing basis. She has in her 30+ years of practice been a frequent speaker at events in Sweden and the U.S.  annette
Development Advisors (DAI) Patric Zimmer Patric Zimmer has a successful 20-year background in location consulting and real estate development in the United States. He has performed site selection consulting, incentive negotiations, and industrial brokerage services on behalf of numerous corporate clients. His primary focus involves comprehensive cost analysis between locations and the negotiation of incentive packages with local, state and private agencies.  patric