For Immediate Release: Philadelphia International Airport, the region’s largest economic engine, hosts British American Business Council 25th anniversary


Philadelphia International Airport, the region’s largest economic engine, hosts British American Business Council 25th anniversary recognizing US/UK trade relations special guest Mayor Kenney delivers keynote remarks

The British American Business Council (BABC) of Greater Philadelphia, one of the region’s leading global organizations celebrates 25 years of serving the international business community by promoting the trade and commercial relationship between the United Kingdom and the Greater Philadelphia area.  On Wednesday, May 18th from 6-8:00 pm at the American Airlines Hangar at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Mayor Kenney will deliver keynote remarks about the important economic ties between the Greater Philadelphia region and the UK. For a quarter century the BABC has helped local and UK companies succeed and grow business.  The UK is the largest international passenger and cargo market for the Greater Philadelphia region.  Lead sponsors of this milestone event are: American Airlines, Duane Morris LLP, McConnell Johnson Real Estate LLC, OTG, The Welsh Government, and Yards Brewing Company.  The maintenance hangar will welcome 200 leading international business executives, and UK and regional government leaders.  Networking, dinner and drinks will be served under the body of an Airbus A330.  Attendees will be able to board the plane and explore the hangar.  Raffle and gift donations will be given and a portion of event revenue will go to the Philadelphia Youth Network.

DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

TIME: 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration & Networking 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner Program

LOCATION: The American Airlines Maintenance Hangar, Philadelphia International Airport, 2000 Tinicum Island Road, Philadelphia, PA 19153

LINK TO MORE INFO: (press kit available upon request)

About the BABC of Greater Philadelphia

The BABC of Greater Philadelphia promotes increased trade and investment between the United Kingdom and the Greater Philadelphia region, including Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware, by facilitating social and commercial interaction for the benefit of the individual, the corporation and the region in which we operate.  The BABC parent organization is the largest transatlantic business network, with more than 22 chapters and 2,000 member companies, including many of the world’s largest multinationals, based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom.  The BABC of Greater Philadelphia is an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  The local Chapter’s constituency includes a cross section of industry groups and more than 250 members.

About PHL

PHL is the region’s largest economic engine; it is a hub for business and job creation, and the BABC is a proud contributor.  Generating more than $14 billion annually to the local economy, last year more than 400,000 flights carried 31.4 million passengers to and from the Greater Philadelphia region.  PHL supports employment directly and indirectly for more than 141,000 employees in the area.

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