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Global Mobility in a “Post-ish” Covid, Post Brexit World

Wednesday October 27, 2021

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST


What do all these Bay Area, multi-billion dollar enterprises have in common?

Facebook, Uber, Google, Zoom, Instacart, Tesla, Palantir, Stripe, Slack, Houzz, Credit Karma, Robinhood, Eventbrite, Cloudflare, AppDirect, Zoox, Gusto, Hippo, SentinelOne and Palo Alto Networks.

All of their founders came from other counties.

Unquestionably, the San Francisco Bay Area is the leading center for startup activity in the United States, attracting investors and entrepreneurs from around the world. Equally, across the Pond, London and the UK has become a veritable leader in attracting technology companies that spur innovation across an array of sectors.

Immigration Policy, on both sides of the Atlantic, is at the heart of ensuring both nations do not turn away qualified founders who could grow their companies and support tens of thousands of jobs in the US and UK.

On October 27th, join us for a breakfast webinar that will shine a light on the immigration landscape for companies looking to expand in/to the US and UK as well as the “new normal” economic factors impacting growth in a post”-ish” covid, post Brexit world.  We will also look at the opportunities, and threats, 9 month’s into the Biden administration and what has changed in the UK Immigration system.

Some of the questions you will have answered:Is California and the UK still open for NEW business?

  • Legally, what has changed, not changed, and what should employers expect going into the new year?
  • What are the significant barriers that have formed since COVID (other than immigration)?
  • What issues do global employers face including those for an ever-expanding remote workforce beyond immigration, including employment, tax, permanent establishment, data protection and more?

Executive Roundtable on The Future of Life Sciences

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


BAB is  delighted to host a virtual roundtable featuring with Faisal Khalid, Head of Healthcare Banking, Santander, N.A. and Susan Schriver, who lead’s Boston Consulting Group’s commercial biopharma work globally with a focus on commercial and corporate strategy issues. The speakers will lead a discussion on emerging trends in the life sciences sector and pharma industry.

The discussion will cover:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted & changed strategies, as well as response & delivery approaches in life sciences;
  • How the market is shifting, and what forces will shape the industry in the next 5 years;
  • Emerging trends in life sciences, including digital transformation, industry-changing R&D developments and novel medical innovations, and changes to the model of consumer engagement, and the move towards convergence & consolidation.

Transatlantic Corridor Business Travel – The Immigration Outlook for UK & USA Labor Mobility

Thursday, November 4, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST


As we approach the end of 2021, with continued easing of COVID 19 restrictions, transatlantic and global labour mobility is opening back up.  The U.S.A. has announced the removal of travel restrictions for vaccinated UK and EU citizens for November which will help the US-UK economic partnership. The UK continues to refine and develop its new immigration framework in line with the Global Britain agenda.

BAB is delighted to bring together a panel of UK and U.S. immigration experts and government representatives to discuss the transition back to transatlantic travel, and to look at longer term immigration policies for skilled workers and inward investment.  We will hear from legal immigration advisors from Magrath Sheldrick and Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty LLP for a UK and U.S. perspective on the international mobility of executives, entrepreneurs and innovators.  Also joining the panel is the Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (an independent, non-statutory, non-time limited, non-departmental public body that advises the UK government on migration issues), and we welcome back the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs, U.S. Embassy, London.

BAB Accelerate: Transatlantic Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


Hosted during Global Entrepreneurship Week, BritishAmerican Business will bring together a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs to discuss their journeys of expansion and growth and the challenges they have faced, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.

We will discuss a variety of topics including the economic forces that are shaping entrepreneurship, how to remain nimble in an everchanging environment, how to access key resources, and how to measure the “window of opportunity.”

We look forward to an interactive discussion among panelists and attendees.

Progressing to a Net Zero Business through Sustainable Business Management

October 27, 2021

6:00 – 7:30 AM EST


Understand how to manage your decarbonisation journey across your business and its stakeholders from start to finish.

Learn how to stay on top of your environmental targets, how to continually improve your performance and communicate your progress.

Gain insight into organisations environmental procurement and low carbon supply chain policies.

We recognise knowing where to start, what good looks like, and how to improve environmental performance for net zero can be difficult. That’s why we are choosing to deliver this webinar.

Hear from expert business leaders in the environmental discipline on issues that your business may face.

Join this webinar to learn how to manage your environmental impact and gain a competitive edge through sustainable business management, by:

  • Discovering how businesses have managed their decarbonisation journey to improve their reputation, differentiate and remain competitive.
  • Gaining practical advice on managing your environmental progress, including overcoming barriers and capitalising on opportunities.
  • Knowing best practice examples so you can benchmark your environmental action against environmental leaders to know what good looks like.

The Road to COP26: Business Responsibilities and Opportunities

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST


Join us as we welcome Her Majesty’s Consul General to Chicago, Alan Gogbashian and learn about COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, held in Glasgow in November, and the role that business can play in tackling climate change.

In partnership with the British Consulate General in Chicago and (the British American Business Council in Chicago/International Business Circle Colorado) we will hear from both business leaders and government officials on the steps that are being undertaken to address climate change and to inspire climate action.

The discussion will feature leaders from UK based beverage company Diageo, Chicago based multinational power generation, development and operations company Invenergy, and the UK government’s Counsellor for Global Issues in the US, Paul Rennie OBE.

Soccer World in Philadelphia

Monday, October 25, 2021

3:30 PM EST


The Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council invites you to join international chambers and associations from Greater Philadelphia and Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau in celebrating two occasions: the Philadelphia Union’s victory with best overall record in the MLS and earning the Supporter’s Shield trophy; also the regional intentions to make Philadelphia a FIFA World Cup 2026 host and the city’s recent presentation to FIFA and U.S. Soccer. We will feature a few speakers for two panels, including Philadelphia Union executives and the Philadelphia Soccer 2026 Committee. This will be our second virtual event on October 25, 2021, followed by a hybrid/in-person event in Winter 2022.

A Return to the Skies with Simon Hawkins, Virgin Atlantic’s Head of the USA

Thursday, October 14, 2021

3:00 – 4:00 PM EST


As the US opens its skies to international travelers, the BABC Northern California has teamed up with BABC Los Angeles to learn from Simon Hawkins, Head of Virgin Atlantic for the USA and Denise Sheldon, Commercial Director, West Region USA, how the airlines are ramping up their services once again, what has changed for international travel and what you can expect specifically for travel between the US and the United Kingdom. We will also be joined by Christina Turrini at Frosch Travel who will share what the corporate travel landscape looks like. LA President James Langridge will be joining us to moderate the session.

EisnerAmper – TRANSFORMATION NATION: Driving Intelligent Growth

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

2:00 – 4:30 pm EST


Companies are innovating in real-time to keep up with a fast-paced culture of continuous change. But with change comes new chances to grow, new prospects for making an impact – and new risks to navigate. Cybersecurity, digital innovation, ESG strategies, corporate social responsibility, talent development, and building diverse teams are but a few of the urgent issues facing every industry.

Find out how to protect your digital presence in a virtual world, what companies are doing to demonstrate
their commitment to the greater good, and best practices for building a workplace for the future that
attracts, retains and inspires the best talent.

Join EisnerAmper for a practical look at how businesses are transforming to meet the challenges and
greet the opportunities of a market in motion, positioning themselves to drive intelligent growth.


Doing Business in the USA

Monday, October 25, 2021

12:00 – 1:15 PM EST


Are you considering additional growth in the US market in 2021/2? Join us at the ‘Doing Business in the USA’ webinar.  Access to an array of speakers that can support UK businesses with US investment aspirations. We explore the comprehensive operational support needed  to establish, grow and streamline your US business activity. Join this webinar to learn more about what you need to know and plan for in your US expansion and tools you can leverage.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Fisher Phillips
  • HSBC
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Penn Medicine
  • Welsh Government