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International Networking @ Yards Brewery – The Path to High Impact Business & Successful Entrepreneurial Activities

Thursday, February 8, 2024
5:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Yards Brewery
500 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123


The British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia in collaboration with the global business community throughout the tri-state area invites those engaged in international trade and commerce to come together to build valuable connections.

You are cordially invited to join the emerging leaders’ group for an enjoyable evening with the global business community of Greater Philadelphia at Yards Brewery in Northern Liberties. Guests will have the opportunity to network with professionals operating across our region and in many countries throughout the world.

Learn Yards’ genesis story from Founder, Tom Kehoe and CEO, Trevor Prichett. They will discuss how their hometown entrepreneurial drive enables them to thrive through creative branding and a core commitment to supporting people and organizations, making our region a better place to live and work.

Beer will flow and lite bites will be served. Pre-registration is required.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact for information.


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The STIR Fireside Chat with Karen Blackett, President WPP & Suki Sandhu OBE, Founder & CEO, Audeliss

Monday, November 13, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
4:00pm – 5:00pm GMT


Join Suki SandhuFounder & CEO of Audeliss and INvolve in conversation with Karen Blackett OBEPresident of WPP, to hear how they have pioneered leadership to create a more diverse workplace.

The conversation will be centered on the challenges and benefits of building a racially diverse business.With a focus on Complexity, Communication differences, Prejudice and Stereotypes, Language barriers and Conflicting working styles. Have you faced these challenges?

London Chamber of Commerce / Greater Philadelphia Regional Business Ecosystem Roundtable Discussion – Recap

On Friday, October 27, 2023, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia welcomed the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), and Woods International, LLC.

Nearly 20 BABCPHL members and area partners gathered around the table to welcome our guests. The discussion centered on an overview of the Greater Philadelphia business ecosystem with a focus on regional trade and commerce with the UK. Several prevalent industries were represented by professionals from both the public and private realms. The Department for Economic Development from the State of Pennsylvania and the Commerce Department from the City of Philadelphia started the discussion by setting the stage with a general overview of the regional economy, and a dynamic dialogue followed.

LCCI’s objective was to understand the market and how they can collaborate with us to expand their international reach across the Atlantic. The sectors of greatest interest to LCCI are life sciences, logistics/airports, energy, robotics/AI, fintech, higher ed, and media tech. They are eager to develop partnerships in these areas and we are poised to help them achieve their goals. We look forward to collaborating on several initiatives in 2024, including Temple University’s student trip to London in March and London Tech week in addition to activities around the Philadelphia Phillies London summer showdown in June.

The conversation around the table served as an excellent touchpoint, highlighting not only what regional businesses are focused on but how we can collaborate and grow our transatlantic relationships. Special thanks to Marta Kozlowska, Head of International, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Tom Woods, President, Woods International, LLC, for stopping in Philadelphia to meet with us.

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Department for Business & Trade: International Trade Week

November 6-10, 2023


Building on last year’s success, which saw thousands of businesses from around the UK take part, International Trade Week 2023 is set to be the biggest yet.

Register now to attend events in-person across the UK or online with experts from around the world.

You can filter and select events using the events list below then register to sign up to your selection or register now and run through events day by day.

There are also some additional ITW events available but require direct registration with the organisers.

Business Success Measure by Emissions: Solutions for Reaching Sustainability Goals in Times of Rapid Change

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
4:00pm – 5:00pm GMT


Measuring and reducing carbon emissions is a critical component of addressing climate change and achieving business success in an environmentally responsible manner.

The rapid growth of digital transformation and artificial intelligence-based applications has given way to emerging tracking technologies that can help companies make informed decisions in alignment with their net-zero targets. Utilizing carbon foot printing and green software and integrating ESG into core strategies can help companies achieve long-term success by addressing risks, seizing opportunities, and meeting the evolving expectations of stakeholders.

This workshop will guide you through Siemens Financial Services’ newly launched Decarbonization Business Optimizer that helps SMEs baseline their carbon footprint, create different scenarios for emission reduction, and discover a plan to reach their decarbonization goals. We will also hear practical and tangible advice and experience from companies actively using smart solutions available to UK and US businesses, to track and measure emissions, help adopt renewable energy sources, consider current emission offsets and foster a culture of sustainable practices.

Global Workforce Compliance: Navigating Changes in US I-9 and UK Right to Work Rules

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
8:30am – 9:45am PDT


Join us for an insightful and comprehensive webinar reviewing recent changes and trends in US I-9 and UK Right to Work rules and regulations.  This webinar brings together legal experts in immigration and employment verification law to provide you with valuable insights with the following:

  • Recent changes to US I-9/Employment Verification process including phase-in of the newly designed Form I-9 and implementation of remote verification option.
  • An update on the latest UK Right to Work and immigration compliance developments in a post-Brexit environment.
  • Technological considerations including implementation of electronic I-9 systems and cautionary tales relating to use of AI tools triggering immigration discrimination exposure in the hiring process.
  • Strategies and insights for maintaining compliance including record-keeping best practices.
  • Q&A session with our panel.

Whether you’re an HR professional, legal counsel, or a business owner, this webinar equips you with the knowledge and strategies needed to effectively manage cross-border hiring and compliance within the United States and the United Kingdom.

Scaling Diverse and Inclusive Tech Businesses

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
7:30am – 9:00am EST

In partnership with B2BeeMatch, Tech Canada Advocates and London & Partners.

Details to be announced.

The English-Speaking Union Lecture & Reception

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Reception: 5:00pm
Lecture: 5:45pm


The Philadelphia Branch of the English-Speaking Union is honored to hose Dr. Andrew Lownie at a Speaker event on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Carpenters’ Hall.

After the Abdication: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Exile

The 1936 Abdication Crisis – when Edward VIII gave up his throne for the woman he loved – is well-known, but what happened to them afterwards? Drawing on secret sources and his book, Andrew Lownie tells their story, from their pro-Nazi views and controversial wartime posting to the Bahamas to their post war life in Palm Beach and New York.

Sustainable Business Series: Understanding Energy Efficiency

Friday, September 29, 2023
10:00am – 11:00am 


Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in 2023 and continue to grapple with the impact of persistent economic shocks, that have already proven to be significant barriers to growth.

Research conducted by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce highlight the significant pressures that businesses currently face. According to the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Business Report for Q1 of 2023, half of the businesses surveyed across both Manufacturing and Services are expecting to raise their prices in Q2 of 2023. The main reasons cited by businesses for raising prices were labour costs (25%) cost of utilities (23%) and fuel costs (14%).

Indeed, energy efficiency remains a difficult topic for business leaders across the region. As a result, understanding the benefits of energy efficiency measures is vital. As highlighted by the International Energy Agency in their Energy Efficiency 2022 Report, stronger energy efficiency is the best policy to bring down bills.

Join this webinar to understand why energy bills have been persistently high and how businesses are incorporating energy efficiency measures, in response to rising energy bills.

Navigating Cross-Border Tax Considerations in M&A Transactions

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm ET | 10:00am – 11:00am CT


Business owners engaged in a sales process face an ever-increasing series of decisions that can have positive or negative tax implications for the business and its owners. Navigating the sales process requires an evaluation of the tax considerations in each jurisdiction where a business operates to maximize deal economics and minimize tax burden. Join us Wednesday, Sept. 13, as our M&A tax leaders discuss:

  • Current trends in M&A sell-side tax diligence across the U.S. and Europe
  • Sell-side strategies and planning opportunities
  • Cross-border tax considerations for multijurisdictional sellers

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Baker Tilly
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Forensic Resolutions
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Penn Medicine
  • Welsh Government