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20th Annual WTCGP World Trade Centers Day Awards Celebration

Thursday, September 29, 2022

6:00pm – 9:00pm EST

Fairmount Waterworks

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After September 11, 2001, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), in cooperation with the United Nations, chartered a day to be celebrated around the world as World Trade Centers Day.

This year’s award winners – Daniel J. Hilferty, Chairman, Philadelphia Soccer 2026 and Chairman & CEO, Dune View Strategies; Liz Murphy, Senior Vice President, Governmental, Regulatory & External Affairs, PECO; and Harold Beck & Sons, Inc. – will be honored on September 29, 2022 at the Fairmount Waterworks.

“In honor of World Trade Centers Day, the WTCGP gathers together the local business community to recognize the impact of world trade and to salute outstanding companies and individuals for their impact on the region,” says WTCGP President Linda Conlin. “While every year is special, we are particularly excited about honoring this year’s award recipients in our 20th anniversary year.”


The STIR: LGBTQ+ Community and Allies Pave a Way to a More Inclusive Workplace

Thursday, September 22, 2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

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According to the Corporate Equality Index 2022 report by the Human Rights Campaign, 67 percent of the Fortune 500 businesses offer transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage, up from 0 per cent in 2002, and over 285 of the fortune-500 ranked businesses achieved a 100 percent rating.

The data is clear: being an inclusive employer positively impacts recruitment, retention, engagement, and overall total revenue. While the push for equality originated in the United States and Europe, it has long since spilled over into the global marketplace.

Join our panel of experts as we explore these key questions:

  • How do you advance your current policies to be inclusive of your LGBTQ+ community?
  • How can multinational organizations champion the culture of inclusiveness in differing regions across the US and UK?
  • How can you build inclusive practices into your hiring process to signal your commitment to LGBTQ+ Equality?
  • How can you support employee resource groups and ally initiatives to engage with your employees in meaningful dialogue?

Ryder Cup

September 7, 2022

10:00 am – 4:30 pm EST

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Now in its 22nd year, the BACC Ryder Cup is a unique combination of business and sport highlighting the special relationship between the United States and Great Britain.

Typically held in August every year, the BACC Ohio tournament has been moved to be the precursor event for this year’s Transatlantic Conference.

Modeled on the nearly century old competition between the US and Europe, the BACC Ryder Cup is played every year and we look forward to welcoming new golfers from across the U.S. and U.K. into our event.


BAB Accelerate Workshop for UK Inbound Companies

Day 1 – Tuesday, September 13, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Day 2 – Wednesday, September 14, 2022
10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT

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BritishAmerican Business is pleased to invite you to join our BAB Accelerate Workshop

The BAB Accelerate Workshop for UK inbound companies will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to gain hands on, practical knowledge for expanding and growing their business in the UK.

Formatted as a multipart workshop, there will be a variety of sessions across 2 days, each led by industry experts to allow attendees to take a deep dive into the granular details of what it takes to expand your business across the pond. Each session will offer concrete takeaways and actionable to do items.

*Please note that there will be priority registration for UK inbound companies. Space will be limited for service provider observers. 


North American Festival of Wales

Wednesday, August 31 – Sunday, September 4, 2022

The North American Festival of Wales is an arts and culture festival with live music, seminars, dancing, language, literature, history, choirs, and evening singing at the pub, Welsh products, teas and more. The festival is held each year in a different location in either the US or Canada, on the shared Labor Day holiday weekend.

The North American Festival of Wales has been celebrating Welsh culture since 1929, and this year the festival is being held in Philadelphia.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Honoring the Spirit of America: A Conversation about Immigration

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

5:30 pm –  7:15 pm EST

Congress Hall
5th & Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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A common refrain is that the U.S. is a nation of immigrants—that the spirit of America directly stems from the fact that most Americans have ancestors who are immigrants. Immigration is a link to the past and a bridge to the future. We’re called a melting pot, where people come to achieve the “American Dream,” to settle their families, to work and start their businesses.

Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants or their children. Immigrants have also started more than half of the start-up companies valued at $1 billion or more, with nearly two-thirds of U.S. “unicorns” (billion-dollar companies) being founded or co-founded by immigrants or their children.

However, in the United States today, foreign entrepreneurs seeking to work or start businesses are left without a viable path to do so. Furthermore, bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. is also highly problematic in today’s challenging economy because securing foreign-born low and unskilled workers is so difficult.

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Independence National Historical Park to learn from a panel of speakers who will provide insight into why immigration—throughout U.S. history—has been so important and how we can continue to address the challenges of immigration policy today.


In Conversation With Q5 & Ceridian ‘What Do Top Employees Really Want Right Now, Other Than Great Pay?’

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

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Q5’s Oliver Purnell will be joined by expert speakers Sara Birmingham, Chief People Officer at Shutterstock, Julie Derene, SVP, Global Talent Management at Ceridian and Helena Rodrigue, Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Lab Consulting.

We will be answering some of the most important questions facing organisations:

  • How are you retaining and attracting talent? What tangible initiatives have you implemented which have fostered positive employee cultures?
  • Should organisations be open to adapting their missions and values to attract talent? Do companies need to re-evaluate their corporate values?
  • How important are DEI programmes and policy within your organisation? Are there any commitments you have made which have had a positive and authentic effect on the workforce?
  • In a digital-first world, how are you engaging your employees and creating an open and collaborative workspace?

Blockchain Event: Digital Assets for the Climate Markets

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

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Join a discussion on benefits brought by Blockchain and wider distributed Ledger Technology to accelerate stakeholders’ efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, especially for climate action.


Q5 Webinar: How can businesses respond to record high levels of anxiety?

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

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‘What’s Next?’ webinar proudly brought to you by Q5 and Prospect Magazine.

How can businesses respond to record high levels of anxiety?

Editor-in-chief of Prospect Magazine Alan Rusbridger is joined by expert speakers Mary Homer, CEO of the White Company, Steve Rowe, former CEO of M&S, 2016 – 2022 and Paul Farmer, co-author of Government review ‘Thriving at work’ and the CEO at Mind to dive into this fascinating topic.

We’re answering some of the most important questions facing business leaders, including:

How is anxiety manifesting itself in both society and inside your organisation?

  • What initiatives are you (or other leaders you know) implementing to address this issue, and have you got any specific examples of where you’ve seen an organisation deal with anxiety in an innovative and effective way?
  • Is it really the role of the business to provide support for external variables contributing to employees’ high levels of anxiety?
  • Should business leaders take more responsibility for how they can impact employee anxiety outside of the workplace?  And if so, how?

How are consumer facing organisations doing more with less?

Thursday, July 14, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

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During this webinar, we will explore how consumer facing companies are navigating an increasingly uncertain and volatile environment that we are all living in.  Impacts we will touch on include, rising global energy prices, raw material costs, inflation, and the impacts of these on the increased cost of living.

Our experts will share their thoughts, experiences, and actionable advice for surviving and thriving in the current market.

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