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United Kingdom, Ireland & Scandinavia: Business Opportunities for PA Exporters

Friday, September 17, 2021

10:00 am – 11:00 am EST


Overview of the current market conditions and emerging sales and partnership opportunities for PA exporters.

US-UK Pandemic Preparedness Event

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

12:30 – 1:30 pm EST


As you well know, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely upended the international community. What isn’t well known is the critical role the US/UK scientific and research community played in the early days of the pandemic that led to the extraordinary discoveries of new life-saving diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. Yet, despite this progress, there is still uncertainty for what lies ahead both in this pandemic and what may come next.

By joining us for this special event, you will hear from world leading influencers in government, science, and business. These VIP speakers will discuss the critical role of US/UK research in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and describe ongoing efforts to distribute vaccines globally. Further, experts will share their perspectives on how the UK/US Joint Statement on Pandemic Preparedness and G7 commitment to future pandemic preparedness might be achieved through the 100 Days Mission.


  • Sir Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Advisor, Her Majesty’s Government
  • Dr. Eric Lander, The President’s Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Sir Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President of Biopharmaceuticals R&D, AstraZeneca
    Dr. Prahlad Singh, President and CEO, PerkinElmer
  •  Dr Jenny Harries, Chief Executive, UK Health Security Agency
  • Dr. Rick Bright, SVP, Pandemic Prevention & Response, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Moderator: Alison Snyder, Managing Editor, Axios

A Conversation with Admiral James Foggo, USN (Ret), Former Commander of Allied Joint Force Command

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 am EST


Admiral James Foggo is a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also an Olmsted Scholar and Moreau Scholar, earning a Master of Public Administration at Harvard University and a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies in Defense and Strategic Studies from the University of Strasbourg, France.  He commanded the attack submarine, USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) in 1998, which was awarded the Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 8 Battle Efficiency award and the Commander Fleet Forces Command Admiral Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy for being the most improved ship in the Atlantic Fleet. Foggo served as Commodore of SUBRON-6 in 2007.

Over the last decade in Naples, Italy, he served in multiple major commands as Commander, Naval Forces Europe/Africa; Commander Allied Joint Force Command, Naples; Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet; Commander, Submarine Group 8; and Commander, Submarines, Allied Naval Forces South. During this period, he also served as the Operations Officer (J-3) for Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn (Libya). Additionally, Foggo was a NATO Task Force commander in Joint Task Force Unified Protector (Libya). In 2018, he commanded Exercise Trident Juncture (Arctic Circle), the largest NATO exercise since the Cold War with over 50,000 personnel.

Ashore, he has served in a variety of assignments, most notably as Executive Assistant to the Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion (NAVSEA 08); Executive Assistant to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Executive Officer to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and Commander, European Command (EUCOM); and Director, Navy Staff.

Foggo’s awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and NATO Meritorious Service Medal. In addition, he was awarded the 1995 Adm. Charles A. Lockwood Award for Submarine Professional Excellence and the State of Oklahoma Distinguished Service award by the adjutant general. In 2006, he was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de Merité and in 2017 he was awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the French Government. In 2020, he was awarded the Canadian Meritorious Service Cross, Commander of the Order of Merit of Italy, and Commander of the Cross of Saint George from Portugal.  Foggo is also a Director of the Naval Historical Foundation, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Explorer’s Club of New York, and has served on Advisory Boards to the Naval Submarine League, Olmsted Foundation Board, U. S. Naval Institute Board and is currently an active member of the Marine Corps University Editorial Board in Quantico, VA.

BAB Accelerate Workshop for US Inbound Companies

Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Friday, October 1, 2021

11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST


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

Workshop Sessions:

  • Marketing/Branding/Communications
  • Legal Considerations for Doing Business in the US
  • Talent: Acquisition & Management
  • Personal Tax Planning
  • Growth and Finance

The Future of Work Part II: Uncovering New Talent & Re-skilling for a New World

Thursday, October 7, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST


It’s clear that the pressures of the pandemic have only accelerated the arrival of the future of work. The accelerating pace of adopting new technologies will continue unabated, and has become a high priority for business leaders looking to stay ahead of the competition. Meanwhile many companies are undergoing pivotal transformations – making rapid changes to their locations, value propositions, and the shape and size of their workforce.

With the dual pressures of technology adoption and disruptions brought on by the pandemic, the core human capital skills needed to succeed in business will look drastically different in the next five years.

BAB brings together a panel of business leaders to explore the oncoming changes to the talent landscape, the evolving in-demand skills for your company to succeed in the future of work, and innovative approaches to stay ahead in the race for the best talent.

The discussion will cover:

  • The urgency to upskill your workforces for this new world, and uncovering emerging, untapped talent from underserved communities. Inequality will undoubtedly be compounded by the forces of the pandemic in tandem with the challenges of accelerated technology adoption.  How can recruitment and workforce development strategies help address this?
  • Related challenges in promoting employee well-being and productivity; how to create a sense of community, connection and belonging among your workforce through digital tools and despite a locationally distributed workforce.

Meet the Speakers:

Erdin Beshimov
Senior Director, MIT Open Learning &
Lecturer, MIT
To learn more about Erdin, click here.


Andy Dillow (Moderator)
The Intern Group
To learn more about Andy, click here.


Leena Nair
Chief Human Resources Officer
To learn more about Leena, click here.

Kathryn Parsons
Founder and Co-CEO
To learn more about Kathryn, click here.

Shankar Raman
Senior Director, Talent Management and Organization Alignment
Willis Towers Watson
To learn more about Shankar, click here.

Code Red for Humanity – The Race to Net Zero, A Multilateral Global Approach

Code Red for Humanity – The Race to Net Zero, A Multilateral Global Approach

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Registration coming soon…

A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event.

In lead-up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), the British American Business and World Affairs Councils of Greater Philadelphia are presenting a climate change discussion between two of the world’s most influential nations about the multilateral global approach race to net zero.

The US and the UK share a strong history. The countries are bound by political, economic, social and cultural ties, and together they are leading the charge within both the public and private sectors to encourage cross border and multinational government support for climate change. Collaboration between these pillars is focused on harnessing best practices and refining behavior to mitigate additional environmental damage.

Speakers will address: the sub-national level of engagement in both the public and private domains; connections between human and environmental health in relation to delivering an equitable and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic (green recovery); the important role of innovation; and corporate, investor and employee responsibility with respect to competitive advantage and business transition models. Join this timely discussion to learn what actions are being taken, and how global parties are partnering to arrest damage and turn things around.

A Conversation With Royal Correspondent Victoria Murphy

A Conversation With Royal Correspondent Victoria Murphy

Saturday, September 25, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 PM EST


This is a unique opportunity for members to speak directly with journalist Victoria Murphy who has been reporting on the British royal family since 2010. She has interviewed Prince Harry and travelled the world covering several royal tours. In March 2020, Victoria was one of only three journalists present to witness Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex carry out her final private solo engagement in Buckingham Palace before she and Prince Harry stepped back from royal life.


The STIR: Negotiate for What Matters

The STIR: Negotiate for What Matters

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM  EST


Receiving a job offer is a big deal, and you deserve to celebrate. But before you accept the offer, take time to consider what you want most from this opportunity. Evaluate the offer against the criteria that are important to you, and then negotiate to get as much of what’s important to you as you can. Don’t shy away from negotiation, because it’s key to job satisfaction. So often, we skip right to the celebration — and then three months into the job, we realize that we should have asked for more money, more vacation days, or a more impressive title.

Join BAB and Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA team for a live discussion on how to evaluate a job offer and negotiate for what matters. We’ll role-play negotiation scenarios to show you what works, and we’ll leave plenty of time for your questions. You’ll walk away with strategies for success, pitfalls to avoid, and resources to help you navigate your own negotiations.

London Tech Week Presented by Community Partner, London & Partners

London Tech Week Presented by Community Partner, London & Partners

September 20 – 24, 2021


London Tech Week is an opportunity to bring the tech community together to forge connections and celebrate the positive impact of technology on our world. This year, the virtual festival will cover themes aimed to consolidate the conversation around global recovery and shine a light on the innovative technologies paving the way forward.

As co-founders of London Tech Week, London & Partners is working with Informa to curate the flagship events of the 2021 programme to best serve our client and partners.

Power of Purpose featuring Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines & Shai Weiss, CEO, Virgin Atlantic

Power of Purpose featuring Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines & Shai Weiss, CEO, Virgin Atlantic

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


BritishAmerican Business is delighted to welcome you back to our Power of Purpose Series. In a conversation moderated by MaryLee Sachs, US CEO, Brandpie, Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines and Shai Weiss, CEO, Virgin Atlantic will share the role of Purpose in building and enhancing levels of engagement and motivation, and ways to embed purpose within business organizations to build stronger connections with people and how sustainability is changing the airline industry.

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