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2019 Annual Transatlantic Conference

Once a year the British American Business Council (BABC) Network brings together companies from all 23 chapters throughout the UK and North America. The 2019 Annual Transatlantic Conference is being held in Birmingham, England. This two-day annual program features high-level business discussions and networking with senior business executives, government officials, SMEs, exporters, and academics. The two day event will focus on transatlantic opportunities for businesses post-Brexit.

Join the BABC Network in Birmingham along with global thought leaders from North America and the United Kingdom to discover and understand new opportunities and to build relationships. Click here for more information including a detailed agenda and the registration link. Use the code BA3136 to access 25% off the conference when booking online.




Welcome Lunch for Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States

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The British American Business Council, in partnership with the Department for International Trade, cordially invites you to a luncheon in honor of His Excellency Sir Nigel Kim Darroch KCMG, British Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Darroch will speak about the important trade relationship between our region and the United Kingdom, as well as the current political and economic climate influencing transatlantic ties.

Ambassador Darroch’s diplomatic career spans three decades and has been primarily focused on national security issues and European Union policy. He was appointed British Ambassador to the United States in January 2016. From January 2012 to September 2015 he served as the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor, and was Secretary of the National Security Council. Prior to his appointment as National Security Advisor, Ambassador Darroch served in Brussels as the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union from 2007 to 2011. From 2004 to 2007, he was EU Advisor to the Prime Minister.

This will be Ambassador Darroch’s first official visit with the Greater Philadelphia international business community. We welcome your attendance and invite you to join us for this very special lunch program.

Date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Time: 12:00-2:00pm (Lunch will be served.)

Location: The Bellevue Hotel
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Member Individual Ticket: $95

Non-Member Individual Ticket: $125

Member Table of Eight (8) Seats: $650

Non-Member Table of Eight (8) Seats: $850


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The Death of LIBOR Not SOFR Away… Are You Ready? Secured Overnight Financing Rate: The New Benchmark – Expectations & Implications

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In 2021, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), the world’s most important financial rate, will go away, but it is unclear what will replace the index used in virtually every significant credit arrangement, bond, swap and financial instrument. The volume of financial contracts based on LIBOR is estimated at $200 trillion.  The change will affect every company and financial institution.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has proposed that The Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) become the new lending resource rate. It is the rate banks will pay on the repurchase agreement market for borrowing overnight. US regulators anticipate SOFR will be widely adopted to back the derivatives and loans market, and to be the universally accepted replacement for the outgoing LIBOR.

Not SOFR away. Are you ready?  What can you expect and what are the implications of losing LIBOR and adopting SOFR?  Join us for this timely and interactive seminar to learn everything you need to know:

  • What is SOFR?
  • How will moving to SOFR change credit agreements, swaps, and other financial instruments?
  • How to navigate the transition? What should parties be doing now?

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Seminar
  • 9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Q&A
  • 9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Networking

Location: Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Member Individual Ticket: $55

Non-Member Individual Ticket: $75


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Need for Speed – Around the World in 90 Minutes

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Join the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia for an evening of speed networking with global professionals at Philadelphia’s premier whiskey and go go bar – the Trestle Inn.  Industry experts will lead a brief discussion about the importance of networking; how to pitch yourself and your business; and how to deliver the perfect elevator speech!  Following introductory remarks attendees will rotate in small groups so each person has the opportunity to interact with every attendee.  Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to ask and answer questions with executives representing various industry sectors with operations throughout the world.

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 6-8:00pm

6-6:30pm: Registration & Networking
6:30-6:45pm: Introductions, Brief Remarks & Instructions
6:45-7:45pm: Speed Networking Session
7:45-8:00pm: Raffles & Close

Location: The Trestle Inn
339 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Member Individual Ticket: $45*

Non-Member Individual Ticket: $55*

*Includes presentations, speed networking, food & beverage






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English Women’s National Soccer Team Match

The English Women’s National Soccer Team will be in town at the end of the month for a match at the SheBelieves Cup at Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

PHLSports, a business unit within PHLCVB, long time BABCPHL Corporate Member and active on our Board of Directors, supports all major and minor league sporting events in the City of Philadelphia.

Our region is a particularly strong soccer market, and this is a trifecta event for our Chamber.  The BABCPHL is proud to welcome the British Women’s National Soccer Team to the region; proud to support our member PHLCVB and PHLSports; and proud to invite BABCPHL members and friends to purchase tickets to this event taking place at Talen Energy Stadium, home to Philadelphia Union, member and supporter of BABCPHL activities.

Root for the English as they take on Brazil!  Click here for more information and the link to purchase tickets.

Rediscovering the Story of Richard St. George

A Presentation by Associate Curator Matthew Skic

The Museum of the American Revolution invites you to join us for an evening reception and presentation announcing, previewing, and exploring themes from the Museum’s 2019-2020 special exhibition:

“Redcoat & Revolutions: Richard St. George in American and Ireland”

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Deloitte
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • HSBC
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • McConnell Johnson Real Estate
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Law Firm of Pepper Hamilton
  • TD Bank
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic