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HSBC Bank – Forward Together Series: The Future of Cities


How to Increase Supplier Diversity

How to Increase Supplier Diversity

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

11:00 am EST

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Would you like to increase your supplier diversity and have greater access to minority-owned or small and medium businesses?

Aside from being a powerful social agenda, it is smart business to create a sustainable local supply chain. Join us at the BABC Webinar on April 28, 2021, from 10 to 11 AM CST, to learn how to achieve these goals via Blue Wave Supplier Development Platform.

Wouldn’t you like to have access to minority-owned or small and medium suppliers that meet international standards?

If you are a minority-owned or small / medium business, wouldn’t you like to understand and self-assess your business vs. international standards and get ready to do business with large corporations or government entities?

Blue Wave Corporation is working with major international companies, NGO’s and governments to develop minority-owned and small and medium businesses by helping them to understand and comply with the standards and requirements of major international corporations, state-owned companies, and government entities.

Blue Wave consolidates and integrates the international standards and requirements in one single, cloud-based, platform easy to access and scalable. Blue Wave is a tool for suppliers to evaluate across six pillars of expertise and generate gap reports and development plans preparing suppliers to compete for higher added value work. Blue Wave is more than just a system, it is a development platform that offers not only a self-assessment methodology and tools, but also the development workshops that provide the policies, processes, and best practices required to close the gaps.


The Biden Administration’s First 100 Days

The Biden Administration’s First 100 Days

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

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Accelerate: Incorporating the ESG Agenda to Drive Growth


Xe – What Could Happen to the USD & GBP in 2021?

Xe – What Could Happen to the USD & GBP in 2021?

Thursday, April 22, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 am EST

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Trading with the EU post-Brexit: VAT changes for e-commerce

Trading with the EU post-Brexit: VAT changes for e-commerce

Thursday, April 22, 2021

7:00 – 7:50 am EST

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The EU 2021 e-commerce VAT package comes into effect on the 1 July 2021 and has been designed to simplify VAT rules on the cross-border sales of goods and services to consumers in EU member states.

The new rules will bring significant changes for UK e-commerce businesses selling into the European Union and firms will need to take action in order to be compliant with the new legislation.

Join this webinar to find out more about the new VAT reporting requirements and the practical steps that businesses will need to take to comply with these changes.


Work Visa and Green Card Options for British Investors, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Work Visa and Green Card Options for British Investors, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

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Find out more about Work Visa & Greed Card Options For British Investors, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs. Presented by Fragomen Law Partner, Mitchell Wexler and Associate, Shafiqa Kureshi.


Immigration Under the Biden Administration: Update for Expats and Their U.S. Employers

Immigration Under the Biden Administration: Update for Expats and Their U.S. Employers

Thursday, April 8, 2021

12‎:‎00‎ – ‎1‎:‎00‎ ‎pm‎ ‎EST

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Please join Fragomen, the British American Business Council of New England (BABCNE), the French American Chamber of Commerce, New England (FACCNE) and Clark Lau LLC for a live webcast on immigration under the Biden Administration.

The discussion will cover the following topics:

  • COVID-19 travel restrictions and the availability of national interest exceptions
  • Prognosis for reopening of U.S. consulates in Europe and around the world
  • President Biden’s immigration-related presidential proclamations and legislative agenda
  • New “less stringent” civics exam for naturalization
  • Latest on ESTA requirements
  • H-1B cap update

The Future of Travel

The Future of Travel

Friday, April 30, 2021

1:00 – 2:00 pm EST

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In partnership with the BAB Network, British Chambers of Commerce, and the Department for International Trade, BritishAmerican Business is pleased to invite you to join our 2021 U.S. Virtual Trade Expo.

Facilitated through Zoom breakout rooms, businesses looking at the U.S. as an investment destination will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into the various regions to learn more about what makes each area unique and the benefits of market entry.  Each region will have their own breakout room “exhibitor booth” with local agencies and experts available to share information and answer questions live.  Appointments for the booths will be available to assure time with each.  Exhibitor booths will include Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Pacific Northwest, North Carolina, San Francisco, Orange County, Atlanta, and New York.


INIS NUA THEATRE – HOW TO BE BRAVE BY SIÂN OWEN

INIS NUA THEATRE PRESENTS AMERICAN PREMIERE OF HOW TO BE BRAVE BY SIÂN OWEN

APRIL 14-18, 2021

Tickets are on sale for $10-$15 by calling (215) 454-9776 or visiting inisnuatheatre.org.

Philadelphia, PA – Inis Nua Theatre presents the American premiere of HOW TO BE BRAVE by Welsh playwright Siân Owen. Starring Alice Yorke, Philadelphia Magazine’s 2019 Best Theatre Talent in Philadelphia. HOW TO BE BRAVE is a whirlwind solo show set in Newport, Wales that is a heartwarming story of motherhood and finding joy even in the most challenging moments. The production will be directed by Barrymore Award-nominated director and Inis Nua Founder and Artistic Director Tom Reing. The theatrical production will be recorded in advance and available for on-demand virtual viewing only from 12:01AM on April 14 through midnight on April 18, 2021. Tickets are $10 – $15. For reservations, visit inisnuatheatre.org.

Single-parent Katie is having a terrible morning: her mom is yelling, her daughter is bleeding, and the smoke alarm just went off. Overwhelmed, Katie runs out the door and on a wild ride through Newport, Wales. Featuring a stolen BMX bike, a quick dip in the River Usk, and an impromptu public dance number, HOW TO BE BRAVE is an uplifting reminder of how our hometowns shape who we are.

Wales Arts Review said, “Siân Owen has produced an engaging, fierce and, yes, brave play that puts women and working-class voices front and centre [sic], and she has done it with a funny narrative that theatrically is a joy to watch.”

Director Tom Reing is excited to share this American premiere with Philadelphia audiences. Reing says, “I saw HOW TO BE BRAVE at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 and thought it was very funny. The play has a positive message about the strength we find in ourselves when times are tough, and that feels especially important today for our audience.”

HOW TO BE BRAVE will be filmed in a COVID-safe manner and available for audiences to view at home. The production will explore where film and theatre meet by having a fully green-screened design featuring interpretations of the real-life locations in Newport, Wales where the story takes place.

“The Takeaway” – Inis Nua’s free post-show talk exploring the play’s themes and relevant events by guest scholars and theatre practitioners – will be a Zoom conversation between playwright Siân Owen, Director Tom Reing, and artists involved in the production. The Takeaway will be Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4pm.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Siân Owen grew up in Newport, Wales. She was the winner of the Oxford Playhouse New Playwriting Competition 2010 with her play RESTORATION. She has written for Pentabus (THIS LAND), Box of Tricks (Word:Play 4 at the Arcola), Dirty Protest (Milgi’s Yurt, Cardiff), PLAYlist (Theatre 503 and Latitude) and The Story Project (New Diorama, Southwark Playhouse). She also took part in the National Theatre Wales/Ty Newydd Habit of Art Writing Project. Siân has attended the Writers Development Course at Sherman Cymru and is a graduate of the prestigious MA Writing Performance program at Goldsmiths.

ABOUT THE TEAM:

Inis Nua Founder and Artistic Director Tom Reing helms HOW TO BE BRAVE, his 31st mainstage production for the company. Reing has made a career directing Irish and UK theatre in Philadelphia including recent Inis Nua credits THE NIGHT ALIVE, BOX CLEVER, OUR FEW AND EVIL DAYS, and LOVE, LIES AND TAXIDERMY. With Inis Nua, he has directed nineteen American premieres, as well as eleven Philadelphia premieres. Reing was the recipient of an Independence Fellowship in the Arts, a MidAtlantic Arts Fellowship, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship.

Alice Yorke is an original theatre-maker, director, and Barrymore-nominated actor, writer, and producer. She is a Co-Director of the award-winning theater company Lightning Rod Special and lead artist on their latest show, THE APPOINTMENT, which was named Best of 2019 Theater by The New York Times. Additional performance credits: HACKLES, LET THE DOG SEE THE RABBIT, and SANS EVERYTHING (Lightning Rod Special), THE GAP (Azuka Theatre), DOWN PAST PASSYUNK (InterAct Theatre), Alex Bechtel’s THE WEST, Pig Iron Theatre Company’s 99 BREAKUPS and PAY UP. She is director and co-creator of Lee Minora’s scorching hit WHITE FEMINIST, which has been performed in New York, London, Scotland, Michigan, and Philadelphia. In 2019 she was named the Best Theatre Talent in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine.

Helping translate this production to a virtual format will be Director of Photography Michael Long. Michael worked as the Film Editor on Inis Nua’s virtual reading series Reconceiving Family in the fall of 2020 and has worked on multiple virtual shows during the pandemic including I HEAR A DISTANT SONG (Philly Fringe Festival.) A short film he directed, ADAM AND EVE: A MOCKUMENTARY, screened at the Sidewalk Film Festival in 2019. Projection design for theatre credits include: The 2019 Barrymore Awards, TOMMY AND ME (Theatre Exile), BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (Temple University), EUREKA DAY (InterAct Theatre), and THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA (Curtis Institute).

Scenic Designer Marie Laster returns for her second Inis Nua show after designing the Barrymore-nominated set for UNTITLED in 2019. Laster’s local scenic design credits include CRY IT OUT and NATURAL SHOCKS (Simpatico Theatre), DONNA ORBITS THE MOON (Tiny Dynamite), THE AGITATORS (Theatre Horizon), RACHEL (Quintessence Theatre), and LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT’S SHOULDER (Act II Playhouse).

Sound Designer Larry D. Fowler, Jr. makes his Inis Nua debut. Fowler has received three Barrymore nominations for his work. Recent credits include DOT (People’s Light) and SUNSET BABY (Azuka Theatre) and work with The Wilma Theater, Denver Center, Arden Theatre, and Theatre Horizon. Assistant Director K. O’Rourke is new to Inis Nua but has been seen as an actor at many area theatres, including Lantern Theater Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and EgoPo Classic Theater.

Katie Yamaguchi will be Costume Designing her second show with Inis Nua. Yamaguchi is a fashion and costume designer whose work was last seen at Inis Nua in BOX CLEVER and has also been seen locally at Media Theatre and Delaware Shakespeare. Andrew Cowles will be Lighting Designer for his fourth Inis Nua show (BOX CLEVER, OUR FEW AND EVIL DAYS, TROUSERS).

Abby Toll (A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW, THE NIGHT ALIVE, UNTITLED, BOX CLEVER, THE MONSTER IN THE HALL) returns as Stage Manager for this production. Longtime Inis Nua collaborators Flannel and Hammer serve as Production Manager (Lauren Tracy) and Technical Director (Joe Daniels). And Leonard Kelly (A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW, THE NIGHT ALIVE, THE MONSTER IN THE HALL among many other Inis Nua credits) returns as Dialect Coach.

HOW TO BE BRAVE will be available for on-demand virtual viewing 24-hours a day, April 14-18, 2021. The production will be hosted on Inis Nua’s website and a secure link will be provided after tickets are purchased. Tickets are $10 per individual viewer or $15 per household.

The post-show talk (The Takeaway) with playwright Siân Owen is free and will be held at 4pm on Sunday, April 18, 2021. No additional registration is required, all ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom link for the Takeaway and are welcome to join and ask their questions of the playwright, director, and artistic team.

Tickets are on sale for $10-$15 by calling (215) 454-9776 or visiting inisnuatheatre.org. To learn more, please like Inis Nua Theatre Company on Facebook and follow @InisNua Theatre on Twitter and @inisnuatheatre on Instagram.

ABOUT INIS NUA THEATRE COMPANY

Inis Nua’s mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world. Inis Nua also seeks to cultivate and produce contemporary, provocative work from American playwrights who deal with the Irish-American, Welsh-American, Scottish-American and Anglo-American experiences.

To date, Inis Nua has produced one world premiere, twenty-four American premieres, and fifteen Philadelphia premieres. Inis Nua Theatre Company has been the recipient of grants from the William Penn Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, the Independence Foundation, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Charlotte Cushman Foundation, MKM Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Virginia Brown Martin Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, the Connelly Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation, Free 2 Be Fund, and the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme. Inis Nua Theatre has also had eleven playwrights visit during production of their shows.

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