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Scaling Diverse and Inclusive Tech Businesses

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm

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

Power of Purpose with Scott Kirby, CEO, United Airlines

Thursday, September 28, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm EDT
4:00pm – 5:00pm BST


BritishAmerican Business, in partnership with Brandpie, is delighted to welcome you back to our Power of Purpose Series exploring the crosscutting idea of purpose in business. Join us for an exclusive chat with Scott Kirby, CEO, United Airlines, where Scott will share his philosophy on purpose and how in plays a key role in driving United Airlines’ sustainability goals and business strategies.

Squire Patton Boggs Webinar: UK Business Immigration – Ten Tricky Sponsor Compliance Issues

Thursday, September 14, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm BST


Join our webinar on 14 September 2023 at 12:30 p.m. when Squire Patton Boggs‘ Partners Annabel Mace and May Cheung will use their wealth of experience to address a range of scenarios, including:

  • A sponsored employee occasionally works longer hours than those stated on their certificate of sponsorship. Is that an issue?
  • A line manager has asked to second a sponsored employee to help out a client at its own offices. Is that allowed?
  • You are carrying out an internal audit and notice that changes to the job titles, salaries and work location for sponsored employees have not been reported to the Home Office. Does this put the business at risk?
  • The business needs to make redundancies, which may affect your sponsored employees. What should you think about?
  • You find out that the entity that holds your sponsor licence has had a change in ownership, but it was more than 10 years ago. What are your obligations?
  • You have been asked to find a role for the son of a board director who requires sponsorship. Can that be done?

There will also be time for an audience Q&A.

This webinar is aimed at anyone with responsibility for sponsored employees, including HR, global mobility and talent acquisition professionals (particularly from a compliance perspective), and in-house counsel, as well anyone holding authorising officer, key contact or Level 1 user responsibilities for their organisation’s worker sponsor licence.

If you are not able to attend live, there will be a recording of the event following but you will still need to register to receive the recording.

STIR: Unleashing Potential: Overcoming Disability & Empowering Others

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

11:00am – 12:00pm EST / 4:00pm – 5:00pm BST


Diversity and inclusion are core values for every significant business across industries. However, people with disabilities are frequently overlooked or inadequately supported at the organizations where they work. Not enough businesses actively prioritize initiatives aimed at hiring individuals with disabilities. At the same time, many fail to assess how their existing policies and practices inadvertently hinder the full participation of people with disabilities.

Join us for a conversation about dismantling barriers to fostering a culture of empathy and understanding. Our panelists will share actionable insights, best practices, and success stories that lead to greater workforce diversity, productivity, and overall organizational growth.

Scaling Diverse and Inclusive Tech Businesses

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm 

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

Details to be announced soon.


Ties Between Two Great Nations – American & British Architecture & Design

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
5:00 – 7:00pm EST

Carpenters’ Hall
320 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


The United States and the United Kingdom have longstanding political, economic, and cultural ties. Historic connections carry over to present-day aspects of society, including city planning, building, construction, engineering, design, and architecture.  

Post-Brexit, the UK has an opportunity to launch new export markets; UK architects are one example. This year, the US and the UK signed a mutual recognition of qualifications in architecture. The landmark agreement strengthens trade ties between the two nations. World-class architects are now able to export their expertise across the Atlantic, facilitating domestic and international mobility for US and UK licensed practitioners. This important bi-national decision streamlines processes and reduces costs and examinations without compromising safety standards.  

Sustainable design capability and the drive to NetZero are significantly impacting the global built environment. American and British parties involved in the construction and lifecycle management of built assets are working collaboratively to share data. And US and UK engineers, architects, designers, and urban and regional planners are at the forefront of the industry.  

This informative panel discussion featuring public and private sector experts will address the bilateral drive to lead the charge in upholding environmental standards, with an emphasis on the mutual desire to enhance public global health, safety, and welfare. Speakers will highlight British and Philadelphia area landmark building projects, and how they have shaped present-day construction throughout the centuries.  Click here to learn about our speakers. 

As the 250th anniversary of American independence from the Crown approaches, Philadelphia, the cradle of liberty, will be celebrating and commemorating the occasion with legacy-built projects that address the core needs and challenges society is currently facing.  

The British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia is proud to collaborate with the Carpenters’ Company and a distinguished panel of speakers to offer an educational discussion about notable UK and Philadelphia past, present and future architectural landmarks that are not only changing skylines on both sides of the Atlantic but are responsibly creating a better world. 

Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact babc@babcphl.com for information. 

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2023 Signature Annual Holiday Lunch – Goal! Transatlantic Commerce & The Business Behind Sports

Thursday, December 7, 2023
11:00am – 2:00pm EST

The Ritz-Carlton
10 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Celebrate transatlantic commerce and experience holiday cheer at the British American Business Council Signature Annual Luncheon. Enjoy a formal midday meal; “Christmas Crackers;” informative presentations; and exciting raffle prizes. The theme of this year’s program is – the business behind sports – an industry that is driving local economies and bringing people together from all over the world.

Elevating the business of sport throughout the transatlantic business community is a slam dunk, and the UK and Philadelphia are prominent players. Come one come all to learn the play-by-play, celebrate international business, and ring in the holiday season at our Signature Annual Holiday Luncheon.

Excitement and momentum are building! Philadelphia, home to winning star-studded teams, was selected as a FIFA World Cup 2026™ host city in the US, and the Philadelphia Phillies are heading to London for a two-game regular-season series this June when the MLB returns for another summer showdown. The Greater Philadelphia region is known throughout the globe for enthusiastically supporting sports teams and legends. Not only do Philadelphians welcome and rally around games, but they are also deeply invested in this booming industry.

The BABCPHL is proud to drive, support and attract engagement for the great pastime – sport, a powerful vehicle for societal change. “Sport for good”/grassroots community involvement; diversity, equity, and inclusion; tourism and business development; and the role of media and technology are key factors.

Sport is a great unifier, and it is an exciting time in history. Industry professionals and stakeholders will present what is happening in this important business sector and how the UK and Greater Philadelphia are partnering to win!

Attendees will have the opportunity to win American Airlines AAdvantage miles for a pair of roundtrip, Business Class tickets on American Airlines’ award winning, non-stop service from Philadelphia International Airport to London.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to a regional charitable group in support of children and sports. More information to follow shortly.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact babc@babcphl.com for more information. 

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Cigna Global Health Benefits
Department for Business and Trade
Duane Morris LLP
Forensic Resolutions Inc.

Raffle Donors (to date):
American Airlines
STAVRA Fine Art Portraits

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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
  • https://www.santanderus.com/
  • Welsh Government