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Triangle BABC Featured Event: RDU and AA Update – Permission to Take-Off for London and Beyond

Both the US and UK have achieved world-leading success with their vaccination programs and are well-positioned to safely reopen not only domestic flights but also, as soon as quarantine restrictions are lifted, the crucial US – UK air-corridor which is so important for trade, investment and tourism for both economies. Hear the latest updates from RDU President & CEO Mike Landguth and AA Regional Sales Director Ricki Reichard on the aviation industry’s flight-plans for the post-Covid recovery.

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KPMG: 2021 Women’s Leadership Summit

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, now in its seventh year, will again bring together top leaders from business, politics, sports and media to help forge a path for women leaders to advance to the C-suite. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Summit will be held virtually on June 23. KPMG today announced that award-winning writer and director Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman,” “Wonder Woman 1984”) will serve as the opening keynote speaker.

The Summit provides hundreds of rising executive women, nominated by their CEOs to participate in the program, with high-impact leadership development content, access to today’s top leaders and year-long networking opportunities. Themes of panels throughout the day will include “inspiring greatness” and “resilient leadership.”

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact women and other underrepresented groups in the workforce, the goal of the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit of helping more women advance to the C-suite has never been more important,” said Paul Knopp, KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO. “We continue to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion within our firm, a commitment that extends to the broader marketplace. We’re excited to have incredible leaders joining us as speakers at this year’s Summit to inspire the high-performing, high-potential executive women who will be participating.”

This year’s Summit will be held during the week of the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club. Last year, more than 3.2 million viewers tuned in to live coverage of the Summit.

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Lunch and Learn: How to Work with the UK Department of International Trade

Please join the BABC and UK’s Department for International Trade to learn more about working with their teams to engage UK companies arriving in North America.

UK companies need a variety of support including: access to finance, legal and tax advice, recruitment support, and export assistance.

DIT, along with many partners, help UK companies plug into the US ecosystem in order to grow and thrive.

At this event, you will learn how DIT works with companies like yours to support UK businesses export to and land in North America and how you too can support British businesses and help them thrive

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Accelerate with Brendan Drake, US CEO, Hotel Chocolat

Brendan Drake, US CEO, Hotel Chocolat will share the impressive story behind the US expansion and how he helped to pivot the US business plans after the pandemic hit from a physical retail led strategy to a digital led strategy, the challenges he faced but also the lessons learned and how it provided clear direction for growth in the future.

An Australian native, Brendan spent 7 years in the UK and formerly had a career in banking prior to taking on the opportunity to lead Hotel Chocolat’s US expansion plans in 2018.

BAB’s Accelerate series is aimed at SME companies and founders of start-ups who are growing – or planning to grow – their transatlantic trade. This roundtable creates a unique peer-led conversation around relevant case study remarks, tailored for companies who are navigating their expansion plans, for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of expansion and investment in the US.

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STIR: Building Trust in the Long Fight for Racial Justice

It’s been more than a year since the killing of George Floyd. Companies have been called to action by the public in the fight against racial injustice, and studies show that since 2020 people have invested more trust in the power of corporations over other institutions to respond to systemic racism.

After a year of public commitments made by business leaders to address this pressing issue, where are we currently on this road? What do public perceptions of corporate responsiveness to race relations say about our progress so far? What are the gaps still, and how can business leaders respond at this juncture?

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Roundtable with Huw Walters, UK Ministry of Defence Director of Economic Security & Prosperity

The British-American Business Association’s Defense, Aerospace, Transportation & Security Comittee (DATS) invites BABA Members to join Huw Walters, UK Ministry of Defence Director of Economic Security & Prosperity for a roundtable presentation on the UK’s National Security and Investment Bill.

The bill will overhaul the UK’s investment security regime and will modernize the government’s powers to investigate and intervene in the case of hostile foreign direct investment. The regime strengthens the government’s ability to intervene in transactions that pose a national security risk, whilst also maintaining the UK’s overall openness to inward investment. It includes mandatory notification requirements of transactions across 17 key sectors of the economy, including “defence” and “dual use.”

As key defence industrial stakeholders working closely with the UK to strengthen our respective investment security regimes and work across an array of defence industrial topics, you may be interested in an in-depth exploration of what this bill entails. Mr. Walters will present on the NSI bill from a defence perspective and open the session for your questions and comments.  

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Accelerate with Brendan Drake, US CEO, Hotel Chocolat

Brendan Drake, US CEO, Hotel Chocolat will share the impressive story behind the US expansion and how he helped to pivot the US business plans after the pandemic hit from a physical retail led strategy to a digital led strategy, the challenges he faced but also the lessons learned and how it provided clear direction for growth in the future.

An Australian native, Brendan spent 7 years in the UK and formerly had a career in banking prior to taking on the opportunity to lead Hotel Chocolat’s US expansion plans in 2018.

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Virtual Roundtable: Rising Temperatures, Falling Ratings: The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness

Enthusiasm for ‘greening the financial system’ is welcome, but a fundamental challenge remains: financial decision makers lack the necessary information. It is not enough to know that climate change is bad.

Markets need credible, digestible indicators that translate climate science into material risks. Join this discussion to learn more about the ground-breaking research to produce the world’s first-ever climate-adjusted sovereign credit rating, bridging the gap between climate science and real-world financial indicators.

Led by Cambridge University and supported by LetterOne, this research initiative simulated the effects of climate change on sovereign ratings for 108 countries, and showed that climate-induced sovereign downgrades may begin as early as 2030, increasing in intensity and across more countries over the century. Insights from this will allow the financial community to understand the impact of long-term climate effects on sovereign and corporate debt.

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Global Trade Conference

Are you interested in International Trade? Looking at opportunities to grow your business? Start building business relationships and grow your network at the Global Trade Conference 2021!

2020 saw the annual event turn digital giving us the opportunity to involve a truly global audience. The virtual event will continue as a digital half day conference and topics will include discussions around the recent effects on the world a year on, a global economic analysis, international travel, business resilience and resuming trade.

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UK and US Insolvency Issues Update

The British-American Business Association’s Financial Services Committee invites you to a discussion on a “UK and US Insolvency Issues Update”

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • 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