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HSBC’s 38th Global Investment Seminar – Going Virtual

The wellbeing of our customers and our colleagues is our first priority, so in light of the COVID-19 situation, we have decided to make the 38th Annual HSBC Global Investment Seminar – entirely virtual for the first time.

Major breakthroughs on vaccine developments have lowered uncertainty and revived confidence even as many advanced economies find themselves under varying degrees of lockdown amid worryingly high rates of COVID-19 infections. The outlook is brightening but how will the pace and mix of global growth evolve through 2021? Can China, the world’s single biggest driver of global growth, be relied upon to support the next leg of the recovery elsewhere?  What does a post-Brexit world look like for the UK and EU? How constrained will US president-elect Joe Biden be in delivering on his campaign promises. We ask whether markets are right to be displaying a greater appreciation of the risks of higher inflation? And consider the impact on the rates and FX markets around the world, including whether it’s time to be all-in or more selective on EM assets.

Join us to hear from HSBC’s highly rated economists and strategists as they present their latest thinking on the major themes for markets and economies, along with their forecasts and views for 2021.

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Sustainable Mobility Scotch Whisky Tasting

Do you work in sustainable mobility here on the East Coast of the US and have an appreciation for Scotch whisky? 

On Wednesday, February 3 we are partnering with the Department for International Trade, Scottish Development International, and Aberlour Distillery, to host an invitation-only virtual whisky tasting for contacts involved in low carbon transport and energy systems technologies. If you or anyone in your network might be interested in learning more about the UK’s low carbon future, and sharing a dram, contact babc@babcphl.com for more info. Space is limited, and the registration deadline to receive the whisky is Thursday, January 21.

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Penn Medicine – Cellicon Valley ’21 – The Future of Cell and Gene Therapies

This year’s virtual return to Cellicon Valley promises an in-depth exploration of some of the most exciting areas of cellular therapy research. Hold the date now and plan to join us for any or all of these seven general sessions and more:
-Real World Experience and the Newest CARs: Survey in disease indication
-Overcoming Resistance: to monotherapy CAR’s must have clinical data
-COVID clinical experience panel
-Gene Delivery and Editing for Better CARs
-CAR’s on the Unpaved Road
-Allogeneic CAR-Ts, NKs, iPSC’s
-Globalization of CAR T Cell Therapies India, Costa Rica, Brazil

Each session will feature multiple speakers and topics. The interactive program will use a state-of-the-art platform, ensuring ample opportunity for discussion and networking. A virtual exhibit hall will feature the latest from industry. You won’t want to miss this event.

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Accelerate Winter Virtual Happy Hour

New year, new connections!  Join us for our Winter Virtual Happy Hour and say hello to familiar faces and meet new ones!

Participants will be split into small, facilitated breakout rooms. Each facilitator will help drive introductions and discussions in a comfortable setting. The breakout rooms will reshuffle and rotate every 10 minutes so you’ll have the opportunity to chat with a range of attendees. The attendee list will be distributed ahead of time and we encourage you to flag any specific introductions you would like.

On behalf of the Accelerate Committee and the team at BAB, we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Womble Bond Dickinson Summit ‘Everything from Everywhere’

What are the risks and opportunities in a marketplace where everything can be done from everywhere? Taxes,
leasing arrangements, cybersecurity, logistics, employment, land use – the list of legal and business implications
companies face in a virtual world is long and varied.
Womble Bond Dickinson’s Everything from Everywhere Summit will explore these issues and provide
business leaders with critical insights on some of the biggest challenges the digital economy will present in the coming year.

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RSM Business Leaders’ Summit 2021 – Locked down, but looking up

Join us for our inaugural Business Leaders’ Summit on 28 January 2021 at 2pm on our virtual platform.
As business leaders we are dealing with a unique set of challenges. It’s almost a perfect storm, from the health crisis and the lockdowns, to Brexit, the climate emergency, and a host of geopolitical issues, all at the same time.
Meet our expert speakers, Simon Hart, RSM UK International lead partner and Joe Brusuelas, RSM US Chief Economist, who will explore the geopolitical and economic trends and predictions which may impact the future of your business.
Kirsty Sandwell, our Head of Transactions is running a session where she will share the top 10 areas to focus on for every business leader in the next 2-3 years.
We will round up the summit with Claire Leece facilitating the discussion panel of middle market business leaders. Our panel, which also includes RSM UK’s Chief Executive Officer Rob Donaldson, will share their thoughts on the expectations of leadership, how it is evolving with new ways of working, and the acceleration of change.

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A Taste of UK Innovation: All things Fintech & Scotch

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The Power of Partnerships For Tech Innovation – How Start-Up’s help Established Brands Escalate Innovation

As the digital and technology economy evolves with speed, established brands and corporations team up with disruptive start-up companies to stay on top of their game. We invited two of the UK’s most innovative Tech start-ups – Dragonfly AI, London Dynamics –, as well as two of their partners – Bremont Watches and GSK – to share with us their growth and expansion story across the Atlantic, and how the power of partnerships formed the foundation of their success.

This event will introduce us to new innovations and trends in tech innovation, especially in AI- and AR- driven marketing and customer interaction, We will understand why it is a win-win situation when large established organisations and newcomers team up.

Join us in this unique session that combines BAB’s trade promotion work with its business insight portfolio. Expect a deep-dive into trends in technology and the changing demands for customer experience – across the Atlantic, and in a hybrid world. BAB thanks Capita for their partnership on this programme.

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2021 Funding, Exits & IPO’s – #FEIbabcsf

Despite the doom and gloom of 2020 for small businesses and social gatherings, the financial markets appeared to tell a very different story with the Dow Jones Industrial Average recovering over 10,000 points since March and the NASDAQ soaring to over 12,000 points by mid-December.
 
The work from home, buy from home, work-out from home, do everything from home and get everything delivered to your home appears to have singlehanded propelled the stock markets to record highs and the technology industry has been both a big contributor to and beneficiary from this.
 
If you were focused back in March you would have bought shares in Amazon, Tesla, Cloudflare, Peloton or Zoom among others. As it became clear that we needed a vaccine you might have been looking at Moderna, Pfizer or Novavax but as we started to get used to living with this virus and return to business as usual working from home, wearing masks and social distancing a handful of massive technology company IPOs drove the NASDAQ to record highs. Silicon Valley companies were largely responsible for this growth including Snowflake, JFrog, Sumologic, Palantir, Asana, Doordash and Airbnb.
 
Through December 10th there were over 400 IPO deals in the U.S market with 23 of those being Silicon Valley Venture Capital backed deals.
 
So what is the outlook for 2021? With the political future more certain, a vaccine on the way, volatility relatively low and valuations high should we expect 2021 to be a big year for technology company IPOs?
 
Join us for an evening of lively, engaging and fun discussions and hear more about how things might work out for the technology community in 2021 and get a chance to ask questions our panel of Venture Capitalists. We will see how accurate their 2020 forecasts were and will see if we can have them make some forecasts for 2021.

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THE STIR: Racial Equality in US and UK Business

This program will focus on the contextual and cultural differences in business attitudes, and differences in approaches to improving racial diversity in business/the workplace in the UK and the USA.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

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