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BABC Past Events


Discussion of the UK’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development, and Foreign Policy featuring Sir Simon Bollom

Join Sir Simon Bollom, CEO of UK MOD’s Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), as he talks through the recent release of the UK’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 16 March and the impending release of the UK’s Defence Command Paper and its Defence & Security Industrial Strategy (DSIS).

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US Medical Technology Investment Market Overview

In cooperation with U.S. Commercial Service United Kingdom, Association of British HealthTech Industries, UK Department for International Trade and BritishAmerican Business.

Speakers include James Lindley from the U.S. Commercial Service, Paul Benton from the Association of British HealthTech Industries and Jennifer Palinchik from JALEX Medical.

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The New Age of American Infrastructure

With President Joe Biden and both parties in Congress making infrastructure a major priority, intense attention is focused on whether and how to substantially increase the federal investment in infrastructure. Federal transit and highway programs must be reauthorized by September 30, including attention to the ever greater shortfall in revenues dedicated to the Highway Trust Fund, compared to authorized expenditures. The definition of “infrastructure” on the federal level is being debated, with some arguing it should include such things as hospitals, schools, renewable energy and transmission, broadband, and water treatment and delivery systems. Climate and equity issues are also intertwined with the discussion on infrastructure.

Please join Venable’s multidisciplinary infrastructure team for the first in a series of webinars discussing how the new administration and Congress may ultimately address these issues

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Safeguarding Democracy and the Role of Business

Safeguarding democracy and the role of business: Local news plays a powerful role in society. It holds local politicians and decision makers to account, offers an invaluable local source of truth and it creates a sense of place, identity, shared interests and concerns for communities otherwise disparate. And yet local news is struggling everywhere you look at a time when it’s needed most. Is there a role for business to play? How should companies be thinking about their relationship with local news? Or should ‘we’ let them go to the wall?

BritishAmerican Business members will be joined by government decision makers, think tanks and policy makers in the first of two roundtables presented in partnership with Microsoft.

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Growth Through People Conference 2021

Join this conference to explore exceptional perspectives on themes including responsible leadership, accessing and engaging talent, unlocking potential and harnessing resilience. Take away new ideas to drive and inspire positive change within your business.

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Breakfast with the US Embassy

The Greater Birmingham Transatlantic Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to a virtual breakfast event to gain insight from the US embassy.

Rosemary Gallant, the counsellor for Commercial Affairs at the US embassy in London and Gus Franklyn-Bute, Senior Regional Investment Advisor will be highlighting their most active sectors, recent trade trends and inform businesses of the upcoming SelectUSA investment summit.

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GlobalView 2021 Part 2: Conducting Business in the United States

You are invited to join us for Part 2 of our three-part GlobalView webinar series focused on conducting business globally.

Each 90-minute webinar will focus on US and UK export opportunities, as both counties have proved to be rich with opportunities and serve as gateway countries to enter other regions in the world.

Our GlobalView 2021 webinar series is brought to you through the collaboration of Wegman Hessler (US) and Aaron & Partners (UK). These two law firms are members of the International Advisory Group (IAG), a powerful network of international firms from around the world. Their legal teams are committed to counseling clients about legal and practical business strategies to maximize global transactions and expansion.

Each webinar will feature legal and accounting/financial professionals who have expertly advised companies on ways to navigate effective ways to conduct business in the US and UK.

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BAB Accelerate: Immersing into the US

For founders of start-ups and SME companies who are growing – or planning to grow – their transatlantic trade, our Accelerate Roundtables create a unique peer-led conversation around relevant case study remarks – At this roundtable we will hear from Tom Symonds, CEO of Virtual Reality Company Immerse and their rapid growth in the US.

The Immerse Platform has been built for enterprise from the ground up, working closely with customers to identify their real needs and applications across multiple sectors. It utilised an enterprise-grade cloud service for management, deployment and reporting of collaborative VR training applications.

Only 14% of the world’s major companies are not currently engaged with immersive technology at some level, and with current challenges faced as a result of the Covid-19 crisis accelerating the need to find alternative training solutions through digital platforms, this number is set to diminish even further in 2021. With the increase in demand, Immerse saw their software license revenues grow by more than 300% in the last 12 months.

Due to this growth, they have added new key hires in the U.S. as they expand their U.S. operations. Cathy Hackl, global strategic advisor and Johnathan Sutherlin, an XR/VR/AR business expert joined the U.S. team to accelerate the growth of their global strategic relationships and through its Immerse Platform, empower organizations to revolutionize their employee experiences with boosted engagement, an upskilled workforce, and increased performance and retention.

The Immerse customer base focuses on enterprise training, including industries with urgent response times, from pharma and life sciences to fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), energy, and more, all who must reskill and upskill for peak performance, especially to meet the more than 1 billion jobs that could be transformed by technology (source, OECD). Businesses can put any VR content on the platform, make it securely available to anybody in their organisation and then deliver it to hundreds of standalone headsets, with data gathered centrally.

More recently, Immerse has partnered with Make Real Ltd to enable enterprise organisations to access a library of virtual reality training content that will be available through the Immerse Platform. This initiative is the first step for Immerse in their pursuit to build an ecosystem where the Immerse Platform will empower and enable organisations to embrace the future of training in the workplace. This partnership will create an all-in-one solution for enterprise organisations, highlighting the strength and capabilities of the UK VR industry to a global customer base, with customers already including Shell, DHL, Vodafone and Lloyds Banking Group.

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Accelerate with William Butler-Adams OBE, CEO, Brompton Bicycle

William Butler-Adams OBE, CEO, Brompton Bicycle will share the inspirational story behind his success in helping to grow the company from £2 million turnover with 27 staff members to £55 million turnover and over 500 staff members in his tenure.

With demand up and supply chains impacted due to the pandemic, bicycle makers have been playing catch up and riding the up and down waves for most of 2020. Poised for organic growth, and also perhaps through acquisition, the Brompton story is one of innovation, design thinking and purpose.

An exciting program series launched by BAB in 2018, Accelerate is a unique business networking community for growth businesses and startups looking to establish themselves in and around NYC and across the Atlantic. With events held regularly (6-8x/year) in midtown Manhattan or virtually, BAB Accelerate programs comprise both opportunities for networking as well as inspirational guest speakers offering practical and personal insights to the entrepreneurial audience in attendance. Attendees can expect a comfortable, collaborative, and casual networking environment as they learn how to thrive in the crowded NYC business community and beyond.

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Leading for Growth

Join this webinar for best practice advice from Curium Solutions who have fostered an agile and innovative workforce culture, able to rapidly adapt and react to unexpected circumstances. During this 90 minute interactive workshop Curium’s experts will share stories, ideas and tips to help prevent change fatigue and build organisational resilience.

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