BABC Past Events

19th Annual Global Business Conference

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) and the Temple University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) proudly present the 19th Annual Global Business Conference (GBC). The Conference will take place on Monday, May 22, 2023, from 7:45am to 12:00pm EST. With each paid registration, registrants will receive a copy of keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen S. Tang’s book, A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership in the Next Normal.

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Circular Transformation: Designing Business Models for Durability, Reuse, Remanufacturing and Recyling

Industries and businesses have set ambitious sustainability targets for the next 10-20 years compelling companies to reuse and recycle in more efficient and innovative ways, rather than using raw materials.

A circular economy retains the value of products or resources by putting them back into the product cycle after use and enhancing waste management. Yet, a recent Bain & Company Survey found that 60% of active circularity initiatives have not reached scale. Stakeholders need to come together to build the operating system for the circular economy, find new forms of collaboration and follow the footsteps of industry innovators.

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11th Annual Summer International Business Networking Reception – Recap

On Thursday, July 13, 2023, more than 150 guests from the international business community of Greater Philadelphia gathered for our 11th Annual Summer International Business Networking Reception. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP hosted and sponsored the event in the bright, welcoming, and spacious main floor lobby of their 17th and Market Street office. This annual event is truly a group effort, demonstrating Philadelphia’s strong global economic position as a prime destination for business.

The BABCPHL was proud to co-host this program with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and to partner with the Chilean, Eurasian, French, German, Irish, and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce, the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia, and the World Trade Centers of Delaware and Philadelphia. Special thanks and recognition of our sponsors: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; The Department of Community & Economic Development for the State of Pennsylvania; and PhilaPort – The Port of Philadelphia for supporting this event. It takes a village, and we have a mighty strong one here in town, representing the world.

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Duane Morris Institute: Protected Conversations – Salvation in the Face of Difficult UK Dismissals?

Under UK employment legislation there are several ways in which a difficult employment situation can create a risky departure scenario.
Whether the employee is choosing to leave of their own volition -but is clearly angry or upset, and therefore potentially litigious, or whether the employer is having to dismiss the employee but has concerns about litigation – either way the risk factor can be high with $100K damages the norm.
All UK employees with 24 months’ employment service are protected against dismissal at will.
A protected conversation is an “off the record” privileged conversation between an employer and employee by which an employer can initiate privileged pre-termination negotiations with an employee to explore the possibility of a consensual exit settlement agreement.
Protected conversations can be a swift and effective way to allow the parties an option to explore a consensual exit in a difficult employment situation, without a litigation risk or without invalidating a subsequent formal dismissal process.

Nic Hart Managing Partner of our London Office and Employment team is providing a training session on how and when to have a protected conversation, the risks that arise, the formalities required, and the use of settlement agreements.

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Tracking to Training: 9 Top Questions About Asset Management Answered

Our member Electra is pleased to offer this webinar to the BABC Community. There’s no shortage of ways to standardize and streamline operations and for many, no shortage of questions to address. On March 30th, experts from Arnlea Systems, Electra Learning and Camcode will convene to cover the gamut of asset management. We will answer top questions across the continuum to help organizations tackle their challenges with refreshed vigor.

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RSM: US/UK tax webinar series: Global mobility and hybrid working

Our US/UK tax webinar series will explore the two very different tax environments and will focus on key issues across policy updates, technical updates and industry insight that arise for businesses with cross border US/UK interests. These webinars are aimed at UK or US in house tax, finance and HR professionals, the webinars will give you the opportunity to understand your US/UK parent/subsidiary or supplier/environment better, even if you don’t necessarily have specific US/UK responsibilities in your current role. This webinar will focus on global mobility and hybrid working for UK and US mobile employees and the technology and media industries.

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British American Series – UK: Market Entry

Are you looking to enter or expand your export revenue in the UK market? Are you a UK company interested in networking and collaborating with American SMEs? Join us!

The BABC-PNW and Trade Horizons presents the British American Series – UK: Market Entry. This two-hour workshop takes a comprehensive look into the opportunities, challenges and best practices of doing a market entry into the United Kingdom. We will be giving you access to in-country resources, industry peers and actual exporters who can educate you, connect you and inspire you to succeed in growing your business and trade in the UK. This is not theory, this is a ‘How to do it” event, all about connecting you to the resources and networks that can support you and your business. Hear from on-the-ground organizations who represent SMEs in the US and UK, and learn how to minimize the risks, costs and uncertainty of entering the UK market. 

Attendees will benefit from expert educational courses, content, and evaluation tools – all designed to help you navigate your export journey; including having 12-month access to a Global Growth knowledge platform. You won’t want to miss this!

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English-Speaking Union Annual Garden Party and Celebration of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

The English-Speaking Union (ESU) Garden Party is an annual tradition that has served as our major fundraiser for the Philadelphia Branch for over 50 years. This unique event includes a Scottish Piper and Drummer, champagne service from a vintage Rolls Royce, coronation items from George V to Charles III in our auction and sumptuous food and libations all evening long. Oliver St. Clair Franklin, CBE, is His Majesty’s Honorary Consul to Philadelphia and he will be a featured guest! The Celebration will be at The Highlands Mansion and Gardens in Fort Washington, PA. 

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BAB’s Annual Trade & Geopolitics Update: Re-Globalization not De-Globalization

For its annual Trade and Geopolitics update, BAB, in partnership with the AIG Global Trade Series, is bringing together a leading panel of global trade experts to discuss some of the most pressing developments in geopolitics and global trade taking shape in the coming months.

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Transatlantic Business Awards Dinner

BritishAmerican Business’ Transatlantic Business Awards Dinner is the premier gala event of the transatlantic business calendar and regularly attracts an audience of more than 400 senior business and government executives from both sides of the Atlantic.

Each year, BritishAmerican Business uses the occasion to present prestigious Transatlantic Business Awards to distinguished business leaders for their achievements in particular fields and, increasingly, for the commitment that they and their institutions have made to ESG issues and the wider transatlantic community.

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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
  • Welsh Government