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BABC Past Events


Rediscovering the Story of Richard St. George

A Presentation by Associate Curator Matthew Skic The Museum of the American Revolution invites you to join us for an evening reception and presentation announcing, previewing, and exploring themes from the Museum’s 2019-2020 special exhibition: “Redcoat & Revolutions: Richard St. George in American and Ireland” For more information, click here.

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2018 Signature Annual Holiday Luncheon – PHL International: Regional Economic Engine Connecting Philadelphia to the World

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the BABCPHL hosted our Signature Annual Holiday Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton. Throughout the year we are proud to offer the international business community opportunities to gather with likeminded individuals to create valuable relationships, and to learn more about links with the UK. Nearly 200 global executives and leading UK and regional government officials participated in this event. The room was buzzing with networking and merriment. This year’s program featured Harold Epps, Director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia, and Chellie Cameron, Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia International Airport.

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GlobalConnect

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia partnered with the Chilean, French, German, Irish, Israeli, Japanese, Norwegian, and Russian Chambers of Commerce as well as the Delaware Division of Small Business, the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, and the World Trade Center Delaware, for a tristate area networking event. More than 150 global business professionals and government leaders participated. Internationally minded executives with operations in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania mingled and exchanged ideas in the striking, bright, open, main lobby of Hercules Plaza. Business cards were exchanged and global connections were made throughout the two hour program.

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Brits, Beer & Bites Meetup

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the British American Business Council hosted a membership development and Young Professionals Group (YPG) happy hour at the Pyramid Club. Approximately 75 people gathered for a great evening of networking. The views of the Philadelphia skyline were outstanding, and the British-inspired food and drink were delicious. Michael Pedrick, BABCPHL President, welcomed guests and spoke briefly about the BABCPHL mission and history. He thanked all attendees and recognized sponsors: The Bartlett Group and Lord Abbett. Bartlett is a third generation family-owned boutique international insurance broker. The Company is a 75 year old UK-based business with US headquarters in Philadelphia. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in Philadelphia, and are one of the founding members of the BABCPHL. Bartlett is a Club Level member with a seat on our Board of Directors. Lord Abbett is a private investment management company offering a variety of fixed−income and equity strategies to individual and institutional investors. We were introduced to Lord Abbett by Jason Walker – one of our Young Professional Group Co-Leaders.

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A Musical Adventure with the British American Business Council and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Register here We pulled some strings and are honored to offer you an exclusive evening with the Philadelphia Orchestra. This very special BABCPHL Program will include: •A behind the scenes tour of the Kimmel Center; •A meet and greet with musicians; AND •Reserved VIP seating to enjoy a performance of Beethoven and Haydn by Benjamin […]

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8th Annual New Jersey Networking Event & Dinner

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia hosted the eighth annual New Jersey Networking Event and Dinner at The British Chip Shop in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The event sold out shortly after registration opened! Approximately 50 BABCPHL members and friends occupied the restaurant for a fun-filled pub night. The new Chip Shop proprietors offered attendees an outstanding selection of specialty beers and delicious appetizers, a traditional British pub style main course, and traditional tea and biscuits and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Adding to the enjoyment of the evening, the Philadelphia Union presented each attendee with two complimentary tickets to a Philadelphia Union home game, and lead sponsor, United Airlines offered three mileage plus gold status memberships.

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How to Survive & Thrive in the Changing Times – Leap Hurdles & Grow Your Business

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 the British American Business Council hosted an educational seminar about US and European current policy issues affecting transatlantic business. The French, Irish, German and Swedish American Chambers of Commerce partnered with us for this topical program. Michael Pedrick, BABCPHL President and Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius introduced panel moderator, Duncan Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, BritishAmerican Business (BAB). The Organization’s mission is to support policies to protect and enhance the bilateral trade and investment environment. Duncan is also the chief executive of the British American Business Council, the umbrella organization of more than 20 chapters worldwide, of which the BABCPHL is one. BAB regularly publishes valuable thought leadership policy documents, and Duncan is often called upon by business and media outlets to discuss the current transatlantic business climate. He was the perfect person to lead speakers through the meeting. Presenters included: Leon Dutkiewicz, Managing Partner, UK US Tax Services; Jonathan Grode, US Practice Director, Green and Spiegel; Stefan Reisinger, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; and Chris Shull, Founder & President, Engaged Impact.

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STOPfakes Road Show

Register here The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Commercial Service cordially invite you to attend the STOPfakes.gov Road Show, an Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Outreach Program. This is an opportunity to learn the basics of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and U.S. […]

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October 3-21: Inis Nua Theatre Company Presents: The Monster in the Hall

Duck and her father are doing great. At least that’s what they’d like the social worker who’s visiting today to believe. She doesn’t need to know that Duck’s father just woke up blind, or who that random Norwegian woman in the closet is. With the help of her own backup band, Duck is sure to […]

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Great British-American Pub Night: QUIZZO! – Test Your Knowledge of UK & US Trivia

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia hosted a truly GREAT British-American Pub Night Quizzo contest. Nearly 60 BABCPHL members and friends gathered for this entertaining and competitive trivia game at the Victoria Freehouse located on Front Street in Old City, Philadelphia. The establishment was filled to capacity with 14 teams representing law, accounting and insurance firms, banks, sports teams, manufacturing companies, theater and government groups. It was a diverse and enthusiastic crowd including people from the French American Chamber of Commerce who partnered with us on this program. Michael Pedrick, BABCPHL President, opened the evening with welcome remarks, introductions, and thank you to sponsors, Forensic Resolutions and The Welsh Government.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Deloitte
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • HSBC
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • McConnell Johnson Real Estate
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Law Firm of Pepper Hamilton
  • TD Bank
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Welsh Government