British Invasion 2013


The British American Business Council (BABC) of Greater Philadelphia Launches British Invasion 2013

Message from the President

Dear BABC Members and Friends,

We are pleased to announce the launch of our British Invasion 2013 program series. For a second year, during the Spring and Summer months, the BABC is presenting several entertaining opportunities to foster connections, expand business and enjoy British themed events throughout the City. Year round we are delighted to provide you with numerous outlets to network and enhance commercial ties between the Greater Philadelphia region and the UK.

British Invasion 2013 commences this week with our exclusive luncheon at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show “UK Brilliant!” and includes several BABC programs. We hope you will join us for all things British. Please read-on for BABC British Invasion 2013 event details and register today.

Hope P. Krebs
President, British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

BRITISH INVASION 2013 Programs & Events Timeline

March 7, 2013

British Business in Bloom: A Brilliant! Opportunity to Network, Learn, Dine and Visit the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show

Featured speakers Drew Becher, President of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Chris Woods, Director, PHS Meadowbrook Farm, will discuss the economic and community impact of the Flower Show and this year’s British theme. This 184-year tradition promises to be bigger and more Brilliant! than ever, celebrating the contemporary culture, design, gardens and landscapes of Great Britain. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to enjoy food & beverage, networking and presentations in the SkyBox overlooking the central feature, and entrance to the 2013 Flower Show. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Teens 4 Good, a youth led entrepreneurial produce and nutrition business that transforms vacant lots into urban gardens/farms.

11:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Pennsylvania Convention Center


April 2 – 4, 2013

Brit Invasion Week at the Wilma – Under the Whaleback

BABC members will receive an exclusive $10 discount to the Wilma’s North American premiere of Under the Whaleback by critically-acclaimed British playwright Richard Bean, directed by Blanka Zizka for evening performances on April 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. Members should use the code BRITINVASION when purchasing tickets online at, by calling 215-546-7824, or by ordering in person at The Wilma Theater’s Box Office at Broad and Spruce Streets.

Evening Performances
The Wilma Theater

Click here to purchase tickets

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mind the Gap: A Brit’s Guide to Surviving America – Leaping Across the Atlantic and Important Survival Techniques

Join the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Group for a dynamic discussion about cultural differences, stories and nuances between the US and the UK. A panel of enthusiastic speakers with inspiring transatlantic stories will be featured. Don’t miss out on this enlightening conversation, an opportunity to network at one of Philadelphia’s newest British-owned gastropubs and restaurants – The Twisted Tail, a Southern inspired Bourbon House & Juke Joint – and the chance to enjoy delicious food and drink.

5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Twisted Tail


Thursday, August 1, 2013

The BABC presents: From Britain with Love – British Invasion 2013 Vintage Movie Night at The Trestle Inn

Signature drinks and food will be served along with networking and screening of some of the all-time great British movie classics from the 60s and 70s.

5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Trestle Inn


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