BABC Annual Transatlantic Business Conference: London – May 11 & 12, 2016

The 2016 Annual Transatlantic Business Conference seeks to address what challenges cities and business face in the changing world that we live. Cities can bring prosperity and opportunity and be exciting places to live. All of this attracts talent which in turn generates significant economic output. However, urbanization also brings great challenges, from increasing pressure on infrastructure and services, to managing risk. This event is the must attend of the year for representatives and policymakers looking to discover cutting edge solutions for smarter and more agile environments, and those looking to meet and interact with the organizations reshaping the environments in which we work and influential leaders shaping direction for business and government.

Conference Venue:

Held at the stunning News UK building in London Bridge directly over-looking the River Thames. Ideally placed in the heart of London this venue with its panoramic view of the City of London facilitates a positive and interactive environment for sharing thought leadership.

Event Programme:

Welcome reception in Tower Bridge (Weds 11th) – the opening social event brings the delegation to the infamous Tower Bridge – where we have a unique opportunity to celebrate our transatlantic relationship in the walkways that connect the two towers directly over the River Thames! Overlooking the spectacular view west towards the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye and east towards the new Canary Wharf and Stratford International 2012 Olympic development – join us for a unique celebratory glass!

Future Cities Conference (Thurs 12th) – we are delighted to share with you that we have secured the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson and Danny Lopez, British Consul General of New York for the first panel session of the day, which follows a keynote session with the UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (confirmation awaiting). Other speaking panels and sessions include: Infrastructure, investment and our built environment including Arup, McKinsey, HSBC and others, Innovation and technology – driving urban sustainability and Urban security and risk in the digital age. Speakers are being announced across all social media feeds so be sure to follow and share @BABLondon.

CHASE Awards dinner (Thurs 12th) – join us for the very first of the CHASE Awards dinner celebrating and recognising micro to medium sized businesses exporting to the US or investing in the UK. Showcasing the very best of stories of striving for success we are delighted to wrap up the Future Cities event in the stunning surroundings of 1 Great George Street, which sits in the shadow of Big Ben in Westminster, for a dynamic and sumptuous dinner not to be missed!

Networking Opportunities:

  • A Welcome Reception the evening of 11th May
  • An Awards Dinner on the evening of 12th May celebrating excellence and achievement in exporting and inward investment to the UK

Business Development:

A sell-out of this event is excpected and there are great opportunities for business networking with BAB members as well as participants from BABC chapters.

Learn more about the Conference at their official website here.

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