2022 Signature Annual Holiday Lunch: Cheers to a Bright Future!

Thursday, December 8, 2022
11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST

The Ritz Carlton – Grand Ballroom
Ten Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Celebrate transatlantic business and experience holiday cheer at the British American Business Council Signature Annual Luncheon on Thursday, December 8, 2022 in the Grand Ballroom at the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia. The program includes a formal midday meal; “Christmas Crackers;” informative presentations; and exciting raffle prizes.

Headline speakers, Dr. Jonathan Epstein, William Wikoff Smith Professor, Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System and Mark Rohlfing, Vice President of Operations, Almac Clinical Services will be speaking about their groundbreaking research and technology, and how it is changing the future of immune health. Emma Wade-Smith OBE, HM Trade Commissioner for North America and Consul General New York and James Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia will be speaking about the strong trade and commercial relationship between the Greater Philadelphia region and the United Kingdom.


Attendees will have the opportunity to win American Airlines AAdvantage miles for a pair of roundtrip, Business Class tickets on American Airlines’ award winning, non-stop service from Philadelphia International Airport to London.

Come one come all to celebrate the future of immune health, international business, and ring in the holiday season!

Sponsorship packages available. Contact to learn more.

*A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Philadelphia Region in celebration of the life of an extraordinary woman who changed the world, Dr. Audrey E. Evans. She was a trailblazing oncologist who created the Evans Staging System for neuroblastoma treatment. Born in York, England in 1925, Dr. Evans was the visionary and co-founder of the first Ronald McDonald House in the world in Philadelphia. There are now 380 Houses in 45 countries, including the United Kingdom. Dr. Evans was a woman who cared deeply, and we are honored to do our small part in ensuring her legacy of caring for families and children.

Exclusive Airline Sponsor:

Lead Sponsors (to date):


Premier Sponsor (to date):

Corporate Table Supporters (to date):
Department for International Trade
Duane Morris LLP
EisnerAmper LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Penn Medicine

Raffle and Gift Donors (to date):
AEG Rugby
AKA Rittenhouse Square
AKA University City
Almac Group
American Airlines
Carpenters’ Hall
Citrin Cooperman
English Gardener Gift Shop
Inis Nua Theater
Museum of the American Revolution
Opera Philadelphia
Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Philadelphia Union
Queen’s Carriage
Richard Sandoval Hospitality – Aqimero
The Ritz Carlton
The Rosenbach
Santander Commercial Banking
STARR-Restaurants: The Dandelion
The Trestle Inn

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Fisher Phillips
  • Forensic Resolutions
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Penn Medicine
  • Welsh Government