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Meeting the New Challenges of International Trade: Reducing Financial Risk Associated with Conflict and Supply Chain Disruptions

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
University & Whist Club
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Please join the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and World Trade Center Delaware for an in-person training about reducing financial risk for U.S. exporters.

Topics will include:

  • Congressional Perspective on Effect of Conflict and Supply Chain Disruptions on Trade
  • The New Landscape Affecting Trade: Conflict and Sanctions
  • Limiting Risk – A Banker’s Perspective
  • Limiting Risk – Making Sure You Get Paid

2022 Transition Trends: Investing and Accelerating to Net Zero

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

10:00 – 11:00 am EST

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The World is continuing to work towards the transition to carbon net zero, however, according to a recent Zeronomics report from Standard Chartered, 55% of business leaders still believe that the transition to net zero is not fast enough and we are in danger of missing the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.

ESG and sustainability is staying at the forefront of business, with the majority of business pledging an ambitious target in the race to net zero, but are companies on track? Is there enough investment in key areas, is it fully supported by governments, industry and supply chains and what impact have these targets had on business as well as the consumer?

As the Business Community comes away from Davos with an even more acute focus on speeding up the scaling of climate solutions, BAB invites you to join us for a unique opportunity to hear from global leaders, from a cross-section of industries, all with a common goal of accelerating the commitment to net zero and supporting efforts to achieve this.

Investment – Financial institutions can connect capital to markets which are most vulnerable to climate change. Standard Chartered will share the importance of investment.  Is it going where it matters most and how investors work on catalysing finance and partnerships to scale impact, capital and climate solutions where they are needed the most.

Infrastructure and technology – National Grid have emphasised the significance of Federal support for infrastructure to mitigate the impacts of climate change and the stress importance of investing in technology to optimize and increase grid utilization to accommodate all the distributed resources.

‘Grain to glass’ sustainability – Diageo is committed to help build a more sustainable world by working to tackle climate change, water stress and biodiversity loss. Diageo’s priorities include using less water to produce its products and replenish water stressed areas, achieve net zero carbon across operations, and reduce waste. But how do we engage consumers and suppliers around the world to join us on this journey?


The Platinum Jubilee – Tree Planting

June 14th marks US Flag Day as well as the birthday of the US Army. On this special day in 2022, Her Majesty’s Deputy Consul General to New York, Hannah Young, officiated a tree planting ceremony in celebration of The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The rain and clouds gave way to a lovely afternoon bathed in sunshine at Independence National Historic Park, Washington Square in Philadelphia.

This special ceremony was part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, inviting people to “plant a tree for the Jubilee.” The Crown and all facets of British life are deeply committed to protecting our climate and sustainability. Planting a tree is a symbolic act of goodness that will ensure a brighter and greener future for all.

Cindy MacLeod, Superintendent, Independence National Historical Park welcomed keynote speakers and special guests for this momentous occasion. Following remarks, speakers took their turns at planting the beautiful oak tree before moving across the Square to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where a wreath was laid.

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10th Annual Summer International Business Networking Reception: PHL & The World – Ready, Set, Network!

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Time:
5:30 – 7:30 pm EST
Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP*, 1701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

Back by popular demand for the tenth year, members and friends of Philadelphia’s international community are joining forces to host a business networking reception to celebrate the City’s status as a top US destination for foreign direct investment and trade.

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Join hundreds of business executives and city, state, and foreign government officials to celebrate the region’s global economic, political, and commercial impact.

Member ticket: $75
Non-member ticket: $95
Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact babc@babcphl.com for information.

*Morgan Lewis is a fully vaccinated facility. Guests attending the event must provide proof of vaccination as they enter. Masks are not required at this time, but may change based on local, state or national guidelines.

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FIFA Watch Party in LOVE Park

June 16, 2022

3:00 – 6:30 pm EST

On June 16th, FIFA announces the 10 U.S. cities selected to host 2026 World Cup matches –the largest World Cup tournament in history –and Philadelphia plans to be one of them. Join us in LOVE Park from 3 –6 PM on June 16thto watch the official announcement from FIFA and celebrate our Philly passion one more time as a FIFA World Cup 2026™Candidate Host City.

Thanks to a city-wide effort from sports organizations, Philadelphians, soccer fans, and local businesses, no one has made a better case to FIFA than we have. Philadelphia Soccer 2026, the city’s official World Cup bid committee, is having a watch party to recognize the dayin LOVE Park. Our case to host games is strong –no one hosts big events like Philadelphia. Whether we’re getting ready to host the NFL Draft or the Papal Visit, the brightest lights are where our city does its best. Lincoln Financial Field is ready to host games and show the world what Philly is all about.

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2022 Transatlantic Business Conference

September 7-9, 2022

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Once a year, the British-American Business Network brings together members of all 23 chapters throughout the US and UK at its Annual Transatlantic Business Conferences, for a 3-day program of high-level business discussions and networking with business executives actively involved in transatlantic business.

The British American Chamber of Commerce for the State of Ohio is a chapter of the British-American Business Network, the leading transatlantic networking organization. The Network is committed to promoting transatlantic trade and investment among our international group of businesses.

The Network is the largest transatlantic networking organization, with 23 Chapters across the UK, US and Canada, including over 2,000 member companies and more than 10,000 business executives. The organization is committed to helping companies connect and build business on both sides of the Atlantic.


The STIR: Unlocking a Talent Pool by Creating a Disability Inclusive Workplace

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

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More than ever companies are committed to strengthening diversity and inclusion and have research backed business case for doing so. While huge progress has been made across boundaries of gender, race, and sexual orientation, one area remains neglected: disability.

Business leaders need to look beyond the obvious fixes to attract prospective talent. In a market where there are far more jobs than workers, companies can no longer afford to significantly underutilize a critical talent pool. Persons with disabilities represent ~15% of the population and nearly 80% worldwide are unemployed. With over 1 billion people with disability, companies have a billion reasons to change their hiring practices.

This session will seek to demystify misconceptions about disability inclusion:

  • What is disability inclusion, and how can you adjust your hiring practices to be more inclusive?
  • How do you create a culture of equality and provide additional resources to talent with disabilities?
  • What are the benefits of having good disability inclusion policies?

ESU Annual Garden Party

Sunday, June 5, 2022
4:00 pm EST
1169 Saint Matthews Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425

Come celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a ROYAL GARDEN PARTY.

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Like so many properties in the area, the land was purchased from William Penn. The house, which shows evidence of initial construction more than six decades before the American Colonies declared their independence, may have begun its days as the humble log home of squatters. The barn was built in the early days of the 19th Century. Against this backdrop Dr. Donald J. Rosato and his wife Judy have turned the country home they named “St. Matthews Place” into the focal point of an elegant life style that’s “all for the horses.” Dr. Rosato, a nationally recognized four-in-hand carriage driver and Master of the Pickering Hunt, acquired St. Matthews Place in November 1977. He and Mrs. Rosato designed their restoration of the property to reflect both the beautiful simplicity of its Colonial heritage and the rich equestrian ambiance of Chester County today. Its interior decor features antiques and works of art, while the orchard, lawns and formal gardens of the exterior have been the setting for many social events, often benefitting charities. The Rosato property originally was part of a 10,000 acre tract bought from Penn by Dr. Coxe on April 20, 1686. Ownership then passed to the West New Jersey Society, an English land speculation company chartered by the Crown to sell or distribute land in the colonies. Title passed in 1806 to Bartholomew Fussell who lived with his wife Rebecca in a portion of the house that exists today, before selling the structure to Edward Bell who also apparently lived there. The first formal record of an inhabitant was in the early 1800s when Henry Snider was recorded as living there. In all, 21 people including Dr. Rosato actually owned the house as opposed to simply living in it or renting it. Among the former owners were two of Mrs. Rosato’s relatives, Mary Ann and Henry Gooding who purchased the house in 1920 and remained there until Mr. Gooding’s death in 1927. When the Rosatos began restoring the heavily overgrown property after acquiring it in 1977 they found a chimney stone denoting a construction date of 1715. Noted local historian, Estelle Cremers, has suggested that an original log structure possibly built in 1715 probably burned and was replaced. ~ St. Matthews Place ~ The oldest standing section of the house, circa 1749, is a first-floor room on the west side and includes the drawing room added in the late 1700s. The most recent addition, a clapboard wing, was completed in 1985 and was supplemented in 2010. Shortly after acquiring St. Matthews Place, the Rosatos began their country lifestyle by basset hunting and although no longer pursuing this time-consuming hobby they continue to support the hunt by membership and traditionally hold a high tea for the basseting group each season. In 1972 the Rosatos began fox hunting with the Pickering Hunt and Dr. and Mrs. Rosato have been elected to the Board of Governors of this prestigious hunt. Dr. Rosato was elected Master of Foxhounds in 1995. The Rosatos have driven carriages since the mid-1970s, and today they have a barn filled with carriages and sleighs and can be seen year-round traveling the roads of northern Chester County behind a team of four beautiful horses. The Rosatos also participate in the invitational driving circuit that includes the prestigious Devon Horse Show. At Devon Dr. Rosato has retired the coveted Pleasure Drive trophy, has been both reserve champion and grand champion, and has won numerous blue ribbons. St. Mathews Place—too small to be properly called a farm—has been referred to as a “Hunting Box,” an English term denoting a country property used as a rural base for “riding to the hounds” or going fox hunting. Such small country houses were usually located several miles away from the town homes where their owners lived full time.


Global Quizzo @ Love City Brewing

Monday, June 6, 2022

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST

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Join us for a fun evening of Global Quizzo at Love City Brewing’s new beer garden!

Bring your friends and come test your knowledge of geography, language, history, politics, and world pop culture at this fun, adults-only Quizzo game! Meet other globally-minded Philadelphians while drinking some local brews.


Morgan Lewis – Managing the UK and US Foreign Direct Investment Processes: What to Expect

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EST

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Please join partners from the Morgan Lewis CFIUS and FDI Working Group for a webinar on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United Kingdom and the United States. Our discussion will focus on the UK National Security and Investment Act that came into force on 4 January 2022, comparing the changing landscape for investments raising national security concerns in the UK and the US rules under CFIUS.

Topics Will Include:
• An overview of the UK National Security and Investment Act: a new mandatory filing regime, the UK government’s power to “call-in,” impose remedies or require the demerger of completed transactions, and the retrospective application of the Act to transactions that completed before it came into force
• Similarities to the US CFIUS regime
• Due diligence – what’s changed and what remains the same
• Managing an analysis of critical technologies – how does export control classification really work in the FDI process
• Mandatory versus voluntary submission analysis
• Factors to consider when deciding whether to file a voluntary notice or declaration
• Regulatory impact on cross-border private equity and venture capital investments
• Trends since FIRRMA
• Expectations after a year under the Biden Administration

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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
  • HSBC
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Penn Medicine
  • https://www.santanderus.com/
  • Welsh Government