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Sustainability Leaders on the Purpose to Drive Systems Change

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST


Join us to learn from sustainability leaders from businesses who connect purpose and sustainability to align their organization and drive positive impact. Our panel will share their insights on how purpose helped them inspire, engage and give their organization a sense of direction.

BritishAmerican Business, in partnership with Brandpie, is delighted to welcome you back to our Power of Purpose Series exploring the role of purpose in business. Corporate purpose has become more important than ever as companies review their business strategies in light of the pandemic and changes to the world of work. We have seen how purpose has evolved for both internal and external stakeholders to help inspire, engage and motivate.

75th Anniversary of World Affairs

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
6:00 – 8:00pm

ONE North Broad
One N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia is honored to congratulate and recognize our regional partner, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as they celebrate their 75th anniversary.

Global leaders.  Philly students. Entrepreneurs, teachers, and citizen diplomats. Celebrating 75 years of exchanging ideas, sharing stories, and making global citizens.

While global events are often serious affairs – this evening is not!

Join community leaders, members, students, partners and more for a birthday cocktail party featuring classic party elements including photobooth, international candy table, delicious global cuisine, networking with other citizen diplomats – and opportunities to engage in our mission of connecting Philadelphia to the world along the way.


British Embassy Open House Day 2024

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Open House Day is the premier public-facing event of the year for Embassies across Washington, DC. With our Embassy and Residence under renovations for the last few years, we have unfortunately not been able to participate in the event. We are now preparing for our first Open House since 2019 on Saturday, 4 May, 2024, and we expect it to be more popular than ever. Based on previous numbers, we expect over 10,000 members of the public to pass through our gates and to generate great local media coverage.  This is a fantastic opportunity for British businesses wishing to market their business or brand to a large audience in Washington. We’d love to receive your support, and those wishing to provide Open House Day partnership with the British Embassy can participate in a number of ways. We are seeking two kinds of support: monetary contributions to help offset costs or in-kind donations of materials/giveaways. Below are the proposed partnership tiers that are designed to fit your business’ needs.

In-kind donations are negotiable depending on type, size and/or quantity.

Bronze Partner ($1000)
Presence at Open House Day i.e. handing out brochures in partnership tent.

Silver Partner ($1,500)
Shared table space in partnership tent

Gold Partner ($2,500)
Table space at Open House (all of the above) and advertisement in Embassy marketing materials (online and printed)

VVIP Partner ($15,000)
Sole brand on Embassy promotional item, table space, more recognition on signage, and promotional work more tailored to partner’s needs. We would be happy to work with any interested party on the broader VVIP package.

For more information on British Embassy Open House Day 2024 partnership opportunities, please contact: or

US Presidential Election Webinar

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
11:00am – 12:45pm EST
Online Event (Zoom)


We hope you can join us at our US Presidential Webinar Election Seminar Led by Scottish North America Business Council and kindly supported by Delta Air Lines. We will discuss the implications of the US Presidential result for Scotland and Scottish Business. And also consider how the forth coming UK General Election will impact on Scottish Business. This will provide you with an opportunity to listen to our panel of experts and pose questions to them.

Around the Globe & At Home in Philadelphia: The Status of DE&I In the Corporate World – Recap

On Thursday, April 11th the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia was pleased to partner with the Irish American Business Chamber & Network for the latest installment of their Women in Leadership Series Around the Globe and at Home in Philadelphia: The Status of DE&I In the Corporate World at The Pyramid Club.

More than 50 guests attended the dynamic panel discussion featuring: Lauren Holden, Partner, KPMG; Sheila Alexander-Reid, PHL Diversity Executive Director, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Julia Fleischner, Trustee of the Philadelphia Art Museum and Chair of the Museum’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee and Trustee & Board Chair of Mural Arts Philadelphia.

The session covered a series of topics related to state of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) framework in the corporate world, policies, and initiatives in 2024. Panelists discussed how the concept and definition of DE&I has evolved over time, where it is headed, and how we can each do our part to advance this critical movement, enabling everyone to feel a sense of belonging, and giving everyone from all backgrounds and abilities a chance to succeed.

Guests enjoyed learning from and interacting with the speakers, eating a delicious three course meal, and networking with leaders from the Greater Philadelphia area international business and multicultural community.

Special thanks to the Irish Chamber for inviting us to collaborate with them, and the French and German Chambers on this timely and important program.

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BAB Academy: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
10:00am – 11:00am EST
3:00pm – 4:00pm GMT


Hosted by Alpha Development, this Cultivating Growth Mindset course will help you to understand your mindset and the impact it has on your relationships and personal satisfaction, as well as performance. It will also delve into how it enables us to consciously identify opportunities to continuously learn, develop and grow.

2024 Transatlantic Conference

Wednesday – Friday, September 18-20th, 2024
Charlotte, North Carolina


The British-American Business Network

The British-American Business Network (BABN) is the largest transatlantic business network, with 20 chapters, and over 2,000 member companies based in major business centers throughout North American and the United Kingdom. Its membership includes many of the world’s largest multinationals, as well as hundreds of middle-market and smaller companies.

The Conference

Each year, the BABN brings together members of all 23 chapters throughout the US, UK and Canada for a 3-day conference.  The aim is to convene a senior level business executives and government representatives actively involved in trade, investment and business flows between the UK and US. ​

This conference is by invitation only and for members of the BABN chapters and offers a series of roundtables, plenary sessions and networking receptions for over 150 guests. ​

Annual Global Economic Update – Recap

The BABCPHL 2024 Global Economic Update featuring industry and government leaders took place on Thursday, March 7. Club Level Member, Baker Tilly, US LLP hosted the event in their beautiful 45th floor conference center overlooking the City of Philadelphia. More than 75 people gathered for this annual program that offered an update on international business trends and policies shaping the economic trajectory of the current calendar year and beyond. Speakers addressed policy measures and structural reforms that leading nations are putting into place to mitigate risk and alleviate pressure. The discussion centered around how public and private sector entities are operating in the current economic climate and collaborating to stabilize and grow. Keynote speakers’ remarks and the interactive discussion offered valuable information about the US, UK, and other economies, as well as an overview of the global economic forecast to assist attendees in developing strategic plans.

Rob Jaffe, BABCPHL Board Member, and Director of Business Development at Baker Tilly, US LLP opened the formal speaking portion of the program by welcoming guests and introducing the moderator, Gideon Gradman, Managing Director, Baker Tilly Capital, LLC. Gideon commenced the fireside chat by providing a general overview of world events that are influencing global economic conditions. He explained that while no one year is the same, 2024 is particularly unique and complicated. The record-breaking number of elections around the world, rising global tensions, high inflation, and a sharp slowdown are driving both business and personal financial decisions here at home in the US and abroad. Companies and investors face unprecedented challenges in a complex global economic environment. Gideon explained that so far, 2024 has been characterized by several factors, such as continuing to recover from the pandemic, gearing up for major elections, navigating two wars, and various humanitarian crises, all while simultaneously trying to understand the far-reaching implications of rapidly developing technologies such as AI, and grappling with climate change and the race to net zero. Gideon’s brief introduction was followed by a high-level fireside chat with leading experts who presented some of the macro issues motivating commercial and personal financial decisions. The conversation began more broadly, first focusing on global markets, then on the US and regional economies, and then on a global multinational case study featuring Johnson Matthey.

Thomas Haigh, Economic Counsellor, Head of the Economics and Social Policy Team, British Embassy, Washington DC laid the foundation for the discussion by providing an overview of the current global economic outlook from the perspective of the UK and Europe. He presented some of the biggest risks and obstacles we are facing, and discussed how the UK and US are working together to address these hurdles. Tom also discussed the UK’s role as an international financial center, and what this means for the US and other economies.

Ryan Wang, US Economist, HSBC Securities provided an overview about the US economy. He discussed how the US economy has been performing and the forecasted 2024 outlook. Ryan addressed how higher interest rates have impacted the US housing market and mentioned changes could be on the horizon later this year. He also talked about some of the key domestic and global risks to the US economy.

Following Ryan, Alba Martinez, Director of Commerce, City of Philadelphia brought the conversation even closer to home. As head of the economic development agency for the City of Philadelphia she discussed the resilience of the regional economy from a macroeconomic standpoint, and what that means for people and businesses operating in the area. She highlighted the economic opportunities she and Mayor Parker are seeing for Philadelphia in the coming year, and addressed how this will impact people and companies from abroad looking to invest in the region.

The presentation concluded with a corporate case study presented by Krista Johnson, US President, Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies. Krista started off by providing concrete examples of technologies Johnon Matthey has developed that everyone could relate to and understand. She discussed what makes energy transformation move more quickly in certain places and slower in others, and what Johnson Matthey doing about this issue. She also explained what governments can do to equalize the playing field. As a UK parent company with US headquarters here in Pennsylvania and operations all over the globe, Krista focused her remarks on what the two national governments – the US and the UK for example should be doing, and what is happening at a more local level.

Once the whirlwind and engaging conversation concluded, Gideon invited guests to ask the speakers questions, and the evening ended with networking.

Special thanks to event sponsor and host Baker Tilly, US LLP; sponsor Johnson Matthey; and partners, the French, German, Irish and Japan America Chambers of Commerce, and the World Affairs Council, and World Trade Center of Philadelphia.

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13th Annual New Jersey Networking Event & Dinner

Thursday, April 18, 2024
6:00pm – 8:00pm

The British Chip Shop146 Kings Highway EastHaddonfield, NJ 08033


Please join us for the 13th Annual British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia signature New Jersey networking event and dinner at The British Chip Shop in Haddonfield, New Jersey.The evening will offer traditional British pub food and specialty beer along with valuable networking opportunities and excellent giveaways.Ticket purchase includes a multicourse seated meal and unlimited beer.The event is always a sell-out, attracting people from the tri-state region with a taste for the best fish ‘n chips outside of the UK. Reserve your spot today!

Sponsorship opportunities available, please contact

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Transatlantic Business Awards Dinner

Thursday, May 16, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST


BritishAmerican Business’ Transatlantic Business Awards Dinner is the premier gala event of the transatlantic business calendar and regularly attracts an audience of more than 400 senior business and government executives from both sides of the Atlantic.

Each year, BritishAmerican Business uses the occasion to present prestigious Transatlantic Business Awards to distinguished business leaders for their achievements in particular fields and, increasingly, for the commitment that they and their institutions have made to ESG issues and the wider transatlantic community.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Baker Tilly
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Forensic Resolutions
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Olympus
  • Penn Medicine
  • Welsh Government