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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.

Chief Marketing Officers on the Power of Purpose

February 1, 2024
10:00 -11:00 am EST


Join us to hear from a panel of leading marketing executives from Mars Petcare, Diageo and Delta Air Lines, who are responsible for the strategy behind building brand awareness and communicating their company purpose. Our panel will share their insights on how purpose helped them inspire, engage and give their organization a sense of direction.

The Experts’ Guide : Designing Your Operating Model for Growth, Cost & Agility – Online Panel

Thursday, January 18, 2024
11:00am – 12:00pm CST


Join BABC Texas Member Q5 for this virtual panel discussion. Leaders today are tasked with a complex balancing act: aligning immediate operational efficiency with long-term growth, delivering for today’s customers while also paving the way for tomorrow’s, and maintaining agility amidst future strategy. As 2024 approaches, the need for leaders to expand beyond a single-focused strategy in their operating models becomes paramount.

The Future of ESG: How the Corporate Approach is Evolving

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
4:00pm – 5:00pm GMT


We bring together a panel to lead a discussion on how organizations can navigate this evolving ESG landscape. Key questions include: How can they align with regulatory requirements while avoiding missteps with customers? What new requirements are anticipated, and how can they be incorporated into current corporate values? In what ways can an organization future-proof its ESG strategy? How can the often competing interests of regulators, consumers and politicians best be navigated.

International Networking @ Yards Brewery – Recap

On Thursday, February 8, 2024, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (BABCPHL) hosted the Winter International Business Networking Reception – The Path to High Impact Business & Successful Entrepreneurial Activities at Yards Brewery in partnership with nine international groups. Together we welcomed more than 150 professionals involved in global business for an inspiring evening of relationship building and fun!

Jason Walker, Treasurer of the BABCPHL and Managing Partner, Cross Border Financial Planning USA LLC, welcomed guests and recognized the BABCPHL Emerging Leader Group Co-Chairs, Ben Hooson-Jones, Licensed Realtor with Keller Williams and The Mike McCann Team, and Melissa McClure, Global Tourism Sales Manager, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Ben and Melissa spoke about their roles, and the importance of networking to expand global business throughout the region to increase opportunities. They introduced speakers, James Medaglio, Director, Business Attraction & Expansion, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Affiliate, BABCPHL, and our hosts and keynote speakers for the evening, Tom Kehoe, Founder & President, and Trevor Prichett, CEO, Yards Brewing Company. Leon Dutkiewicz, BABCPHL Board Member, and Partner, Practice Leader – International Tax Services, Citrin Cooperman sponsored the event and spoke for a few minutes about the BABCPHL and his Firm.

Tom and Trevor delivered remarks about Yards’ genesis story, Philadelphia’s hometown beer since 1994. They discussed the evolution of their creative branding, their commitment to the local community, and their first international expansion plans. Yards beer will be making its way from Philadelphia, across the Atlantic Ocean, and into bars in London in time for the Phillies games this June! Trevor spoke about how the company hopes that this will be the beginning of global partnerships to market Yards abroad, and to bring brands from other countries here to Philadelphia by utilizing already established facilities and networks.

Remarks concluded with a business card raffle draw for gifts generously donated by event partners and Yards Brewery. Special thanks to our event sponsor, Citrin Cooperman, and to our partners: the Chilean, French, Irish, Japanese, and Norwegian American Chambers of Commerce, the Commerce Department – City of Philadelphia, the World Affairs Council, and the World Trade Centers of Delaware and Philadelphia.

The BABCPHL was honored to deliver this program, offering international business executives the opportunity to network with professionals operating across our region and in many countries throughout the world. It takes a village, and we would not have been able to present this dynamic networking event without the collaborative efforts of our partners.

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The STIR Fireside Chat with Karen Blackett, President WPP & Suki Sandhu OBE, Founder & CEO, Audeliss

Monday, November 13, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
4:00pm – 5:00pm GMT


Join Suki SandhuFounder & CEO of Audeliss and INvolve in conversation with Karen Blackett OBEPresident of WPP, to hear how they have pioneered leadership to create a more diverse workplace.

The conversation will be centered on the challenges and benefits of building a racially diverse business.With a focus on Complexity, Communication differences, Prejudice and Stereotypes, Language barriers and Conflicting working styles. Have you faced these challenges?

London Chamber of Commerce / Greater Philadelphia Regional Business Ecosystem Roundtable Discussion – Recap

On Friday, October 27, 2023, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia welcomed the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), and Woods International, LLC.

Nearly 20 BABCPHL members and area partners gathered around the table to welcome our guests. The discussion centered on an overview of the Greater Philadelphia business ecosystem with a focus on regional trade and commerce with the UK. Several prevalent industries were represented by professionals from both the public and private realms. The Department for Economic Development from the State of Pennsylvania and the Commerce Department from the City of Philadelphia started the discussion by setting the stage with a general overview of the regional economy, and a dynamic dialogue followed.

LCCI’s objective was to understand the market and how they can collaborate with us to expand their international reach across the Atlantic. The sectors of greatest interest to LCCI are life sciences, logistics/airports, energy, robotics/AI, fintech, higher ed, and media tech. They are eager to develop partnerships in these areas and we are poised to help them achieve their goals. We look forward to collaborating on several initiatives in 2024, including Temple University’s student trip to London in March and London Tech week in addition to activities around the Philadelphia Phillies London summer showdown in June.

The conversation around the table served as an excellent touchpoint, highlighting not only what regional businesses are focused on but how we can collaborate and grow our transatlantic relationships. Special thanks to Marta Kozlowska, Head of International, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Tom Woods, President, Woods International, LLC, for stopping in Philadelphia to meet with us.

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Department for Business & Trade: International Trade Week

November 6-10, 2023


Building on last year’s success, which saw thousands of businesses from around the UK take part, International Trade Week 2023 is set to be the biggest yet.

Register now to attend events in-person across the UK or online with experts from around the world.

You can filter and select events using the events list below then register to sign up to your selection or register now and run through events day by day.

There are also some additional ITW events available but require direct registration with the organisers.

Business Success Measure by Emissions: Solutions for Reaching Sustainability Goals in Times of Rapid Change

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
4:00pm – 5:00pm GMT


Measuring and reducing carbon emissions is a critical component of addressing climate change and achieving business success in an environmentally responsible manner.

The rapid growth of digital transformation and artificial intelligence-based applications has given way to emerging tracking technologies that can help companies make informed decisions in alignment with their net-zero targets. Utilizing carbon foot printing and green software and integrating ESG into core strategies can help companies achieve long-term success by addressing risks, seizing opportunities, and meeting the evolving expectations of stakeholders.

This workshop will guide you through Siemens Financial Services’ newly launched Decarbonization Business Optimizer that helps SMEs baseline their carbon footprint, create different scenarios for emission reduction, and discover a plan to reach their decarbonization goals. We will also hear practical and tangible advice and experience from companies actively using smart solutions available to UK and US businesses, to track and measure emissions, help adopt renewable energy sources, consider current emission offsets and foster a culture of sustainable practices.

Global Workforce Compliance: Navigating Changes in US I-9 and UK Right to Work Rules

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
8:30am – 9:45am PDT


Join us for an insightful and comprehensive webinar reviewing recent changes and trends in US I-9 and UK Right to Work rules and regulations.  This webinar brings together legal experts in immigration and employment verification law to provide you with valuable insights with the following:

  • Recent changes to US I-9/Employment Verification process including phase-in of the newly designed Form I-9 and implementation of remote verification option.
  • An update on the latest UK Right to Work and immigration compliance developments in a post-Brexit environment.
  • Technological considerations including implementation of electronic I-9 systems and cautionary tales relating to use of AI tools triggering immigration discrimination exposure in the hiring process.
  • Strategies and insights for maintaining compliance including record-keeping best practices.
  • Q&A session with our panel.

Whether you’re an HR professional, legal counsel, or a business owner, this webinar equips you with the knowledge and strategies needed to effectively manage cross-border hiring and compliance within the United States and the United Kingdom.

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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