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WTC Delaware Gala

Thursday, November 3, 2022

6:00 – 9:00 pm EST

Hotel Du Pont / Gold Ballroom
42 W. 11th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801


World Trade Center Delaware Gala returns on November 3 in the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel DuPont for the first time since 2019. We are all very excited to celebrate the achievements of the region’s international business community and meet with our colleagues and friends in an intimate setting during the cocktail hour and dinner.

Deputy US Trade Representative Ambassador Sarah Bianchi will attend and speak, and Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester will offer greetings. Delegations will come from overseas and Emissaries travel from Washington to attend the Gala.

We are honoring Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock as our Champion of Trade. GT USA Wilmington, (Gulftainer), the operator of the Port of Wilmington is our Large Company International Innovator and Batta Environmental Associates is our Small Company International Innovator. Donate Delaware is being named as International Humanitarian for its tireless efforts during the COVID pandemic and its work in Ukraine and Africa to meet medical equipment needs.

As in previous years, we will feature and up and coming local performer. Danielle Alura, A. I. DuPont High School and University of Delaware graduate who was recently named Miss Global USA will join us to sing the national anthems of the United States and those of the foreign delegations attending the Gala.

YPG on the Go Go!

The British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia emerging leader/next-gen program at the Trestle Inn on Thursday, October 20th was a success! We were thrilled to welcome regionally based young professionals to attend this fun, low stakes, social introductory evening, the first of its kind since before the pandemic. The objective of the event was to introduce regional professionals from both the public and private sectors who work within the transatlantic business corridor. Attendees learned more about the Organization and how they can help create and influence meaningful activities geared toward future success.

Jane Rosenberg, Executive Director, BABCPHL; Ian Cross, Marketing & Communications Chairman, BABCPHL and Proprietor, The Trestle Inn; and Jason Walker, Treasurer, BABCPHL and Managing Partner, Cross Border Financial Planning USA spoke briefly about the Organization and invited attendees to go around the room and introduce themselves. Each person had the opportunity to talk about who they are, what they do, and their interest in being a part of the BABCPHL.

This gathering offered a great chance to network with like-minded professionals looking to develop new contacts and become involved in the regional international business scene. It also served as an introduction to everything the BABCPHL has to offer the next generation of business leaders operating in the transatlantic market.

It was wonderful to greet many enthusiastic, eager to network rising star professionals for a lively evening of in-person introductions and mingling. The consensus was that just being together, networking face-to-face was exactly what is most desired!

Comp cover, drink tickets and snacks were included, along with a business card raffle draw for prizes at the end of the evening.

Special thanks to Ian Cross for hosting our group.

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20th Annual WTCGP World Trade Centers Day Awards Celebration

Thursday, September 29, 2022

6:00pm – 9:00pm EST

Fairmount Waterworks


After September 11, 2001, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), in cooperation with the United Nations, chartered a day to be celebrated around the world as World Trade Centers Day.

This year’s award winners – Daniel J. Hilferty, Chairman, Philadelphia Soccer 2026 and Chairman & CEO, Dune View Strategies; Liz Murphy, Senior Vice President, Governmental, Regulatory & External Affairs, PECO; and Harold Beck & Sons, Inc. – will be honored on September 29, 2022 at the Fairmount Waterworks.

“In honor of World Trade Centers Day, the WTCGP gathers together the local business community to recognize the impact of world trade and to salute outstanding companies and individuals for their impact on the region,” says WTCGP President Linda Conlin. “While every year is special, we are particularly excited about honoring this year’s award recipients in our 20th anniversary year.”

Let’s Talk Estate Planning: U.S. Estate Considerations for Non-Citizens

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

1:00pm – 2:00pm EST


Are you a non-U.S. citizen working and living in the United States? Have you wondered whether you need a will, trust or other documents while here? Join Jackson Walker for a discussion about estate issues that citizens of the U.K. and other countries face when they decide to reside in the U.S., either temporarily or long-term. Learn how to create an estate plan that will not only reduce future taxes and costs but also minimize the risk of disputes between beneficiaries.

We’ll address such questions as:

  • What is estate planning and is it necessary for non-U.S. citizens?
  • Should I consider executing a U.S. will or trust, even if I only plan to be here for a limited period of time?  Does Texas require me to leave my assets in a certain way?
  • What happens if I pass away unexpectedly and I don’t have a will?
  • If I were to die in the U.S. as a non-citizen, where will my estate be administered?
  • In the event of my death, what arrangements can/should be made for my children if they are minors?
  • What if I become incapacitated while living in the U.S.?
  • Does the U.S. have an estate tax or inheritance tax at death?
  • What are the differences between estate taxation of U.S. citizens and non-citizens?
  • What are the differences between estate taxation of U.S. residents and non-residents?
  • If I plan to live in the U.S. indefinitely but remain a non-citizen, what considerations do I need to make in my estate plan?
  • Is there a way to avoid having my estate subject to U.S. estate taxes?

Speakers: Sarah Patel Pacheco, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP and Scott Schepps, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP

ESG Reporting: The Evolution and Impacts of the SEC and UK Taxonomy Regulations

Thursday, October 6, 2022

11:00am – 12:00pm EST


In recent years, ESG reporting has progressed from being a nice-to-have to being a regulatory must for some industries. In the US, recent proposals from the SEC have risen it up the corporate agenda, while in the UK, the taxonomy regulation sets out specific economic activities that must be met to be considered environmentally sustainable. Meanwhile, voluntary ESG assessment and reporting continues to become ever more sophisticated.

In this session, our expert panel will discuss how ESG reporting has evolved in recent years, what is driving that evolution, how the market is tackling it, and whether this activity is actually having an impact on the wider ESG agenda.

The STIR: LGBTQ+ Community and Allies Pave a Way to a More Inclusive Workplace

Thursday, September 22, 2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST


According to the Corporate Equality Index 2022 report by the Human Rights Campaign, 67 percent of the Fortune 500 businesses offer transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage, up from 0 per cent in 2002, and over 285 of the fortune-500 ranked businesses achieved a 100 percent rating.

The data is clear: being an inclusive employer positively impacts recruitment, retention, engagement, and overall total revenue. While the push for equality originated in the United States and Europe, it has long since spilled over into the global marketplace.

Join our panel of experts as we explore these key questions:

  • How do you advance your current policies to be inclusive of your LGBTQ+ community?
  • How can multinational organizations champion the culture of inclusiveness in differing regions across the US and UK?
  • How can you build inclusive practices into your hiring process to signal your commitment to LGBTQ+ Equality?
  • How can you support employee resource groups and ally initiatives to engage with your employees in meaningful dialogue?

London & Partners Digital Health Mission – Philadelphia

On Thursday, November 10, 2022, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia collaborated with corporate member, London & Partners, London’s business growth and destination agency, to bring a delegation of some of the UK’s most exciting digital health scale-ups to Philadelphia. These British companies recently entered the US market or are getting ready to launch. The itinerary included meetings with key corporate buyers, stakeholders, and go-to-market experts. The BABCPHL partnered with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, The Commerce Department for the City of Philadelphia, and The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to welcome delegates and deliver information about the region and the life sciences ecosystem.  

Our roundtable discussion was hosted by William Sasso, Chairman Emeritus, Stradley Ronon, in the Firm’s beautiful office with magnificent views of the City. The dynamic conversation offered important data on the area, focusing on MedTech and digital health. Jason Hunt, Manager, International Business Attraction & Retention, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development; Pierre-Olivier Lugez, Senior Director, International Business & Global Strategy, City of Philadelphia Dept. of Commerce; and James Medaglio, Director, Business Attraction & Expansion, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia delivered valuable insight about “why Philadelphia” is a welcoming market, and how we can work together to enhance business ties between our region and the UK.  

The day ended with interactive networking sessions, drinks and games at Venture Café at The Science Center in University City. Lively conversations throughout the venue revolved around trends in MedTech innovation from cutting-edge technology demos to experiential sessions on FDA regulatory updates and early-stage funding. This informal gathering enabled regional MedTech thought leaders to meet with and hear from MedTech companies from across the pond.  

Special thanks to London & Partners for working with us to bring the UK companies to Philadelphia; to Stradley Ronon for hosting our roundtable; and to Venture Café for the fun and interactive evening.  

Click HERE for photos from the roundtable discussion. 

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Annual Global Travel Update – On the Fly

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the BABCPHL hosted the third annual global travel update sponsored by Green and Spiegel, an internationally renowned immigration firm. Keynote speakers, Keith Brune, Interim CEO & COO, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Emma Gilthorpe, COO, Heathrow Airport (LHR) headlined the meeting, featuring a panel of experts from the travel, airline, and legal sectors, including: Svetlana Yazovskikh, VP of Global Tourism, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau; Jonathan Grode, US Practice Director and Managing Partner at Green and Spiegel; Rhett Workman, Managing Director – Europe, Middle East & Asia-Pacific, American Airlines; Lakshman Amaranayaka, Vice President of PHL Hub Operations; Philip Dupree, Managing Director of Customer Care, American Airlines; and Gregg Caren, President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

This timely event focused on travel industry recovery efforts, customer care, sustainable aviation, and what is happening in Philadelphia and around the world as things continue to rebound. The discussion concentrated on air travel, the core of operations throughout the transatlantic corridor and beyond.

PHL and LHR are the backbone for international business and leisure travel, moving passengers and cargo across the Atlantic Ocean and connecting flights throughout the world. In the not-too-distant past, the pandemic-related lockdowns completely upended travel and created a cargo bottleneck. Constantly changing cross-border restrictions and regulations created a chaotic situation. To facilitate smoother operations, in May 2021, PHL and LHR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase collaboration and permit greater engagement towards reinforcing recovery from COVID-19, and the travel industry and global mobility in general have been reacting and evolving since.

Speakers delivered remarks about how the movement of people and goods are facilitating and meeting current business needs. They talked about the strong uptick in business travel this fall, and the forecast for the holiday season. Presenters also addressed how the industry is scaling up to meet demands now and, in the future, as major sporting, convention and city-wide events come to Philadelphia during the next few years. Global visitors and movement throughout the transatlantic corridor positively influence local economic growth, prosperity and visibility.

This annual update was a beacon of encouraging news, highlighting growth and recovery. The BABCPHL was honored to collaborate with our members to deliver this timely, content rich program. Special thanks to our speakers, event sponsor: Green and Spiegel, and partners from the: Chilean, French, German, Irish, and Japan American Chambers of Commerce, in addition to the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the World Trade Center of Delaware.

If you missed the event, click here for an on-demand playback recording. The passcode is ih5!#maP.

Click here for speaker bios and here for photos.

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Ryder Cup

September 7, 2022

10:00 am – 4:30 pm EST


Now in its 22nd year, the BACC Ryder Cup is a unique combination of business and sport highlighting the special relationship between the United States and Great Britain.

Typically held in August every year, the BACC Ohio tournament has been moved to be the precursor event for this year’s Transatlantic Conference.

Modeled on the nearly century old competition between the US and Europe, the BACC Ryder Cup is played every year and we look forward to welcoming new golfers from across the U.S. and U.K. into our event.

BAB Accelerate Workshop for UK Inbound Companies

Day 1 – Tuesday, September 13, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Day 2 – Wednesday, September 14, 2022
10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT


BritishAmerican Business is pleased to invite you to join our BAB Accelerate Workshop

The BAB Accelerate Workshop for UK inbound companies will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to gain hands on, practical knowledge for expanding and growing their business in the UK.

Formatted as a multipart workshop, there will be a variety of sessions across 2 days, each led by industry experts to allow attendees to take a deep dive into the granular details of what it takes to expand your business across the pond. Each session will offer concrete takeaways and actionable to do items.

*Please note that there will be priority registration for UK inbound companies. Space will be limited for service provider observers. 

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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