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Economic Headwinds and The Outlook for Middle Market Businesses

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
1:00 – 2:00pm EST


Join RSM Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Neil Bradley for their discussion on matters affecting middle market businesses across various industries. From workforce and supply chain challenges to addressing consumer behaviors and profitability, they’ll examine the economic headwinds facing companies and how businesses can address ongoing risks and challenges.

The British Officers’ Club of Philadelphia: Coronation Party

Saturday, May 6, 2023

The Union League Liberty Hill
Manor Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

The British Officers’ Club of Philadelphia request the pleasure of your company to join us with Breakfast to watch ‘real time’ the BBC One TV Broadcast of the official Westminster Abbey Coronation Service of His Britannic Majesty King Charles III.

Click the link below for more information and registration.

Coronation Party Registration

19th Annual Global Business Conference


The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) and the Temple University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) proudly present the 19th Annual Global Business Conference (GBC). The Conference will take place on Monday, May 22, 2023, from 7:45am to 12:00pm EST. With each paid registration, registrants will receive a copy of keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen S. Tang’s book, A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership in the Next Normal.

In A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership in the Next Normal, Dr. Tang offers an inspiring testament to courage, resilience, and trust in times of chaos and calamity. As CEO of OraSure Technologies Inc., Dr. Tang shares his journey through unprecedented growth driven by their revolutionary product, InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Test – recognized by Oprah Winfrey’s company as “the easiest home COVID-19 test to use.” Drawing from the wisdom of celebrated authors, Tang illustrates how we can move forward through crises with compassion, vulnerability, risk-taking, and learning. It is an inspiring call to action for all of us in this next normal beyond the pandemic.

19th Annual Global Business Conference Speakers include:

.          Kei A. Sasaki CFA, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust Wealth Management

  • Additional speakers and panels to be announced soon.

Get the latest insights and strategies for success from industry-leading experts as they discuss growth opportunities in fluctuating international markets, share leadership lessons and practical advice, explore the future of artificial intelligence and its impact on global trade, and more…

Circular Transformation: Designing Business Models for Durability, Reuse, Remanufacturing and Recyling

Thursday, May 18, 2023

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


Industries and businesses have set ambitious sustainability targets for the next 10-20 years compelling companies to reuse and recycle in more efficient and innovative ways, rather than using raw materials.

A circular economy retains the value of products or resources by putting them back into the product cycle after use and enhancing waste management. Yet, a recent Bain & Company Survey found that 60% of active circularity initiatives have not reached scale. Stakeholders need to come together to build the operating system for the circular economy, find new forms of collaboration and follow the footsteps of industry innovators.

Join BAB and our expert panel as we explore how the circular transition compels a shift in business models, investment patterns, and economic incentives. We will look at what infrastructure is available to support this and how these shifts and new technologies can better position organizations to prosper and unlock productivity while contributing to sustainable growth.

The discussion will explore;
  • Harnessing waste as a source of energy: what opportunities are available to recover valuable resources from waste, reducing the need for new raw materials and saving energy.
  • Circular economy development: Visualizing new business models and collaborations to expand opportunities in waste reduction, reuse and recycling
  • Increased efficiency and cost savings: what improvements can reduce the environmental impact of waste and help companies save costs by reducing their waste disposal feeds.
  • Economic & behavioural challenges: what impact does investment patterns and economic incentives have on companies, governments and the consumer and how do we change our mindset.

11th Annual Summer International Business Networking Reception – Recap

On Thursday, July 13, 2023, more than 150 guests from the international business community of Greater Philadelphia gathered for our 11th Annual Summer International Business Networking Reception. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP hosted and sponsored the event in the bright, welcoming, and spacious main floor lobby of their 17th and Market Street office. This annual event is truly a group effort, demonstrating Philadelphia’s strong global economic position as a prime destination for business.

The BABCPHL was proud to co-host this program with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and to partner with the Chilean, Eurasian, French, German, Irish, and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce, the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia, and the World Trade Centers of Delaware and Philadelphia. Special thanks and recognition of our sponsors: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; The Department of Community & Economic Development for the State of Pennsylvania; and PhilaPort – The Port of Philadelphia for supporting this event. It takes a village, and we have a mighty strong one here in town, representing the world.

Keynote speakers, Rick Siger, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and Magda Martinez, Chief Operating Officer, The Welcoming Center, both newcomers to their current roles, addressed the group. Their presentations focused on the invaluable partnership between public and private sector entities that collaborate to support business and workforce development and education. This joint effort bolsters the region’s competitive edge as an area favorable to welcoming commercial investment and people from all over the globe. Rick talked about Governor Shapiro’s new administration and the State of Pennsylvania’s enthusiasm to pursue and foster economic growth. He mentioned that business attraction and retention are important components driving the strategy. Rick also said, the State is eager to speak and engage with regional businesses to ensure objectives are met. Contact David Briel, Deputy Secretary, Department for Community and Economic Development, State of Pennsylvania to begin a dialogue. Magda talked about the Welcoming Center’s work and extensive range of support they provide to the region’s immigrant population. She offered valuable statistical information about the strong impact of the immigrant workforce. The Greater Philadelphia population is representative of a truly globally diverse nation. The world is becoming smaller, and great things happen when we can work effectively together to create business development opportunities, jobs, and prosperity for all.

Many thanks to our distinguished speakers and guests for joining us for this highly anticipated annual event. We are grateful to our speakers, sponsors, and partners for coming together to make this a successful program, and we look forward to continued partnership.

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Duane Morris Institute: Protected Conversations – Salvation in the Face of Difficult UK Dismissals?

Thursday May 4, 2023
2:00 – 3:00 pm (Webinar)


  • Under UK employment legislation there are several ways in which a difficult employment situation can create a risky departure scenario.
  • Whether the employee is choosing to leave of their own volition -but is clearly angry or upset, and therefore potentially litigious, or whether the employer is having to dismiss the employee but has concerns about litigation – either way the risk factor can be high with $100K damages the norm.
  • All UK employees with 24 months’ employment service are protected against dismissal at will.
  • A protected conversation is an “off the record” privileged conversation between an employer and employee by which an employer can initiate privileged pre-termination negotiations with an employee to explore the possibility of a consensual exit settlement agreement.
  • Protected conversations can be a swift and effective way to allow the parties an option to explore a consensual exit in a difficult employment situation, without a litigation risk or without invalidating a subsequent formal dismissal process.

Nic Hart Managing Partner of our London Office and Employment team is providing a training session on how and when to have a protected conversation, the risks that arise, the formalities required, and the use of settlement agreements.

Tracking to Training: 9 Top Questions About Asset Management Answered

Thursday, March 30, 2023
10:00am CT


Our member Electra is pleased to offer this webinar to the BABC Community. There’s no shortage of ways to standardize and streamline operations and for many, no shortage of questions to address. On March 30th, experts from Arnlea Systems, Electra Learning and Camcode will convene to cover the gamut of asset management. We will answer top questions across the continuum to help organizations tackle their challenges with refreshed vigor.

RSM: US/UK tax webinar series: Global mobility and hybrid working

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
2:00pm – 3:00pm


Our US/UK tax webinar series will explore the two very different tax environments and will focus on key issues across policy updates, technical updates and industry insight that arise for businesses with cross border US/UK interests. These webinars are aimed at UK or US in house tax, finance and HR professionals, the webinars will give you the opportunity to understand your US/UK parent/subsidiary or supplier/environment better, even if you don’t necessarily have specific US/UK responsibilities in your current role. This webinar will focus on global mobility and hybrid working for UK and US mobile employees and the technology and media industries.

British American Series – UK: Market Entry

March 30, 2023
8:00 – 10:00 am PST


Are you looking to enter or expand your export revenue in the UK market? Are you a UK company interested in networking and collaborating with American SMEs? Join us!

The BABC-PNW and Trade Horizons presents the British American Series – UK: Market Entry. This two-hour workshop takes a comprehensive look into the opportunities, challenges and best practices of doing a market entry into the United Kingdom. We will be giving you access to in-country resources, industry peers and actual exporters who can educate you, connect you and inspire you to succeed in growing your business and trade in the UK. This is not theory, this is a ‘How to do it” event, all about connecting you to the resources and networks that can support you and your business. Hear from on-the-ground organizations who represent SMEs in the US and UK, and learn how to minimize the risks, costs and uncertainty of entering the UK market.

Attendees will benefit from expert educational courses, content, and evaluation tools – all designed to help you navigate your export journey; including having 12-month access to a Global Growth knowledge platform. You won’t want to miss this!

English-Speaking Union Annual Garden Party and Celebration of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Saturday, May 6, 2023
4:00pm – 7:00pm

The Highlands Mansion and Gardens
7001 Sheaff Ln
Fort Washington, PA 19034


The English-Speaking Union (ESU) Garden Party is an annual tradition that has served as our major fundraiser for the Philadelphia Branch for over 50 years. This unique event includes a Scottish Piper and Drummer, champagne service from a vintage Rolls Royce, coronation items from George V to Charles III in our auction and sumptuous food and libations all evening long. Oliver St. Clair Franklin, CBE, is His Majesty’s Honorary Consul to Philadelphia and he will be a featured guest! The Celebration will be at The Highlands Mansion and Gardens in Fort Washington, PA.

Regular Ticket: $125
Benefactor Ticket: $200

For ticket purchase, please contact Judith Francis at or fill out the form below.

2023 ESU Garden Party Reply Form

An explanation regarding the invitation design is after the death on 6 February 1952 of King George VI, Prince Charles’s grandfather, his mother was proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles became heir apparent with the title of Duke of Cornwall and six titles in the Scottish peerage. The Coronation ceremony took place on 2 June the following year. The 4-year-old Prince Charles received his own specially illustrated invitation.

What To Expect

Photo credit: The Royal Collection Trust


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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.
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Penn Medicine
  • Welsh Government