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Mid-Winter Forecast: A U.S. Political, Economic and Tax Outlook

January 19, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm EST (Virtual)

It is time to look ahead and put our BAB heads together to find a way through the darker days that many commentators are forecasting this winter.  BAB brings together a panel of friends and colleagues to review the developments of the past 12 months and their ongoing impact on the U.S. tax, policy and economic landscape.


Let’s Talk…..Protecting Client Data and Business Reputation

January 25, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST (Virtual)

Join BABC Texas members, KV Impact Consulting and Texas Global Consulting as we explore proactive steps for all businesses to consider, share practical insights, and suggest strategies for your business to manage key risks effectively; safeguarding your client data, providing board reassurance and enabling your business to flourish.

Register here! 

Second Annual England vs. Ireland Rugby Viewing Party Recap

On Saturday, March 18, 2023, a spirited group of British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and Irish American Business Chamber & Network members and friends gathered for a rugby viewing party. Con Murphy’s Irish Pub on the Parkway hosted our special event to watch the England versus Ireland Six Nations Championship match live broadcast from Aviva Stadium. Guests enjoyed delicious pub food and drink, along with networking and a business card raffle draw for exciting prizes. It was a great match with strong plays by both teams. Ireland came out victorious winning 29-16 against England. Some interesting rugby stats: this was the final match of the 2023 Six Nations Championship; Ireland claimed a 32-15 bonus-point victory over England during the 2022 Championship; Ireland and England have contested 139 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1875; England won 80 of those matches, and Ireland 51; and there have also been eight drawn matches between the two nations.

Jason Walker, current Treasurer for the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and Managing Partner at Cross Border Financial Planning USA LLC sponsored the event and delivered remarks during half time. Jason has been a member of the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia for nearly a decade. When he left the UK and moved to Philly, the BABCPHL was one of the first Associations he joined. Jason commented, “it has been a great business networking Group and way to meet professionals involved with many different business sectors as well as a wonderful social outlet to meet British expats working and living in the area.” He spoke briefly about the Organization, and thanked event partners and raffle donors: AEG Rugby, Con Murphy’s Irish Pub, Irish American Business Chamber & Network, NBCUniversal Sports Pub Pass, Philadelphia Union, and PHL Sports, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Guests were delighted to be together to watch the match, share pints, eat delicious pub food, and of course network. Despite the team rivalry, it was exciting, nail biting, and fun to gather for a friendly networking event centered around sports – a great cultural unifier no matter the competition.

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Soccer World Cup 2026 in Mid-Atlantic Region

Thursday, December 15th, 2022
3:30pm – 5:00pm EST (virtual or in-person)

Hogan Lovells
1735 Market St.
Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103


The Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council, Mid-Atlantic Region International Chambers, Associations, and World Trade Centers are continuing programs to showcase history of U.S. bid and successful regional efforts to make Philadelphia and New York FIFA World Cup 2026 hosts. Speakers include Dilip Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, New York City, Chris Branscome, CEO of Eastern PA Youth Soccer, Ty Jackson, Head of Business Development, Seventysix Capital, and Wilfred Muskens, Honorary Consul Philadelphia, Kingdom of the Netherlands.

We will host the next hybrid event in Fall 2022 (December 15, 2022) followed by a hybrid/in-person events in Summer 2023 (June 13-16, 2023). We will be continuing our efforts together with over twenty Mid-Atlantic regional international chambers and associations to promote benefits of the 2026 FIFA World Cup and discuss new potential business opportunities for Mid-Atlantic Region.

For more information click here

Meet Your Members BABA Congressional Fly In

Monday to Wednesday, March 6th-8th, 2023


Come to beautiful Washington D.C. in the Spring to meet your elected officials and deliver your message. BABA will arrange all the logistics except for your travel to and from Washington D.C. Included in the price are a welcome reception and dinner with keynote speaker, and breakfast, lunch and reception on Hill Day. The AC Hotel Capitol Hill room rate is $315.00 per night with 50 rooms on hold. Register here for a hotel room.

What is a Fly-In? A Congressional Fly-In, also called a Hill Day, Advocacy Day, or legislative fly-in, features members of a group traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet their elected officials to deliver a message or advocate for specific legislation. Why do we do them? It is an important exercise in our democracy, gives insight into the policy making process, raises a groups’ visibility in Washington, fosters relationships with policy makes and staff, and rallies people/groups around a common interest. Who does Fly-Ins? Associations and their members, Chambers of Commerce, nonprofits, civic groups, labor unions, and organizations of all sizes and interests participate in Fly-In events.

Legislative Lunch & Learn: Inflation Reduction Act
March 7, 2023
12:00pm – 2:00pm


Join BABA for a special lunch and learn on Capitol Hill featuring a panel discussion featuring experts on the Inflation Reduction Act. Price includes networking, box lunch, and program.

BABA Members: $25.00
Non – Members: $40.00


Meet The UK Caucus Reception
March 7, 2023
6:0pm – 8:00pm


Join BABA for a networking reception to meet the Members of the UK Congressional Caucus at one of DC’s trendiest new hotels on Capitol Hill! In addition to BABA Members, invited guests also include Congressional foreign affairs and international relations staff and British Embassy personnel.

BABA Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $75.00

BABA YP Members: $25.00
YP Non-Members: $40.00


Chief Purpose Officers on the Power of Purpose

February 23, 2023

11:00am – 12:00pm EST


BritishAmerican Business, in partnership with Brandpie, is delighted to welcome you back to our Power of Purpose Series exploring the crosscutting idea of purpose in business. We know that corporate purpose can exist and simultaneously evolve, while offering employees and stakeholders a sense of meaning and drawing their support. For employees, purpose can inspire, engage and motivate.

The next session will focus on the emerging role of the Chief People Officer and will explore ways that this new role can supercharge a company’s efforts to be truly purposeful.

Saving Business from Distress: Offering Support to Business via Restructuring

Tuesday, November 30, 2022
11:00am – 12:00pm EST l 4:00pm-5:00pm GMT


There is no doubt that the last few years have generated unexpected and disruptive events that have added increased pressures to which companies have had to adapt. In these economic turbulent times, industries, such as aviation, finance, energy and retail have had to get creative about how to plan for the future and address changes emerging from Covid-19 pandemic, high inflation, and rising interest rates.

Join BAB and our expert panel as they discuss the increasingly aggressive, dynamic and complex environment that businesses are facing, and how taking proactive steps to anticipate issues and implement appropriate financial and operational solutions can help meet and overcome these challenges.

The panel will deeper dive into solvent recapitalization, liability management and restructuring from the perspective of US and UK cross-border businesses, offering insight, guidance and strategies regarding the current tool kits available to enhance options and optimize outcomes in a changing global environment. Cross-border businesses often require more innovative and thoughtful solutions to preserve enterprise value and avoid and, if necessary, overcome financial distress and whilst there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, restructuring plans will almost certainly be used more in the future for creative and efficient problem-solving solutions.

Raising the Bar on Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, December 1, 2022

8:30-10:00 am EST (in-person)
2:00-3:00 pm GMT (virtual panel)


BCG research suggests only about 10% of companies succeed with AI. Where should leaders invest energy around this capability – vision, ideas, processes, or context?”

Join BAB and BCG as we discuss what AI means to businesses and whether there is enough activity around AI explainability.

The expert panel will explore what the biggest contributor to AI investment success is – a grand vision, a foundry for new ideas, robust systems/processes, or the human context in which it is deployed – how robust the data is that AI relies on and where can how we identify and onboard AI talent.

The International Talent Conundrum: Understanding the Pitfalls of Expanding/Hiring Overseas and How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EST


Operating as a global company is at the forefront of business now more than ever. With remote workforces spanning the globe, bespoke solutions requiring in-country support, and up-and-coming markets forming in previously neglected regions, companies need an international expansion plan as part of their playbook. Expanding for the first time can seem daunting and untangling a patchwork expansion plan gets costly and confusing. International workforce expansion can be an exciting time for your workforce, if you have the right tools in place to avoid potential legal liability.

Join Andrew Laing, our Moderator and Sales Director at Vistra with panelists, Charles Zamora, Global People Advisory Officer at Vistra, Ross Eberly, Partner, and Eileen Leman, Employment Law Associate at Cooley LLP, as we discuss the issues that companies face when hiring in a new jurisdiction.

After the event, you will:

  • Know how to leverage global hiring solutions to hire the best talent possible, and to manage compliance, employee satisfaction, and integration from afar
  • Better understand the signs that it’s time to expand and learn how to take advantage of these opportunities so you can keep ahead of the curve
  • Be equipped with the tools you need to engage your first employee in a new country, or to send your local employees overseas to establish a new presence
  • Better understand the potential legal pitfalls of hiring in a new jurisdiction without first considering the types of employment or engagement that best fit your needs
  • Recognize what permanent establishment is and how to navigate it efficiently across all of your international operations

Operating in Uncertainty – What Will the World Look Like in 2030?

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

10:00 – 11:00 am EST


Geopolitical tensions, disruptions to supply chains and global trade, as well as an energy crisis are shaping a new era of economic volatility and uncertainty. What does this mean for businesses and how should they respond? Join our BAB expert panel session, supported by Boston Consulting Group, to find out what the world might look like at the end of the decade, and discuss the steps businesses need to take to be prepared for an increasingly uncertain future.

Our panel will be led by Tim Figures, a senior expert on geopolitics and trade, and Associate Director, London, Boston Consulting Group along with representatives from the Airline industry, Aerospace, Manufacturing, and Pharmaceutical sectors.

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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