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YPG on the Go Go!

Calling all young professionals on the go go!

Thursday, October 20, 2022
5:00 – 7:00 pm EST
The Trestle Inn

The British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia invites you to join us for our first next gen re-inaugural event at Philly’s famous whiskey and go go bar, The Trestle Inn! Meet and mingle with rising star young professionals operating across various business sectors throughout the transatlantic corridor.

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This happy hour program is a great chance to network with like-minded professionals looking to develop new contacts and become involved in the regional international business scene. Attendees will learn more about the Organization and how they can help create and influence meaningful activities geared toward future success.

This special event is by invitation only. Interested in joining? Please contact babc@babcphl.com. Pre-registration is required. Comp, cover, drink tickets and lite bites are all included, along with some exciting business card raffle draw prizes at the end of the evening.

Join us for this fun, low stakes, social intro evening to everything the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia has to offer the next generation of business leaders operating in the transatlantic market.


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

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

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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

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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.


London & Partners Digital Health Mission – Philadelphia

Thursday, November 10, 2022
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST
Location TBD

Registration coming soon…

London & Partners, London’s Business Growth & Destination Agency, are bringing a delegation of some of the UK’s most exciting digital health scale-ups to Philadelphia in November.

These companies have recently launched in the US market or are ready to and will meet with key corporate buyers, stakeholders, and Go-To-Market experts as part of a packed agenda where they will visit New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

The British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia is supporting London & Partners in the delivery of the Philadelphia leg of this mission.  There will be a networking event that members will be welcome to participate in and we will be able to share more details when they are finalized.

Please join us to welcome these companies to Philadelphia and help demonstrate why this is the best city in the United States for digital health companies to scale and thrive.

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Annual Global Travel Update – On the Fly

Thursday, October 27, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 pm EST
This is a virtual event. Pre-registration is required. A meeting link will be shared 24-hours in advance of the program.

You are invited to the third annual global travel update one-hour virtual meeting featuring headline speakers and a panel of experts from the travel, airline, and legal sectors. Presenters will provide current data on transportation and global mobility in/out of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), London Heathrow (LHR), and the world.

Speakers will offer a recap about summer travel, and what the industry expects as we move through the fall and into the holiday season. This event will cover the latest about passporting, visaing, tariffs, and other issues affecting the global mobility of people, goods, and services throughout the transatlantic corridor and beyond. Speakers will also present a look ahead toward some exciting worldwide events taking place in Philadelphia and will discuss how the region is scaling-up to prepare.

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Air travel is the lynchpin for operations throughout the transatlantic corridor and beyond. Typically, more than 20 million people travel between the US and the UK every year, delivering valuable trade, travel and tourism opportunities. PHL and LHR are the backbone for international business and leisure travel, moving passengers and cargo across the Atlantic Ocean. The global economy and society depend upon this invaluable route. PHL and LHR also serve as a springboard for connecting flights throughout the world.

Join us for this informative discussion to understand how the movement of people and goods are facilitating and meeting current business needs. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.

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Partners (to date):

           


Navigating Cross-border Challenges Relating to HR Data Protection and Employee Right to Work Compliance

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EST

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With the implementation of new regulations involving the handling of “HR data” across the US and EU, transatlantic employers can expect to face unique challenges as they make efforts to incorporate these new regulations with existing procedures. In the coming months, managing data subject rights and business obligations that apply to HR data will be of the utmost importance for those involved in managing employees, hiring new talent, maintaining legal compliance, and/or overseeing a company’s overall operations. The BABC has joined forces with the legal experts at Squire Patton Boggs to provide insights through a one-stop-shop webinar on the pitfalls of hiring globally and the privacy/compliance matters related thereto.

The panelists will address the following:

  • How the UK and EU GDPR and data protection authorities and works councils impact US organizations, including inter-company and cross-border access and transfers;
  • January 1, 2023 implementation of the full HR data requirements under the California Consumer Privacy Act, including data subject access rights;
  • Steps employers can take to safeguard HR data, manage data subject requests and prepare for enforcement actions;
  • Overview of US and UK employment verification and right to work compliance and interplay with employee data protection.

Doing Business in the USA

Thursday, August 18, 2022

9:00am – 11:45am EST

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Meet USA trade experts for a virtual ‘whistle-stop’ tour of Scotland’s top export destination. As we steer out of a COVID-19 world, we will offer you advice on opportunities for your products and services. You will also gain practical tips and guidance which will help you to set up, grow and develop your business from those who have made that journey and continue to do so.

The USA continues to be Scotland’s top international trading partner with around 17.1% of all our exports entering the States, worth £5.5 billion. The USA’s size alone, covering four time zones across 50 states and vast cultural differences across regions means it has to be treated as a series of regional markets, with different characteristics and business practices.

This Scottish North American Business Council event, delivered with partners including, US Tax and Financial Services, Scottish Enterprise and US Consulate Edinburgh will offer a quick, practical introduction to international trade opportunities in the USA. Significant opportunities exist for Scottish firms across a range of key sectors, spanning across: Life sciences, Electronics, Technology, Financial Services, Food and Drink.

On the day you’ll learn more about the support available for companies like yours considering trading with America. There will be opportunities for you to pose questions and identify professional service providers if you are wanting to establish or expand into the United States. The states attending include Iowa and South Carolina. You can get your questions answered by an expert panel and hear first-hand from business professionals based across the US who have an affinity for Scotland and are willing to share their expertise. Additionally, Scottish companies who have already achieved success across the Atlantic will be present and will happily share their experiences and top tips for you to learn from.

The event will focus on all aspects of trading with the USA including: how to identify routes to market, financing your trade and getting paid, legal aspects of trading in the USA, protecting your intellectual property and cultural differences to consider prior to expanding into the US.


2022 Signature Annual Holiday Lunch: Cheers to a Bright Future!

Thursday, December 8, 2022
11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST

The Ritz Carlton – Grand Ballroom
Ten Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Celebrate transatlantic business and experience holiday cheer at the British American Business Council Signature Annual Luncheon on Thursday, December 8, 2022 in the Grand Ballroom at the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia.

Enjoy a formal midday meal; “Christmas Crackers;” informative presentations; and exciting raffle prizes.

Come one come all to celebrate international business and ring in the holiday season!

Sponsorship packages available. Contact jrosenberg@babcphl.com to learn more.

Lead Sponsor (to date):

Corporate Table Supporters (to date):

  • Department for International Trade
  • EisnerAmper
  • Forensic Resolutions

2022 Transatlantic Business Conference

September 7-9, 2022

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Once a year, the British-American Business Network brings together members of all 23 chapters throughout the US and UK at its Annual Transatlantic Business Conferences, for a 3-day program of high-level business discussions and networking with business executives actively involved in transatlantic business.

The British American Chamber of Commerce for the State of Ohio is a chapter of the British-American Business Network, the leading transatlantic networking organization. The Network is committed to promoting transatlantic trade and investment among our international group of businesses.

The Network is the largest transatlantic networking organization, with 23 Chapters across the UK, US and Canada, including over 2,000 member companies and more than 10,000 business executives. The organization is committed to helping companies connect and build business on both sides of the Atlantic.

The format is a multi-track conference covering four industry sectors that are vital to the U.S. and U.K.:  Aerospace, Finance, Law, and Health Care. We are proud to collaborate with partners that include the Cleveland Clinic, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, JobsOhio, DIT and many others to help ensure we have a successful and content-rich conference as we have in previous years. This year’s conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio at the InterContinental Hotel. The dates of the conference run from 7-9 September. On the 7th we will be hosting our annual Ryder Cup event with our conference welcoming reception that evening, which leads into the main portion of the conference on 8th & 9th September. The agenda outline can be found here.

In addition to attendees to this year’s conference from our 22 chapters and our event partners, we are also going to be welcoming a trade delegation (spearheaded by the City of Mentor, Ohio) from the Midlands – as well as potentially another trade delegation from Northern Ireland.

Venue & Hotel

The conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, and sits on the premises of the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus – one of our key organizing partners.

All attendees have access to a discounted hotel rate at the InterContinental Cleveland. Discounted room rates are available at $169 per night for the following dates:

Tuesday, September 6
Wednesday, September 7
Thursday, September 8

Attendees can book their rooms directly on the conference website or alternatively by dialing +1 216 707 4000 and use the code BAC if you prefer to make reservations over the phone.

Agenda Outline

Wednesday, September 7th

Ryder Cup Tournament

Typically held in August every year, the BACC Ohio Ryder Cup Tournament has been moved to be the precursor event for this year’s Transatlantic Conference on Wednesday September 7.

Prior to the tournament, the morning session is all business with a high-level briefing by policy makers, trade officials on the issues impacting the future of US-UK trade.

Find out more here.

Conference Welcome Reception

The kick-off social event for this year’s Transatlantic Conference will be the Welcome Reception at the Intercontinental Hotel ahead of start of the conference on Thursday morning.

Thursday, September 8th

Conference Activities

The first day of the conference contains a plethora of events available for attendees, including 3 keynote addresses, 4 track sessions and plenty of opportunities to network.

Evening Gala

Our Gala is the key social event of the conference, held at Windows on the River in Cleveland. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the acquarium before enjoying a wide-array of food and beverages in the City View Banquet Room, where we plan to be hearing from our invited special guest, British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce.

Friday, September 9th

Conference Activities

The final day of the conference starts kicks off with a networking breakfast for all attendees, followed by our final 2 track sessions before our closing keynote.

Track Excursions

After the close of the conference at midday, attendees will have the option to join one of four excursions organized by our partners. We hope to share more details regarding excursions very soon!


Let’s Talk…Intellectual Property with AA Thornton and Conley Rose

April 27, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Join Marianne Privett from AA Thornton and Elexis Jones from Conley Rose for an informal conversation around intellectual property (IP) law. Marianne and Elexis have known each other and worked together since 2010. Marianne is based in the UK and Elexi is in Texas. They both work with clients in the UK and US and have found that it helps to have a local connection when working in each other’s jurisdictions. This event is intended as a discussion so following a brief introduction to IP law, the team will take questions from attendees.

Click here for more information and to register.

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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
  • https://www.santanderus.com/
  • Welsh Government