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2022 Transatlantic Business Conference

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.

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. 

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

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.

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BAB Accelerate: Fireside Chat with Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue

British American Business, along with Accelerate Series Sponsor, JetBlue, are pleased to invite you to join us for a Fireside Chat featuring Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue.

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The Biden Administration’s First Year

After the first year of the Biden Administration, BAB brings together a panel of commentators and experts to review the past 12 months policies impact on U.S. tax, and the economy.

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Tax, Immigration, and UK Pensions for Expats

This free Zoom Q&A event provides you with a valuable opportunity to get your questions answered from a panel of experts. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect and network with people who are in a similar situation to yourself.

Some of the questions we will answer for you include:

● Do I have to declare my worldwide assets and/or worldwide income when I file my US tax return?
● I am only staying in the US for a short period of time; can I claim some tax back when I leave?
● I want to transfer some money from Europe to my US bank account; do I have to declare something?
● Now that I’m here, how quickly can I get a Green Card?
● How difficult is it to change employers?
● Can I transfer a UK pension plan to the US?
● What can I do with my UK pension now I have moved?
● What are the new UK pension flexibilities introduced in 2015 and how do they affect me?

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Digital Stage

The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world’s preeminent orchestras. It strives to share the transformative power of music with the widest possible audience, and to create joy, connection, and excitement through music in the Philadelphia region, across the country, and around the world. Through innovative programming, robust educational initiatives, and commitment to the community, the ensemble is on a path to create an expansive future for classical music, and to further the place of the arts in an open and democratic society. The Philadelphia Orchestra is often referred to as the cultural ambassador for the City of Philadelphia.

The Orchestra is known throughout the world for its unique and beautiful sound.

We are proud to promote the Orchestra and we hope you are able to enjoy everything they have to offer this holiday season and beyond.

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The Road to COP26: Business Responsibilities and Opportunities

Join us as we welcome Her Majesty’s Consul General to Chicago, Alan Gogbashian and learn about COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, held in Glasgow in November, and the role that business can play in tackling climate change.

In partnership with the British Consulate General in Chicago and (the British American Business Council in Chicago/International Business Circle Colorado) we will hear from both business leaders and government officials on the steps that are being undertaken to address climate change and to inspire climate action.

The discussion will feature leaders from UK based beverage company Diageo, Chicago based multinational power generation, development and operations company Invenergy, and the UK government’s Counsellor for Global Issues in the US, Paul Rennie OBE.

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EisnerAmper – TRANSFORMATION NATION: Driving Intelligent Growth

Companies are innovating in real-time to keep up with a fast-paced culture of continuous change. But with change comes new chances to grow, new prospects for making an impact – and new risks to navigate. Cybersecurity, digital innovation, ESG strategies, corporate social responsibility, talent development, and building diverse teams are but a few of the urgent issues facing every industry. 

Find out how to protect your digital presence in a virtual world, what companies are doing to demonstrate their commitment to the greater good, and best practices for building a workplace for the future that attracts, retains and inspires the best talent. 

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Progressing to a Net Zero Business through Transport

Improve your reputation, employee wellbeing and financial support, all whilst reducing your transport emissions.

Businesses we speak to cite reducing or using alternative forms of travel or investing in low-carbon vehicles as one of the main ways of reducing their emissions. They also say lack of know-how is a barrier to taking action to reduce carbon emission through changing transport.

So, how can you obtain the knowledge, guidance and understanding to decarbonise your businesses transport?

This webinar will help you gain valuable insight into decarbonising your transport through expert advice, guidance and business best practice.

Transport accounts for 36% of carbon emissions in the WMCA area (WSP, 2021). The sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines will be banned by 2035, with cars by 2030. The rise of the Birmingham Clean Air Zone also offers opportunities for businesses to improving low-carbon transport uptake.

Join this webinar to learn how to take action on decarbonising your transport, reduce your environmental impact and gain a competitive edge, by:
◦Understanding what support (financial and non-financial) is available for improving your businesses low carbon transport.
◦Knowing best practice examples so you can benchmark your environmental action against leaders in transport decarbonisation to know what good looks like.
◦Obtaining expert and practical advice on decarbonising transport for business and case studies.

Be part of the business community making progress towards net zero, and capitalise on the business and economic benefits the transition will bring, whilst protecting future generations.

Places are limited. To reserve your place and register today for this event, see the ‘book now’ tab below.

You can find other events as part of the Sustainable Business Series: Net Zero, by selecting the Series in the events calender through the ‘back to events’ tab shown below.

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Global Rule of Law: Growing Your Business Responsibly

Beyond being just an issue for developing countries, the Rule of Law is critical for sustainable business. It allows businesses to compete fairly, while protecting property and employees. Despite the direct links shown between advancements in the rule of law, economic growth and building global stability, the Rule of Law is under constant threat in all countries around the world.

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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