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British Government’s US Regional Envoy Visits Philadelphia

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Mark Garnier MP, the US regional Envoy for the Department for International Trade London, visited Philadelphia with Alexandra Hall Hall, Brexit Counsellor from the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. The BABCPHL had the honor of welcoming Mr. Garnier and Ms. Hall Hall for a VIP luncheon discussion about Brexit at The Palm restaurant in Philadelphia. The visit was perfectly timed as the world watches the UK’s momentous decision evolve.

Appointed by the Prime Minister, Mr. Garnier is the British Government’s US Regional Envoy. He is focused on promoting UK/US trade and investment ties across the US, through engagement with local governments, relevant trade bodies, Congressional representatives in their districts, investors and regional media. Mr. Garnier is supported by the UK’s US network, and plays a key role in helping open markets, unlocking barriers, and promoting deeper trade and investment links. Previously, Mr. Garnier was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade from July 17, 2016 to January 9, 2018. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Wyre Forest in May 2010. Before coming to Parliament, Mr. Garnier spent 27 years as an investment banker and investment manager. During this time, he spent 15 years specializing in the emerging markets of South East Asia.

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A Musical Adventure with the British American Business Council and the Philadelphia Orchestra Recap

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the BABCPHL partnered with the Philadelphia Orchestra for a magnificent concert held at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. Nearly 50 BABCPHL members and friends gathered for a special behind the scenes tour; meet and greet with musicians; and reserved seats for the concert, featuring special guest, British performer, Benjamin Grosvenor.

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Welsh Minister Visits Philadelphia

On Thursday, March 1, 2019 the BABCPHL welcomed the Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely, Labour Assembly Member in the National Assembly of Wales to Philadelphia for an official visit and exclusive, by invitation only VIP lunch hosted by Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP. The Minister’s day in Philadelphia began with private sector company meetings and a visit with Mayor Kenney and the Commerce Department. Mayor Kenney and Minister Morgan share similar political views on several hot button topics. The Minister led an open forum discussion with the BABCPHL about pressing global matters during the last stop on her itinerary in Philadelphia.

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2018 Signature Annual Holiday Luncheon – PHL International: Regional Economic Engine Connecting Philadelphia to the World

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the BABCPHL hosted our Signature Annual Holiday Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton. Throughout the year we are proud to offer the international business community opportunities to gather with likeminded individuals to create valuable relationships, and to learn more about links with the UK. Nearly 200 global executives and leading UK and regional government officials participated in this event. The room was buzzing with networking and merriment. This year’s program featured Harold Epps, Director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia, and Chellie Cameron, Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia International Airport.

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GlobalConnect

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia partnered with the Chilean, French, German, Irish, Israeli, Japanese, Norwegian, and Russian Chambers of Commerce as well as the Delaware Division of Small Business, the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, and the World Trade Center Delaware, for a tristate area networking event. More than 150 global business professionals and government leaders participated. Internationally minded executives with operations in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania mingled and exchanged ideas in the striking, bright, open, main lobby of Hercules Plaza. Business cards were exchanged and global connections were made throughout the two hour program.

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Brits, Beer & Bites Meetup

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the British American Business Council hosted a membership development and Young Professionals Group (YPG) happy hour at the Pyramid Club. Approximately 75 people gathered for a great evening of networking. The views of the Philadelphia skyline were outstanding, and the British-inspired food and drink were delicious. Michael Pedrick, BABCPHL President, welcomed guests and spoke briefly about the BABCPHL mission and history. He thanked all attendees and recognized sponsors: The Bartlett Group and Lord Abbett. Bartlett is a third generation family-owned boutique international insurance broker. The Company is a 75 year old UK-based business with US headquarters in Philadelphia. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in Philadelphia, and are one of the founding members of the BABCPHL. Bartlett is a Club Level member with a seat on our Board of Directors. Lord Abbett is a private investment management company offering a variety of fixed−income and equity strategies to individual and institutional investors. We were introduced to Lord Abbett by Jason Walker – one of our Young Professional Group Co-Leaders.

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A Musical Adventure with the British American Business Council and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Register here We pulled some strings and are honored to offer you an exclusive evening with the Philadelphia Orchestra. This very special BABCPHL Program will include: •A behind the scenes tour of the Kimmel Center; •A meet and greet with musicians; AND •Reserved VIP seating to enjoy a performance of Beethoven and Haydn by Benjamin […]

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8th Annual New Jersey Networking Event & Dinner

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia hosted the eighth annual New Jersey Networking Event and Dinner at The British Chip Shop in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The event sold out shortly after registration opened! Approximately 50 BABCPHL members and friends occupied the restaurant for a fun-filled pub night. The new Chip Shop proprietors offered attendees an outstanding selection of specialty beers and delicious appetizers, a traditional British pub style main course, and traditional tea and biscuits and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Adding to the enjoyment of the evening, the Philadelphia Union presented each attendee with two complimentary tickets to a Philadelphia Union home game, and lead sponsor, United Airlines offered three mileage plus gold status memberships.

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How to Survive & Thrive in the Changing Times – Leap Hurdles & Grow Your Business

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 the British American Business Council hosted an educational seminar about US and European current policy issues affecting transatlantic business. The French, Irish, German and Swedish American Chambers of Commerce partnered with us for this topical program. Michael Pedrick, BABCPHL President and Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius introduced panel moderator, Duncan Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, BritishAmerican Business (BAB). The Organization’s mission is to support policies to protect and enhance the bilateral trade and investment environment. Duncan is also the chief executive of the British American Business Council, the umbrella organization of more than 20 chapters worldwide, of which the BABCPHL is one. BAB regularly publishes valuable thought leadership policy documents, and Duncan is often called upon by business and media outlets to discuss the current transatlantic business climate. He was the perfect person to lead speakers through the meeting. Presenters included: Leon Dutkiewicz, Managing Partner, UK US Tax Services; Jonathan Grode, US Practice Director, Green and Spiegel; Stefan Reisinger, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; and Chris Shull, Founder & President, Engaged Impact.

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STOPfakes Road Show

Register here The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Commercial Service cordially invite you to attend the STOPfakes.gov Road Show, an Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Outreach Program. This is an opportunity to learn the basics of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and U.S. […]

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Deloitte
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • HSBC
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • McConnell Johnson Real Estate
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Law Firm of Pepper Hamilton
  • TD Bank
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic