BABC Past Events

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

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. 

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BAB’s Annual Trade & Geopolitics Update: Re-Globalization not De-Globalization

For its annual Trade and Geopolitics update, BAB, in partnership with the AIG Global Trade Series, is bringing together a leading panel of global trade experts to discuss some of the most pressing developments in geopolitics and global trade taking shape in the coming months.

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Transatlantic Business Awards Dinner

BritishAmerican Business’ Transatlantic Business Awards Dinner is the premier gala event of the transatlantic business calendar and regularly attracts an audience of more than 400 senior business and government executives from both sides of the Atlantic.

Each year, BritishAmerican Business uses the occasion to present prestigious Transatlantic Business Awards to distinguished business leaders for their achievements in particular fields and, increasingly, for the commitment that they and their institutions have made to ESG issues and the wider transatlantic community.

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Doing Business in the USA

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, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Wisconsin. 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.

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The STIR: International Women’s Day – Embrace Equity

In Celebration of International Women’s Day, we answer the call to embrace equity. To go beyond the fundamental tenant of ensuring people feel a sense of belonging in a diverse setting, and to pull at the thread of equal access to opportunities in order to break institutional biases.
Our panel of experts will discuss major areas of focus that corporations should focus on in achieving gender equity: equal pay, equal representation in management and on boards, equal access to career development opportunities and need for more inclusive benefits. 

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The STIR: Structural Barriers and Challenges Facing Minority Owned Businesses

Entrepreneurship and steady economic growth have been the backbone of prosperity in the US and UK. However not all segments of society have equitable access to funding or the opportunity to benefit from economic growth. The global pandemic further exposed the vulnerability of minority owned businesses that make up 29% of all US firms according to the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

Join our panel of experts as we discuss key factors in starting and sustaining a business, as well as how SME can participate in the green transition.

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Fifth Annual Tastes of Chocolate & Beer from Around the World

Back by popular demand, the Fifth Annual (In-Person) Tastes of Chocolate and Beer from Around the World, on February 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Presented by WTC Delaware member United Cocoa Processor (UCP) Newark and Midnight Oil Brewing, the event will feature hand-crafted chocolates from cocoa beans sourced from around the world paired with specially selected beers made on-site in Midnight Oil’s brewery. A buffet dinner will also be served.

Be sure to stay after the World Trade Center Delaware Chocolate and Beer event to participate in the Midnight Oil Brewing “bingo” games.

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US Customs and Border Protection: Insights for Global Travel and International Trade Panel Discussion & Networking Event

On Wednesday, April 26, 2023 members of the international business associations of Greater Philadelphia gathered in the beautiful art deco US Customs House at 200 Chestnut Street. The US Customs Service was established by the first US Congress in 1789, making it the oldest federal agency in the country. The functions of the Customs Service are to assess and collect duties and taxes on imported goods, to control carriers of imports and exports, and to combat smuggling and revenue fraud.

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Recap: Inbound Scottish Trade Mission to Philadelphia

The BABCPHL welcomed a delegation of Scottish companies to the Greater Philadelphia region during the week of May 15, 2023. The Scottish North American Business Council (SNABC) brought the representatives to Philadelphia and the surrounding area to explore opportunities and expand their international trade activities. Delegates spent the week meeting with public and private sector stakeholders across the City and the State. The objective for this mission was to create mutually beneficial opportunities for companies in both Scotland and our region. We were honored to collaborate with SNABC to ensure the visitors received a warm welcome, learned about our area, and made valuable contacts.

Meetings launched Monday morning, May 15th with a market awareness session. Robert Jaffe, Director of Business Development, Baker Tilly US, LLP welcomed our group. Jane Rosenberg, Executive Director, BABCPHL provided introductory remarks for Michael O’Rourke, Manager, International Business Attraction & Retention, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, State of Pennsylvania; Pierre-Olivier Lugez, Senior Director, International Business & Global Strategy, Department of Commerce, City of Philadelphia; and Hasna Achik, Manager, Economic Competitiveness and Energy Initiatives Leadership Councils, Select Greater Philadelphia, who presented industry and demographic data about our region. The BABCPHL invited a select group of members from various business sectors to join the roundtable discussion, offer their insight, and network with the Scottish delegates. After the market awareness session concluded, delegates met one-on-one with local public and private sector potential clients and trade partners, based on their individual interests.

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Mod Madness: UK-US Trivia & Networking Event Recap

On Thursday, April 13, 2023, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia Emerging Leaders Group (BABCPHL ELG) Co-Chairs collaborated to offer Mod Madness: UK-US Trivia & Networking. The happy hour event was open to all BABCPHL members and friends at all stages of their career. The program took place at The Trestle Inn and was sponsored by Forensic Resolutions.

Four teams competed for first place in the trivia contest, created by Howard Silverstone, President, BABCPHL and in-house MC extraordinaire! Donning his Union Jack vest and hat, Howard’s humor and wit infused the evening with fun and entertainment. The three rounds of trivia included mod and pop culture questions mostly focused on music and film from the 1960s and 70s with some modern-day questions thrown into the mix. Before and after the contest, the bar was abuzz with networking. Each guest was treated to drinks and snacks and the opportunity to win some business card raffle prizes.

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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