BABC Past Events

Exporting to the UK

Export Unlocked will guide you on building your Export Strategy to the UK and defining what you want to achieve with how you will get there using their in-depth knowledge on importing into the UK. You may have already entered international markets and now want an increased market reach into the UK. Export Unlocked will help you begin to understand the UK markets you want to enter, determine if it’s viable for your business and then what are the NEXT STEPS. Particularly in terms of customs compliance, duty, customs formalities and associated costs to begin exporting to the UK.g

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How Changing US Department of Defense Cybersecurity Requirements Affect US & UK Companies

Jerry Leishman and Andy Watkin-Child will host a panel discussion, and provide an overview of the recent changes with cybersecurity requirements issued by the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. President Biden’s executive order. You will learn how the cybersecurity landscape and mandatory requirements are changing for companies seeking to do business with the U.S. Department of Defense. Participants will learn the essential planning steps necessary to navigate the increasingly complex U.S. cybersecurity environment and leverage an early adopter approach to get secure and compliant, stay compliant, and win new business.

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World Affairs Council – Global Quizzo @ Love City Brewing

Join us for a fun evening of Global Quizzo in Love City Brewing’s outdoor tented beer garden!

Bring your friends and come test your knowledge of geography, language, history, politics, and world pop culture at this fun, adults-only quizzo game! Taste international-themed beers and meet other globally-minded Philadelphians while competing for prizes. Featuring Quizmaster Johnny Goodtimes.

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Klasko Immigration Law Partners – The State of Recruiting Foreign Healthcare Workers

Speakers will include Klasko Immigration attorneys William (Bill) Stock, Natalia Gouz, and Myriam Jaidi. They will cover the latest updates and visa options for hiring healthcare including doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals like physical therapists and phlebotomists.

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Klasko Immigration Law Partners – Tricky Immigration Employment Issues

One of our most popular podcasts and presentations is now as a webinar! In this session, the KILP team will cover popular topics and questions about what immigrants can and cannot do when in the U.S. on temporary visas – like side gigs or investing. Also to be covered, for international student athletes, what the changes to name, image, and likeness mean for them. Additionally, for entrepreneurial foreign nationals, options to launch a business in the U.S. will be a topic for discussion.

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Klasko Immigration Law Partners – AMA: Ask an Immigration Attorney

This interactive session will feature questions submitted by YOU! Please submit your most burning immigration questions here, or while registering for this event. This webinar will be a lively panel with rapid-style Q&A on the most relevant and latest immigration topics affecting the immigration industry today.

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Littus UK Launch – Effective and Economical Trade & Investment

Littus is a soft landing platform headquartered in Philadelphia Pennsylvania focusing on foreign SMES entering the USA marketplace and, also the promotion of foreign opportunities for investment and cooperation to USA companies seeking to expand.

This breakfast event will address how United Kingdom companies can learn about opportunities, resources and strategies for scaling up their business by accessing the USA marketplace in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Speakers from the USA and the UK will discuss market entry strategies for specific sectors aligned with those in the Yorkshire and Northern England Region. They will address ways to bridge and leverage cultural differences between the two markets.

Attendees will also hear from a UK business who has successfully launched in the USA as well as the State of Pennsylvania about available programs and alignment with Yorkshire and the UK.

Details of the Select USA 2022 program will be available at the event.

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Faegre Drinker – Navigating the Patchwork of Global Environmental, Social, and Governance Obligations

Global companies are dealing with heightened obligations to disclose company practices relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. In the United States, the Biden administration has shown a willingness to continue many of the trade policies implemented by its predecessor, but for reasons that are often grounded in a progressive social and economic agenda. By contrast, with respect to its agenda for the environment, the Biden administration has advanced its own policy positions on climate change and environmental regulations.

In jurisdictions outside of the United States, these obligations to address ESG concerns rise to the level of legislative mandates. Factored into the mix, investors are also increasingly asking for transparency into these matters as well as positive indications that companies are improving past performance. In this edition of the International Business Briefing webinar series, Faegre Drinker’s panel will address the scope of ESG obligations, developing trends and share practical experience of how companies are coping with overlapping obligations.

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2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Summit

Join us for a dynamic virtual conference with Senator Chris Coons and special guests on the positive impact of global affairs programs in Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Doing Business in the USA

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, Dentons, 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, Pennsylvania, Florida 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 expertiese. 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. A full agenda will be published shortly.

Speakers confirmed thus far include: Consul General US Consulate Edinburgh Jack Hillmeyer, Commercial Counselor Brenda VanHorn US Commercial Service US Embassy London, Jason Dobson Director of Contagious UK, Jane McCracken of DOCS 24 & Assist Director / Entrepreneur in Residence ATDC Georgia Tech, Iain Stirling Founding Director Arbikie Highland Estate, Michael Dexter Smith Pres CEO Xtremesoft North Carolina, Lee Evans CEO Afin Technologies Pres BABC Orange County, Skip Newberry Pres CEO Tech Assoc of Oregon, Emmanuel Adam Exec Director Chief Policy & Trade Officer BAB Washington DC, John J Crawford Team Leader, Trade Strategy, Planning & Partnerships SDI, Sophie Lou Arcese Le Nir UK Rep for The State of Florida, Richard Kilner UK Rep for The State of Pennsylvania, Anke Goebel de Mendez UK Rep for The State of Iowa and Vanesa Goschl UK Rep for The state of South Carolina.

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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
  • HSBC
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Penn Medicine
  • Welsh Government