BABC Past Events

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

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. 

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ESG Reporting: The Evolution and Impacts of the SEC and UK Taxonomy Regulations

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.

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The STIR: LGBTQ+ Community and Allies Pave a Way to a More Inclusive Workplace

According to the Corporate Equality Index 2022 report by the Human Rights Campaign, 67 percent of the Fortune 500 businesses offer transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage, up from 0 per cent in 2002, and over 285 of the fortune-500 ranked businesses achieved a 100 percent rating.

The data is clear: being an inclusive employer positively impacts recruitment, retention, engagement, and overall total revenue. While the push for equality originated in the United States and Europe, it has long since spilled over into the global marketplace.

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London & Partners Digital Health Mission – Philadelphia

On Thursday, November 10, 2022, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia collaborated with corporate member, London & Partners, London’s business growth and destination agency, to bring a delegation of some of the UK’s most exciting digital health scale-ups to Philadelphia. These British companies recently entered the US market or are getting ready to launch. The itinerary included meetings with key corporate buyers, stakeholders, and go-to-market experts. The BABCPHL partnered with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, The Commerce Department for the City of Philadelphia, and The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to welcome delegates and deliver information about the region and the life sciences ecosystem.  

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Annual Global Travel Update – On the Fly

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the BABCPHL hosted the third annual global travel update sponsored by Green and Spiegel, an internationally renowned immigration firm. Keynote speakers, Keith Brune, Interim CEO & COO, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Emma Gilthorpe, COO, Heathrow Airport (LHR) headlined the meeting, featuring a panel of experts from the travel, airline, and legal sectors, including: Svetlana Yazovskikh, VP of Global Tourism, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau; Jonathan Grode, US Practice Director and Managing Partner at Green and Spiegel; Rhett Workman, Managing Director – Europe, Middle East & Asia-Pacific, American Airlines; Lakshman Amaranayaka, Vice President of PHL Hub Operations; Philip Dupree, Managing Director of Customer Care, American Airlines; and Gregg Caren, President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

This timely event focused on travel industry recovery efforts, customer care, sustainable aviation, and what is happening in Philadelphia and around the world as things continue to rebound. The discussion concentrated on air travel, the core of operations throughout the transatlantic corridor and beyond.

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Ryder Cup

Now in its 22nd year, the BACC Ryder Cup is a unique combination of business and sport highlighting the special relationship between the United States and Great Britain.

Typically held in August every year, the BACC Ohio tournament has been moved to be the precursor event for this year’s Transatlantic Conference.

Modeled on the nearly century old competition between the US and Europe, the BACC Ryder Cup is played every year and we look forward to welcoming new golfers from across the U.S. and U.K. into our event.

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BAB Accelerate Workshop for UK Inbound Companies

BritishAmerican Business is pleased to invite you to join our BAB Accelerate Workshop

The BAB Accelerate Workshop for UK inbound companies will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to gain hands on, practical knowledge for expanding and growing their business in the UK.

Formatted as a multipart workshop, there will be a variety of sessions across 2 days, each led by industry experts to allow attendees to take a deep dive into the granular details of what it takes to expand your business across the pond. Each session will offer concrete takeaways and actionable to do items.

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North American Festival of Wales

The North American Festival of Wales is an arts and culture festival with live music, seminars, dancing, language, literature, history, choirs, and evening singing at the pub, Welsh products, teas and more. The festival is held each year in a different location in either the US or Canada, on the shared Labor Day holiday weekend.

The North American Festival of Wales has been celebrating Welsh culture since 1929, and this year the festival is being held in Philadelphia.

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Honoring the Spirit of America: A Conversation about Immigration

A common refrain is that the U.S. is a nation of immigrants—that the spirit of America directly stems from the fact that most Americans have ancestors who are immigrants. Immigration is a link to the past and a bridge to the future. We’re called a melting pot, where people come to achieve the “American Dream,” to settle their families, to work and start their businesses.

Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants or their children. Immigrants have also started more than half of the start-up companies valued at $1 billion or more, with nearly two-thirds of U.S. “unicorns” (billion-dollar companies) being founded or co-founded by immigrants or their children.

However, in the United States today, foreign entrepreneurs seeking to work or start businesses are left without a viable path to do so. Furthermore, bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. is also highly problematic in today’s challenging economy because securing foreign-born low and unskilled workers is so difficult.

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Independence National Historical Park to learn from a panel of speakers who will provide insight into why immigration—throughout U.S. history—has been so important and how we can continue to address the challenges of immigration policy today.

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

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.

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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