Incorporating the BritishAmerican Business Network (BABN)

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The BritishAmerican Business Network

The British-American Business Network (BABN) is the largest transatlantic business network, with over 20 chapters, and over 2,000 member companies based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. ​

Its membership includes many of the world’s largest multinationals, as well as hundreds of middle-market and smaller companies. ​

The Conference

Each year, the BABN brings together members of all chapters throughout the US, UK and Canada for a multi-day conference. The aim is to convene a senior level business executives and government representatives actively involved in trade, investment and business flows between the UK and US. ​

This conference is by invitation only and for members of the BABN chapters and offers a series of roundtables, plenary sessions and networking receptions for over 150 guests. ​


Day 1 - Monday, June 12

Host Partner

BritishAmerican Group of Lawyers (BAGOL)

Mon, June 12

Location: Irwin Mitchell

40 Holborn Viaduct London EC1N 2PZ United Kingdom

13:00 – 13:20

Welcome and opening remarks from Tamra Eker, President of the British-American Business Network (BABN); Bruce J.L. Lowe, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Cleveland, Ohio, BABN Chairman Emeritus & BAGOL Coordinator and Program Moderator; Georgie Collins, Head of US Desk, Head of IP, Irwin Mitchell, LLP, London England.

13:20 – 14:20

Session 1: Handling Data Privacy and Security, and Related Artificial Intelligence, Concerns in Today’s Environment

14:20 – 15:05

Session 2: Dealing with Current Transatlantic Employment Mobility and Immigrations Challenges

15:05 – 15:15


15:15 – 15:50

Session 3: Intellectual Property Developments, Post-COVID, Post-Brexit in the UK and Europe

15:50 – 16:25

Session 4: Key Contrasts in the US and UK Approaches to Commercial Coverage Issues Post-COVID

16:25 – 16:40


16:40 – 17:25

Session 5: Transatlantic International Trade Issues Update


Closing Remarks


Transatlantic Growth Campaign

Mon, June 12

Location: London Stock Exchange

10 Paternoster Square London EC4M 7LS, United Kingdom

17:00 – 18:15

Transatlantic Growth (TAG) UK – US Roundtable &

Transatlantic Growth (TAG) US – UK Roundtable

Please note: These Roundtables are limited to participants in the Transatlantic Growth Campaign

18:30 – 21:00

Transatlantic Growth Campaign Awards Reception
Presentation of Awards to one UK and one US long term investor

Please note: The TAG Reception & Awards event is open to ALL Conference Attendees

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 13

Main Conference

Tues, June 13

Location: Bank of America

2 King Edward St, London EC1A 1HQ, United Kingdom

Session Sponsor

08:00 – 09:00

Guest Registration and Breakfast

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome Remarks from Jim O’Neill, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America and Duncan Edwards, CEO, BritishAmerican Business

09:05 – 09:30

Fireside Chat with Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Americas and Caribbean at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy London

09:30 – 10:30

Session 1: The US UK Trade Relationship Today
Fireside Chat with the Minister of State at the Department of Business & Trade and Mayor of Greater Manchester follwed by a moderated panel session on US-UK trade: What’s working, what’s not… trade and investment volumes, FTA, MOU’s and disputes.

10:30 – 11:20

Session 2: People, The Crucial Commodity
A discussion covering people issues: immigration, labour, mobility, skills and training, pay, workforce participation.

11:20 – 11:40

Coffee Break

11:40 – 12:30

Session 3: Are Sustainability Expectations Sustainable?
Discussion covering the regulatory environment for firms and financial sponsors, egulatory coherence, net zero promises, risk. Can companies keep the net zero promises they are making?

12:30 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:20

Session 4: BAB and Bain & Co Confidence Index
Results of the latest Transatlantic Confidence Index survey with discussion and conclusions

14:30 – 15:20

Session 5: Leading The Digital Economy
Discussion covering how the UK and US can set the bar for the future of digital trading and business.

15:30 – 16:20

Session 6: Introducing The BAB Trade & Investment Data Centre and The Transatlantic Investment Case
Presentation of the new resource centre and factbook followed by panel discussion focusing on Fact and Friction – Tax, competition and other issues affecting investment decisions

16:30 – 18:00

Post-Conference Networking Drinks Reception


Alice Mount

Executive Director, London

+44 (0)20 7290 9873

Akosua Nunoo

Senior Events and Marketing Manager

+44 (0)20 7290 9870

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