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The May/June period has been the busiest for BAB this year. We responded to a number of interesting developments in the transatlantic policy space, including the resignation of the Prime Minister, and welcomed the President's second official state visit to the United Kingdom. We also welcomed a number of US delegations to the UK, including representatives from Senator Rob Portman's office and student groups from two American Universities. We had the pleasure of speaking to a number of news outlets during the president's visit on a range of topics, from the future of a UK-US Free Trade Agreement, to Huawei - You can listen to all of BAB's media engagement's below.

Perhaps our biggest policy initiative this period was the release of our updated Policy Agenda for 2019/20 - Time To Act , which you can read here. We launched the publication on 4 June, the day the President, Prime Minister and leading UK and US Government representatives met with UK/US business leaders. More info below.

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BritishAmerican Business Releases Policy Agenda 2019/20 - Time To Act

The Policy Agenda is BAB’s annual flagship policy publication, outlining key issues of relevance to the transatlantic business community for the year to come, such as infrastructure investment, the future of the UK-EU relationship, and ensuring workers are trained in line with our changing societal needs.

This years’ BAB Policy Agenda outlines three overarching fields with nine specific areas where action from government and regulators can propel both the UK and US economies towards a stronger, closer and more prosperous future.

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Statements, Press Releases & Media
BAB Responds to Prime Minister Theresa May's Resignation
24 May 2019
BritishAmerican Business CEO, Duncan Edwards responded to the announcement of Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation.

Click here to read the statement in full.
BAB Releases Statement in Anticipation of President Trump’s Visit to the UK
31 May 2019
In anticipation of the President's official state visit to the UK in June, BAB CEO Duncan Edwards released a statement welcoming him.

Click here to read the statement in full.
BAB in the News
During the President's visit, BritishAmerican Business had the opportunity to talk to a number of news outlets concerning everything from the visit itself, to the special relationship, to Huawei - check out our engagements below:

Emanuel Adam, Director of Policy & Trade, BritishAmerican Business publishes statement on the announcement of a Financial Innovation Partnership between the USA & UK
30 May 2019
Click here for Emanuel's statement

Click here for more information on the Financial Innovation Partnership
Emanuel Adam, Director of Policy & Trade, Publishes Response to United States - Mexico Tariff Threats
31 May 2019
Click here for Emanuel's statement
Policy Engagements, Meetings & Events
BAB Attends AmChams in Europe US Conference
13 May

On 13 May, Emanuel Adam, Director of Policy & Trade, BAB London attended the Annual US Conference for the AmChams in Europe network, in Washington D.C..

Attended by chapters across the network, the annual meeting provides the opportunity for the various AmChams to discuss the current transatlantic policy landscape face-to-face, and to learn from one another best practices and identify scope for collaboration.

More info on the visit here.
The Business Case For Strengthening Rule-Of-Law Across the Globe
30 May

BAB New York welcomed attendees to a roundtable discussion at the offices of Lloyds Bank on how the Rule-of-Law landscape is shifting and how leaders from corporations, law firms and NGOs alike are affecting this change, such as the “Private Sector Partnership for the Rule of Law” to coordinate the private sector’s promotion, advancement and protection of the Rule-of-Law across the globe.
BAB London Welcomes Chief of Staff Mark Isakowitz from Senator Rob Portman’s Office
29 May

 BAB London was delighted to welcome Mark Isakowitz, Chief of Staff for the office of Senator Rob Portman to its offices in London this month, to meet with members of BAB and discuss the realities for US firms in the UK, how they are being impacted by Brexit uncertainty, and the prospect for a future UK-US trade agreement
BAB Welcomes Students from Clemson University College of Business and St Norbert College
17 & 28 May

On 17 May BAB welcomed students from Clemson University College of Business to London as part of their studies abroad in Europe to teach them all about Brexit and its impact on the UK's attractiveness as a destination for foreign investment.

Later in the month on 28 May, BAB also had the pleasure of hosting students from St Norbert College in Wisconsin, USA at our offices in Kensington, London. We spoke about Brexit and how businesses are having to adapt to a changing political climate.

Engaging with young people is one of the most rewarding parts of our work, and we'd like to extend our sincerest thanks to the students and faculty of Clemson University for taking the time to meet with us.

Check out some of our other youth engagement work - Time To Listen: Perspectives from Future Transatlantic Leaders
The Margaret Thatcher Conference on Britain and America
25 June 2019, London

BAB are proud to partner with the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) for The Margaret Thatcher Conference on Britain and America on 25 June 2019

The Margaret Thatcher Conference is the flagship annual event for the Centre for Policy Studies. Held in association with the City of London, the event attracts Nobel Laureates (including, most recently, Dr Henry Kissinger), Pulitzer Prize winners, members of the British Government, and leading statesmen and women from across the world.

This year, to mark the 40th anniversary of Lady Thatcher’s arrival in Downing Street, we are examining a relationship that is as central today as it was then – between Britain and America. There's a fantastic lineup of speakers to hear insights from including:

  • US Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood Johnson, Secretary of State
  • for International Trade The Rt Hon Liam Fox, Editor Evening Standard,
  • Former Chancellor of the
  • Exchequer The Rt Hon George Osborne, Economic Secretary to the
  • Treasury and City Minister John Glen MP and President and Group CEO,
  • Aston Martin Lagonda, Dr Andy Palmer

Full list of speakers here

As part of BAB's partnership with the CPS, they have kindly extended a discount to BAB Members for this event. Please contact Dominic Parker for more information.

Guildhall, The City of London
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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