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It's been an exciting period in the Trade & Investment space for BAB, as we launched our latest Trade and Investment Guide to the UK - 'Finding Your Way' for 2019/20, which we developed to help companies in the US looking to trade or invest across the Atlantic.

July also saw BAB play a leading role in the fourth US-UK SME dialogue, hosted by DAC Beachcroft in Bristol, UK, and both our New York and London offices host the next events in BAB's Accelerate series - Check out what we've been up to in July down below!

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BAB Launches Finding Your Way: The Trade and Investment Guide to the UK

BritishAmerican Business recently launched its Trade and Investment Guide - Finding Your Way' The Trade and Investment Guide to the UK - one of its key flagship publications, and the leading trade and investment guide for US-based companies seeking to expand across the Atlantic.

Endorsed by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the U.S. Commercial Service, Finding Your Way combines a wealth of practical, expert advice from BAB member companies into a single publication, making it a must-read for any US based company with transatlantic ambitions.

The publication was launched at Livery Hall, City of London on 22 July, where we were joined by our partner companies, members and friends from across our network. Speaking at the event was Catherine McGuinness, Chair of Policy & Resources, City of London Corporation , John Mahon, Director General for Exports, Department for International Trade , Angela Crouch, Managing Director UK/EU, Resident and Andrew Metcalfe, Head of International Subsidiary Banking, South UK, HSBC .

We'd like to thank all of our attendees at the launch event, our partner companies who lent their expertise to this publication, and to our fantastic hosts at the City of London Corporation.

If you would like a physical copy of this publication, please contact Dominic Parker
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Engagements, Initiatives & Meetings
BAB Helps Facilitate Fourth US-UK SME Dialogue
On 9 July, BritishAmerican Business welcomed attendees to the offices of DAC Beachcroft in Bristol, UK for the Fourth US-UK SME Dialogue, which took place under the auspices of the Trade & Investment Working Group. Discussion focused on the opportunities presented by Emerging Technologies (EmTech) for services and digital trade, as well as the obstacles faced by SMEs engaging in transatlantic trade.

BAB was proud to play an active role in the facilitation of this meeting, and we would like to thank all of our attendees, our excellent speakers, and hosts DAC Beachcroft .
BAB Holds Next Events in Accelerate Roundtable Series
Both BAB London and New York held the latest events in the Accelerate Series in July.

On 17 July, BAB New York welcomed attendees to the offices of Lexicon Branding for the 6th Accelerate dinner and discussion, where they were delighted to b e joined by David Placek, Founder & President, Lexicon Branding. Lexicon Branding has created some of the world’s most successful brand names, including Swiffer, BlackBerry, Dasani Water, Febreze, Subaru’s Outback, Sonos, and Verizon Fios. Over $350 billion dollars of products have been sold that carry a Lexicon-created brand name.

In London, on 1 July, BAB held its latest Accelerate roundtable event at the offices of members Travelers . We welcomed two very special guests to this event, David Hesketh, Chairman and COO, Trading Hub, who led the discussion with a case study of Trading Hub's own transatlantic journey, and Alex Chisnall, StartupU founder, Virgin Startup mentor, and host of the Screw It, Just Do It podcast , who moderated the discussion.

We'd like to thank all of our attendees, to our hosts and our special guests for helping us facilitate two excellent events.
Trade & Investment News
DIT Launches Trade Promotion Toolkit for MPs to Boost UK Exports
On 17 July, Members of Parliament were encouraged to become local trade ministers' as the Department for International Trade (DIT) launched a new toolkit to help MPs promote UK exports.

Launched as part of DIT's 'Exporting is GREAT' campaign, the toolkit provides MPs with the resources and information they need to help businesses in their constituencies realise their exporting potential.

Find out more about the toolkit here.
Upcoming Events
We're winding down our events programme for the for the summer at BAB, but worry not! Our fantastic events start up again in just a couple of months.

In the mean time, why not check out our website for more info on our upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you at our events in the future!
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