a FREE monthly networking series
Thursday November 4th 5pm-7pm
See you THIS THURSDAY for a little beer, business & banter.
Thank you to our November Sponsors:
Muldoon's Pub, Newport Beach
Poppies will be available in support of Remembrance Day
Tis' the Season
for the 27th Annual Traditional British Christmas Luncheon
Friday, Dec. 3rd 11:30am - 3pm
The Christmas Lunch is back this year! Join your colleagues and friends to celebrate the Holidays in style at the best business Christmas Lunch in Orange County. Announcing Special Guest Speaker, TV Presenter"Ant Anstead"!

World famous British DJ, Richard Blade will once again MC the event and get the dancing started. Enjoy a champagne reception, roast turkey lunch, free flowing wine and don’t forget the bagpipes and Christmas Pud!

Santa and the BABC elves are working hard to make this our best Christmas Lunch yet!
Click HERE for a sneak-peek at the Grand Prizes
Please bring an upwrapped toy, gift card, or personal hygeine items for Human Options emergency shelters, who are leading county-wide response in service of those affected by abuse and domestic violence.
The health and safety of our guests is our top priority. To ensure a safe and healthy environment for the Luncheon, we are taking the following precautions:
  • Masks are strongly encouraged when not eating or drinking, and will be provided at registration
  • Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the hotel property and in the ballroom
  • All hotel and event staff will wear masks
  • The Westin features a high-level filtration system
July 15, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Seattle - Alaska - Seattle
BABN 2022 Luxury Alaskan Networking Cruise
The BABC West Coast Chapters are excited to announce this amazing new initiative. Each year, the international BABN holds its annual transatlantic conference in a different city. Bringing together representatives of all chapters, the Conference focuses on international business issues of importance to BABC members, and features high level networking and panel discussions, as well as social programs. This luxury cruise gives the BABN Network members from around the globe a chance to come together and opens doors to endless potential business opportunities. Time is of the essence! Space is filling up on the ship so please express your interest as soon as possible. Only $750 deposit holds your stateroom and is fully refundable up to final payment due date.
Back by popular demand!
Virtual Pub Quiz - Christmas Special
Thursday Dec. 16th, 2021 - 6pm
This Pub Quiz got us through the worst of the lockdown and we're back to once again bring the British-American community together with trivia, drinks, a few laughs and some Holiday cheer, all from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. All are welcome!
Thank you for supporting the BABC-OC by paying a small registration fee of $10 per person.
Virgin Atlantic 2011
Virgin Atlantic to restart several US-UK routes on November 8th
Following the welcome news that transatlantic travel can resume for fully vaccinated visitors, Virgin Atlantic is keen to ensure its customers can reconnect with loved ones or take that much anticipated holiday. Non-stop services from Orlando and Las Vegas to the UK will resume operations on November 8th. Non-stop flights from New York and Atlanta to the north of England (Manchester) will also resume on November 8th. Search for flights here:
Flexible Booking Policy
Virgin Atlantic offers unlimited free date and flight changes for new bookings as part of a series of enhancements to give further flexibility to customers and support their future travel plans.  Alongside the improved changes policy, the rebooking horizon has been extended for all customers all the way until 30 April 2023, giving a broader window of time to reschedule plans if needed. More detail here:
We are pleased to welcome new Corporate Member "Tradewind Voyages" to the BABC-OC family. Tradewind Voyages presents the Golden Horizon, the largest square-rigged sailing vessel in the world. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she is modern and luxurious, but retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship. Escape to some of the World’s most un-spoilt islands in search of hidden beaches and natural wonders, while following the highest level of ‘safe sailing’ protocols. This brand new ship, perfectly marries rich sailing heritage and modern luxury, with a sustainable twist.
Offering 140 oceanview cabins and suites with a maximum of 274 guests on board; allows for the ultimate guest experience. With the highest level of dining, entertainment and wellness amenities, you will have the choice to relax and unwind or enjoy the complimentary water sports, while taking in the beauty of the seas. Join us on one of our Mediterranean sailings from May to October 2022 or set sail on a Caribbean adventure from November 2022 to April 2023. For reservations and enquires please call 480 405 8808 or email us at [email protected]
Congrats to BABC-OC Premier Corporate Member "Orange County Soccer Club" for making it to their season playoffs! Don't miss this Saturday's playoff home game at Championship Stadium in Irvine!
As the world’s largest airline, American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. We’re committed to providing customers a best-in-class travel experience, with updated airport lounges, new routes, chef-inspired meals at our new Flagship® Dining locations, in-flight entertainment, onboard Casper sleep products, and more new planes than any other carrier. We look forward to serving you on your next trip
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Events 10/31 - 11/6


November 2, 2021
9:00 - 10:00 am GMT
Location: BMet College, Matthew Boulton Campus
Come and join us for a panel discussion where the author of this report, Fabio Thomas, Insight Manager at Beatfreeks, will take us through the findings. We will also be joined by representatives from the regional business community, sharing their insights on how we can work together to support this generation.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST / 3:00 – 4:00 pm GMT
BAB is delighted to host a virtual roundtable featuring Faisal Khalid, Head of Healthcare Banking, Santander, N.A. and Susan Schriver, who lead’s Boston Consulting Group’s commercial biopharma work globally with a focus on commercial and corporate strategy issues. The speakers will lead a discussion on emerging trends in the life sciences sector and pharma industry.


November 3, 2021
8:45 am - 12:30 pm GMT
Location: Conference Aston
Join this once a year Summit to acquire the know-how for building a more environmentally sustainable and resilient business.


November 3, 2021
11:00 am -12:00 pm PST / 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST
Join ZEDRA’s Kiki Stannard and Bird & Bird’s Jonathan Goldsworthy on their myth-busting mission exploring your choices for employing talent post-pandemic and the commercial, cultural, HR, employment law and tax considerations that come with an untethered workforce.This session is designed for company founders, C-suite executives, HR Directors and Global Mobility professionals who are considering hiring overseas in the next 12 to 24 month


November 3, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 pm EST
This webinar will explore the various mechanisms for protecting software intellectual property for vehicle electrification and automation technologies, including various pitfalls and best practices.


November 4, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am CST / 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Join us to meet Tamra Eker, Managing Director BritishAmerican Business (BAB), and the new President of the BritishAmerican Business Network to learn about their advocacy work and the benefits of belonging to the BABC network. Following a short introductory presentation, Tamra will take questions from attendees. 


12:00 – 1:00 pm EST / 4:00 – 5:00 pm GMT
BAB is delighted to bring together a panel of UK and U.S. immigration experts and government representatives to discuss the transition back to transatlantic travel, and to look at longer term immigration policies for skilled workers and inward investment. We will hear from legal immigration advisors from Magrath Sheldrick and Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty LLP for a UK and U.S. perspective on the international mobility of executives, entrepreneurs and innovators. Also joining the panel is the Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (an independent, non-statutory, non-time limited, non-departmental public body that advises the UK government on migration issues), and we welcome back the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs, U.S. Embassy, London.


November 4, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 pm PST / 9:00 - 10:30 pm EST
Once again, we'll be bringing the British-American community together through trivia over Zoom. Our quizmaster, Peter Brook, will be hosting the evening and we hope to see you there.

See the full calendar of events HERE
BAB Launches 2021-2022 Policy Agenda
 20 October 2021

This month, BAB launched its 2021/22 Policy Agenda, an annual policy publication that outlines the key areas of importance to the transatlantic business community.

In this year’s edition, 'Defining the Pillars of a New Transatlantic Future,' BAB outline six transatlantic policy areas where leading transatlantic firms believe progress can and should be made by the US and UK governments in the months to come to strengthen the transatlantic corridor......READ MORE
British American Business Council - OC recognizes our Top Tier Members
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