Welcome to the May/June Trade and Investment Update 

The May/June period has certainly been busy for the BABC network, particularly with the launch of a brand new trade publication as well as the ever-fantastic Annual Transatlantic Conference, hosted this year by BABC Midlands who delivered an incredible event with a brilliant line-up of speakers.

In addition, BABC appointed a new President. Congratulations to Stuart Bagshaw, Chief Executive of British American Business LEAP, LLC, who takes on this role after having served as President and Chairman of the BABC Chapter in Northern California.

It does not stop here. Over the next few weeks BABC looks forward to two more events this month that the network supports; the International Business Festival, running until 28 June in Liverpool, UK; and the SelectUSA Investment Summit between taking place 18-20 June. More information on both of these events can be found below.

Our transatlantic network grows every day. Join us and get in touch at trade@babinc.org . Don't forget you can also follow @BABCTrade on twitter for the latest information. If you are interested in receiving our policy news, see information at the bottom of the update.
BABC Transatlantic Conference 2018
On 6 & 7 June, BABC Midlands hosted the 2018 BABC Transatlantic Conference in Birmingham, UK. Bringing together over 200 business leaders in the transatlantic economic community, representatives from the 22 BABC chapters and government representatives from both sides of the pond, the conference is the highlight of the BABC calendar.

The conference boasted an incredible lineup of speakers including the US Ambassador to the UK, Robert Wood Johnson; Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Julian David, CEO, TechUK; and Priya Guha, Ecoysystem General Manager, RocketSpace to name but a few.

Thanks to the many partners and supporters, particularly the headline sponsors, for making this Conference possible:

Finding Your Way: The Trade and Investment Guide to the US 2018/19
On 7 June, BABC launched the latest edition of its Trade and Investment Guide to the US for 2018/19.

Announced at the Annual Transatlantic Conference in Birmingham, UK, 'Finding Your Way' is a comprehensive guide for UK businesses who are looking to bring their business to the US market.

The guide features articles on the key issues and barriers businesses may face on their transatlantic journey including immigration, finance, insurance, logistics, and tax - kindly provided by our expert member companies Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty; Santander; Travelers; UPS and Deloitte.

The publication was produced by BritishAmerican Business, BABC's chapter in London, and received a formal endorsement from both the Department for International Trade and SelectUSA.

The publication is available to read online here . Alternatively, if you would like to receive some physical copies of the publication, please contact Dominic Parker at dparker@babinc.org or 020 7920 9882.
Thanks to Our Partners
International Business Festival
The International Business Festival is the world’s biggest business event. Hosted every two years in its home city of Liverpool, United Kingdom, the Festival is a true celebration of the dynamism and diversity of the global marketplace.

Held until 28 June, the Festival is a great opportunity for ambitious businesses to connect with investors, innovators and industry leaders from around the world. Since beginning in 2014, the International Business Festival has attracted more than 30,000 delegates from over 100 countries and facilitated more than $750m of additional trade and investment for UK and international companies.

More information on the IBF 2018 can be found here.
SelectUSA Investment Summit
Only a few days to go! The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Featuring senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders, each Summit focuses on a timely theme related to the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities.

The Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations (EDOs) from every corner of the nation, and other parties working to facilitate business investment in the United States.

More information about the summit can be found here.
Boosting Business and Investment Between Europe and NYC
In an effort to increase business/investment between NYC and European ecosystems, the New York City’s Mayor's Office invites key tech leaders in Europe to participate in an 8 min anonymous online survey by June 25th.

If you are or know/work alongside a tech startup, scale-up, larger company or VCs from anywhere in Europe, we encourage you to take part.

The Mayor's Office's goal is to make NYC the most welcoming hub for European tech in the world and support our investor community interested in Europe. 

The survey can be found here.
Upcoming Events in the BABC Network
CEO Speaker Series with David Pekoske, TSA Administrator

Organised by BABA Washington
14th June, 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Location: Dentons LLC
1900 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 200006

3rd Annual Business Award Luncheon

Organised by BABC New England
26th June, 11.30 am - 2.00 pm
Location: The University of Massachusetts Club, 1 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02136, USA
To find out more BABC events please click here
Learn more about BABC
If you are  interested in joining any chapter of the BABC network spanning the UK and North America, please get in touch at srizzo@babinc.org

For more information on BABC's Trade and Investment Work please contact Silvia Rizzo at srizzo@babinc.org

To stay up to date on relevant policy issues concerning the transatlantic business community contact Theo Bachrach at tbachrach@babinc.org to sign up for the BABC Policy Update.