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The transatlantic effect: shaping the global agenda

A new era has been established in the strategic alliance between the EU and the US. Together, the two influence global values and standards, shape policy, lead on international trade and drive change. However, faced with geopolitical tensions, unsolved irritants and potential domestic political changes, this global position is increasingly becoming challenged. Our Transatlantic Conference 2024 will explore how the ‘transatlantic effect’ is perceived internationally and how both sides of the Atlantic can future-proof their ability to shape the global agenda. Join us on Tuesday, 19 March 2024 for a day of discussions on the relevance and attractiveness of the transatlantic partnership in a changing world. 

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8.15 - 9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00 - 9.15: Welcome

  • Liam Benham (Boeing), Chair, AmCham EU
  • Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU

9.15 - 9.30: Opening keynotes

  • Stephen Boyle, Global Chief Trust Officer, Workday
  • Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce (pre-recorded video) 

9.30 - 9.55: A conversation with Jean-François van Boxmeer

  • Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chair, European Round Table for Industry and Chair, Vodafone Group
  • Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU 

9.55 - 10.40: Global standard setters: shifting power dynamics and the transatlantic effect 

  • Maria Martisiute, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Noël, Diplomatic Adviser, Belgian State Secretary for Recovery, Strategic Investments and Research Policy
  • Oliver Tuszik, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, CISCO
  • Moderator: Aurélie Pugnet, Reporter, Global Europe and Defence, Euractiv  

10.40 - 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 - 11.20: Keynote and Q&A

  • Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Government of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Liam Benham (Boeing), Chair, AmCham EU

11.20 - 12.05: Presentation of Transatlantic Economy Report 2024

  • Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice-President, European Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Daniel Hamilton, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
  • Joseph Quinlan, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network 
  • Moderator: Thibaut L’Ortye, Director, Public Affairs, AmCham EU

12.05 – 12.50: Global challenges, transatlantic solutions: the transatlantic response to economic disruptions 

  • Ana Paula Assis, General Manager, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, IBM
  • Gregory Burton, Minister Counselor, Economic Affairs, US Mission to the EU
  • Riccardo Procacci, CEO, GE Additive; Vice-President, GE Aerospace; CEO, Avio Aero
  • Leopoldo Rubinacci, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
  • Moderator: Joanna Sopinska, Chief Trade Correspondent, MLex

12.50 - 13.50: Lunch break

13.50 - 13.55: Keynote video

  • Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President, European Commission (pre-recorded video) 

13.55 – 14.25: A conversation with The Honorable Mark Gitenstein

  • Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the EU 
  • Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU 

14.25 - 15.00: Changing perspectives: the transatlantic relationship from the outside 

  • Whitney Baird, President and CEO, United States Council for International Business
  • Pedro Miguel da Costa e Silva, Brazilian Ambassador to the EU
  • Moderator: Ajša Vodnik, CEO, AmCham Slovenia and Chair, AmChams in Europe

15.00 - 15.20: Coffee break

15.20 - 16.05: Future-proofing the EU-US relationship

  • Hendrik Bourgeois, Vice-President, Government Affairs Europe, Intel
  • Frances Burwell, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Edward Joseph Kaleta, Senior Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, 3M
  • US Representative Nathaniel Moran (R-TX)
  • ModeratorFiona Taylor (Verizon), Memberof the Board, AmCham EU

16.05 - 16.45: Reigniting the attractiveness of Europe 

  • Philippe Ducom, President, Europe, ExxonMobil
  • Isabel Riaño Ibanez, Director-General, Competitiveness and Trade, Council of the European Union
  • Outi Slotboom, Director, Strategy and Economic Analysis, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission 
  • Moderator: Rebecca Christie, Columnist, Europe, Reuters Breakingviews and Senior Fellow, Bruegel 

16.45 - 16.55: Closing remarks

  • Liam Benham (Boeing), Chair, AmCham EU
  • Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU

A look back at the Transatlantic Conference 2023

This year’s Transatlantic Conference, ‘Thriving together: uniting in the face of global challenges’ put industry and institutions in the same room to discuss the importance of a strong and united transatlantic relationship, especially on the green and digital transitions. The conference took place on Wednesday, 22 March 2023 and featured speakers from both sides of the Atlantic. As an opening video, Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce, underlined the importance of keeping the transatlantic dialogue open through forums like the Trade and Technology Council. Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard, then expanded on why the focus should be on innovation, sustainability and inclusion to keep the EU and US competitive. Find out everything that happened last week at #Transatlantic2023 in our conference wrap-up.

The Transatlantic Economy Report 2024

The Transatlantic Economy 2024 presents the most up-to-date facts and figures about the economic relationship between Europe and the United States. The research was conducted independently by Daniel Hamilton and Joseph Quinlan at the Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and the Transatlantic Leadership Network. The 21st edition of the report features new insights into the international support for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia, major shifts in the transatlantic energy economy, the reconfiguration of global supply chains with derisking strategies at play, relations with China as well as the green and digital transitions. The study also includes dedicated profiles for 30+ European countries and all US states.

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