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American Universities organise information session for prospective students

29 Oct 2019
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On Thursday, 24 October, The Fletcher School, George Town University, Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University organised an information session for students interested in pursuing US graduate programmes in international affairs. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, highlighted AmCham EU's role as a bridge-builder as she took the opportunity to speak to the students about transatlantic hot topics. AmCham EU was pleased to welcome and host Daniela Coleman, Director of Admissions and Recruiting, Johns Hopkins University SAIS in Europe, and an AmCham EU alumna. 

AmCham EU attends 40th ALDE Party Congress in Athens

28 Oct 2019
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EP Outreach TF

A delegation from AmCham EU’s European Parliament Outreach Task Force attended the 40th ALDE Party Congress in Athens, Greece from 24 October to 26 October. The event brought together approximately 800 delegates, including Prime Ministers, European Commissioners, party leaders, decision-makers, delegates and individual members from member parties all over Europe, as well as affiliated organisations, guests and press. 

Insights from the Transatlantic Defence Cooperation Summit

28 Oct 2019
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Security & Defence
Transatlantic Task Force

On Tuesday, 22 October, the Future of Transatlantic Defence Cooperation Summit organised by Beyond the Horizon took place. AmCham EU was represented by Rudy Priem, Chair, Security and Defence Committee, AmCham EU and Director, Government Relations for Security and Defence, United Technology Corporation (UTC) as well as by Kim Stollar, Managing Director, Europe & NATO Government Affairs, Boeing. They discussed the importance of Transatlantic Defence Industrial Cooperation (TADIC)

Discussing Key Priorities with the upcoming EU Presidency

28 Oct 2019
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Presidency Group

Ahead of our Presidency delegation to Croatia, AmCham EU met with Ambassador Irena Andrassy, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the EU and Ambassador Goran Štefanić, Deputy Permanent Representative of Croatia to the EU. The meeting covered a variety of topics ranging from gender, environment and energy to trade and defence. 

Susan Danger shares her vision on the next 20 years of Europe with EURACTIV

23 Oct 2019
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EURACTIV is celebrating 20 years and to mark the special occasion has decided to share “20 Visions for Europe” gathering insights from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors, and business representatives. Finding herself in great company, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU shared her views and optimism for the future. For more information on Susan's contribution to EURACTIV's 20 Visions for Europe, click here

Young professionals attend cross-chamber networking night

22 Oct 2019
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On Thursday, 17 October, more than 120 young professionals from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds, came together to participate in a cross-chamber networking night. After an inspiring keynote from Philippe Gosseye, Senior Director, Dell Technologies Marketing, the participants continued the conversations during a networking evening. 

Perspectives on representative actions: the state of play in the EU

22 Oct 2019
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Consumer affairs

On Tuesday, 15 October, AmCham EU, BusinessEurope and U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) hosted an event to discuss perspectives on representative actions in the EU.

AmChams in Europe exchange best practices in Belgrade

21 Oct 2019
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Last week, 54 representatives from 30 American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) across Europe attended the annual Best Practices Conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU and Thibaut L’Ortye, Senior Public Affairs Manager joined the conference to exchange best practices and knowledge.

AmCham EU's Plenary meeting discusses the next five years in trade

21 Oct 2019
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Trade & External Affairs

On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, AmCham EU hosted its annual trade Plenary meeting. Discussions focused on key priorities for the EU’s trade policy for the next five years. The keynote address was delivered by Sandra Gallina, Deputy Director-General, DG Trade, European Commission. She gave her perspective on the importance of transatlantic cooperation and the trade agenda of the EU.

Susan Danger discusses Brexit and future UK Trade policy

16 Oct 2019
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Brexit Task Force

On Monday, 14 October, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, spoke at Chatham House’s Global Trade Conference 2019 in London. She discussed the impact of Brexit on American companies invested in Europe and the future of the UK’s trade policy.

Preparing for a No-Deal Brexit

15 Oct 2019
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Brexit Task Force

Sixteen days ahead of Brexit, negotiations have not delivered a Withdrawal Agreement and the possibility of No-Deal is still on the table. As the likelihood of a No-Deal Brexit increases, it is critical that the EU and Member States build an adequate framework of contingency measures to mitigate the disastrous effects of a cliff-edge scenario. 

Education and learning in the digital era

14 Oct 2019
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Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force

On Wednesday, 9 October 2019 AmCham EU’s Future of Work, Education & Skills Task Force organised a breakfast workshop on education and learning in the digital era: preparing for the Future of Work. During this interactive session, AmCham EU member companies, representatives from the EU institutions and civil society exchanged views on how to ensure that future graduates are equipped with the right skills to thrive in a digitalised work environment.

AmCham EU participates in WTO Public Forum

14 Oct 2019
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Trade & External Affairs

AmCham EU was represented at the 2019 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, which provides a platform for participants to discuss the latest developments in world trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system. The event attracted over 3,000 representatives from civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliamentarians and inter-governmental organisations.

Executive Council members meet top EU and Member State officials

4 Oct 2019
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The Executive Council of AmCham EU held their fall plenary meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, 1 October and Wednesday, 2 October 2019. The group brings together senior business executives responsible for the European operations of some of AmCham EU’s member companies.

President Juncker receives AmCham EU Bridge-Builder Award

3 Oct 2019
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On Thursday, 2 October, AmCham EU presented Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, with a Bridge-Builder Award at its annual Gala evening.

Estonian start-up wins Youth Entrepreneurship Award

3 Oct 2019
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eAgronom, an Estonian start-up, won the seventh AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award. The award, organised in collaboration with JA Europe, aims to showcase young people with entrepreneurial talent. It is a symbol of American companies’ support for jobs, growth and innovation as well as their commitment to the prosperity of Europe.

Contingency solutions for road shipments on Day One of a no-deal Brexit

30 Sep 2019
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Customs & Trade Facilitation
Brexit Task Force

On Wednesday, 25 September AmCham EU hosted a breakfast meeting to present a cross-association statement entitled “No-deal Brexit Transport and Customs Contingency Solution for Day One Road and Air Shipment”. 

September Plenary: Ensuring Europe’s Artificial Intelligence competitiveness

27 Sep 2019
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Digital Economy

On Tuesday, 24 September 2019, AmCham EU hosted a digital-themed plenary meeting, which explored how to best ensure Europe’s artificial intelligence (AI) competitiveness, and to attract investment and promote innovation. The keynote address was given by Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission. 

Top three finalists named for Youth Entrepreneurship Award 2019

16 Sep 2019
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Executive Council OBSOLETE

AmCham EU and Junior Achievement Europe (JA Europe) are delighted to announce the three finalists of the 2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Award. The Youth Entrepreneurship Award, now in its seventh edition, aims to recognise young people who have chosen to become entrepreneurs, and aims to foster entrepreneurship in Europe.

Strategies to fight unconscious bias

13 Sep 2019
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Gender Initiatives Task Force

On Thursday, 12 September AmCham EU hosted a Gender Initiatives breakfast on strategies to fight unconscious bias. Studies show that nearly 40% of people have unconscious biases against particular genders and ethnicities (Cornish and Jones, 2011). These biases can hinder progress on diversity and inclusion within both the public and private sector. This breakfast event sought to explore unconscious bias from various perspectives and identify strategies to address it. 

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