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AmCham EU Gala 2016 takes place at Concert Noble

3 Jun 2016
Communications and Marketing Group
All Committees

The annual AmCham EU Gala took place the evening of Thursday 2 June at the Concert Noble in Brussels. The event kicked off with a welcome reception and remarks by AmCham EU’s Susan Danger and Karl Cox, followed by the presentation of the eleventh AmCham EU Transatlantic Business Award. 

Trade under Fire: Transatlantic Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities

1 Jun 2016

''We are aware of how increasingly sensitive the trade issue is becoming and of what is increasingly becoming a fractured political environment', stated Susan Danger, Managing Director, AmCham EU at the 'Trade Under Fire' panel discussion which took place at BUSINESSEUROPE on Tuesday, 31 May 2016.

The end of traditional financial services? - AmCham EU's FinTech breakfast takes place

31 May 2016
Digital Economy
Financial Services

AmCham EU was pleased to host a breakfast discussion on ‘The end of traditional financial services? How technology is changing the industry’ on Tuesday, 31 May. The event featured a keynote address by Martin Merlin, Director, Directorate D – Regulation and prudential supervision of financial institutions, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission.

EU Presidency Outreach delegation travels to Bratislava

30 May 2016

A delegation of AmCham EU members traveled to Bratislava, Slovakia, from Wednesday, 25 to Friday, 27 May 2016 to present AmCham EU's Policy Recommendations to the Slovakian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 

The Slovak Minister for Foreign Affairs, Miroslav Lajčák, gave a keynote address on ‘The Priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the EU: how to make it a success’ at a breakfast briefing with the delegation. Following the briefing a panel discussion took place with local government and business representatives on the aforementioned priorities.

Audrey Douspis and Christelle Verstraeten elected Vice-Chairs of Transport, Energy & Climate Committee

25 May 2016
Transport, Energy & Climate

Congratulations to Audrey Douspis, EU Affairs Manager, Michelin and Christelle Verstraeten, Director, Government Affairs & Policy Europe, GE, who have been elected as Vice-Chairs of AmCham EU’s Transport, Energy & Climate Committee for a two-year term.

May Plenary meeting focuses on data protection

25 May 2016
Digital Economy

AmCham EU’s May Plenary meeting took place on Wednesday 25 May 2016 and focused on data protection. 

AmCham EU’s Tim Adamson discusses TTIP at European Youth Event in Strasbourg

23 May 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

On 21 May 2016, Tim Adamson, Research Specialist, AmCham EU, discussed TTIP and its possible impact on EU citizens at the European Youth Event (EYE) in Strasbourg. The event brings together more than 7000 young professionals from around the EU to discuss key issues affecting Europe’s young people today.

Competition Policy Committee hosts Terrell McSweeny of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

20 May 2016
Competition policy

AmCham EU’s Competition Policy Committee welcomed Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, for a discussion on issues surrounding US and EU competition policy and enforcement in the digital economy.

Annual Washington Doorknock takes place!

17 May 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

The AmCham EU annual delegation visit to Washington, DC took place throughout the week of 16 May 2016. A series of high-level meetings on cross-sectoral issues such as TTIP and wider transatlantic economic relations took place.

EU Presidency Outreach delegation visit kicks off

17 May 2016
Presidency Group

A delegation of AmCham EU members will travel to Bratislava, Slovakia, from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 May 2016 to present AmCham EU's policy recommendations to the Slovakian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 

AmCham EU participates in AmChams in Europe delegation visit to Washington, DC

17 May 2016
Plenary Meeting
All Committees

Susan Danger, Managing Director, and Roger Coelho, Policy Manager, were in Washington DC from Sunday 8 May to Tuesday 10 May for the USA Conference of the AmChams in Europe (ACE) network. The ACE delegation included representatives from 35 AmChams in Europe and wider Europe.

Leah Charpentier confirmed Chair of Environment Committee

13 May 2016
Environment

Congratulations to Leah Charpentier (Albemarle) on her confirmation as Chair of AmCham EU’s Environment Committee. Leah was previously a Vice-Chair of the Committee and has been an active member for several years.

TTIP Member State study presented to ECR MEPs in Strasbourg

11 May 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

On Tuesday 10 May, AmCham EU presented the TTIP and the EU Member States study to the ECR delegation at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The meeting was hosted by Emma McClarkin MEP (ECR/UK).

Squire Patton Boggs voted in as a new AmCham EU member

29 Apr 2016
All Committees

Congratulations to Squire Patton Boggs on becoming a full member of AmCham EU. Squire Patton Boggs is a global public policy law firm with 130 years of experience and has consistently been ranked as a top tier law firm both in the United States and globally.

AmCham EU featured in Carnegie Europe’s Strategic Europe blog

29 Apr 2016
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU’s Tim Adamson, TTIP Research Specialist, provides his opinion on whether TTIP will happen. Read the blog entry here.

Andreas Galanakis

Andreas Galanakis speaks at EuroConference

29 Apr 2016
Board
Communications and Marketing Group
Policy Group

On Thursday, 28 April 2016, Andreas Galanakis, Policy Director, participated in a panel discussion on the role of strategic alliances in advocacy at the 16th EuroConference in Brussels. 

Susan Danger reports from Hannover Messe

28 Apr 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU, gives an account of AmCham EU’s delegation visit to Hannover Messe, the World’s leading industrial trade fair. As she explains, two topics dominated the discussions and meetings -- the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Digitisation of Industry

AmCham EU delegation attends Hannover Messe

27 Apr 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

On Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 April, Karl Cox, Chairman, AmCham EU, Susan Danger, Managing Director, AmCham EU, and a delegation of AmCham EU members attended the Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology. For the first time in its history, the Messe was run with the US as the lead partner country, and many AmCham EU member companies were present at the exhibition.

April Plenary focuses on the EU border management policy

26 Apr 2016
Security & Defence

AmCham EU’s April Plenary meeting took place on Tuesday 26 April and focused on EU border management policy. The meeting kicked off with a panel discussion on an integrated EU border management strategy, focusing on smart borders.

Nicholas Hodac elected Chair of TTIP Task Force

25 Apr 2016
TTIP
Transatlantic Task Force

Congratulations to Nicholas Hodac, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive, IBM Europe, on his election as Chair of the AmCham EU TTIP Task Force.

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