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MeetingPackage.com wins AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award

10 Nov 2016

AmCham EU is pleased to announce that MeetingPackage.com, a Finnish start-up, is the winner of the 2016 AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award. MeetingPackage.com is an online platform dedicated to the booking of meeting rooms. It allows users to compare various meeting venues and prices at a glance.

 

How can business leaders support and advocate for women?

10 Nov 2016
All Committees
Gender Initiatives Task Force

On Thursday 10 November, AmCham EU’s Gender Initiatives Task Force hosted an informal panel discussion on the question of ‘How can business leaders support and advocate for women?’ 

AmCham EU statement on the US Elections

9 Nov 2016
All Committees

As one of the major organisations that speaks for American businesses in Europe, AmCham EU will continue to work towards stronger bilateral and trade relations between the US and the EU. Our shared values and interests are the cornerstone of global prosperity. We are committed to working with the new US administration to ensure a constructive and positive relationship with an emphasis on closer trade cooperation. Our members believe that a strong transatlantic partnership is essential to economic growth and job creation for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic and for countering the many rising global challenges we face.

Europe at a crossroads: Where do we go from here?

9 Nov 2016
All Committees
Executive Council

AmCham EU hosted on Wednesday 9 November a high-level policy discussion entitled, “Europe at a crossroads: Where do we go from here?”

The event highlight featured a panel discussion with Karel De Gucht, former European Commissioner for Trade; Gunter Verheugen, former European Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry, and Aongus Hegarty, President, EMEA, Dell EMS. Moderated by AmCham EU CEO Susan Danger, the panelists explored how the EU should best address the challenges and opportunities it is currently facing.

BorgWarner joins AmCham EU

31 Oct 2016

BorgWarner has become AmCham EU's 165th member company.

BorgWarner is an American worldwide automotive industry components and parts supplier. It is primarily known for its powertrain products, which include manual and automatic transmissions and transmission components, such as electro-hydraulic control components, transmission control units, friction materials, and one-way clutches, turbochargers, engine valve timing system components, along with four-wheel drive system components.

 

Delegation from the Environment Committee travels to Strasbourg

31 Oct 2016
Environment

A delegation of nine members from AmCham EU's Environment Committee travelled to Strasbourg on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 October to meet with a number of MEPs.

The delegation held 14 constructive meetings with MEPs and parliamentary assistants from a range of political groups on the key legislative files of 2016. Some of the topics covered were the circular economy, chemicals policy and endocrine disruptors.

AmCham EU hosts 33rd Competition Policy Conference

27 Oct 2016
All Committees
Competition policy

On Wednesday 26 October 2016, AmCham EU held its 33rd Competition Policy Conference.

AmCham EU and Commissioner Andriukaitis discuss the future of healthcare in Europe

21 Oct 2016
Healthcare
All Committees

On Friday 21 October, AmCham EU hosted its breakfast event entitled, ‘Shaping the Future of Healthcare in Europe: Key Challenges and Opportunities’.

The US Presidential Election 2016 – View from Both Sides

20 Oct 2016
All Committees

AmCham EU held its event, ‘The US Presidential Election 2016 – View from Both Sides’, on Thursday 20 October 2016.

Single Market

EU and UK must work together to ensure robust future trade relationship

19 Oct 2016
Policy Group
All Committees

AmCham EU has set out its position on the future trading relations between the EU and the UK, ahead of the upcoming Brexit negotiations. The two parties must work together to deliver a balanced agreement and a robust future EU-UK trade and investment relationship, ensuring the continued prosperity of both parties while limiting uncertainty and disruption in the interim.

Karl Cox, AmCham EU

Karl Cox, AmCham EU Chair, confirmed for additional one-year term

18 Oct 2016
Board
All Committees

Following the confirmation process for the Chairmanship of the Board, we are delighted to announce that Karl Cox (Oracle) has been successfully confirmed for an additional one-year term beginning Tuesday, 18 October 2016. 

The EU’s 'Trade for All’ Strategy – One Year On

18 Oct 2016
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

AmCham EU’s Trade & External Affairs committee hosted a plenary session on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 on the subject of “The EU’s ‘Trade for All’ Strategy – One Year On.” The keynote address was delivered over lunch by Christian Burgsmüller, Member, Cabinet of Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission. The lunch also featured an intervention from Dita Charanzová MEP (ALDE, CZ). 

AmCham EU team completes Brussels Ekiden relay marathon, raises over €2700

17 Oct 2016
All Committees

A team from the AmCham EU Secretariat ran in the Acerta Brussels Ekiden relay marathon on Saturday, 15 October in aid of the Fondation Contre le CancerWe are very proud to announce that we have raised over 2700EUR and would like to thank all those who donated!

Susan Danger attends ACE Best Practices conference in Slovenia

17 Oct 2016
All Committees

Susan Danger, CEO of AmCham EU, attended the AmChams in Europe (ACE) Best Practices Conference in Slovenia. The three day programme featured a number of sessions covering a wide range of topics, including Membership and Management, Advocacy and Impact and Communications and Marketing. 

From Slovenia Ms. Danger travelled to Croatia to discuss TTIP at the AmCham Croatia Economic Forum.

 

AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award 2016 jury deliberation takes place

17 Oct 2016

The 4th Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Award, in collaboration with JA Europe, jury deliberation took place on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at the AmCham EU offices.

Finalists were judged on thier levels of innovation, sustainability and commercial potential by the six members of the jury: Alex Barker, Brussels Bureau Chief, Financial Times; Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU; Anthony L. Gardner, US Ambassador to the EU; Stefaan Hermans, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Thyssen; Eva Paunova MEP (EPP, BG); and Patrick Xhonneux, Vice-President, EMEA, Marketing, SAS.

World Trade Institute publishes updated results for Malta in TTIP study

13 Oct 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

The World Trade Institute (WTI), authors of the study “TTIP and the EU Member States (2016),” has published updated country-specific results of the impact of an ambitious TTIP on the Maltese economy. Utilising the latest economic data for Malta from 2015, the new findings conclude that TTIP could lead to a marginal increase in GDP and investment in the country. 

Presidency Group travels to Malta to meet Government Ministers ahead of Council Presidency

7 Oct 2016
Presidency Group

A delegation from the AmCham EU Presidency Group travelled to Malta this week for a series of high-level meetings with Government Ministers.

Meetings took place with:

  • Prime Minister Hon. Joseph Muscat;
  • Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Louis Grech;
  • Parliamentary Secretary for EU funds and 2017 Presidency Hon. Ian Borg;
  • Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change Hon. Jose Herrera;
  • Minister for Finance Hon. Edward Scicluna;
  • Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business Hon. Chris Cardona;
  • Minister for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy Hon. Emmanuel Mallia;
  • Minister for Health Hon. Chris Fearne; and
  • Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Hon. Helena Dalli.

 

AmCham EU CEO and senior members recognised as ‘women who shape Brussels’

7 Oct 2016

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) is delighted to announce that Susan Danger, CEO, has been recognised as one of the ‘women who shape Brussels’ by POLITICO Europe. This list brings together women ‘who are proving to be role models and advocates as they shape Brussels policymaking and politics’.

 

AmCham EU; WTO

AmCham EU delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum

3 Oct 2016
Trade & External Affairs
All Committees

AmCham EU’s Trade and External Affairs Committee took part in a delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2016, held in Geneva, on Thursday, 29 September 2016. The delegation highlight was an AmCham EU-hosted panel session on the subject of 'How to transform E-Commerce into global E-Trade?'. 

AmCham EU to take part in relay marathon against cancer

30 Sep 2016

A team from AmCham EU will be running the combined relay marathon Acerta Brussels Ekiden on Saturday, 15 October 2016. All funds raised will go to Fondation Contre le Cancer

Your support is greatly appreciated! Click HERE to donate.

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