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TTIP could mean cheaper cars, faster innovation and more jobs here in the EU

20 Jul 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

Sabine Jost-Heil, Senior Manager of Trade and Industrial Policy at Daimler AG, discusses the importance of TTIP for the European automobile industry.

Read her blog post here.

Penny Naas of UPS represents AmCham EU at Global Trade 2016 conference

15 Jul 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

Penny Naas, Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability at UPS, represented AmCham EU at the Global Trade 2016 - Governance, Growth and the Changing Dynamics of International Trade conference organised by Chatham House in London on Monday, 11 July 2016.

The conference focused on the evolution of global trade governance, the implications for economic growth and political relationships, as well as the effect of the growth of service-based and digital trade on the global economy.

Ignacio Garcia Bercero and Dan Mullaney

AmCham EU and the Business Alliance for TTIP host Lead EU and US TTIP Negotiators

14 Jul 2016
TTIP
Transatlantic Task Force

On Thursday, 14 July 2016 AmCham EU and the Business Alliance for TTIP hosted a breakfast briefing with Ignacio Garcia Bercero and Dan Mullaney, the Lead EU and US TTIP Negotiators. Garcia Bercero and Mullaney updated the Alliance on the progress made in the TTIP negotiations, and expectations for 2016.

July Plenary meeting focuses on the state of play of the Better Regulation Package

13 Jul 2016
Plenary Meeting

AmCham EU’s July Plenary meeting took place on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 and focused on the European Commission’s Better Regulation Agenda.

Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte

Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte re-elected Vice-Chair of AmCham EU Board

6 Jul 2016
Board

AmCham EU is delighted to announce that Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte (Crowell & Moring LLP) has been re-elected Vice-Chair (lawyer/consultant) of the AmCham EU Board. We hope that you will join us in congratulating her.

AmCham EU hosts lunch meeting with Congressman Jim Costa

4 Jul 2016

On Wednesday, 29 June 2016, AmCham EU members exchanged views with Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA) at AmCham EU offices.

A Ranking Member of the US Delegation of the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue (TLD), Congressman Costa debriefed AmCham EU members on the outcomes of the recent TLD meeting in the Hague, Netherlands. He also discussed with members important issues including TTIP, the transatlantic relationship, and the future of trade policy in the US after the upcoming Presidential elections.

Joint event on TTIP hosted in cooperation with Nicola Danti MEP in the European Parliament

4 Jul 2016

An event on TTIP hosted by Nicola Danti MEP (IT, S&D) on TTIP, in collaboration with AmCham EU, was held in the European Parliament on Wednesday, 29 June 2016. The event included two panel sessions featuring high-level representatives from across government, business, academia and civil society.  

Participants explored the potential impact of TTIP on the EU Single Market and on SMEs, two key topics critical to the success of Europe and to the negotiations.

 

Breakfast briefing for MEP assistants to discuss ways to improve access to medicines in the EU

4 Jul 2016
Healthcare

On Friday, 1 July 2016, AmCham EU hosted a breakfast briefing focusing on ways to improve access to medicines in the EU. MEP Assistants, Political Advisors and Members of AmCham EU’s Healthcare Committee gathered for an informal discussion on:

  • Issues surrounding access to medicines in the EU;
  • Further cooperation needed to deliver new life-saving treatments to patients; and
  • How to ensure the sustainability of healthcare systems and spur economic growth and job creation in Europe.

AmCham EU meets with leading business women from Bulgaria

27 Jun 2016

Susan Danger, Managing Director, AmCham EU met with a delegation of members from the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria (CWBB) after being asked to host the group during their visit to Brussels by Eva Paunova MEP (EPP, BG). AmCham EU hosted the delegation of 13 leading business women representing a range of industries from Bulgaria. The 60 members which make up the Council consists of companies which collectively contribute 10% of Bulgaria’s GDP. The Council aims to promote professional development in women across all sectors and career stages.

Intellectual Property Committee welcomes Daniel Marti, US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at the White House

21 Jun 2016

AmCham EU’s Intellectual Property Committee were delighted to welcome Daniel Marti, US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) at the White House, on the occasion of his first visit to Brussels since taking office. The roundtable discussion with members focused on the US government’s new Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement for 2016-2019,  recent developments and emerging priorities in intellectual property enforcement on both sides of the Atlantic and how EU and US players can further collaborate. 

2016 Lizanne Scott Staff Excellence Award

21 Jun 2016
All Committees

AmCham EU is delighted to announce that this year's winners of the Lizanne Scott Staff Excellence Award are Thibaut L'Ortye, Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, and Carine Pauly, Information Systems Coordinator. 

The Lizanne Scott Staff Excellence Award recognises outstanding work by members of the AmCham EU staff. 

AmCham EU holds AGM 2016 at the Palais des Académies

21 Jun 2016

The AmCham EU Annual General Meeting took place at the Palais des Académies on Monday, 20 June 2016. 

Presentations, recapping the previous twelve months, were given by Karl Cox, Chair of AmCham EU; Liam Benham, Chair of the AmCham EU Policy Group; Melanie Faithfull Kent, Chair of the AmCham EU Communications and Marketing Group; and Patrick Xhonneux, Chair of the AmCham EU Operations Group. 

The Latin Term Every Exporter Should Know: De Minimis

21 Jun 2016
TTIP
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

Nando Cesarone, President of UPS Europe, discusses the recently implemented Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act and the benefits it can bring to businesses of all sizes.

Read his blog post here.

The future of the EU Single Market is at grave risk

15 Jun 2016
All Committees

The integrity of the EU, rising nationalism and protectionism, a lack of political will and muted Commission ambition are all contributing to the uncertainty of the Single Market

These are the main findings of AmChamEU’s recent event ‘The Single Market Under Threat’.

Zeger Vercouteren elected Member-at–Large (corporate) of the AmCham EU Board

9 Jun 2016
Board

AmCham EU is delighted to announce that Zeger Vercouteren  (Johnson & Johnson) is the newly-elected Member-at-Large (corporate) of the AmCham EU Board of Directors.

Karl Cox, Chair of the Board, presents AmCham EU's recommendations to the Slovak Presidency

AmCham EU discusses Slovak Presidency's priorities with Ambassador Javorcik

7 Jun 2016
Presidency Group

On Monday 6 June 2016, AmCham EU members met with Ambassador Peter Javorcik, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the EU, to discuss the priorities of Slovak Presidency which will begin on 1 July 2016.

AmCham EU Gala

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.

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