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Mastering the art of media relations

20 May 2022
All Committees

The newly launched Comms talks series returned with its second episode on Friday, 20 May featuring SEC Newgate EU's award-winning media experts Victoria Main, CEO and Anne-Claude Martin, Media Coordinator. The topic of focus? How to ace media relations in Brussels and beyond. During the interactive session, the two shared insights on the overall media landscape in Brussels, tips on getting the most out of your media strategy, what makes journalists tick and how to work best with them. Above all, the two stressed the need for win-win situations and why it's important to remember to keep the human touch when nurturing relationships with journalists and media in Brussels and beyond.

Debriefing the TTC with David De Falco

20 May 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy
Trade & External Affairs

On Wednesday, 18 May, AmCham EU hosted a Trade and Technology Council (TTC) debrief session together with the US Department of Commerce. The debrief was given by David De Falco, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia, US Department of Commerce and moderated by Thibaut L’Ortye, Director of Public Affairs, AmCham EU. The in-person discussion focussed on the outcomes of recent Trade and Technology Council Ministerial and stressed the importance of the TTC enduring as a forum for EU-US cooperation beyond political cycles.

Read our response: Consultation on the Data Act

20 May 2022
Digital Economy

AmCham EU shares the objectives of the European Commission to increase access to and further the (re-)use of data through the proposed ‘Data Act’. In order to ensure the Data Act meets its stated objectives, it should focus on promoting greater voluntary data sharing to boost economic growth, research and innovation, competitiveness and job creation while ensuring international data flows are protected. In order to ensure the Data Act meets its objectives, the Commission should address key overarching issues which require clarification and should be prioritised when analysing the proposal. 

AmCham EU participates in AmChams in Europe delegation visit to Washington, DC and Raleigh, North Carolina

19 May 2022
All Committees

Last week from Sunday, 8 May to Friday, 13 May, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU and Chairwoman AmChams in Europe, led the USA Conference of the AmChams in Europe (ACE) network. The ACE delegation included representatives from 30 AmChams in Europe and wider Europe. The AmCham executives visited Washington, DC to discuss transatlantic relations, the war in Ukraine and the current global challenges with leading US stakeholders, including the US Chamber of Commerce; the US Department of Commerce; the US Department of State; and the US Congress. 

Let's talk trade

18 May 2022
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

On Tuesday, 17 May AmCham EU hosted an event to discuss the future of EU trade policy and how to bridge the gap between European and local levels. Despite the size, importance and strength of trade, the benefits of globalisation are often questioned. Exports - supported by trade relationships like the $1.1 trillion transatlantic partnership - support one in seven jobs in the EU. Yet, trade disputes and rising protectionism continue to pose real threats to the support of international trade in Europe. In order to provide prosperity to citizens in a changing economy while contributing to the green transition, panelists highlighted the importance of cooperation between policymakers, business and other stakeholders.

The future of the TTC: from Paris and beyond

18 May 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy
Trade & External Affairs

On Tuesday, 17 May, AmCham EU hosted an event exploring the outcomes of the Trade and Technology Council’s Paris Summit. The panellists sought to analyse the outcomes of the Summit in the context of transatlantic cooperation in the digital sphere and of the current European digital legislative priorities. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU moderated the panel, which featured Eva Maydell, MEP (EPP, BG); Thibaut Kleiner, Director, Policy Strategy and Outreach, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission; and Jean-Marc Leclerc, Director, EU Affairs, IBM and Co-director, IBM Policy Lab.

CBAM and trade competitiveness: can they coexist?

13 May 2022
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

The European Commission has proposed implementing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to combat carbon leakage and phase out the EU Emissions Trading System’s free allowance. In its current form, the CBAM challenges not only European export competitiveness in markets that have lower or no carbon prices but also the EU’s ability to stem carbon leakage. However, with an adjustment for exports, the EU can not only keep the playing field even for businesses but also protect our planet. Read AmCham EU’s perspectives on how to improve the CBAM and learn more about its impact on international trade.

AmCham EU goes across the pond

11 May 2022
All Committees

Last week AmCham EU sent a delegation to Washington, DC for a series of meetings with US-based stakeholders including the Department of Commerce, the Department of StateCapitol Hill and business groups such as the US Chamber of Commerce. Discussions covered a number of topics including the Trade and Technology Council and the multilateral trading system and served to highlight the importance of a strong EU-US relationship. In today's global context, it is more important than ever that the two partners work together to tackle common challenges.

Rethinking global trade

10 May 2022
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised jointly an online discussion titled ‘Rethinking Global Trade – Where is it Heading?’. Thibaut L’Ortye, Director of Public Affairs, AmCham EU joined the panellists to discuss the state of international trade and the role of the EU as a global leader. He highlighted the importance of establishing an ambitious and open EU trade strategy, strengthening transatlantic leadership in the run up to the Trade and Transatlantic Council ministerial and rebuilding people’s trust in the benefits of a multilateral trading system.

Taking the TTC to new levels

10 May 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy
Trade & External Affairs

As both sides gear up for the second ministerial meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Paris on 15-16 May, we have outlined three principles that should continue to guide the activities across all working groups: foster transparency and stakeholder engagement; outline roadmaps and clear deliverables; and prioritise outcomes with concrete impact. Throughout the discussions, transatlantic policymakers should focus on specific areas where the EU and the US can achieve tangible progress: emerging technology standards, 5G, cybersecurity, climate and clean technology, export controls, rules-based trading system and semiconductors. Here's how to take the TTC to the next level.

EMPOWER HER: advancing female empowerment across the Atlantic

9 May 2022
All Committees

On Monday, 9 May, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU signed the EMPOWER HER declaration on behalf of AmCham EU and the network of AmChams in Europe during a meeting with Diane Farrell, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade in Washington, DC. The EMPOWER HER initiative, announced by Gina M. Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce at AmCham EU’s Transatlantic Conference in March, aims to promote the role of women in international business and trade. It will explore ways to encourage US and European companies to support women owned and operated exporters and business interests abroad.

European Health Data Space: an important tool to bridge the digital gap

3 May 2022
Healthcare

The European Commission published today its proposal to create a European health data space (EHDS). The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) supports this initiative that seeks to further bridge the digital gap in the life science and healthcare sectors. A common European approach for the use and re-use of health data has the potential to make the development of innovative health technologies at the scale of the EU easier and boost the creation of new treatments, therapies and medical devices.

Exploring the implications of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

2 May 2022
Sustainable Finance

On Thursday, 28 April, AmCham EU hosted a plenary meeting on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and its international implications. The keynote speaker, Saskia Slomp, CEO, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), presented EFRAG’s approach to the architecture of reporting standards and addressed questions on alignment with international standards in the Q&A session moderated by David Henry Doyle, Head of Government Affairs, S&P Global.

Leveraging digital in public and corporate affairs

29 Apr 2022
All Committees
Communications and Marketing Group

On Friday, 29 April, AmCham EU kicked off its new Comms talks series celebrating all of those communicators out there. The first meeting of the series featured a discussion on how to leverage digital in public and corporate affairs with Jean-Vianney Philippe, Head of Digital Marketing, Weber Shandwick. The interactive session touched on it all: from dissecting the differences between audience segmentation and targeting in traditional media versus online demographics, to exploring the impacts of new platforms and tools, such as the metaverse, and the role they can play in the world of public affairs.

The future of healthcare with AmCham Croatia

27 Apr 2022
Healthcare

On Tuesday, 26 April, AmCham Croatia organised a conference titled ‘The Future of Healthcare’ where Jelka Drašković, Director, Key Markets Europe and Canada, MSD, presented some preliminary findings for Croatia from AmCham EU’s upcoming ‘Economist report on Health System Dynamics in CEE’, which will be released soon. As issue lead of the report, Jelka represented AmCham EU in Zagreb and spoke about healthcare financing and resources of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the provision of care and an assessment of the health systems in the region.  

Building local partnerships to maintain networks

27 Apr 2022
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

Since its foundation in 1971, Zülow AG, a family-owned company, has evolved from a one-man company to a highly specialised, 350-strong provider of complex electrical, data and communication technology and security solutions. The company has 24 apprentices. From its headquarters in Neuss, Zülow offers its services to its customers from a wide range of industries nationwide, usually using off the shelf products but also offering complex components. Zülow AG also patents individual solutions.

World IP Day: the power of youth

25 Apr 2022
Intellectual Property

To some, intellectual property (IP) is an abstract and ambiguous concept, but in fact, it is a crucial driver of the global economy, responsible for 90% of the value of firms in the S&P 500. This intangible asset single-handedly contributes double what physical capital does to the value of trade. But what is IP? And how can ­it support the new generation as they seek to innovate and drive a more sustainable future? Simona Popa (InterDigital), Chair, Intellectual Property Committee shares more here.

Transatlantic values and partnership: Susan Danger joins EPP podcast

25 Apr 2022
All Committees

Interviewing people such as Roberta Metsola, President, European Parliament and Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission, the EPP podcasts aims to analyse what occurs in Brussels and why it matters. In the latest episode of the podcast, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU joined host Nathan Shepuram, Senior Political Adviser, EPP for a discussion on transatlantic values and the main challenges threatening them. Tune in to the full episode for more.

EU and US to launch new dialogue on security and defence

21 Apr 2022
Security, Defence & Space

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) welcomes the launch of the EU-US dedicated dialogue on security and defence that will take place on 22 April 2022 following its initial announcement during the EU-US Summit in June 2021. The dialogue comes at a pivotal moment for transatlantic security and will serve as a valuable forum for exploring closer cooperation in the field of security and defence.

European Parliament: checking in at midterm

11 Apr 2022
All Committees
European Parliament Outreach

On Friday, 8 April AmCham EU hosted the event ‘European Parliament midterm: what to expect in the next two and a half years of the EU legislative term?’. After a presentation on the main midterm changes in the European Parliament by Doru Peter Frantescu, CEO and Co-founder, VoteWatch Europe, we welcomed László Andor, Secretary-General, Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, and Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director, European Liberal Forum for a panel discussion. During the session, we assess the first half of the EU legislative term and discuss what to expect in the last two EU legislative years before the next EU elections in 2024.

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