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Partnering up to meet local customers’ needs

11 Apr 2022
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SLTN is an IT company based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Founded in 1997, the company has grown from strength to strength, posting an annual turnover of more than €175 million in the latest fiscal year. SLTN engages a of total 500+ employees across its three divisions of IT products, services and consulting as well as a further 100 local subcontractors for specialised skills and projects.

Excelling in the world of digital

11 Apr 2022
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Communications and Marketing Group

Communications strategies in Brussels are becoming more creative by the minute. With increased activity on digital platforms, it can be difficult for associations to rise above the noise. However, each year there are a number of campaigns that stand out from the rest. Enter the SEC Newgate EU European Associations Digital Report, which dives into the top digital campaigns among the most influential associations in Brussels. AmCham EU is pleased to share that our #Transatlantic2021 campaign is among the selected, highlighting how we were able to tell the powerful story of the transatlantic partnership to a global audience in creative ways. Read more in the full report.

World IP day - IP and youth: Innovating for a better future

7 Apr 2022
Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights (IPR) support the transition to a digital and sustainable future by enabling innovation. On Tuesday, 26 April join AmCham EU and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2022. The event will feature young entrepreneurs and institutional voices presenting ongoing initiatives in the field of IP, as well as in the context of the European Year of Youth. Speakers will showcase their experiences and discuss how a robust IPR protection system can help creators and innovators make a real difference, while promoting growth and prosperity. Register here.

Transatlantic Conference 2022

30 Mar 2022
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Transatlantic

This year’s Transatlantic Conference, themed ‘Shared values, shared impact: the power of the transatlantic relationship’ served to spark dialogues on the importance of a strong and united transatlantic relationship, especially in the context of the war in Ukraine. The conference took place on Thursday, 24 March 2021 and featured speakers from both sides of the Atlantic. As an opening speech, US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo reiterated the importance of a shared response against Russia’s aggression, but noted that the spark of a revitalised transatlantic cooperation had been lit months back.

Statement on new EU-US framework for transatlantic data flows

25 Mar 2022
Digital Economy

On 25 March, President Biden and President von der Leyen announced that the EU and the US have found an agreement in principle on a new framework for transatlantic data flows. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) very much supports the strong political message that the Presidents have shared. Striking the balance between the free flow of data and the protection of privacy remains critical to both companies and citizens.

Advancing women’s equality, economic empowerment and trade across the Atlantic

24 Mar 2022
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs
Diversity and Inclusion
Transatlantic

Building on the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality to advance the full participation of all people – including women and girls – in the United States and around the world, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced today an initiative promoting the role of women in international business and trade called EMPOWER HER.

Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis receives AmCham EU Transatlantic Business Award

24 Mar 2022
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The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) is delighted to announce that Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President for an Economy that Works for People, European Commission, was presented with the AmCham EU Transatlantic Business Award.

A true partner for French aerospace

22 Mar 2022
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Boeing has been a true partner of the French aerospace industry for 60 years. Its operations include commercial aviation, defence and space and global services activities across three French locations, including headquarters in Paris, as well as sites in Toulouse and Senlis. Read how working with the French industry benefits both Boeing and its local partners. 

2021 was a record-breaking year for the transatlantic economy, new report shows

22 Mar 2022
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A new survey from the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that the transatlantic trade and investment relationship hit record-breaking numbers in 2021. The findings come out against a difficult political and economic backdrop, with the war raging in Ukraine and after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inflation, congested supply chains, scarcity of raw materials and energy prices also add to global uncertainty. Despite this, the report demonstrates the resilience of the transatlantic economy and outlines avenues to strengthen the EU-US partnership with initiatives such as the Trade and Technology Council. To download the study, please click here.

Elections update

21 Mar 2022
All Committees

AmCham EU is pleased to announce the results of the elections that took place from the end of January till the end of February. The Secretariat looks forward to supporting newly elected and re-elected committee leaders. We wish successful terms to Polina Bogdanova (LyondellBasell); Andrea Chiarello (Pfizer); Elizabeth Crossick (RELX); Florian Gleissner (General Electric); Ania Helseth (Meta); Elzo Kannekens (MSD Europe Inc); Ingrid van Laerhoven (Nike); Simon O'Donnell (Boeing); Jessica O’Flynn (SC Johnson); Claudia Selli (AT&T); Andrea Tognoni (SEC Newgate EU); and Marjolijn Vergouw (AES Corporation). 

AmCham EU elects new Vice-Chair of the Board

21 Mar 2022

AmCham EU would like to congratulate Nikolaas Baeckelmans (ExxonMobil), who has been elected as the new Vice-Chair (corporate) of the Board of Directors for a two-year term. We welcome Nikolaas to his new role and look forward to working with him.

Regulating artificial intelligence to promote innovation

18 Mar 2022
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Digital Economy
Future of Work, Education & Skills

Given its outstanding potential, Artificial intelligence (AI) is known as the ‘new electricity’. This technology can improve healthcare, optimise commerce, strengthen energy resilience, enhance employees’ skills and efficiency, and drive human progress overall. To learn more about how we can reap the benefits of AI, read our latest blog.

From values to impact: setting global AI standards

17 Mar 2022
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Digital Economy
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Intellectual Property
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic

Do not miss out as transatlantic leaders from the world of business and politics discuss why our shared values must be at the heart of AI policy. Join us on 24 March to hear from Juha Heikkila, Adviser for Artificial Intelligence, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission; Dragoş Tudorache, MEP (RE, RO), Vice-Chair, Renew Europe Group, European Parliament; and Didem Un Ates, Head of Applied Strategy, Data and AI, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Customer and Partner Solutions, Microsoft. Learn more about the programme, including how to register to attend in person or online, here

The importance of shared values in the EU-US relationship

16 Mar 2022
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Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic

From the coordinated approach to the war in Ukraine, to the Trade and Technology Council, our panellists will cover a range of priorities that are top-of-mind for policymakers leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. What are the areas crucial for transatlantic cooperation? Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, MEP (EPP, EL), Vice-Chair, INTA Committee, European Parliament; Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice-President of European affairs, US Chamber of Commerce; Peter Harrell, Senior Director, International Economics and Competitiveness, National Security Council, White House; and Martin Jetter, Chairman, IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa, will share their insights with us on 24 March; find out how to join the conversation here

Optimising distribution with local services

16 Mar 2022
All Committees

HP Inc. is a multinational information technology company that develops personal computers, printers and 3D printing solutions. Distribution centres located in Germany serve as the epicentre of the company’s European operations, with finished products arriving from its international factories, ready for shipment. Read how HP Inc.'s parterships with local businesses encourage the development of innovative solutions to specific problems.

The impact of mirror clauses

16 Mar 2022
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Agriculture & Food

On Tuesday, 15 March, AmCham EU hosted a conversation on Agriculture and Trade and the impact of mirror clauses’. The panellists covered the proposal to introduce mirror clauses in the agriculture and food sector, highlighting the importance of maintaining a fair multilateral trading system with high environmental and health standards for the agriculture sector.

Business and Global Impact of the Ukraine-Russia Crisis webinar

16 Mar 2022
All Committees

The AmChams in Europe network hosted an event on Thursday, 9 March 2022 focusing on the war in Ukraine. Andy Hunder, President, AmCham Ukraine, kicked off the discussion. He gave an account of the current situation on the ground and highlighted how businesses and citizens can play a positive role. The event also featured leaders from neighbouring AmChams. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU moderated the conversation in her capacity as Chair, AmChams in Europe. Watch a recording of the event here.

Accelerating the green transition with trade

15 Mar 2022
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Agriculture & Food
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate
Transatlantic

Can trade be the key to a greener future? How can we unlock the potential of value chains to support climate goals? Join Sue Biniaz, US Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change; Karin Karlsbro, MEP (RE, SE); Michael A. Mehling, Professor, Deputy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and LeAnn Ridgeway, Vice-President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Collins Aerospace, as they discuss the green transition and how EU-US cooperation can accelerate the global transition towards climate neutrality. Register and learn more about the programme here.

Invitation to lunch with The Hon Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the EU

14 Mar 2022

As the invasion of Ukraine unfolds, the importance of a strong transatlantic relationship is clear. Upholding human rights, protecting democracy and respecting the rule of law are values shared not only by the transatlantic partners, but also by many other international actors. This Transatlantic Conference, don't miss out on the opportunity to hear from a wide range of international leaders including a discussion over lunch with Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the EU, who will share about the priorities that are high on his list as well as the ways US and EU policymakers can align their goals to leverage their joint impact. Registrations for the conference including the lunch session (for members and non-members) are available here

Sponsors shoutout: #Transatlantic2022

10 Mar 2022
All Committees

From green and digital to the ways EU and US policymakers can align their goals to leverage a joint impact, our Transatlantic Conference 2022 looks to dive into the top priorities fundamental to the prosperity and security of the transatlantic community. A special thank you goes to our sponsors for making this year’s edition possible: Goodyear, Google, Interdigital, Lilly and Microsoft! Don’t fret, there's still time to join other events as a sponsor – click here.

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