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AmChams in Europe hold their annual Brussels Policy Briefing

23 Mar 2015

AmCham EU welcomed over 40 guests representing 25 AmChams from around Europe to the 12th Annual Brussels Policy Briefing from 18-20 March 2015. As in previous years the Briefing coincided with AmCham EU’sTransatlantic Week  which allowed the Briefing programme to include the Transatlantic Reception on Wednesday 18 March and the Transatlantic Conference on Thursday 19 March.

The Briefing emphasised the importance of the AmChams in Europe network and in particular the cooperation and coordination on policy among the Chambers. The Briefing programme included several sessions on many policy areas including digital, environment, energy, healthcare and investment to just name a few.

The Briefing also included a Roundtable discussion on TTIP which featured the participation of the European Commission and the US Mission to the EU. The Roundtable also provided an opportunity for Chambers to highlight some of the projects and advocacy they have been engaged in at the local level. Other highlights of the Briefing were a presentation on the EU’s top priorities by Louise Harvey, the visit to the Google Europe office and the closing lunch with the Editor-in-Chief of soon to be launched Politico Europe. Overall, the Briefing provided a great opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices among the Chambers and to plan more joint advocacy.