FedEx to buy Rival TNT

FedEx to buy Rival TNT

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US parcels delivery firm FedEx is to buy its Dutch rival TNT Express for €4.4bn ($4.8bn; £3.2bn) as it looks to expand its European operations. For more information Click Here…

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Detroit, The Branding of a Bankrupt City

Detroit, The Branding of a Bankrupt City

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"Detroit's history of industrial decline and financial failure has culminated in bankruptcy. So why have some companies been using the city's name to sell their products?" (Aiden Lewis, BBC News…

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Can Soup Change the World?

Can Soup Change the World?

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Detroit - once a manufacturing giant - went bust in 2013. An innovative crowd-funding project called Detroit Soup is helping the city get back on its feet........ Read More Here

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Detroit City of Design

Detroit City of Design

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Having entered last year freshly unshackled from the largest municipal bankruptcy case in American history, Detroit is starting 2016 on a similarly encouraging note: violent crime is down, unemployment rates…

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GM $118m plant investment in The Bay City Area

GM $118m plant investment in The Bay City Area

GM $118m plant investment

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The BABC network events for this week are listed below as well as Save the Date events. They are also listed on the BABC website.
 
 
 
June 28 - July 18
 
PACIFIC NORTHWEST
 

BACC-Latin Chambers Online Networking (free to attend)

Host: BABC-PNW partner, the British-Argentinian Chamber of Commerce

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 10:15am (pst)

Free to attend, this event has been growing month to month and it is a great opportunity to get introduced to colleagues, members of both chambers and friends in a very interactive platform.
This event will be hosted for the fourth time together with the British Colombian Chamber of Commerce in London allowing members to expand the connections and potential business opportunities.

Register

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST 

3 Myths of Cloud Native Security

Host: BABC-PNW member, Palo Alto Networks

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am (pst)

Every field has its persistent myths and misconceptions, and cloud security may be one of the most myth-heavy! Thanks to so much change in the field in such a short time, there’s probably as much confusion out there about the current state of cloud security as there is understanding of the facts. As a leader in cloud security, we can help you sort it all out. Join our new webinar to separate myth from reality. Our own CSO for Public Cloud, Matt Chiodi, will be debunking three of the most common – and stubborn –  cloud native security myths. You’ll leave the webinar with a clearer understanding of today’s cloud native security facts. Matt will tackle the common misconceptions that:

  • The public cloud is more secure than an on-premises data center
  • DevSecOps is just adding “security” or “scanning” to DevOps
  • CSPs natively deliver all the security controls a company needs

Register

Michigan

UKDIT & Zenzic - July 21st, 2020: 

Highlighting an exciting webinar hosted by UKDIT with their UK partner Zenzic in a couple weeks. The session will focus on opportunities in autonomous freight solutions. More specifically, they will talk through how to use the UK Connected & Automated Mobility Roadmap, which is an interactive tool for identifying potential factors and partners in the ecosystem. 
 

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/zenzic_selfdriving-autonomousfreight-cam-activity-6681868476962902017-a3mV/

 

FISITA - Thursdays through July: Fantastic Series taking place every Thursday through July, offering recordings as well. Leadership Interview on the closing day, July 23rd, will have BABCMI Board Director, Paul Mascarenas, OBE, talking with Bryan Salesky, founder & CEO of Argo AI.

https://www.fisita.com/events/fisitaplus

 

Dickinson Wright: Preparing for USMCA Day – Episode VI:

Environmental Considerations and the Path to a “Living” USMCA

Thursday, July 9, 2020

4:00 p.m. ET

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

The New NAFTA, known as USMCA (in U.S.), CUSMA (in Canada) and T-MEC (in Mexico), will enter into force on July 1, 2020 (or later). As the world focuses on business resumption and recovery in the wake of COVID-19, preparing for the new agreement will be critical for companies relying on North American supply and value chains.

This final Episode in our series will provide a detailed review of the Environmental Chapter and implications for North America. The innovative nature of the Chapter will lead to a discussion of the various inter-agency committees, sectoral working groups, and the 6-year review process to determine "What's Next" for USMCA.

Our Speakers include:

  • Daniel Ujczo, Practice Group Chair, International and Regional Practices, 
    Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Anna Maiuri, Practice Group Chair, Environmental, Energy & Sustainability,
    Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Andrea Durkin, Principal of Sparkplug, LLC, and Editor-in-Chief of Trade Vistas
  • Christopher Sands, Director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Senior Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s 
    Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced international Studies (SAIS)
  • Gerald Schwebel, Executive Vice President, Corporate International Division, 
    International Bank of Commerce 
  • Matthew Rooney, Managing Director, George W. Bush Institute - SMU Economic Growth Initiative, George W. Bush Presidential Center

The webinar is complimentary but registration is required. We're looking forward to your participation!

Can't attend? Sign up anyway and we'll send you the recording.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 
Texas
 

Join us for a short discussion with James Prappas, Director at KRCL, who will introduce attendees to some of the key US immigration issues affecting employees today in the US. Topics covered will include:

  • Ability to Travel to/ from the U.S. on L and H visas
  • What temporary/ nonimmigrant visa options are currently available?
  • Travel Ban update
  • Impact of USCIS furloughs
  • USCIS office reopening
  • Use of premium processing
  • Consular processing and impact of U.S. Embassy Closings

James will provide an overview for 20 minutes and then take questions from the audience.

Start: Thu July 16 2020, 11:00am CDT

End: Thu July 16, 2020, 11:45am CDT

 

Join us for this joint webinar with our friends at the Australian American Chamber of Commerce

Presenter:  Tom Reems & Jim Schneider, Partners, Squire Patton Boggs

Payroll Protection Program: Learn about the status of the PPP program and whether companies can still participate and the terms. In particular, we will review the ability of companies owned by foreign parents to borrow under this program. We will also address the risks around audit of this program and the process for claiming loan forgiveness.  Finally, we will share the latest developments from Congress about extending the program and making it more usable.

Main Street Lending Program: This Main Street Lending Program is the next stimulus program to assist small and mid-sized companies. It is expected to begin in early June and will make loans between $500,000 to $200,000,000 available to companies through the banking industry.  Again, we will address the eligibility requirements and particularly whether companies with foreign affiliates and owners can participate.  How these loans interact with existing loans and how companies should address their existing lender relationship, will be a particular focus. Finally, we will cover the financial terms of these loans and expected documentation.

Dial in details will be sent to all attendees prior to the event.


 

June 22-26th

 

 

 

Pacific Northwest

BABC-PNW & Dale Carnegie Training Presents: Managing Stress in New Times (an interactive virtual workshop)

Host: BABC-PNW & Dale Carnegie Training

Date: Monday, June 22, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 10:15am PST / 12:00 am EST

Join in this free, interactive workshop presented by Dale Carnegie Training to learn about different types of stresses, including key impacts and how to manage effectively, and gain best practices to help strategically focus your energies for maximum productivity.

 

Register

 

London

Over-Staying In the USA – Tax and Immigration Considerations for Business and Intermittent Travellers 

Jun 23, 2020 02:00 PM BST /  9:00 AM EST 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_phEU-so5RM2gNH5EZcAXVA 

Orange County

Michigan 

Preparing for USMCA Day – Episode V:

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Competition and

Regulatory Alignment

Thursday, June 25, 2020

4:00 p.m. EST

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

The New NAFTA, known as USMCA (in U.S.), CUSMA (in Canada) and T-MEC (in Mexico), will enter into force on July 1, 2020 (or later). As the world focuses on business resumption and recovery in the wake of COVID-19, preparing for the new agreement will be critical for companies relying on North American supply and value chains.

This Episode will examine several forward looking areas of USMCA that will potentially provide great benefits to companies including the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise and Competition Chapters and "behind the border" developments in regulatory alignment.

Our Speakers include:

  • Mark Fisher, CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR)
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, International and Fiscal Issues - Business Council of Canada (BCC)
  • Mark High, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC and President of the Canada-U.S. Business Association (CUSBA)
  • Wendy Hulton, Partner, Dickinson Wright LLP
  • Dan Ujczo, Practice Group Chair, Canada-U.S., Dickinson Wright PLLC           

The webinar is complimentary but registration is required. We're looking forward to your participation!

Be sure to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the upcoming episodes in this fast-moving series.

Can't attend? Sign up anyway and we'll send you the recording.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Week of June 1 - 7

NEW YORK CITY
Marketing and Communications Forum - "A New Comms Playbook for a Post-COVID Age"
June 2, 2020 
 
LONDON
Humanising Virtual Events
 
PHILADELPHIA
KPMG – COVID-19: Implications for Multinationals in the UK

Thursday, June 4, 2020

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

https://institutes.kpmg.us/global-enterprise/webcasts/2020/covid-19-implications-multinationals-uk.html

SAVE THE DATE EVENTS

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Lunchtime Business Gatherings on select Wednesdays in June

12:00pm - 1:00pm PST

Wednesdays in June

 

June 10: How hard has manufacturing been hit & can it bounce back?

Manufacturing has seemingly taken a harder than average hit. What happens  If consumer demand continues to decline?

  • Will manufacturers be at risk for disruption, pivot to gradually move to onshoring production cycles, or diversify their operations to support different industry sectors?
  • Will sectors, like defense, rise above or be impacted if governments don’t have the cash or appetite for taking on additional debt to support defense spending?

  • With ongoing volatility in costs, policy decisions, labor availability and more, what changes are coming to the manufacturing industry?

June 17: What does the present pandemic mean for the future of transportation?

Large cities have transport systems focused on meeting a huge demand in a safe, on-time, economical way – pressure to deliver and add services. Today, that pressure has shifted towards keeping systems operational and safe amidst a declining ridership.

Event Properties

Event date: 06-02-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date: 08-31-2020 8:00 pm