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British American Business Council of Michigan

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BABC Annual Transatlantic Conference 2018

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Join us in Birmingham as senior business executives, government officials and academics come together and create the 2018 Transatlantic Conference of the British-American Business Council. A robust gathering of global thought leaders across North America and the United Kingdom to discover and understand new opportunities and to build demonstrably relevant relationships. 

Once a year the BABC brings together members of all its 23 chapters throughout the US and UK at its Annual Transatlantic Business Conferences, for a 2-day program of high-level business discussions and networking with business executives actively involved in transatlantic business. The conference has previously been held in the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Washington and San Francisco.

This conference will welcome 300 Senior Executives from across the BABC network including Chairmen, CEs, CEOs, FDs and HR, GMs, MDs, and Directors from chapter member firms which include many of the US & UK’s largest manufacturers, exporters and professional services companies.

Themes & Topics

“The Future of Transatlantic Trade”

Sessions include:

  1. Transatlantic Trade post-Brexit
  2. The Economic Challenges Facing Business and Industries
  3. Trade and Productivity in the Context of the Industrial Strategy
  4. Digital Trade and Cross-border Data Flows
  5. Cyber Crime
  6. The Future of design-Driven Innovation
  7. Realising the Opportunities from International Business
  8. The Annual Interview: The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

Reasons for attendance

Grow your sales and profitability by connecting with over 150 different companies in at least 25 different industries, including: manufacturing, legal, education, financial, design, automotive, gaming, transport, media & communication, insurance, international trade, food & beverage, logistics, government relations, real estate and professional services companies.

The Conference presents a great opportunity to connect with the many leading companies based in the host city Birmingham. A major regional business centre, the city has attracted $2 billion of foreign direct investment which is more than any other UK city outside London. The city is currently investing in a massive redevelopment programme which aims to make it one of the top 20 cities to live in the world by 2026.

The Conference offers a one-off opportunity to achieve a number of complimentary business opportunities:

  • Connect and develop business with senior executives, who are actively engaged in transatlantic business and which are based in more than 20 other major industries throughout the US and UK
  • Connect and develop business with senior executives from major companies based in and around Birmingham
  • Network with key multipliers who can provide onward business referrals
  • Promote awareness of your company and its brand
  • Acquire intelligence and insights from business leaders and industry experts that will help you achieve your business goals.

Full conference agenda:

Wednesday 6th June

Cocktail Party & Opening Reception
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Birmingham Cathedral 

Thursday 7th June

Full day Conference
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Annual Gala Dinner Drinks Reception
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: tbc

Annual Gala Dinner
Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Venue: Birmingham Town Hall

Combined Ticket price for all of the above: £500+VAT. Please use the book through this page.

All above events can be booked individually, please see below:

Cocktail drinks only £75+VAT (click here to book)

Conference only £300+VAT (click here to book)

Gala Dinner only £200+VAT (click here to book)

Please note: Global BABC members have access to a discount, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to access this.

Speakers & full agenda TBA


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Event Properties

Event date: 06-06-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date: 06-08-2018 8:00 pm