Past Events

Past Events

The European American Chamber of Commerce® hosts a wide variety of educational programs. These seminars range from in-depth macro economic analysis to panel discussions focusing on legal, trade, investment and financial issues relevant to companies like yours doing business on both sides of the Atlantic.

Our panels  feature industry leaders who help us address issues like the US & EU financial services & markets, legal issues and taxation, Brexit, Real Estate, Technology & Innovation, Private Equity & Hedge Funds, M&A, Privacy, the General Economy, Energy & Environmental topics, Investment Promotion, as well as a number of news-makers and relevant EU & US government officials.

The below list offers an overview of recent EACC Events.

If you missed one of our recent webinars be sure to visit the EACC YouTube Channel. We record all of our webinars and post a link to the recording for later viewing.

After the Storm: Trends and Challenges for Private M&A in the US and Europe

This Transatlantic Webinar is a collaboration between EACC Paris and EACCNY  The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented disruption to the global M&A market.  Even in today’s uncertain environment, however, deals are being done. To usher existing agreements to successful completion and seize opportunities in today’s – and tomorrow’s – market, sellers and buyers alike need to carefully calibrate their deal terms, learning lessons from the past year.

Expanding Operations into New Territories: Has the Recipe for Success Changed in a Post-Covid World?

This Transatlantic Program is brought to you by the EACC Florida | Expanding operations into new territories around the world has traditionally offered important commercial opportunities for both for multinational corporations and SMEs. Whereas the trend toward globalization was well underway, the COVID-19 pandemic marked an abrupt halt, leading to a global recession, a severe disruption of global trade and a sharp decrease in foreign direct investments.

Post-COVID Recovery Programs: The US and the EU Strategies to jump start their Economies and make them fit for the future

Unprecedented investment plans driven by high political profiles on both sides of the Atlantic. Join us for a high-level discussion about the US and EU's strategies for global competitiveness and opportunities for investors.

Europe is embarking on a transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The EU COVID Recovery Fund, will invest €750 billion in rebuilding the European economy.

Is the End in Sight? 17 Years of the Airbus-Boeing Dispute

This Transatlantic Program is brought to you by the EACC Cincinnati. In October 2004 the U.S. hauled Airbus in front of the World Trade Organization, calling European loans to Airbus illegal subsidies. Since then, there have been counter-complaints and negotiations and appeals. Meanwhile, a global pandemic has walloped the aerospace industry, and China is making a serious run at getting into the civilian airliner market.

The Psychology of a Crisis: Has the Pandemic changed us and if so how do we come out better?

Even a crisis can create opportunities. It may not be apparent in the immediate wake of crises, when fear & concern is still driving our thinking that in reality we may have already entered a period of rebirth and with that an opportunity to rethink [our own and corporate] ethics, values & practices to deal with the fallout of COVID-19.

The Power Of Transatlantic Cooperation: How EU & US Innovators Joined Forces In The Fight Against The Pandemic

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of private sector and public private partnerships in developing vaccines, therapeutics and other medical products in response to COVID-19 and various European and American companies are jointly contributing to the solution. The pandemic also exposed the need for secure global supply chains for PPE and medical devices and exposed the over-dependence of third world countries.

The Effects of a Wandering Workforce on the Taxation of Corporations and Their Employees

When many businesses made the swift decision to embrace remote work due to COVID-19, the future was uncertain. Nearly a year later, with the pandemic still a key component in our lives, steps taken as a quick call to stabilize operations, have become routine. COVID-19 has both accelerated the evolution of the remote workforce and forced a change in business model for many companies.

Hear the EU's Executive Vice President and Commissioner for Trade, on EU-US Trade & Economic Relations under Biden

Where is Europe’s economy headed? The continent’s growth should be picking up steam as vaccination programs kick in, lock-downs and travel restrictions are relaxed and global trade recovers. The United States, Great Britain, China and other economies which put the Covid-19 crisis into the rear mirror quicker, are already buzzing with economic activity.

Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation in the Post-Covid Era

This event is brought to you by the EACC Texas.  As both the United States and the European Union seek to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, the question is whether they can build back the transatlantic agenda for a new era marked by growing competition with China, technological change, and a global climate crisis. What are the political and economic prospects for Europe given a slower vaccination rollout and a smaller stimulus package compared to the U.S.?

COVID-19, A Hard Look Back & A Look Ahead: Lessons learned and what needs to change to be more resilient for the next pandemic

What are the lessons of the last 18 months? What could we have done better? What has our experience of the Covid pandemic taught us about how to prepare for the next global shock? Join us for a discussion about what, so far, we have learned from the Covid Pandemic, from an Economic & Government standpoint and which considerations we need to take now and more importantly what type of actions we need to put into place to increase our resilience going forward.

Biden’s First 100 Days: Exclusive Journalist Debate

This event is brought to you by the EACC ParisThe EACC brings together journalists from both sides of the Atlantic to debate the Biden administration’s first 100 days & EU/U.S. relations: what happened, what didn’t, what to expect?

EU-USA-CANADA Trade Triangle: A Wish List for Overcoming the Hurdles in Transatlantic Trade

Join us for a discussion about the viability of negotiating a transatlantic trade agreement. We will be joined by three imminent experts, who themselves have successfully negotiated trade agreements. Our panel will outline what It will take to achieve a trade agreement between the EU and the US and what realistically can be done in the interim to iron out some of the hurdles that are currently inhibiting trade between the EU the US.

The U.S. Trademark Modernization Act: What Foreign Companies Need to Know

This Transatlantic Program is brought to you by EACC Paris One of the primary goals of the TMA, which will be implemented by December 27, 2021, is to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the U.S. Trademark Registry by creating new tools and procedures for challenging applications and registrations with inaccurate claims of use. It has the potential to significantly impact trademark prosecution and registration in the U.S., particularly for foreign applicants/registrants who obtained a U.S. registration without having to establish use prior to registration.

The New Post-COVID Supply Chain Paradigm

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted companies around the world and caused major supply chain disruption. Our experts will analyze the effects on demand patterns and supply chain management globally and which of the new routines are here to stay. Besides the pandemic, new geopolitical realities also have their effect on global supply chains. Trade and tariffs have become a tool of a larger foreign policy context, and sale of, or access to critical components has become the focus of security concerns.

Press Club Event with Gérard Araud: The Biden Administration and the Future of Transatlantic Relations

This Transatlantic Program is brought to you by EACC Paris Join us for a EAPC Press Club program with Gérard Araud about his expectations for the Biden Administration and the Future of Transatlantic Relations. Gérard Araud served as Ambassador of France to the United States (2014-2019). He previously held senior positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notably Director for Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament (2000-2003), Ambassador of France to Israel (2003-2006), Director General for Political Affairs and Security (2006-2009), and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in New York (2009-2014). He has written numerous journal articles on history, foreign policy and on the search for a new world order. Gérard Araud is also a Senior Advisor at ASG with a focus on Europe and multilateral institutions and a Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

A Gateway to International Trade: South Carolina & Europe Transportation Efficiencies

This transatlantic program is brought to you by the EACC Carolinas, in partnership with the EACC Netherlands. Join us for an overview of inbound and outbound transportation modes in South Carolina and the Netherlands, a gateway to Europe. From new capital investments and expansions to job creation, South Carolina and the Netherlands are consistently recognized for their successes with international business.

The Future of Trade: How can Europe and the United States join forces to rewrite the post-COVID trade agenda

Under the Biden administration, Americans and Europeans need to rebuild as close a transatlantic relationship as possible. Transatlantic partners may have different viewpoints on specific trade issues. But both sides have much to gain by working together on trade related issues in many areas and intensifying the closest economic relationship there is between any two big markets in the world.

EU Medium-Term Economic Outlook: Vaccine and New Policy Developments Fuel Optimism

As the global economy emerges from the pandemic, the EU has launched an ambitious Recovery Plan that will underpin strong growth and a green, digital transformation. With the pace of vaccine distribution set to increase steadily over the coming months and a Brexit deal on the books, there is good reason to be optimistic about the future. Although the second wave of the pandemic will inevitably delay the recovery of the EU economy, green shoots are beginning to show and the outlook for the second half of 2021 looks almost rosy.

Trade Disputes, Steel, Sweaters and Wine: Repairing the U.S.-EU Relationship under the Biden Administration

This transatlantic program is brought to you by the EACC Florida.  With the January 2021 inauguration now behind us, how the Biden Administration addresses the major trade issues which have been a focus of the Trump Administration will impact European companies manufacturing globally and importing into the U.S.  This webinar will discuss the Biden Administration’s intention to repair the US-EU relationship and to work with the EU on China’s unfair trade and forced labor practices. 

With a Brexit Deal Done, What is Next? A Look Ahead on EU & UK Relations with the EU’s Brexit Negotiator

Join us for first hand insights on Britain’s Exit from the European Union with Stefaan De Rynck, Senior Adviser to Michel Barnier the Chief Negotiator for Brexit at the EU Commission. This is a not to be missed opportunity to hear the inside scoop on the thinking and process of the last 4 years of intense negotiations to coordinate the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU. Mr. De Rynck will offer a parting analysis and elaborate on - looking back - what has been achieved.

What to do with your Office Space in a post COVID-19 World?

COVID-19 has changed the way we work and with that the needs, wants & challenges of tenants and landlords when it comes to office space when most of us are working from home and meetings are done virtually.

The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship with the New US Administration

Join us for discussion with H.E. Stavros Lambrinidis, the EU Ambassador to the United States, about the outlook for transatlantic relations under the Biden-Harris Presidency. The Ambassador will outline the recent Joint Communication on a new EU-US agenda for global change, issued by President von der Leyen and HR/VP Borrell on December 2, 2020.

Foreigners Living or Investing in France, and French expatriates: What are the pitfalls and how to avoid them?

This transatlantic EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC Paris.  The Covid pandemic has only temporarily slowed international travel and expatriation, which has increased dramatically with advances in technology, social media and the mobile economy. In 2019, an estimated 9 million U.S. citizens lived overseas, with 20,690,491 U.S. passports issued— a 47 percent spike from 2014. As much as these advances have decomplexified international mobility, Multi-National Families; Citizens, Residents in France, and French abroad end up living in a complex cross-border environment.

Commercial Real Estate in 2021 and Beyond

The economic shutdown resulting from the pandemic is casting a long shadow on Commercial Real Estate across the country and across Europe. Our panel of two Real Estate Heavy Weights will provide a data-packed update on the developments in both the retail and office sector as well as the effect on the corporate bond market. ● Who survived and why? What lessons have we learned? ● Where are the opportunities in 2021. Our panelists will cover lodging and retail as well as the office markets across the US and Europe and update us on the leveraged loans and corporate bond market.

Fund Structuring across the EU: “Why my jurisdiction is better than yours!”

Assets are being relocated and a number of European jurisdictions are seeing an influx of funds. As each European country has their own regulations, it seems that some countries may be changing their legislation to be more competitive! Join us for a highly interactive session where we will bring a selection of panelists from different EU jurisdictions to make the case for “their” jurisdiction and “compete” against each other by comparing the pros and cons to convince the audience why their country is more attractive to invest, based on 3 scenarios we selected.

What we need to know about Brexit Straight from the Source with Stefaan De Rynck, John Bruton & Christian Noyer

As we get close to the December 31 Brexit deadline, join us for a Brexit Update with Stefaan De Rynck, the Senior Adviser to Chief Negotiator for Brexit at the EU Commission and former Taoiseach, Irish Prime Minister, and the first EU Ambassador to the United States John Bruton along with Christian Noyer, Former Governor Banque de France, First Vice President of the European Central Bank, and France’s Point man on Brexit.

The 2020 Wrap-up: A Look at the EU’s Agenda on Key Regulatory & Economic Issues and Their Financial Impacts

Recent changes to the regulatory landscape in Europe and the U.S. are bound to impact the global economy; and Europe’s agenda for the next few months will play a major role in transatlantic relations. Investment Transactions, Privacy Issues, Trade Agreements, Distressed Sales, Cross-border Restructurings - the remainder of 2020 will be full of challenges and opportunities across all industries.

Soirée des élections américaines

Cet événement transatlantique vous est présenté par l'EACC Lyon avec la participation exceptionnelle de Dick Howard, Distinguished Professeur émérite à la Stony Brook University // This transatlantic EACC event is brought to you by EACC Lyon with the notable participation of Dick Howard, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University.

Travel & Hospitality Industry’s Global Challenges Finding Solutions Together

The EACC Florida invites you to sit down to its moderated Table Topics to discuss some of the key issues affecting the Travel and Hospitality industry and share ideas about how it is addressing its many current challenges. Register now and join two thirty-minutes interactive conversations with small groups of industry colleagues from around the world on a topic of interest to you !

Post-G20 Summit Update on EU and US Tax Regulations - What will Change in Global Tax?

Join for a hot-off-the-press update on global tax regulation on the day after the G20 Summit with experts from the OECD, the EU Commission and a U.S. Government Tax Insider. Our distinguished panelists will discuss OECD, EU, and US Tax Reforms discussed at the G20 meetings, as well as the Obstacles and Challenges we are facing in global tax reform and the status of multilateral efforts impacting the transatlantic economy and especially the digital and gig economies.

Managing Cross Border Investigations during a Pandemic

As Europe and the United States work their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, the lingering shutdowns continue to have a significant and, in some cases, an increasingly halting effect on cross-border investigations. Our experts from both sides of the Atlantic will discuss the regulatory developments and practical considerations in addressing new challenges of representing U.S. and European companies and executives in this new “normal” environment.

Building the 21st Century Workforce with Innovative Apprenticeships

This transatlantic EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC Carolinas, EACC Cincinnati and EACC Florida. Pre-Pandemic studies have shown that in the United States there will be a shortage of 3.4 million workers in the next 10 years. This number might be exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis on the US economy and the medium-to-long term effects of school and college closures and distance-learning on America’s future workforce.

What are the legal FDI implications of COVID-19 in Europe and the U.S.

COVID-19 has not only significantly slowed down social life, but economies as well. All over the world, authorities have to balance between protecting their nation’s economies and stimulating recovery, while still allowing for collaboration and cross-border trade and investments. The Foreign Direct Investment regulations in Europe are seeing exemptions in certain forms of cooperation, allowing state aids under certain conditions, but also increased restrictions in acquisitions to avoid ailing firms to fall into foreign hands.

The Unconscious Bias of Voice and Accent

When you think of leaders and speakers you admire what kind of voice comes to mind? Our communication styles and voice are such a big part of who we are and how we show up in the world. Yet not all voices are treated equally.  Now more than ever our voices are being analyzed, whether during a presentation, on video calls or even through computer algorithms.

Navigating the Recovery: How Europe is Coming out Stronger from the Pandemic

The road to recovery remains beset with challenges, but Europe will come out stronger from the pandemic recession. The long shutdown was a high, but necessary price to pay to slow down the progression of the pandemic. Despite recent signs of resurgence, Europe overall has been fairly successful in flattening the curve of contagions. The unprecedented output contraction has left many EU economies struggling with high fiscal needs and the perspective of sluggish growth.

Commercial Real Estate Update: Revisiting the Playbook for Retail, Office and Corporate Bonds Post-COVID-19

The economic shutdown resulting from the pandemic has recast key sectors in commercial real estate and has chilled the corporate bond markets.  What are the short term implications to participants within these sectors and which ones will survive?  What lessons have we learned? Future opportunities, business pivots for sustainability, and those that ditched rather than take on mounting losses will be explored. Our panelists will cover lodging and retail as well as the office markets across the US and Europe and explain what is going on in the leveraged loans and corporate bond market.

The ECJ Privacy Ruling Explained by Max Schrems and 3 Top EU & US Privacy Experts

Join us for a follow up of a roundtable we hosted when the Privacy Shield regulation was launched; we bring back together the panel to explain the decision by the European Court of Justice and what the ruling means for European and US companies and consumers and what you need to know now and do next based on the July 16, 2020 ruling.

Immigration Update - Visa Options for Europeans and Canadians in the Age of COVID-19 & in the Light of Recent Developments

As of April 22, a temporarily halt of all immigration known as the “COVID-19 proclamation” came into effect; suspending all routine visa services at U.S. embassies and consulates. This measure, in addition to the many changes to the U.S. immigration system ordered by the current U.S. administration in 2019, has had a significant impact on the lives of millions of immigrants living legally in the United States.

Will Return to Work take us Back or to the Future?

What to expect and how to prepare for Return to Work? Businesses are beginning to re-open, but there is no one-size-fits-all strategy plan on how to do this. How do you implement various guidelines and how do they anticipate on what comes next when so much remains unknown? We are bringing together experts from Europe and the U.S. to offer an in-depth comparison of guidelines and best practices for labor and employment law on both sides of the Atlantic.

Cyber Security Threat Management during a Global Disruption like the COVID-19 Pandemic

In today’s increasingly digitized world and with the economy, and the way we work being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic cyber threats are on the rise. Now that nearly all firms are working 100% remotely, hackers have gotten creative once again. Aside from the inability to adequately monitor VPN access points and usage of equipment, the fear and distraction due to the virus and the lock-down measures, create a perfect backdoor into computer systems.

Update from Europe: The EU Trade Policy & Transatlantic Leadership in the Post-COVID World

The European American Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the European Commission and the Consulate General of Ireland cordially invite you to be our guest for an exclusive discussion with Phil Hogan the EU Trade Commissioner who will share insights on EU Trade policy which will play a central role as the global economy recovers from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Travel Disruption Impact on foreign business travelers, executives and their employers

COVID-19 has left visitors, business travelers and executives stranded in their country of destination – be it in Europe or the United States - and potentially subjecting those individuals and their employers to that nation’s income tax. Likewise, employers confronted with stranded foreign employees on temporary missions must handle any consequences of over-staying a visa or a temporary work contract in compliance with immigration and employment laws. Some countries have relaxed some of these rules while others have yet to provide the necessary guidance.

The U.S. Wayfair Decision: Untangling the Web of U.S. Sales Tax and What European Businesses Need to Know

In this current pandemic, more and more businesses transactions are being taken online. When selling goods or services into the United States, you may have to collect sales tax for that transaction in each state your client resides. No longer do you need to have a physical presence - or “nexus” - in the U.S. to be sales tax obligatory. It all started with the U.S. Supreme Court decision South Dakota v. Wayfair on June 21, 2018. The so called Wayfair Decision allows states to mandate that businesses with more than 200 transactions or $100,000 in-state sales, collect and remit sales taxes on transactions in the state, whether the business has a physical presence in the state or not. The new law rather allows the state to tax businesses based on the customer’s location and the amount of sales, not the location of the business.

Members Only: Transatlantic Trade Update: Trade Post-Covid19 – A Look Ahead

We will bring together Pascal Lamy, Former Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO), Lucinda Creighton, CEO, Vulcan Consulting - and EU Trade Expert, and Doug Lippoldt, Chief Trade Economist, HSBC for a fire-side chat moderated by John Foley of Reuters News to discuss: The impact on transatlantic trade both in the EU and US, Short term impact on multifaceted supply chains; Supply chain de-risking measures; globalization measures; the pandemics  impact on flow of services.

How to Navigate the After Effects of the U.S. Stimulus Packages

Your company received stimulus funding, what do you need to know now? Join us for an update on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other funding packages as well as an discussion on what you need to know to stay compliant and certified in order to qualify for loan forgiveness.

Webinar: Europe and the Great Lockdown: Economic Outlook & Policy Priorities to Reopen the EU Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest shock to the global economy since the financial crisis of 2008. All around the world, unprecedented steps were taken to combat the virus and to protect workers and businesses while economy activity froze. As the European economy progressively starts opening again, it is time to assess the economic consequences of the pandemic, the effectiveness of EU's policy response, but also authorities' plans to boost resilience and restart economic activity, preventing a new prolonged period of sluggish growth.

Members Only Webinar: Update on the State of the Transatlantic Economy

We invite all EACC members across our network to join our kick-off program to a special webinar series to keep you up to date on the economic developments on both sides of the Atlantic and how COVID-19 is affecting business in Europe & the U.S. We will bring together renowned chief economists from key U.S. and European banks in a fire-side chat to share their views with our audience.

Webinar: Risk Management in a Pandemic: What to do Now

COVID-19 has affected Commerce, Travel, and all Transatlantic Transactions for weeks. Without a clear picture on the end of this global pandemic and no guarantee that there won’t be a second or third wave, businesses must re-evaluate their management, their HR strategies and their supply chains and contracts. Join us for an open dialog on how to navigate these times of uncertainty and crisis, followed by a member’s Q&A. We hope to provide guidance and awareness on trends for a path to recovery.

Webinar: Breaking up is hard to do! BREXIT and its impact on Intellectual Property Rights

The United Kingdom left the European Union on January 31, 2020 and entered an 11-month “transition period” running until December 31st, 2020 during which the UK and EU will negotiate the exact terms of their future relationship. The consequences of Brexit will be far-reaching and will impact the United Kingdom and the EU in many and possibly unforeseen ways.

Webinar: Balancing Social Distancing and Global Collaboration

Join us for this information packed webinar on how to ensure that your employees know how to properly balance Social Distancing while collaborating across the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic affects us all. Now is a time to ensure business relations and communications are done right. Getting it right, however, depends on many factors, among them how well your employees communicate in an unfamiliar environment and how they are perceived by their business partners and clients.

Webinar: Data Protection -- California's CCPA and the EU's GDPR: What U.S. and European Companies Need to Know, Especially as Companies And Their Staff Go "Virtual" for an Indefinite Amount of Time

Do you have data protection concerns? Does the CCPA apply to you? How does it differ from the GDPR, the EU’s data protection regime? Can you prepare for both at the same time? Do “exemptions” in the CCPA for healthcare, financial services, and non-profit corporations mean that the new law is of no consequence in these sectors? Are there other state laws which mirror or differ from the requirements of the CCPA or the GDPR?

Webinar: The World on Lock-down: Global Covid-19 related Travel Restrictions and the Impact on Transatlantic Business

Entry to the United States, and possibly also to and within the EU, is being restricted in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. These moves are having an immediate and broad impact on transatlantic and global business. The European American Chamber of Commerce is organizing a network-wide webinar to analyze how this affects daily business activities how it is impacting key sectors like aviation, manufacturing, finance as well as explore potential impacts of boarder closings now taking place in Europe, and around the world.

How to do Business in the Age of Disinformation: Is Freedom of Speech on Social Media a Blessing or a Curse?

The Digital Revolution is bringing sweeping change to all aspects of life and politics, impacting our everyday lives at a much faster pace than other revolutionary innovations in the past. Governments are responding to these changes, but there remains a consistent gap between technologists and business on the one side and lawmakers, and the different divisions of governments on the other side. In this power vacuum, technology is increasingly being misused as a vehicle for criminal activities or to host harmful or illegal content, including large-scale online manipulation and disinformation with profoundly corrosive effects on trust, consensus and democracy itself.

Transatlantic Economic Outlook in the Post-Brexit world

Join us for a look ahead for 2020 on the transatlantic economy. Expect an engaging discussion about the relationship and inter-connectivity between the European Union and the US economies and their influence on the worldwide financial markets. The discussion will feature a forward looking conversation about the outlook on international growth, investment opportunities & risks, and the impact of government action.

European American Chamber of Commerce Florida Chapter Launch

Celebrate the launch of the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) Florida Chapter by enjoying a “Taste of Europe” as EACC previews its exciting 2020 line-up of business-oriented programs and business-enhancing offerings.

Managing Discovery in Complex Construction Arbitration

Discovery can be one of the more painful parts of any alternative dispute-resolution process.  Perceived as both time consuming and expensive, parties routinely look for ways to limit discovery and manage the process as efficiently as possible. 

The Recent UK Elections: What Do the Results Mean for the UK, Brexit, and Transatlantic Business?

The decisive victory of Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party in the December 12 UK Elections seems to guarantee prompt passage of Johnson's renegotiated Withdrawal Agreement from the EU, but many other things remain uncertain: Can the UK and the EU negotiate a workable trade agreement in less than a year? Does the surge in support for the Scottish National Party mean another run at Scottish independence? When will the US and the UK start trade negotiations? And how are financial markets pricing all this?

Transatlantic M&A Trends and Private Company Financing Update

Join top-tier European and American M&A & venture capital experts for a discussion on recent trends in cross-border investment between U.S. and European investors and companies.  The panel will address trends in key terms, operational and strategic expectations of investors as well as a M&A market outlook.

GDPR: The State of Readiness 18 Months Later

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The regulation fundamentally reshapes the way in which data is handled across every sector, from healthcare to banking and beyond. Our panel of experts will discuss the state of implementation and how GDPR is stacking up to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) here in the US.

Rethinking Strategic Sovereignty: EU Member states, their economies & the capacity to act independently

Since the end of the cold war, Europeans based their idea of a world they wanted to live in on three crucial pillars:

  • A multilateral, rules-based order that insulates economic relations and global problems from geopolitical competition.
  • A security alliance based on shared interests and values, with the US as the foundation of global order.
  • Free and fair global trade that benefits everybody and that allows state policy to focus on consumer protection rather than the interests of producers.
In an era of resurgent global geopolitical and geo-economic competition, a collective action by sovereign European states would give European leaders the power to promote European values, to defend a multilateral system that helps protect European interests, and to allow Europeans to trade and invest with whomever they please without regard to external pressure.

Transatlantic Labor & Immigration Update 2019

Join us in a discussion on how international companies are addressing key U.S. employment and immigration challenges. Companies operating in the U.S. face challenges in hiring workers who need work visas, moving employees from international offices into the U.S., and staying abreast of constantly changing policies and practices in employment and business immigration law.

Webinar: EU Autumn 2019 Economic Forecast

Get the latest on the European economy with an in-depth look at the European Commission's newly released autumn 2019 Economic Forecast. This comprehensive forecast takes into account all the recent economic data and public policy developments through mid-October and weighs the prospects for European and global growth against a range of potential risks.

Culture Shock: How Millennials and Gen Z Are Transforming Business

Millennials (loosely defined as being born from 1981-1995) and Gen Z (loosely defined as being born between 1996-2010) are radically changing the way companies do business. As employees and consumers these young adults expect accountability and transparency. While many traditional employers complain about the expectations of these two generations, other companies embrace their new work ethic. This program will focus on the ways that these companies aim to integrate the next generation employees and the related changing consumer behaviors on either side of the Atlantic.

A Conversation about the State of the Transatlantic Union

Join us for a conversation with Pascal Lamy, James Knightley & Nouriel Roubini about the future of the EU with or without Britain, how Transatlantic relations may develop depending on the outcome of the US Elections and how these developments are going to affect trade and investment on either side of the Atlantic.

A New EU: Unfinished business and priorities for economic reform in Europe

The EU will soon have new leadership that among other challenges will have to tackle the economic consequences of trade tensions and heightened global uncertainty while continuing to deepen the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). We will be making an assessment of the achievements of the Juncker Commission, but also look forward to the still unfinished business. Specifically, the Euro Area needs to be strengthened, by completing the Banking Union and creating an efficient Capital Market Union. Safe assets and central fiscal capacity are also important tools to make the EMU more resilient and ensure it works for all Member States.

Why US Investors should Invest in Europe Now: Innovative Financing Models are Generating Profits & Impact

Join us for a presentation about the innovative investment models the EU Commission together with the European Investment Bank have established to attract private monies for public good AND to help investors generate profits and measurable impact. Investors increasingly seek investment opportunities with verifiable societal impact (e.g. green or social). In the years to come, we can expect the importance of the sector to grow further as globally, USD 24 trillion will be transferred from the generation of baby boomers to millennials, who are on average much more inclined to invest “with impact”. To provide investors with such investment opportunities, the public and private sectors can strategically cooperate.

Investment Treaty Arbitration: The Corruption Defense

Join us for a discussion about how in recent years, corruption allegations have arisen more frequently in international arbitration. In this context, states or state-owned entities have increasingly asserted corruption allegations as a defense to claims brought against them.