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AmCham EU welcomes Karl Cox, new Chair of the Board
Oct 22, 2014 -

On 21 October, AmCham EU hosted a welcome reception for Karl Cox (Oracle), new Chair of AmCham EU. More than 150 members, stakeholders and friends joined to congratulate Mr Cox on winning the election and to hear about his hopes and projects for AmCham EU in the coming years.


AmCham EU hosts stimulating plenary on the contribution of healthcare-related technologies to Europe 2020
Oct 22, 2014 -

On 21 October, AmCham EU held its October plenary, where the official handover of the Chair of AmCham EU took place, with Karl Cox (Oracle) taking over the role for a mandate of two years.
 
The keynote speaker for the event was Nicole Denjoy, Secretary General of COCIR (European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry), who spoke on the progress of revising the medical devices regulation and the challenges facing innovation and Healthcare ICT in the European Union, in particular when it comes to the use of structural funds by EU Member States.


Great attendance at AmCham EU's Young Professionals Networking Evening
Oct 17, 2014 -

AmCham EU hosted the successful second edition of its Young Professionals Networking Evening on 15 October. At the informal networking evening in Microsoft’s new Innovation Centre, around 120 young professionals from the European institutions, AmCham EU member companies and the AmCham EU Secretariat enjoyed drinks and music from the NATO Shape International Band in a relaxed atmosphere. The event took place thanks to the sponsorship of 3M, Microsoft and UPS.


AmChams in Europe holds highly successful Best Practice Conference in Bratislava
Oct 17, 2014 -

On 8-11 October, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic (AmCham Slovakia) hosted the AmChams in Europe Annual Best Practice Conference 2014 in Bratislava. The conference saw executive leaders from more than 33 AmChams across Europe in attendance for a comprehensive two-day program consisting of informative best practice sessions, TED speeches, a number of high-level guest speakers and a Slovak cultural program.


The future of competition policy discussed at AmCham EU
Oct 16, 2014 -

AmCham EU’s Competition Policy Conference on The Future of European Competition Policy took place on 14 October at AmCham EU offices in Brussels. For its 31st edition, the conference focused on the priorities that could be advanced by the next College of Commissioners.

During his keynote address, Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition and State Aid, reflected on the past five years of his tenure and gave some insights about what could be the future priorities of the Commission in this area.


Karl Cox elected new Chair of AmCham EU
Oct 15, 2014 -

Karl Cox, Vice-President, Global Public Affairs at Oracle Corporation, has been elected as AmCham EU's new Chair.

A dual French-American citizen, Cox began his career with AmCham EU in the early 1980s and has been an active member ever since, currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Presidency Group. Before joining Oracle, where he is responsible for leading the corporation’s public policy activities with governments and stakeholders across the globe, Cox held a number of public affairs positions in the Information Technology industry over a period of 25 years in both Brussels and Paris.


AmCham EU hosts its first Membership Orientation Session
Oct 10, 2014 -

On Tuesday, 7 October, AmCham EU hosted its very first Membership Information Session. Recently joined members and prospective members were invited to AmCham EU’s newly renovated offices to hear Liam Benham, Vice-President, Governmental Programs, Europe, IBM & Policy Group Chair of AmCham EU; Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP & Vice-Chair of the Board of AmCham EU; and Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU.


AmCham EU launches its new EP Made Simple Guide
Oct 10, 2014 -

AmCham EU officially launched its European Parliament Made Simple Guide at a reception at the European Parliament in Brussels on 7 October 2014. The reception provided an excellent opportunity to bring together AmCham EU members, MEPs and political advisers of the European Parliament. The reception began with a keynote address from the Chair of Internal Market and Consumer Affairs Committee (IMCO), Vicky Ford (ECR, UK), followed by speeches from Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU and Hendrik Bourgeois, Chair of AmCham EU.


AmCham EU meets with US Congressional Delegation
Oct 10, 2014 -

On Monday 6 October 2014, AmCham EU met with a Congressional Delegation of the US House Committee on Ways and Means, led by Chairman Dave Camp. Chairman Camp was accompanied by Representative Kevin Brady, Representative Erik Paulsen and senior staff members. The delegation conveyed its strong support for the ongoing negotiations for a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).


Monthly message from Susan Danger, Managing Director
Oct 01, 2014 -

This month, Susan is introducing AmCham EU's newly revamped office and discussing the many activities going on at AmCham EU and the EU institutions.



 
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