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Leveraging digital in public and corporate affairs

29 Apr 2022
All Committees
Communications and Marketing Group

On Friday, 29 April, AmCham EU kicked off its new Comms talks series celebrating all of those communicators out there. The first meeting of the series featured a discussion on how to leverage digital in public and corporate affairs with Jean-Vianney Philippe, Head of Digital Marketing, Weber Shandwick. The interactive session touched on it all: from dissecting the differences between audience segmentation and targeting in traditional media versus online demographics, to exploring the impacts of new platforms and tools, such as the metaverse, and the role they can play in the world of public affairs.

The future of healthcare with AmCham Croatia

27 Apr 2022
Healthcare

On Tuesday, 26 April, AmCham Croatia organised a conference titled ‘The Future of Healthcare’ where Jelka Drašković, Director, Key Markets Europe and Canada, MSD, presented some preliminary findings for Croatia from AmCham EU’s upcoming ‘Economist report on Health System Dynamics in CEE’, which will be released soon. As issue lead of the report, Jelka represented AmCham EU in Zagreb and spoke about healthcare financing and resources of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the provision of care and an assessment of the health systems in the region.  

Building local partnerships to maintain networks

27 Apr 2022
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

Since its foundation in 1971, Zülow AG, a family-owned company, has evolved from a one-man company to a highly specialised, 350-strong provider of complex electrical, data and communication technology and security solutions. The company has 24 apprentices. From its headquarters in Neuss, Zülow offers its services to its customers from a wide range of industries nationwide, usually using off the shelf products but also offering complex components. Zülow AG also patents individual solutions.

World IP Day: the power of youth

25 Apr 2022
Intellectual Property

To some, intellectual property (IP) is an abstract and ambiguous concept, but in fact, it is a crucial driver of the global economy, responsible for 90% of the value of firms in the S&P 500. This intangible asset single-handedly contributes double what physical capital does to the value of trade. But what is IP? And how can ­it support the new generation as they seek to innovate and drive a more sustainable future? Simona Popa (InterDigital), Chair, Intellectual Property Committee shares more here.

Transatlantic values and partnership: Susan Danger joins EPP podcast

25 Apr 2022
All Committees

Interviewing people such as Roberta Metsola, President, European Parliament and Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission, the EPP podcasts aims to analyse what occurs in Brussels and why it matters. In the latest episode of the podcast, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU joined host Nathan Shepuram, Senior Political Adviser, EPP for a discussion on transatlantic values and the main challenges threatening them. Tune in to the full episode for more.

EU and US to launch new dialogue on security and defence

21 Apr 2022
Security, Defence & Space

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) welcomes the launch of the EU-US dedicated dialogue on security and defence that will take place on 22 April 2022 following its initial announcement during the EU-US Summit in June 2021. The dialogue comes at a pivotal moment for transatlantic security and will serve as a valuable forum for exploring closer cooperation in the field of security and defence.

European Parliament: checking in at midterm

11 Apr 2022
All Committees
European Parliament Outreach

On Friday, 8 April AmCham EU hosted the event ‘European Parliament midterm: what to expect in the next two and a half years of the EU legislative term?’. After a presentation on the main midterm changes in the European Parliament by Doru Peter Frantescu, CEO and Co-founder, VoteWatch Europe, we welcomed László Andor, Secretary-General, Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, and Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director, European Liberal Forum for a panel discussion. During the session, we assess the first half of the EU legislative term and discuss what to expect in the last two EU legislative years before the next EU elections in 2024.

Partnering up to meet local customers’ needs

11 Apr 2022
All Committees

SLTN is an IT company based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Founded in 1997, the company has grown from strength to strength, posting an annual turnover of more than €175 million in the latest fiscal year. SLTN engages a of total 500+ employees across its three divisions of IT products, services and consulting as well as a further 100 local subcontractors for specialised skills and projects.

Excelling in the world of digital

11 Apr 2022
All Committees
Communications and Marketing Group

Communications strategies in Brussels are becoming more creative by the minute. With increased activity on digital platforms, it can be difficult for associations to rise above the noise. However, each year there are a number of campaigns that stand out from the rest. Enter the SEC Newgate EU European Associations Digital Report, which dives into the top digital campaigns among the most influential associations in Brussels. AmCham EU is pleased to share that our #Transatlantic2021 campaign is among the selected, highlighting how we were able to tell the powerful story of the transatlantic partnership to a global audience in creative ways. Read more in the full report.

World IP day - IP and youth: Innovating for a better future

7 Apr 2022
Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights (IPR) support the transition to a digital and sustainable future by enabling innovation. On Tuesday, 26 April join AmCham EU and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2022. The event will feature young entrepreneurs and institutional voices presenting ongoing initiatives in the field of IP, as well as in the context of the European Year of Youth. Speakers will showcase their experiences and discuss how a robust IPR protection system can help creators and innovators make a real difference, while promoting growth and prosperity. Register here.

Transatlantic Conference 2022

30 Mar 2022
All Committees
Transatlantic

This year’s Transatlantic Conference, themed ‘Shared values, shared impact: the power of the transatlantic relationship’ served to spark dialogues on the importance of a strong and united transatlantic relationship, especially in the context of the war in Ukraine. The conference took place on Thursday, 24 March 2021 and featured speakers from both sides of the Atlantic. As an opening speech, US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo reiterated the importance of a shared response against Russia’s aggression, but noted that the spark of a revitalised transatlantic cooperation had been lit months back.

Statement on new EU-US framework for transatlantic data flows

25 Mar 2022
Digital Economy

On 25 March, President Biden and President von der Leyen announced that the EU and the US have found an agreement in principle on a new framework for transatlantic data flows. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) very much supports the strong political message that the Presidents have shared. Striking the balance between the free flow of data and the protection of privacy remains critical to both companies and citizens.

Advancing women’s equality, economic empowerment and trade across the Atlantic

24 Mar 2022
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs
Diversity and Inclusion
Transatlantic

Building on the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality to advance the full participation of all people – including women and girls – in the United States and around the world, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced today an initiative promoting the role of women in international business and trade called EMPOWER HER.

Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis receives AmCham EU Transatlantic Business Award

24 Mar 2022
All Committees

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) is delighted to announce that Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President for an Economy that Works for People, European Commission, was presented with the AmCham EU Transatlantic Business Award.

2021 was a record-breaking year for the transatlantic economy, new report shows

22 Mar 2022
All Committees

A new survey from the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that the transatlantic trade and investment relationship hit record-breaking numbers in 2021. The findings come out against a difficult political and economic backdrop, with the war raging in Ukraine and after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inflation, congested supply chains, scarcity of raw materials and energy prices also add to global uncertainty. Despite this, the report demonstrates the resilience of the transatlantic economy and outlines avenues to strengthen the EU-US partnership with initiatives such as the Trade and Technology Council. To download the study, please click here.

A true partner for French aerospace

22 Mar 2022
All Committees

Boeing has been a true partner of the French aerospace industry for 60 years. Its operations include commercial aviation, defence and space and global services activities across three French locations, including headquarters in Paris, as well as sites in Toulouse and Senlis. Read how working with the French industry benefits both Boeing and its local partners. 

Elections update

21 Mar 2022
All Committees

AmCham EU is pleased to announce the results of the elections that took place from the end of January till the end of February. The Secretariat looks forward to supporting newly elected and re-elected committee leaders. We wish successful terms to Polina Bogdanova (LyondellBasell); Andrea Chiarello (Pfizer); Elizabeth Crossick (RELX); Florian Gleissner (General Electric); Ania Helseth (Meta); Elzo Kannekens (MSD Europe Inc); Ingrid van Laerhoven (Nike); Simon O'Donnell (Boeing); Jessica O’Flynn (SC Johnson); Claudia Selli (AT&T); Andrea Tognoni (SEC Newgate EU); and Marjolijn Vergouw (AES Corporation). 

AmCham EU elects new Vice-Chair of the Board

21 Mar 2022

AmCham EU would like to congratulate Nikolaas Baeckelmans (ExxonMobil), who has been elected as the new Vice-Chair (corporate) of the Board of Directors for a two-year term. We welcome Nikolaas to his new role and look forward to working with him.

Regulating artificial intelligence to promote innovation

18 Mar 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy
Future of Work, Education & Skills

Given its outstanding potential, Artificial intelligence (AI) is known as the ‘new electricity’. This technology can improve healthcare, optimise commerce, strengthen energy resilience, enhance employees’ skills and efficiency, and drive human progress overall. To learn more about how we can reap the benefits of AI, read our latest blog.

From values to impact: setting global AI standards

17 Mar 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Intellectual Property
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic

Do not miss out as transatlantic leaders from the world of business and politics discuss why our shared values must be at the heart of AI policy. Join us on 24 March to hear from Juha Heikkila, Adviser for Artificial Intelligence, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission; Dragoş Tudorache, MEP (RE, RO), Vice-Chair, Renew Europe Group, European Parliament; and Didem Un Ates, Head of Applied Strategy, Data and AI, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Customer and Partner Solutions, Microsoft. Learn more about the programme, including how to register to attend in person or online, here

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