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The impact of mirror clauses

16 Mar 2022
All Committees
Agriculture & Food

On Tuesday, 15 March, AmCham EU hosted a conversation on Agriculture and Trade and the impact of mirror clauses’. The panellists covered the proposal to introduce mirror clauses in the agriculture and food sector, highlighting the importance of maintaining a fair multilateral trading system with high environmental and health standards for the agriculture sector.

Business and Global Impact of the Ukraine-Russia Crisis webinar

16 Mar 2022
All Committees

The AmChams in Europe network hosted an event on Thursday, 9 March 2022 focusing on the war in Ukraine. Andy Hunder, President, AmCham Ukraine, kicked off the discussion. He gave an account of the current situation on the ground and highlighted how businesses and citizens can play a positive role. The event also featured leaders from neighbouring AmChams. Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU moderated the conversation in her capacity as Chair, AmChams in Europe. Watch a recording of the event here.

The importance of shared values in the EU-US relationship

16 Mar 2022
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic

From the coordinated approach to the war in Ukraine, to the Trade and Technology Council, our panellists will cover a range of priorities that are top-of-mind for policymakers leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. What are the areas crucial for transatlantic cooperation? Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, MEP (EPP, EL), Vice-Chair, INTA Committee, European Parliament; Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice-President of European affairs, US Chamber of Commerce; Peter Harrell, Senior Director, International Economics and Competitiveness, National Security Council, White House; and Martin Jetter, Chairman, IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa, will share their insights with us on 24 March; find out how to join the conversation here

Optimising distribution with local services

16 Mar 2022
All Committees

HP Inc. is a multinational information technology company that develops personal computers, printers and 3D printing solutions. Distribution centres located in Germany serve as the epicentre of the company’s European operations, with finished products arriving from its international factories, ready for shipment. Read how HP Inc.'s parterships with local businesses encourage the development of innovative solutions to specific problems.

Accelerating the green transition with trade

15 Mar 2022
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate
Transatlantic

Can trade be the key to a greener future? How can we unlock the potential of value chains to support climate goals? Join Sue Biniaz, US Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change; Karin Karlsbro, MEP (RE, SE); Michael A. Mehling, Professor, Deputy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and LeAnn Ridgeway, Vice-President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Collins Aerospace, as they discuss the green transition and how EU-US cooperation can accelerate the global transition towards climate neutrality. Register and learn more about the programme here.

Invitation to lunch with The Hon Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the EU

14 Mar 2022

As the invasion of Ukraine unfolds, the importance of a strong transatlantic relationship is clear. Upholding human rights, protecting democracy and respecting the rule of law are values shared not only by the transatlantic partners, but also by many other international actors. This Transatlantic Conference, don't miss out on the opportunity to hear from a wide range of international leaders including a discussion over lunch with Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the EU, who will share about the priorities that are high on his list as well as the ways US and EU policymakers can align their goals to leverage their joint impact. Registrations for the conference including the lunch session (for members and non-members) are available here

Sponsors shoutout: #Transatlantic2022

10 Mar 2022
All Committees

From green and digital to the ways EU and US policymakers can align their goals to leverage a joint impact, our Transatlantic Conference 2022 looks to dive into the top priorities fundamental to the prosperity and security of the transatlantic community. A special thank you goes to our sponsors for making this year’s edition possible: Goodyear, Google, Interdigital, Lilly and Microsoft! Don’t fret, there's still time to join other events as a sponsor – click here.

Break the bias every day  

10 Mar 2022
All Committees
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Diversity and Inclusion

To celebrate International Women’s Day, AmCham EU organised an online event to discuss how to break biases related to female leadership. Stella Ronner-Grubacic, Ambassador for Gender and Diversity, European External Action Service, and a distinguished panel of female leaders from the world of business and politics joined the discussion.. Speakers shared their personal experiences in dealing with bias and discussed strategies to help empower young girls to aim for ambitious careers.

A coordinated approach to the Ukraine war

10 Mar 2022
All Committees

The Board of AmCham EU met with The Honorable Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the EU, to discuss pressing issues for the transatlantic relationship including a coordinated approach to the Ukraine war and what role business can play. AmCham EU is collaborating closely with Ambassador Gitenstein and his team at the US Mission to the EU as we continue to strengthen the transatlantic partnership.

Ukraine invasion: AmCham EU commends unity from EU, US and partners

8 Mar 2022
All Committees

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) continues to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. As we emphasised over a week ago, we stand with the people of Ukraine as they face incredible suffering and violence.

Deciphering COVID-19 with digital innovations

8 Mar 2022
All Committees
Healthcare

To better combat COVID-19, experts from the Digital Health Center at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) are using genome sequencing to identify high-risk patients and develop better targeted treatment therapies. Such work generates and requires analysis of enormous pools of data. By leveraging Dell Technologies’ high performance computing (HPC) solutions, this has become possible. Learn more on Invested in Europe.  

Looking local to deliver core IT services

8 Mar 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy

The IT and digital team within AES Bulgaria delivers core IT and business services. For this, it relies on more than 10 local suppliers to provide IT infrastructure, telephone and cybersecurity services. For instance, the local service provider Telenor has optimised AES Bulgaria’s mobile phone bills by more than 50% due to its flexible and highly specialised workforce. Simultaneously, working with AES has given local suppliers like Telenor the chance of expanding beyond their local markets and developing innovative services. Read their story to find out how local parterships can help deliver core IT services.

We #StandWithUkraine

7 Mar 2022

AmCham EU stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The ongoing invasion of Ukraine violates international law and endangers peace and security across the region. It poses a clear threat to fundamental values of human dignity, democracy, rule of law and solidarity. As the situation evolves, the need for humanitarian aid continues to rise. AmCham EU as an organisation will be making a donation to the International Committee of the Red Cross. We encourage others to support the efforts aimed at helping those most in need in Ukraine - visit our dedicated page to learn about the ways you can make a contribution.

Registrations for the Transatlantic Conference 2022 are now open

3 Mar 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic

On 24 March join the Transatlantic Conference 2022 for a discussion on this year's top priorities fundamental to the prosperity and security of the transatlantic community. From the Trade and Technology Council and key digital issues; to climate change and the green transition, this conference will have it all. Find out more about the programme and don’t forget to register here.

Mind the gap: promoting female leadership to #BreakTheBias

3 Mar 2022
All Committees

Despite an increased focus on more inclusive workplaces, women still remain underrepresented in leadership roles due to bias, race and gender-related barriers. Policies aimed at closing the gender gap and ensuring economic empowerment for women are crucial to fulfilling the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. On 8 March, we are organising a breakfast event, kindly sponsored by Google, during which industry leaders and EU decision-makers will exchange best practices. We will discuss how the public and private sectors can jointly foster diverse leadership and outline solutions for ensuring an inclusive talent pipeline for industries that lack women participation the most. Register here.

The future of risk management and risk assessment in EU chemicals policy

28 Feb 2022
All Committees

On 24 February AmCham EU hosted an event focusing on the future of risk management in the EU chemicals policy. The speakers discussed the principles of risk assessment and the importance of a science-based approach in a panel moderated by Natasa Sbrizaj (3M), Chair, Environment Committee, AmCham EU. More about AmCham EU's position on the EU's Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability here.

Fostering innovation through collaborative partnerships

28 Feb 2022
All Committees

Despite only having 10,000 inhabitants, Figeac in south-west France is home to a whole ecosystem of aerospace companies and suppliers. Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is one of them. Its Ratier-Figeac unit is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for propellers. Collins Aerospace RatierFigeac employs 1,200 people in four key business segments. Its main undertaking is propellers, which account for about 60% of the Ratier-Figeac unit’s activities. 60% of its total global expenditure on local suppliers is in France. Discover their success story.

AmChams in Europe stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

25 Feb 2022
All Committees

AmChams in Europe, the umbrella organisation for 46 AmChams in 44 countries across Europe and Eurasia, stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The ongoing invasion of Ukraine violates international law and endangers peace and security across the region. It poses a clear threat to fundamental values of human dignity, democracy, rule of law and solidarity.

Our recommendations for Europe’s digital transition

24 Feb 2022
All Committees
Digital Economy

On 25 February the French Presidency will welcome the Member State's economic and finance ministers in Paris for an informal meeting to discuss topics relating to the union’s most pressing economic challenges. The digital economy contributes positively to society by supporting competitiveness, growth, creation of jobs, innovation and modern democracy. AmCham EU has outlined recommendations to the French Presidency that aim to support the EU’s digital transition and maximise its benefits.  

The power of local suppliers: more than shipping partners

24 Feb 2022
All Committees

The Van Berkel Group is located in Veghel, a town in the North Brabant region of the Netherlands. The company, founded in 1955 as a family company in agriculture, has expanded and diversified into many new sectors. In 2003, Van Berkel Logistics was established, with shipping services starting up in 2005, in the form of container transportation by barge from Veghel to Rotterdam and Antwerp. Read how Van Berkel managed to grow exponentially and leverage the power of exports by collaborating with Mars. 

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