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Wednesday, 22 March 2023

In the face of looming uncertainty, the EU and the US must unite to overcome complex and intertwined global challenges. Through the Trade and Technology Council, cooperation on both sides of the Atlantic is picking up steam. However, with war ravaging Ukraine and the ongoing energy crisis, the external environment remains difficult. Join our Transatlantic Conference 2023 and dive into the issues that are top of mind for those invested in the EU-US relationship.




8.30 - 9.15 Welcome coffee and registration 

9.15 - 9.30 Welcome 

  • Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU 
  • Zeger Vercouteren (J&J), Chair, AmCham EU

9.30 - 10.00 Opening keynote 

  • Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard
  • Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce (video address)

10.00 - 10.55 Panel discussion: Transatlantic leadership: Navigating a challenging geopolitical environment 

  • Ana Paula Assis, General Manager and Chair, EMEA, IBM
  • Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute 
  • Michael Lally, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, US Mission to the European Union
  • Moderated by Suzanne Lynch, Chief Brussels Correspondent, POLITICO

10.55 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 12.15 Panel discussion: Transatlantic economy: Strengthening and transitioning our economies

  • Marc Allen, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Boeing 
  • Gregory Burton, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, US Mission to the European Union
  • Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice-President, European Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce 
  • Danuta Maria Huebner, MEP (EPP, PL)
  • Moderated by Iana Dreyer, Founder and Editor, Borderlex

12.15 - 13.00 Presentation of the Transatlantic Economy 2023 report: celebrating 20 years of economic insights

  • Daniel Hamilton, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
  • Joseph Quinlan, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network
  • Moderated by Thibaut L’Ortye, Director of Public Affairs, AmCham EU 

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break and networking session 

14.00 - 14.30 Fireside chat: A conversation with Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the European Union

  • Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the European Union 
  • Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU

14:30 - 14:40 Video address

  • Vimal Kapur, President and Chief Operating Officer, Honeywell 

14:40 - 15:30 Panel discussion: Transatlantic cooperation: energy transformation and security 

  • Nikolaas Baeckelmans, Vice-President European Union Affairs, ExxonMobil
  • Ann Mettler, Vice-President, Europe, Breakthrough Europe
  • Andris Piebalgs, Senior Fellow, Florence School of Regulation, and Senior Advisor, Covington
  • Moderated by Ewa Krukowska, Senior Energy and Climate Correspondent, Bloomberg

15.30 - 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 - 16.30 Fireside chat: Moving ahead with a sustainability agenda for competitiveness

  • Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer, DuPont
  • Nicolae Ștefănuță, MEP (Greens/EFA, RO)
  • Moderated by Dan Michaels, Brussels Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal

16.30 Closing remarks  

  • Zeger Vercouteren (J&J), Chair, AmCham EU
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A look back at the Transatlantic Conference 2022

This year’s Transatlantic Conference served to spark dialogues on the importance of a strong and united transatlantic relationship, especially in the context of the war in Ukraine. From the launch of the Transatlantic Economy study, to panels on AI and the green transition; from insights on the state of transatlantic relations from Mark Gitenstein, US Ambassador to the EU, to messages from Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce, Katherine Tai, US Trade Representative and Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President, European Commission: find out everything that happened last week at #Transatlantic2022 in our conference wrap-up.