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  • 03 Feb 2017 3:52 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

    Each year the BABC Transatlantic Conference works on promoting a robust dialogue between the United States and the United Kingdom, drawing upon the thought leadership of Senior Executives from over 2,000 member companies. Following on from successful conferences in New York and London, this year’s Transatlantic Conference will take place in Chicago May 10-11.

    In light of the changing economic landscape the timing of this year’s Transatlantic Conference has never been more significant.  The 2017 theme “Navigating the New world” will focus on evolving opportunities in the US, Canada and Europe and absorbing changing in the realities of economies, trade borders and governance. Attendees will benefit from meaningful engagement and relevant networking with senior business, government and academic participants from across many industries and regions.

    Conference Schedule:

    • ·       Opening Cocktail Reception  - Shedd Aquarium
    • ·       Conference - Cathedral Room of the University Club
    • ·       Gala Dinner -Terzo Piano Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • ·       14th Annual British Consul General Awards
    • ·       PJ O’Rourke  after-dinner Speaker
    • ·       8 Months’ Thought Leadership Platforms: Pre and Post Conference.

    In conjunction with the conference, on January 9th the BABC Chicago launched an 8 month Thought Leadership platform Pre-and Post-conference. This platform posts regular, substantive thought leadership items from BABC members and will do so for the 4 months preceding the Conference. In the 4 months after the conference the platform will reflect on the conference information, and provide practical applications of the content to business. Take a look at the Thought Leadership to date at

    Speaking ahead of the conference, President of the BABC Chicago chapter, Tom Stevens said “The 2017 Transatlantic Conference is a practical recognition of broad volatility across, markets, economies, governance and borders.  In parallel, it is a much-needed investigation and celebration of the thought leadership across the breadth of the BABC family, throughout the US, Canada and UK.  Our incredible strength is founded upon a diversity of industry, capitalization and geography – and there is much leadership and brilliance to harvest as we all must – today – define opportunities, make weighty business decisions, commit capital, mitigate risk, and be responsible corporate actors.  Look across our panels, some 8 groups of heavyweight CEOs and senior executives, and you will quickly see the genetics of the Conference – absolutely not parochial, but certainly "Chicago Practical."

    CEO of the British American Business Council, Jeffries Briginshaw said "This yearly conference brings together our UK-US business network to offer thought-leadership and substantive networking. Now, more than ever, business leaders are seeking connections with each other and engagement with local governments on both side of the Atlantic, in order to better navigate an uncertain global future."

    Laurence Geller, Chairman, 2017 Transatlantic Conference said: “It is this backdrop of uncertainty and change that makes BABC’s Annual Transatlantic Conference so exceedingly important. With Thought Leadership as its underlying theme, the discussions will not only inform, identify the power and relevance of strategic partnerships and, without a doubt, provide an important voice in the policy debates proliferating on both sides of the Atlantic.”

    Her Majesty's Consul General Stephen Bridges said: "The theme 'Navigating the New World' could not be more relevant for 2017's BABC Annual Transatlantic Business Conference, and I couldn't be more delighted that Chicago has been chosen as the host city. The 'special relationship' between the US and the UK is poised to grow even stronger in the coming year, and the deep UK ties to Chicago make this a perfect venue for the BABC."

    To learn more about the conference, to read some of the Thought Leadership from our members or to register attendance, visit

    Notes to Editors:

    About British American Business Council (BABC) is the leading transatlantic business Organisation, dedicated to helping companies build their business on both sides of the Atlantic. Its membership brings together the world’s leading multinational and middle market companies across sectors and geographies; and more than 100 of the world’s most successful CEOs support its work through their participation in its Advisory Board.

    It incorporates the American Chamber of Commerce (UK) and the British-American Chamber of Commerce (USA), which merged in 2000 to create a single, pre-eminent transatlantic organization that could support its members across the Atlantic. The Organisation is made up of 22 chapter organizations in Cities across The United States, Canada and the UK. 

    For more information on the different BABC-Chapters can be found at

    Interested on becoming a member or learning more about BABC-Chicago events can be found on the website.

    About the Transatlantic Thought Leadership Platform:

    The platform consists of a blog and video program of curated authors featuring exceptional stories and thought leadership. While our touchstone rests upon commerce between the US and UK, this is a transcendent platform, seeking great moments from all corners of the globe. Senior business executives, academicians, government officials and other thought leaders contribute content.

    Interested in Thought Leadership, check out our contributions to date:

    Full List of Conference speakers can be found here: 

    Media Contact:

    Anna Kavanagh
    Marketing & Communications

  • 15 Nov 2016 9:17 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

    What a wonderful event! Both teams worked hard and had fun. BABC congratulates GIACC on their victory, and we anticipate a major comeback next year! 

    Many thanks to some special organisations: 

    GIACC worked tirelessly to plan an incredible event

    The Consulate General of India and KNAV hosted the fabulous post-match reception

    FutureTech, one of our Corporate Members, sponsored the uniforms for the BABC-11

    Thank you so much for all of your support!

    Please take a moment to check out the photos from the event HERE and the TV Asia coverage HERE.

  • 10 Nov 2016 2:22 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

    President's Corner

    The press are widely referring to the election of Donald Trump as 'America's Brexit'.  Simmering grass-roots frustrations on both sides of the pond have led to shock results and an uncertain outlook, especially for businesses.  The implications of both votes are still unravelling.  What is clear is that there will be both risks and opportunities.  And the best way to be ready is to engage, learn and adapt. 

    The British-American Business Council of Georgia is a great forum to keep abreast of developments by interacting with your fellow local business people directly. Our events provide the forum for sharing ideas, hearing from experts, connecting with a broad range of skilled people, and preparing yourself for the uncertain times ahead. 

    But if the political uncertainties are getting you down, now's a great time to sign up for our annual BABC-GA Christmas Party on December 16th. Or bring the family and come and support the BABC cricket team as we take on the Indian chamber this Sunday.  Details below. 

    Next Friday's Breakfast Briefing will be a fascinating insight from Iain Bluett, President of independent ticketing agency Ticket Alternative.  Based in Atlanta, they make some of the biggest events run smoothly...including Taste of Atlanta and last year's Rolling Stones concert at Bobby Dodd Stadium.  

    Finally, do check out our new website.  We've been working hard to completely update all our BABC back-end systems to improve the user experience and help us continue to grow our group. (If you're interested in tech, we've deployed Wild Apricot for membership management & website; Hubspot for CRM; Campaign Monitor for email/direct marketing; and Piesync for contact integration. Happy to share our experiences if you're considering deploying any of these.) 

    I hope to see you at a BABC event soon.

    James Anthony

    New Website!

    We have a new website! We are excited to bring you a dynamic site that is much more user friendly. We welcome your feedback! Members, please check your email later today with your new username and password, and instructions about how to log in. 

    Check It Out!


    Scuba diving


    India vs. UK Cricket Match

    Sunday, November 13
    12:30 p.m.
    Oglethorpe University Soccer Field


    We've gathered a great team to represent the UK in this cricket match! Come cheer on the team and network with other Brits. Match at 12:30, Reception at 5.


    Plane in flight

    Breakfast Briefing

    Friday, November 18
    7:15 a.m.
    City Club of Buckhead

    $25 Member / $30 Guest

    In the next installment, Ticket Alternative and Freshtix co-founder Iain Bluett will  discuss how his company has been able to make adjustments to address changes in the industry- something that is important in every industry!


    Brexit & Beyond


    Thursday, December 1
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP

     Please attend a complimentary
    seminar on what U.S companies need to know when entering the U.K. and
    Europe post-Brexit. Hear from a variety of impactful speakers, and enjoy complimentary breakfast & lunch.


    Pub Night: Ship & Anchor


    Tuesday, December 6
    5:30 p.m.
    Ship & Anchor Pub

    Find your way to the Legendary BABC-Georgia Pub Night at Ship & Anchor Pub at Perimeter, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM.  The service is top notch and you will always enjoy being treated like royalty in this old world British pub. Bring a guest and expand your business networks while having a little fun.  

    Christmas Luncheon

    $55 Member / $70 Guest

    Friday, December 16
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    City Club of Buckhead

    You  won't want to miss our Annual Christmas Luncheon, complete with a traditional Christmas lunch and, of course, our rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas!




    Corporate Member
    Kevin Glass
    Atlanta International Schools


    Associate Member
    Nick Waylett



    British-American Business Council of Georgia
    1395 East Cobb Drive, #72721
    Marietta, Georgia 30007

  • 01 Nov 2016 9:07 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

    Welcome to the new, improved, BABC-Georgia site! We have listened to your feedback and we've worked hard to bring you a more responsive site that is more user-friendly. We hope you enjoy the simpler registration process and the streamlined systems. 

    Since we've recently moved to a new platform, all of our old news items and newsletters were not moved from the old site. Please take a look at the past newsletters posted here and know that we will be bringing you all new content in the coming months! 

    If you have any questions, please email Lindsay at 

  • 18 Oct 2016 9:26 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)
    October 2016 BABC-Georgia Newsletter






    • President's Corner
    • Atlanta Pride
    • Women's Series
    • International Golf Classic
    • Christmas Luncheon
    • Welcome New Members!

    In this Issue



    New Corporate Member

    Anj Balusu



    New Executive Member

    Dirk Vande Beek





    Our Brexit debate on October 23rd garnered great feedback from all who attended.  Whatever your views on Brexit, it's clearly going to have a significant impact on business in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.  Attendees got firsthand insight from a distinguished panel, including representatives from the UK Government's Department of International Trade (DIT).  Watch out for more events like this and come along to keep abreast of current thinking by networking with your peers in BABC-GA. 

    November has a sporting focus for BABC.  Our International Golf Classic on November 7th is a great opportunity to entertain clients and colleagues; there are prizes and sponsorship opportunities available.  Then on November 13th, BABC-GA will be playing cricket against the Indian chamber team at Ogelthorpe University. Reach out to Duncan Sandy's if you're interested in playing. 

    Finally, some BABC members will be joining the British Consulate in the Atlanta Pride Parade this Sunday. Britain is one of the most progressive countries in the world for LGBT rights and a welcoming place for any one to do business.  Meet an the W Atlanta Downtown from 8.30am on Sunday if you'd like to show your support. 

    Thanks for your support.  I hope to see you at a BABC event soon.



    James Anthony



    Atlanta Pride: British Consulate

    This Weekend! October 9, 2016

    W Atlanta


    The UK is proud to be recognized as one of the most progressive countries in the world for LGBT rights and a welcoming country for all. 
    Join the British Consulate for breakfast, the parade march, and a post-parade reception. More Info & RSVP Here

    Women's Series: Women in STEM

    October 27, 2016 5:30 p.m.

    L'alliance Francaise/ Goethe Institute

    The lack of diversity in STEM is no secret, and Women In Bio Atlanta chapter are excited to bring awareness to this issue by hosting a premiere panel guests to discuss their careers and insights on navigating through male dominated fields.


    This is the 12th installment in the Women's Series, which is a joint venture between BABC-Georgia, FACC, GACC, NACCSE, Belgian-American Chamber, and Women in Bio. 

    More Details & Registration

    International Golf Classic

    New Date: November 7, 2016

    Country Club of Roswell


    Gather a team for an exciting day of golf, networking, and prizes. Sponsorship Opportunities are Available, beginning at $300! Please contact for more information. 

    $150 per player

    $600 per 4 person team


    More Details and Registration

    Annual Christmas Luncheon

    December 16, 2016

    City Club of Buckhead


    Save the date for our Annual Christmas Luncheon! This event is one of our favorites each year! We hope to see you all there! Registration will open next week. 

    More Information 

    Trans-Atlantic Council Member 

    Cunningham Lindsey
  • 08 Sep 2016 9:28 PM | Lindsay McCabe (Administrator)

    September 2016 BABC-Georgia Newsletter







    We held our Annual Garden Party on September 8 and it was a great time, as usual. During this event, British Consul General Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford reiterated the importance of BABC-GA as the UK continues to grapple with the impact of the Brexit vote. We express our gratitude to Jeremy for his ongoing support and opening his residence to us for this special event. You may view photos from the event by clicking here.
    The First Minister of Wales, Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, made a visit to the US last week and the Board of BABC-GA hosted a lunch for him.  We shared our experiences of doing business in the southeast, and he shared examples of Welsh companies expanding over here.  The drive of the Welsh government to expand business into our region and offer attractive incentives to companies considering Wales as a European base is a reflection of the increasing maturity of Wales as an excellent business location.  We anticipate doing more with the Welsh Office over the coming months and years.  Please see below for more information about his visit. 
    Our Events Committee has been diligently planning several interesting events for the remainder of 2016. More information about each of these is below. I look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon. 



    James Anthony

    Breakfast Briefing:
    Investing in the UK

    Next Week! September 23, 7:15 a.m. 
    Thompson Hine, Buckhead

    Join us for a networking breakfast, graciously hosted by Thompson Hine at their Buckhead office. We will have a panel discussion with some fantastic guests: UK Department for International Trade, Welsh Government, UK attorneys, and more. This is sure to be fascinating and thought-provoking.

    More Details and Registration

    Pub Night: Ri Ra

    October 4, 2016 5:30 p.m.

    Ri Ra Irish Pub, Midtown


    Find your way to the Legendary BABC-Georgia Pub Night at Ri Ra in midtown from 5:30-8:00 p.m.The service is top notch and you will enjoy being treated like royalty in this old world Irish pub. Bring a guest and expand your networks while having a little fun.


    More Information


    Knowledge Share Forum

    October 18, 2016 6:00 p.m.

    City Club of Buckhead


    Our Knowledge Share Forums always get rave reviews from attendees! Save the date for this evening of networking and education. The Events Committee is finalizing the details, and we will update you as soon as they are finalized. 

    International Golf Classic

    November 8, 2016

    Country Club of Roswell


    Gather a team for an exciting day of golf, networking, and prizes. Sponsorship Opportunities are Available, beginning at $300! Please contact for more information. 

    $150 per player

    $600 per 4 person team


    More Details and Registration

    Other Notable Events

    CyberconSeptember 27

    Cybercon 2016 brings together business, governmental and academic leaders to discuss the continually evolving cybersecurity landscape. Join us for a conference filled with practical, actionable sessions on cybersecurity issues. More Info 

    Atlanta PrideOctober 9

    The British Consulate General Atlanta is proud to participate
    in Atlanta Pride 2016.
    Join us for breakfast, the parade march and a post-parade reception. We will raffle off amazing prizes courtesy of Virgin Atlantic and W Hotels, then march through downtown Atlanta sporting Union Jacks and rainbows! More Info

    Bound for the UKDecember 1

    BABC-Georgia is proud to co-sponsor this event, alongside Corporate Member Arnall Golden Gregory. 

    BABC Christmas LuncheonDecember 16

    Join us for Christmas crackers, turkey with trimmings and Christmas pudding. And of course, the famous 12 Days of Christmas Performance! This year's luncheon will be held at City Club of Buckhead. 


    Trans-Atlantic Council Member 

    Cunningham Lindsey

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