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President's Letter

Rhett D. Workman

Rhett D. Workman
President
British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

Dear BABC Members and Friends,

As our fiscal year winds down I would like to remind you to put your membership dollars to work, and of the value of BABC programing. In the digital age we rarely have the opportunity to network face-to-face or to meet and hear from expert business leaders all together in one room. The BABC offers approximately one event per month, affording members the opportunity to market their services and to meet like-minded international business executives. We have had a superb year, and we will be ending on a high note with several exciting activities.

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Spring 2017

To learn more about the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia please visit: www.babcphiladelphia.com

 

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Club Level Feature

'BREALITY CHECK' — BREXIT UPDATES AND THIRD COUNTRY PASSPORTING IMPLICATIONS

By: Morgan Lewis Partners, Simon Currie and William Yonge

Recent April 2017 Update

On 24 January 2017, the UK Supreme Court by a majority of 8-3 found that the UK government could not decide to trigger withdrawal from the EU under the relevant Treaty without the prior approval of Parliament. In early March, the UK Parliament confirmed the result of the referendum on 23 June 2016 by voting in both Houses in favour of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill which received the Royal Assent on 16 March. On 29 March, just over 44 years since the UK joined what was then called the European Economic Community on 1 January 1973, Prime Minister May notified the European Council in accordance with Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. The UK government's Department for Exiting the European Union then published a White Paper entitled “Legislating for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union” in which it published its plans to bring to Parliament a Great Repeal Bill which will repeal the European Communities Act 1972, the statute that gives effect to EU law under UK law and renders EU law supreme over UK law; that repeal will take place on the day the UK leaves the EU and the Great Repeal Bill will also convert EU law as it applies in the UK into UK domestic law to facilitate an orderly transition and confer powers on the UK Government to correct or remove the laws that would otherwise not function properly once the UK has left the EU on a case by case basis from time to time.

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Uber and Out- What Happens After Start Up? »

Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia

2017 BABC Transatlantic Conference »

Wednesday – Thursday, May 10 – 11, 2017

Chicago, IL

International Soccer Night »

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA

 

EVENT RECAPS

Sixth Annual NJ Networking Event & Dinner »

Charting the Future Now: European Economic Growth and Its Importance to American Prosperity »

 

HUMAN INTEREST FEATURE

2017 BABC Transatlantic Conference — Navigating the New World

By: Alicia Talucci, BABC Coordinator

Every year, the British American Business Council picks a chapter to host its Transatlantic Conference. This year the Transatlantic Conference will be held in “The Windy City,” Chicago will host participants on May 10 – 11, 2017 for an invigorating discussion based on the thought leadership of Senior Executives.

This year's theme will be “Navigating the New World,” a perfect sentiment to the changing international economic climate. The majority of the focus will be on the new opportunities presented to the US, Canada, and Europe, the realities these countries will face upon new trade agreements, changing economies, and new leadership and governance.

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NEW MEMBER

The BABC of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to formally announce and welcome our newest member.

Individual Member:

John Connolly

Willis Towers Watson
5 Radnor Corporate Center
Radnor, PA 19087
P: 610-212-0680
E: john.a.connolly@willistowerswatson.com

 

MIND THE GAP

Americans call it Soccer. Brits call it Football. Whichever you prefer, it has been one of the fastest growing sports in the US. Since its creation in 1996, Major League Soccer has expanded its fan base massively in a short amount of time. The 2014 World Cup proved to be a catalyst for growth in followership. With 24.5 million people watching the US Team's eliminating match against Belgium, the event proved to be a sport on the forefront of ratings in the US, beating the NBA Finals, World Series, and Stanley Cup.

Although the Premier League was instituted in 1992, the history of football in the UK is a long one. Not only is football the national sport in England, but the first modernized game was established in England in 1863 along with The Football Association. Within eight years, there were 50 member clubs of The Football Association. The first competition in the world, The FA Cup was established in 1872, and the first league championship was stablished in 1888. Since then, The Football Association, now known as FIFA, has over 200 member clubs in every part of the globe.

Trivia: Which country won the very first FIFA World Cup in 1930?

The first person to submit the correct answer to babc@chamberphl.com will receive one complimentary ticket to our Uber and Out event at The Trestle Inn.

 
 

BRITISH AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA
200 S. Broad Street, Suite 700 / Philadelphia, PA 19102 / www.babcgp.com

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