February 01, 2017 @ 6:13 PM

For Release 2/01/17 1pm


The theme of this years’ conference is Navigating the New World


(Chicago) - 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 February 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 Jeffries Briggenshaw said: Insert Quote

Head of ex com group Laurence Geller said:Insert Quote

Consul General Steve Brigges said Insert Quote

President of the BABC Chicago Tom Stevens said: Insert Quote

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:


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