For further information on any of these events, please contact Hilary Sama at email@example.com or +1 202 828 9102.
“The Road to a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” – Roundtable Discussion with Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat (BRX)
June 24, 2013
The Transatlantic Business Council and Covington & Burling will host a roundtable discussion with Co-Chair of Covington & Burling’s international practice, TBC Co-Chair and former US Ambassador to the EU, Stu Eizenstat, to discuss his insights of the lessons learned from a long and challenging road towards the negotiation of an ambitious and comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Luncheon with the US Ambassador William E. Kennard (BRX)
June 26, 2013
Ahead of the US Ambassador's departure from Brussels, TBC will host a lunch roundtable in his honor to celebrate his achievements and to thank him for his continued support of the transatlantic business community.
Trade Secrets Theft: Need for Transatlantic Cooperation (WDC)
July 11, 2013
The theft of trade secrets continues to be a challenge deeply relevant to both US and European companies, particularly when operating in third countries. Close transatlantic cooperation is needed to foster effective policy responses. Currently trade secrets laws vary largely across EU members state borders, thus increasing the complexity of potential litigation. In 2012 the EU Commission launched an initiative on the protection of trade secrets and is considering a potential Directive on the issue. This initiative and the launch of the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) provide an opportunity to encourage closer dialogue between the EU and the U.S. to develop policy options that mitigate the impact of trade secrets theft.
TABD Business Consultation with the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) (WDC)
The TABD program, in its capacity as the official business advisor to the TEC, hosts a Business Consultation the day prior to the TEC to facilitate a high-level dialogue between the TEC co-chairs, Commissioner Karel de Gucht and Michael Froman, and the TABD Executive Members to discuss priorities for the transatlantic trade agenda.
Semi-annual meeting of the TABD Program (WDC)
September 10, 2013
The TABD Program will convene its second annual meeting in Washington DC to connect it’s Executive Membership with Senior Government Officials, Congressmen, and Ambassadors. This meeting will provide a key high-level dialogue between Government and Business as the T-TIP work progresses.
Financial Markets Seminar (WDC)
The TBC Capital Markets Working Group is planning to convene a roundtable event to discuss the important role of financial services in the transatlantic economy. This event seeks to foster an exchange between relevant stakeholders from industry, government and Congress that will help to identify and discuss ways to successfully include financial services issues in the T-TIP.
Transatlantic Business Conference (Frankfurt)
November 13/14, 2013
The TBC together with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the F.A.Z.-Institut and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) will host the Seventh Annual Transatlantic Business Conference in Frankfurt/Main. The event is a platform combining high-level panel discussions with government and industry speakers, and focused debates on specific subjects such as innovation and the digital economy. The seventh conference will specifically address the expected T-TIP negotiations and transatlantic opportunities in general. TBC Director-General Tim Bennett will speak on a panel entitled, "The Road Ahead - Post-Election Germany, Obama Reloaded and the Future of Europe."
US Federal Trade Commission Forum (BRX)
Early December, 2013
FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will address TBC members. More details tba.