FREE BABC Network Webinars and Events

The Future of UK-EU Trade Relations


On the 30 December 2020 at the end of the EU Transition Period, the UK and EU signed a crucial Trade and Cooperation Agreement.


This interactive and engaging webinar will explore what has been agreed, to what extent have the UK’s negotiating objectives been realised, and will discuss the implications for the economy, for businesses and for people going forward.

The event is being held as a joint webinar with the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) and will be chaired by Prof. Michael Gasiorek, Director of the UKTPO.  He will be joined by:

  • Prof. L. Alan Winters, Founding Director of the UKTPO
  • Suren Thiru, Head of Economics, British Chambers of Commerce
  • Dr Anna Jerzewska, Director, Trade and Borders Consultancy


7th January 2021

14:00 – 15:30 (UK Time) 




TAG Masterclass Roundtable with Diageo and National Grid
Tuesday January 12, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 am EST  /  2:00 – 3:00 PM GMT

At this roundtable we welcome Wilson Del Socorro, Global Director of Government Affairs for Diageo and Margaret (Peggy) Smyth, Chief Financial Officer of National Grid to discuss their significant investment in the US Market in 2019, the investment process and strategic challenges, the effects and resiliency of these challenges and the global pandemic and future strategies.


Pivot to Defense (cost to attend) 

Host: BABC Partner, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition

Thursday, January 14

2:00 – 4:00 pm PST /  5:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Find out how to become a supplier to the defense community including steps to enter the defense marketplace, resources available to support your pivot, advice on researching opportunities, and how to make a good impression with government buyers and defense prime contractors.


BABC Young Professionals – The 2nd Great British-American Virtual Pub Quiz 2021 in Partnership with BBS NEW TO LIST
January 14, 2021
6:00 – 7:30 PM PST / 9:00 – 10:30 pm ESTNEW YORK

Accelerate with Jason Paez, Founder & CEO, HVN Travel Group
January 21, 2021

11:00 am – 12:15 pm EST
Jason Paez, Founder and CEO, HVN Travel Group will share the remarkable story behind his success in building the new category of stay with private havens bringing together the best of hospitality and home.

Global Trade Outlook 2021: the Biden Agenda  

January 21, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST  /  1:00 – 2:00 pm EST


10:00 am – 11:00 am EST

BAB and EY partner to bring you expert insights on major, evolving geopolitical developments in 2021 facing the US and the UK.


CEO Panel: The Power of Purpose
Friday February 5

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST  /   4:00 – 5:00 PM GMT
Please join us for a webinar where CEOs will explore the role of Purpose in building and enhancing levels of engagement and motivation, and how you can embed purpose within your organization to build stronger connections with your people.

10:00 am – 11:00 am EST

This program will focus on the contextual and cultural differences in business attitudes, and differences in approaches to improving racial diversity in business/the workplace in the UK and the USA.  

The Power of Partnerships For Tech Innovation – How Start-Up’s help Established Brands Escalate Innovation NEW TO LIST

Monday, February 22, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 PM GMT / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST


2021 Funding, Exits & IPO’s – #FEIbabcsf  NEW TO LIST
February 24, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 PM PST /  7:00 – 8:00 pm EST


Britain and Biden’s Shared Goals NEW TO LIST
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
12:00 pm EST

Ambassador Karen Pierce will discuss the US-UK agenda for the next four years under Biden’s administration.
This is a timely discussion as it will take place a week before President-elect Biden is sworn into office. As world leaders expect a shift on US foreign policy, you will hear some first-hand insights on the topic from one of the most influential and experienced diplomats in the world.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm EST



Anticipating Policy and Regulatory Changes in the Biden-Harris Era  NEW TO LIST

Thursday, January 14, 2021

12:00 – 1:15 pm EST

Organized by Platinum Member, Womble Bond Dickinson

With the anticipated policy changes in a Biden administration, our panel of experts will explore how these could impact their businesses and the industries in which they work, on a federal and state level. These changes will likely include issues related to COVID-19, healthcare, banking regulations, labor, climate change, tax reform, and trade. Join us for a lively discussion as we look at what the future may hold.


The Everything from Everywhere Complimentary Summit  NEW TO LIST

Friday, January 29, 2021

11:00am – 2:00pm EST

Organized by Platinum Member, Womble Bond Dickinson

What are the risks and opportunities in a marketplace where everything can be done from everywhere? Taxes, leasing arrangements, cybersecurity, logistics, employment, land use – the list of legal and business implications companies face in a virtual world is long and varied.

Womble Bond Dickinson’s Everything from Everywhere Summit will explore these issues and provide business leaders with critical insights on some of the biggest challenges the digital economy will present in the coming year.

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