AmCham Executives Visit Washington DC and Chicago
AmChams in Europe Executives with CEO Tom Donohue at the U.S. Chamber
AmChams in Europe Executives at UL in Chicago
AmChams in Europe Executives at Motorola in Chicago

On April 15 - 20, executives from the European Council of AmChams (AmChams in Europe) gathered in the United States to engage with companies, organizations and key government agencies in order to strengthen partnerships and gain insight into the current U.S. business and political climate.

Representatives from 32 AmChams participated in the annual conference, which took place in Washington DC and Chicago. AmCham Denmark’s Stephen Brugger joined in the conference - and as the Council’s Vice Chair, was also responsible for organizing the week-long conference.

Washington DC
The program started in Washington DC, where the delegation received timely insight into the Trump Administration through a series of high-level briefings from administration officials, organizations and several leading political experts.

Briefing sessions featured speakers from the U.S. Chamber of CommerceDepartment of CommercePew Research Center, CBS Corp., U.S. Senate and Obama Foundation.

Additionally, AmCham delegates participated in the inaugural Transatlantic Business Works Summit, which was co-organized by the U.S. Chamber and BusinessEurope. The half-day summit focused on ways to deepen transatlantic ties on four fronts: infrastructure, energy, the digital economy, and addressing shared global challenges. 

A slightly smaller delegation from 23 AmChams continued on to Chicago, visiting some of the region’s most innovative companies, engaging with senior officials and listening to global thought leaders.

Company visits included stops at UL, Abbvie, 1871, Northern Trust and Motorola Solutions. The group also visited City Hall and met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

To cap off a highly successful week, executives had an opportunity to attend a breakfast session featuring former Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright, which was organized by Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

AmChams in Europe wishes to thank the U.S. Chamber, the Department of Commerce, World Business Chicago as well as the many companies and organizations who contributed to making this year’s conference a tremendous success.

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