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May 28, 2019

AmCham Executives Visit Washington D.C. and Seattle

On May 12-17, executives from the AmChams in Europe gathered in the U.S. to meet with companies, organizations and key government agencies. Representatives from 29 AmChams including AmCham Denmark’s Einar Dyrhauge and Stephen Brugger participated in the conference, which took place in Washington DC and Seattle.

Washington D.C
The conference kicked off in the heart of the capitol at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where participants were briefed on the current state of transatlantic relations, trade policy, cybersecurity, global energy policy, and tax policy. The group also met with Pentagon and U.S. Department of State officials.

The following day, delegates met with Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley at the Department of Commerce, where they were briefed on USMCA, ongoing FTA negotiations, and US-EU trade negotiations. The group also visited the Atlantic Council, delving into current U.S.-China relations and EU election implications on U.S.-EU trade.

Dyrhauge and Brugger also met with Denmark’s new Ambassador to the U.S. Lone Dencker Wisborg to discuss cooperation and joint initiatives with the American Danish Business Council.

Nordic – Pacific Northwest Partnerships
The conference continued in Seattle, where the group met with Accenture, Amazon, Boeing, and Boston Consulting Group. The week concluded at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, where AmCham executives scrutinized the ethical use of artificial intelligence in various world regions and witnessed first-hand the latest technological developments within agriculture, public administration, and energy.

While in Seattle, leaders from AmCham Denmark, Finland and Norway took part in the Nordic Innovation Summit, hosted by Seattle’s landmark Nordic Museum. In its second year, the expanding summit brought innovation leaders together to build upon robust Nordic – Pacific Northwest partnerships.