May 18, 2022

Executives from AmChams in Europe visit Washington DC and North Carolina

From May 8 to May 13, AmCham Denmark’s Director Stephen Brugger joined a delegation of 30 AmChams in Europe representing our members before key policymakers in Washington DC as well as business leaders from North Carolina’s renown Research Triangle.

In Washington DC, the delegation discussed transatlantic relations, the war in Ukraine and the current global challenges with leading US stakeholders, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the U.S. Department of Commerce; the U.S. Department of State; and the U.S. Congress.

Highlights included meetings with Senator Thom Tillis, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Ruth Sherman, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, Diane Farrell, and U.S. Chamber CEO Suzanne Clark.

Nordic congressional roundtable
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Congressman Fred Upton hosted a special AmCham Nordic breakfast roundtable at the U.S. Capitol, which included Danish ambassador Lone Wisborg and Norwegian Ambassador Anniken Krutnes. The wide-ranging conversation touched on bilateral economic ties, security, supply chains, shared values, and support for Ukraine and transatlantic trade.

During the visit, jointly with the US Department of Commerce, AmChams in Europe officially launched the EMPOWER HER, an initiative for the empowerment of women in trade on both sides of the Atlantic. Read more here.

Raleigh North Carolina
The delegation also spent time exploring the Research Triangle in North Carolina, which among other things, is home to one of the leading life science hubs in the United States. The welcoming hospitality of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) team and the decades-long partnership between business, government, and academia left a strong impression.

During the visit, Brugger also had an opportunity to meet with former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, James P. Cain, who was the host of a group dinner with local North Carolina business leaders. Additionally, the delegation met with Novo Nordisk’s Dale Pulczinski and SAS Institute’s CEO Jim Goodnight.

About Amchams in Europe
AmChams in Europe is an umbrella organization of American chambers of commerce (AmChams) that acts as the voice of more than 17,000 companies in Europe and Eurasia. Read more here