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The European American Chamber of Commerce® hosts a wide variety of events, from in-depth macro-economic, legal and financial panel discussions featuring industry leaders, to smaller round table discussions on trade and investment related matters that directly affect individual small and medium size business.

Our educational seminars, roundtables, panel-discussions and conferences are designed to educate our membership and the Florida business community on transatlantic matters relevant to the transatlantic business community across the US, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. They also provide a platform – whether virtual or in-person – to exchange ideas and network with fellow executives across the Transatlantic Corridor.

Below is a list of our past events. To stay informed about our programs join our mailing list.

We are constantly considering new issues for discussion and formats for our programs. To learn more about these and contribute to the EACC network as a Member call us at +1 305 527 0584 and find out how to join.

    WEBINAR – Quarterly EU Economic Update: A Rocky Road to Recovery – Can the Recovery & Resilience Fund be the game changer the EU economy needs?

    There is a lot of momentum behind the recovery and we should see some solid growth numbers for the EU economies over the remainder of the year and into 2022. High vaccination rates and cautious public health policies are now paying growth dividends across the EU. With that said, the pace of the recovery is moderating as supply shortages and logistical bottlenecks weigh on output. Inventories are very low and many manufacturers simply can’t get the supplies they need. On the labor market side, ...

    WEBINAR – Conversation on Cross-Atlantic Data Transfer Challenges in a Post ‘Schrems II’ Era

    Program brought to you by EACC Netherlands. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) and Microsoft to explore the impact of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Decision on businesses of all sizes and what companies can do if they are held responsible for their government’s actions. The Court’s “Schrems II” decision in 2020 reaches almost every company that touches EU residents ́ personal data. It was followed nearly a year later by the long awaited re...

    WEBINAR – Europe Post Merkel: Angela Merkel’s Impact on the EU and how Transatlantic politics could look like going forward

    Program brought to you by EACCNY. Angela Merkel has been in office for 16 years and has been an extraordinary force for stability in the West. The end of her chancellorship and with that new leadership in Berlin, injects a degree of uncertainty on both sides of the Atlantic about the general course and the new champions who may fill the gap her departure will create. The 2008 financial crisis, Brexit, the pandemic and the rise of authoritarian regimes have challenged the values of the European U...

    In Person – EU Texas Economic Leadership Forum & Gala with HE Stavros Lambridinis

    EACC Texas is honored to present EU Texas Economic Leadership Forum. Venue: The Debate Chamber at Old Parkland, Dallas, Texas Time: 8am to 12pm CDT & EACC Texas Ambassador’s Gala Venue: Belo Mansion & Pavillion, Dallas, Texas Time: 6pm CDT – VIP Reception and from  7pm CDT Gala Dinner  (Black Tie) Honored Guest & Keynote: His Excellency, Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States HE Stavros Lambrinidis is Ambassador of the EU to the United States...

    EACC Florida Briefings – EACC Florida Meets Peter Young

    EACC Florida Meets Peter Young Peter Young is Deputy Head of the Trade and Agriculture Section at the EU Delegation in Washington DC. He was in Miami on November 1st to learn about the business environment in Florida and what matters to companies and investors engaged in transatlantic business. His meetings included a briefing with several EACC Florida Members and Friends from the cruise line, logistics & transportation, tech and legal industries as well as meetings with representatives of t...

    WEBINAR – Are You Sure Your Transatlantic Business is Resilient for the Risks of Climate Change?

    Brought to you by EACC Netherlands. The effects of the Covid restrictions on the supply chain can’t be missed and will hopefully be temporary. The consequences of climate change are presumed to be broader and more lasting. More than 50% of the top 10 risks listed in The Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum are climate related. This program will focus on the foreseeable and unforeseeable climate-related challenges for transatlantic economies and their businesses. Hence, business leade...

    WEBINAR – Responsible Capitalism – The ESG Integration Balancing Act

    Program brought to you by EACCNY. Please join us for a discussion about how companies are balancing the bottom-line with environmentally and socially responsible governance. Key discussion topics to include: Integration of ESG into business strategy and compliance programs - ESG is not “new” particularly in the business and legal spheres. But how companies address ESG is becoming less prescriptive and requires more tailoring of the risks and opportunities respective of their business strateg...

    WEBINAR – Patentability of AI Driven Inventions: The Push for Legislature to Play Catch up

    Program Brought to you by EACCNY. Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used more and more to develop new inventions without human aid. But as AI capabilities increase at a rapid pace, patent offices and business leaders around the world face a changing landscape. The program will provide a look at AI and its effect on commerce (Research & Development), Intellectual Property (IP), and the regulatory framework, including: ● Primary AI issues, including how it is being handled in various cou...

    EACC Cincinnati – 2021 Annual Conference and Gala

    Join our colleagues at EACC Cincinnati for a combined Annual Conference & Gala on September 16, 2021 at the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park, Kentucky. The EACC Cincinnati Annual Gala Dinner, presented by Altix Consulting and Modula, is a celebration of the vibrant international business community of Greater Cincinnati. Each year this sold-out event brings together top regional decision makers and international business leaders to demonstrate the positive impact of the commercial and business ti...

    WEBINAR – After the Storm: Trends and Challenges for Private M&A in the US and Europe

    This Transatlantic Webinar is a collaboration between EACC Paris and EACCNY The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented disruption to the global M&A market.  Even in today’s uncertain environment, however, deals are being done. To usher existing agreements to successful completion and seize opportunities in today’s – and tomorrow’s – market, sellers and buyers alike need to carefully calibrate their deal terms, learning lessons from the past year. In this webinar, our experts take...

    WEBINAR – Expanding Operations into New Territories: Has the Recipe for Success Changed in a Post-Covid World?

    Brought to you by EACC Florida Expanding operations into new territories around the world has traditionally offered important commercial opportunities for both for multinational corporations and SMEs. Whereas the trend toward globalization was well underway, the COVID-19 pandemic marked an abrupt halt, leading to a global recession, a severe disruption of global trade and a sharp decrease in foreign direct investments. Some countries are still managing the crisis. Others are slowly emerging from...

    WEBINAR – Post-COVID Recovery Programs: The US and the EU Strategies to Jump Start their Economies and Make Them Fit for the Future

    Brought to you by EACCNY Unprecedented investment plans driven by high political profiles on both sides of the Atlantic. Join us for a high-level discussion about the US and EU's strategies for global competitiveness and opportunities for investors. Europe is embarking on a transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The EU COVID Recovery Fund, will invest €750 billion in rebuilding the European economy. The U.S. Jobs Plan foresees 1 trillion US$  to create millions of good ...

    WEBINAR – Is the End in Sight? 17 Years of the Airbus-Boeing Dispute

    This program is brought to you by EACC Cincinnati In October 2004 the U.S. hauled Airbus in front of the World Trade Organization, calling European loans to Airbus illegal subsidies. Since then, there have been counter-complaints and negotiations and appeals. Meanwhile, a global pandemic has walloped the aerospace industry, and China is making a serious run at getting into the civilian airliner market. In March 2021 the new U.S. Administration reached agreements with the UK and the EU to “paus...

    WEBINAR – The Power Of Transatlantic Cooperation: How EU & US Innovators Joined Forces In The Fight Against The Pandemic

    Brought to you by EACCNY The pandemic has highlighted the importance of private sector and public private partnerships in developing vaccines, therapeutics and other medical products in response to COVID-19 and various European and American companies are jointly contributing to the solution. The pandemic also exposed the need for secure global supply chains for PPE and medical devices and exposed the over-dependence of third world countries. The panel will discuss the following topics: ● The p...

    WEBINAR – The Effects of a Wandering Workforce on Taxation of Corporations and their Employees

    Brought to you by EACCNY When many businesses made the swift decision to embrace remote work due to COVID-19, the future was uncertain. Nearly a year later, with the pandemic still a key component in our lives, steps taken as a quick call to stabilize operations, have become routine. COVID-19 has both accelerated the evolution of the remote workforce and forced a change in business model for many companies. While employees may enjoy the flexibility that this allows, employers must grapple with c...

    WEBINAR – A Review of Trade & Economic Relations 6 Months into 2021, a new U.S. Administration & Brexit

    Brought to you by EACCNY Where is Europe’s economy headed? The continent’s growth should be picking up steam as vaccination programs kick in, lock-downs and travel restrictions are relaxed and global trade recovers. The United States, Great Britain, China and other economies which put the Covid-19 crisis into the rear mirror quicker, are already buzzing with economic activity. Join us for an exclusive discussion with Valdis Dombrovskis, the European Union’s Trade Commissioner, on how the w...

    WEBINAR – Fighting Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Across the Globe – US and EU Reform Legal Frameworks

    The United States Congress kicked off the new year by enacting the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, which became law only after both houses of Congress overrode then-President Trump’s veto of the proposed legislation. The Anti-Money Laundering Act is one of the most significant reforms since the USA Patriot Act of 2001 almost 20 years ago. The European Commission published an action plan in May 2020 to strengthen its Anti-Money Laundering legal framework around six key pillars. The Commissio...

    WEBINAR – Quarterly EU Economic Update: The Post-Pandemic Recovery – Ready for the ‘Roaring Twenties’?

    Brought to you by EACCNY Despite a rocky start, the vaccine rollout is now accelerating and Europe can look forward to a progressive return to normalcy in the coming months. With consumer optimism on the rise and firms investing in the re-opening, the stage is set for a sharp acceleration of economic activity in the second half of 2021. The stronger than expected global recovery and a spur of public investment in green and digital technologies should sustain the recovery over the medium term, wh...

    WEBINAR – Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation in the Post-Covid Era

    Brought to you by the EACC Texas. As both the United States and the European Union seek to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, the question is whether they can build back the transatlantic agenda for a new era marked by growing competition with China, technological change, and a global climate crisis. What are the political and economic prospects for Europe given a slower vaccination rollout and a smaller stimulus package compared to the U.S.? Where can the Biden administration and European capita...

    WEBINAR – The EU’s Industrial Strategy and how U.S. Investors can get involved

    Europe is embarking on a transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The European industrial strategy to be launched in the Spring of 2021 aims to ensure that European industry can lead the way as we enter this new age. The strategy consists of three drivers to transform our industry, support our small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and keep Europe sustainable and competitive: ●  Green transition, supported by the European Green Deal ●  Digital transition, supported ...

    IN PERSON – Europe Day Celebration on The Deck

    BY INVITATION ONLY To Celebrate Europe Day in Florida, the Consulate General of France in Miami and the Consulate General of Germany in Miami are hosting a Musical Brunch on the Deck in partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce - Florida. The event will be held on Sunday, May 9th 2021 from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. The number of guests will be restricted and COVID 19 protocol will be fully respected (mask & social distancing).   Please contact Christina Sleszynska at csleszy...

    WEBINAR – COVID-19, A Hard Look Back & A Look Ahead: Lessons learned and what needs to change to be more resilient for the next pandemic

    From an Economic & Government standpoint: which measures have worked to address the COVID-19 Pandemic and which ones did not and why? Looking ahead what will be the long-term fall out of the COVID-19 pandemic and how can it be mitigated. ● What structural changes need to be put into place to manage the next pandemic/major crises (health or environmental)? ● How did COVID-19 affect us as societies both in the EU & the U.S? ● Getting back to work: how are countries/states tackling th...

    ONLINE – President Biden’s First 100 Days – Exclusive Journalist Participatory Debate

    Joe Biden entered the White House with an expansive agenda that includes addressing the coronavirus, reshaping the economic recovery, overhauling climate policy and reviewing the country’s foreign policy. The EACC brings together journalists from both sides of the Atlantic to debate the Biden administration’s first 100 days & EU/US relations: what happened, what didn’t, what to expect?   REGISTER   SPEAKERS  Margaret TALEV, Managing Editor of Politics, Axios, CNN Political A...

    Podcasts – EACC Florida Interviewed by Miami Global Net

    Listen to EACC Florida President Alan Sutin and Executive Director Christina Sleszynska interview on Miami Global Net. They explain how the chamber started, its networking capabilities, the services they provide to members, how to join and how to get involved. They also announced a partnership with Miami Global Net on a series of Deep Dive podcasts on transatlantic issues of interest to Miami’s international business community. You can listen to the interview here. Miami Global Net is a podcas...

    WEBINAR – EU-USA-CANADA Trade Triangle: A Wish List for Overcoming the Hurdles in Transatlantic Trade

    Join EACCNY, the Region of Flanders and the Province of Quebec for a discussion about the viability of negotiating a transatlantic trade agreement. Three eminent experts, who successfully negotiated trade agreements will outline what it will take to achieve a trade agreement between the EU and the US and what realistically can be done in the interim to iron out some of the hurdles that are currently inhibiting trade between the EU the US. Based on the successfully concluded and now implemented C...

    The U.S. Trademark Modernization Act: What Foreign Companies Need to Know

    Brought to you by EACC Paris. One of the primary goals of the TMA, which will be implemented by December 27, 2021, is to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the U.S. Trademark Registry by creating new tools and procedures for challenging applications and registrations with inaccurate claims of use. It has the potential to significantly impact trademark prosecution and registration in the U.S., particularly for foreign applicants/registrants who obtained a U.S. registration without having to e...

    The New Post-COVID Supply Chain Paradigm

    The coronavirus pandemic has impacted companies around the world and caused major supply chain disruption. Our experts will analyze the effects on demand patterns and supply chain management globally and which of the new routines are here to stay. Besides the pandemic, new geopolitical realities also have their effect on global supply chains. Trade and tariffs have become a tool of a larger foreign policy context, and sale of, or access to critical components has become the focus of security con...

    IN PERSON – EACC Florida CEO Luncheon

    EACC Florida's first CEO Luncheon was hosted in March by Laurent Gallissot, Consul General of France at the Residence de France in Miami. The economic luncheon was attended by CEOs from the travel&hospitality, communications and renewable energy industries. This event is part of our offers to our President's Circle Members and Friends. Contact Christina Sleszynska, EACC Florida Executive Director at csleszynska@eaccfl.com for details on how to join.

    A Conversation with the Eurogroup President and Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe TD

    On the Occasion of St. Patrick’s Day, join us in conversation with Minister Donohoe as he discusses key economic questions and give his priorities and perspectives for the relationships between Ireland, Europe and the US as we move into a post-pandemic world. Event organized by Mr Ciarán Madden, Consul General of Ireland New York in partnership with European American Chamber of Commerce New York More details and registrations here by 1pm EST Wednesday 10th March.  

    A Gateway to International Trade – South Carolina & Europe Transportation Efficiencies

    Program brought to you by EACC Carolinas & EACC Netherlands Join us for an overview of inbound and outbound transportation modes in South Carolina and the Netherlands, a gateway to Europe. From new capital investments and expansions to job creation, South Carolina and the Netherlands are consistently recognized for their successes with international business. From 2011 – 2019, foreign-based firms invested nearly $18 billion, creating 44,000 new jobs in South Carolina. Across the pond, The ...

    Trade Disputes, Steel, Sweaters and Wine: Repairing the US-EU Relationship under the Biden Administration

    With the January 2021 inauguration now behind us, how the Biden Administration addresses the major trade issues which have been a focus of the Trump Administration will impact European companies manufacturing globally and importing into the U.S.  This webinar will discuss the Biden Administration’s intention to repair the US-EU relationship and to work with the EU on China’s unfair trade and forced labor practices.  Our speakers will also address several substantive issues including the lo...

    “Learning about South Florida’s IT Ecosystem” – EU Delegation in Washington: Digital Counselors Trip to Miami, Florida

    At the end of January 2021, the Delegation of the European Union to the US led a one-and-a-half day virtual mission to Miami to learn about Miami’s Information Technology ecosystem. The mission included Digital Counselors from 13 EU Member States including Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania and Spain. The mission was organized in partnership with EACC Florida. It was the first time that the EU Delegation led a ...

    A Last Word on Brexit: Where We Are & A Look Ahead on EU & UK Relations with the EU’s Brexit Negotiator Stefaan de Rynck

    POSTPONED This EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC New York. Join us for a last word on Britain’s Exit from the European Union with Stefaan de Rynck, the Senior Adviser to Chief Negotiator for Brexit at the EU Commission This is a not to be missed opportunity to hear the inside scoop on the thinking and process of the last 4 years of intense negotiations to coordinate the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU. Mr. De Rynck will offer a parting analysis and what will be happening n...

    Year End Economic Update from Europe & Outlook on Transatlantic Trade

    This EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC New York. Join us for an update on the EU current economic situation and outlook. As Europe struggles with the much feared second wave of the pandemic, we will discuss the state of play of the unprecedented EU stimulus package and the way forward. In addition to the projected effects of the EU Stimulus package on the growth of the European Economy, panelists will discuss the future of the transatlantic trade and investment relationship, in the afte...

    Influencer Marketing Latest trends, do’s and don’ts and what’s coming up in 2021

    With the proliferation of media channels, there are more and more ways for advertisers and brands to interact with consumers and an increasing number of companies are focusing on media strategies involving the use of “influencers” to promote their brands. Brands are projected to spend up to $8 billion on influencer marketing this year, but 87% of influencer marketing campaigns have a budget of $100k or less. Join us for a discussion on the trends within influencer marketing in Europe and the...

    Brexit Straight from the Source with Stefaan de Rynck, John Bruton & Christian Noyer

    This EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC New York. What we need to know about Brexit, now, Straight from the Source with Stefaan de Rynck, John Bruton & Christian Noyer As we get close to the December 31 Brexit deadline, please join us for a Brexit Update moderated by John Sinclair Foley, Reuters Breakingviews' U.S. editor. This is a not to be missed discussion about where we stand, what is happening next and what US & European Companies need to know about the United Kingdom’s e...

    The 2020 Wrap-up: A Look at the EU’s Agenda on Key Regulatory & Economic Issues and Their Financial Impacts

    This EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC New York. Recent changes to the regulatory landscape in Europe and the U.S. are bound to impact the global economy; and Europe’s agenda for the next few months will play a major role in transatlantic relations. Investment Transactions, Privacy Issues, Trade Agreements, Distressed Sales, Cross-border Restructurings - the remainder of 2020 will be full of challenges and opportunities across all industries. This webinar will address key components i...

    Travel And Hospitality Industry’s Global Challenges – Finding Solutions Together

    Join us for EACC’s Table Topics and Networking! 2020 started strong. Despite macro-economic tensions, both recreational and business travel was experiencing steady growth around the world, fueled by low prices, more accessible information about destinations, and increasing disposable income in the developing world. But by March, the COVID-19 pandemic had changed everything and the travel and hospitality activity came to a grinding halt. While the process of re-opening after a long shutdown has...

    Trust & Estate and Investment Planning and US Tax for Multi-Nationals; Citizens, Residents, and Non-resident Aliens

    This EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC New York. Our panel will cover topics such as: Pre-Immigration Tax Planning; U.S. Income tax issues for U.S. non-citizen/non-residents; Expatriation Planning; Income, Gift, & Estate Planning; U.S. Exit Tax Rules and more. Concrete issue to be addressed will include: Tax issues: • US Income tax issues for US non-citizen/nonresident, temporary US resident and green card holder. • US Estate and Gift tax issues for US non-citizen/nonresident, t...

    Managing Cross Border Investigations during a Pandemic

    This EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC New York. As Europe and the U.S. are working their way through the COVID-19 pandemic the lingering shutdowns have had a significant and in some cases crippling impact on cross-border investigations. Our experts from both sides of the Atlantic will discuss what has changed, and how to address some of the challenges your investigations may face. This program will discuss: ● Recent developments in the EU, incl. the Shrems II ruling on privacy shield...

    Building The 21st Century Workforce With Innovative Apprenticeships

    Pre-Pandemic studies have shown that in the United States there will be a shortage of 3.4 million workers in the next 10 years. This number might be exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis on the US economy and the medium-to-long term effects of school and college closures and distance-learning on America’s future workforce. Advanced manufacturing is already confronted to an underqualified workforce and hundreds of thousands of unfulfilled jobs. Looking to the world-class benchmark standards of th...

    COVID-19, a hard look back & the look ahead: Lessons learned and what needs to change to be more resilient for the next pandemic

    This EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC New York. Join us for a webinar on lessons learned for the current pandemic. Our panelists will cover the following issues: ● From an economic standpoint: which measures have worked and which ones did not and how can we address the ones that did not work ● Getting back to work: how did different countries/states tackle this issue and how did they fare ● What structural changes need to be put into place to manage the next pandemic/major crises...

    What are the legal FDI implications of COVID-19 in Europe and the U.S.

    This EACC webinar is brought to you by the EACC New York. COVID-19 has not only significantly slowed down social life, but economies as well. All over the world, competition authorities have felt the need to temporarily adjust their regulations and tighten their scrutiny. They have to balance between protecting the nation’s economy and stimulating recovery, while still allowing for collaboration and cross-border trade and investments. The Foreign Direct Investment regulations in Europe are see...

    Trade Disputes, Steel, Bags and Wine: how the US tariffs are impacting transatlantic trade

    In 2018, the US set import tariffs on steel and aluminum from China and the EU. In 2019, further tariffs were imposed on EU goods such as wine, cheese, motorcycles, luxury items. On July 16, 2020, in reaction to France’s plan to impose a Digital Service Tax on e-commerce companies, the United States Trade Representative threatened to impose additional duties of 25% as of January 2021 on products from France such as handbags, make-up and soap. Join us to find out how these duties are impacting ...

    Europe and the Great Lockdown: Economic Outlook & Policy Priorities to Reopen the EU Economy

    The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest shock to the global economy since the financial crisis of 2008. All around the world, unprecedented steps were taken to combat the virus and to protect workers and businesses while economy activity froze. As the European economy progressively starts opening again, it is time to assess the economic consequences of the pandemic, the effectiveness of EU's policy response, but also authorities' plans to boost resilience and restart economic activity, preventing ...

    Breaking up is hard to do! BREXIT and its impact on Intellectual Property Rights

    Webinar offered by the DCBA in collaboration with EACC Florida The United Kingdom left the European Union on January 31, 2020 and entered an 11-month “transition period” running until December 31st, 2020 during which the UK and EU will negotiate the exact terms of their future relationship. The consequences of Brexit will be far-reaching and will impact the United Kingdom and the EU in many and possibly unforeseen ways. Companies across all industries will be affected in a variety of ways, ...

    Supply Chain Triages

    Please click here to view the Webinar. Issues to Consider in a Global Pandemic April 14, 2020 I 10:00 AM EDT I 4:00 PM CET I Webinar The coronavirus pandemic is impacting companies around the world and causing major concern about supply chain disruption. Companies are being forced to prepare for unforeseen events, mobilize rapidly and set up crisis-management mechanisms. Topics to be covered in this webinar: Sourcing globally and disruptions to supply chains during the pandemic What happens when...

    Data Protection — California’s CCPA and the EU’s GDPR

    Please click here to view the Webinar. What U.S. and European Companies Need to Know, Especially as Companies And Their Staff Go "Virtual" for an Indefinite Amount of Time Do you have data protection concerns? Does the CCPA apply to you? How does it differ from the GDPR, the EU’s data protection regime? Can you prepare for both at the same time? Do “exemptions” in the CCPA for healthcare, financial services, and non-profit corporations mean that the new law is of no consequence in these se...

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