AmChams in Europe convened οn May 10-12 their 2021 ACE US WEEK: Washington D.C. Virtual Outreach, where representatives of all 43 AmChams from Europe and Eurasia participated in series of briefings and talks with senior executives from the US State Department, US Department of Commerce, the White House National Security Council, and the US Chamber of Commerce.
The major topics at this year’s agenda were: the recovery of the global economy, the future of supply chains and global trade and the vital role of SME’s to economies growth, the prospective course of the transatlantic relations and the importance of a strong Europe and an alliance with the U.S.
Participants were honored to listen and share thoughts and insights on relevant topics with prominent speakers.
Political Update and the Chamber’s New Leadership | Myron Brilliant, EVP and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber
Opening Remarks | Ambassador Marcia Bernicat, Senior Official for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, US Department of State
The Transatlantic Economy: post-COVID Road to Economic Recovery | Matt Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade, Policy and Negotiations, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State
The Transatlantic Economy: Future State | Roland de Marcellus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State
Closing Remarks | Philip T. Reeker, Acting Assistant Secretary, US Department of State
Transatlantic trade and investment – Policy agenda and priorities – Economic Recovery – Tariffs and Taxes – Future of Transatlantic Business – Climate Change and Sustainability | Dale Tasharski, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce – David S. De Falco, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia Global Markets, US Department of Commerce – Peter Harrell, International Economics Senior Director, White House National Security Council
Transatlantic partnership/TTC between the EU-US – Economic Recovery – Future & Trends – (digital)Upskilling – Privacy Shield – DMA/ DSA | Karan Bhatia, Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google
ACE Board meeting was also held during the last day of the event. Amcham Greece was represented by Elias Spirtounias, Executive Director and Treasurer of ACE ExCo.
Due to covid restrictions, the conference was held virtually this year. We are all looking forward to meeting again, live this time, on the other side of the Atlantic. Each AmCham representing the bilateral relations of each country casted its own thoughts and perspective, but in general there were common approaches in many issues. ACE as a group we are all certainly stronger and more heard together.
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