Events

Highlights of Past EACCNY Events

Below are a few highlights among past programs the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York has hosted over the last couple of years. 

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 |

Click on the event headers below for more details on the individual program. 

2011:

01/13/11 – EU Economic Outlook for 2011
January 13, 2011An Outlook on the European Economy for 2011 presented the Honorable João Vale de Almeida the European Union Ambassador to the United States

2012:

01/12/12 – EACC Global Trade, Investment & Economic Outlook for 2012
On January 12, 2012, the European American Chamber of Commerce, the Foreign Trade Commissioners Association, and Bloomberg Government held The Global Trade, Investment and Economic Outlook: Prospects for U.S. and Foreign Companies.

05/11/12 – EACCNY hosts EU Vice President & Commissioner for Industry & Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani at NYSE
On May 11, 2012, the European American Chamber of Commerce hosted a high profile, high energy gathering of senior level transatlantic business officials assembled at the New York Stock Exchange to welcome visiting European Union Vice President and Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani.

07/12/12 – Danish Minister for European Affairs, Nicolai Wammen, spoke about the European economy at the EACCNY
July 12, 2012 — The European American Chamber of Commerce New York hosted a Newsmaker Breakfast for the Danish Minister for European Affairs, Nicolai Wammen, during his visit to New York.

10/11/12 – EACCNY Supports the US Launch of the Henry Jackson Initiative
On October 11, 2012, over 130 guests gathered at Bloomberg LP, New York, to mark the launch of the Henry Jackson Initiative (HJI) in the US.

2013:

02/22/13  The EACC’s Economic Update on Europe at the New York Stock Exchange
On February 22, 2013 — EACC hosted a panel discussion about what is happening in the European Economy. Two leading economists shared their insights on the economic challenges within and outside the Eurozone, the progress that has been made so far and how the developments in Europe affect the US Economy and the transatlantic relationship. The program was a fact-based, unbiased and balanced outlook for 2013/14 on the European Economy & beyond. Panelists included Indermit Gill, Chief Economist of the Europe & Central Asia Region, WORLD BANK, as well as Dr. Christian Schulz, Senior Economist, BERENBERG BANK.

04/12/13 – EACCNY Conversation with Jose Manuel Barroso on the New Transatlantic Partnership for Growth & Jobs
April 12, 2013 – EU Commission President Barroso delivered a keynote speech on the “New Transatlantic Partnership for Growth & Jobs” in New York. The topics discussed focused on EU-US partnership to facilitate growth and improve employment opportunities. The event was co-organised by the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) New York and by Bloomberg LP.

04/19/13 – Finnish Central Banker on the State of the EU Banking Sector
On April 19, 2013 the EACC New York in co-operation with SIFMA and the Consulate General of Finland in New York hosted Erkki Liikanen, Governor, BANK OF FINLAND and Chairman of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S HIGH-LEVEL EXPERT GROUP.

05/21/13 – EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht Highlights Global Benefits of Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership
May 21, 2013 – EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht in New York City discussed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. In his speech to the European American Chamber of Commerce, he stressed that removing transatlantic trade barriers will deliver major benefits to the European Union and the United States, boosting economic growth and stimulating business confidence.

06/03/13 – Pan European Days at the New York Stock Exchange
On June 3, 2013 in cooperation with EACCNY, NYSE Euronext hosted its inaugural Pan European Days at the New York Stock Exchange.  This high-profile forum brings together businesses and investors – some 61 companies with up to €762 billion in market capitalisation that are listed on NYSE Euronext’s continental European markets (Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris), and around 250 investors from the United States.

06/11/13 – Newsmaker Breakfast with Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Miroslav Lajčák
June 11, 2013 – As part of his visit to New York, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today attended a breakfast meeting at the European-American Chamber of Commerce (EACC), at which he made a presentation on the topic “From Reform in Slovakia, through European Integration towards a Transatlantic Trade Agreement”.

07/11/13 – EACC Hosts Lunchtime Discussion with Members of the EU Parliament
On July 11, 2013 during their New York visit, members of the European People’s Party sat down for lunch with EACC NY. A select group of member firm executives discussed U.S. monetary & fiscal policy, responses to the Euro crisis, financial market reform, the FTT, as well as global governance  & global monetary imbalances.

09/20/13 – The Y Factor: How Women Grow the New Economy
September 20, 2013 — The European American Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Danish Government organized a program about the importance of an active participation of women in the workforce and the positive effects this has on the economy as a whole.

09/23/13 – Newsmaker Event with VP Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic & Monetary Affairs and the Euro
On September 23, 2013 – The EACC New York hosted a joint Newsmaker Breakfast with Reuters News on the Euro Zone’s economic challenges, banking and reforms with EC Vice President Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic & Monetary Affairs and the Euro.

09/25/13 – Enrico Letta, President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic addresses Wall Street Audience
During an event organized by the NYSE and the Italian Embassy in cooperation with the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York, Prime Minister Letta met with NYSE Euronext executives and delivered remarks about the status of reforms Italy is implementing to address the country’s economic challenges.

2014:

02/12/14 – The EACC’s Annual Economic Update with St. Louis Fed President James Bullard & Nicolas Véron of the Peterson Institute for International Economics & Bruegel.
On February 12, 2014 – The EACC held its annual Economic Update at the New York Stock Exchange with speakers James Bullard, President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, and Nicolas Véron, a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics as well as co-founder and senior fellow of Bruegel.

02/20/14 – Newsmaker Breakfast with the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania Evaldas Gustas
On February 13, 2014 – The EACC held a private breakfast with Evaldas Gustas, the current Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, in a special event co-organized with the Consulate General of Lithuania in New York. The meeting focused on the many attractive investment opportunities in the Republic of Lithuania.

05/19/14 – Pan European Days at the New York Stock Exchange
On May 19, 2014, in cooperation with EACCNY, Euronext hosted its 2nd annual Pan European Days at the New York Stock Exchange. This high-profile forum brought together over 200 businesses executives and investors – among them 50 companies with up to €400 billion in market capitalization that are listed on Euronext’s continental European markets (Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris), and around 250 investors from the United States.

09/23/14 – High-Level Breakfast Briefing on the European Banking Union
On September 23, 2014, EACC New York hosted a briefing by a top-level panel with experts from the European Union and the United States. Panelists included Thomas Wieser, President of the EU’s ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL COMMITTEE, THE EURO WORKING GROUP; Thomas Philippon, French economist and Professor of Finance, NYU STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS; José Viñals, Financial Counsellor & Director of the IMF’s MONETARY AND CAPITAL MARKETS DEPARTMENT; Douglas J. Elliott, Fellow, Economic Studies, Initiative on Business and Public Policy, BROOKINGS INSTITUTION.

11/04/14 – The Benefits of Investing for the Long-Term Despite Pressures by Financial Markets & Shareholders
On November 4, 2014 EACC members and guests heard from Blackstone, McKinsey & Major Pension Funds about ‘Leading for the Longterm’. The European American Chamber of Commerce New York chapter organized a moderated panel discussion with CEO’s from major US and EU companies, Pension Funds and other market participants on the benefits of looking beyond the next quarter, including a comparison of US & EU approaches to the subject of long-term investing.

11/21/14 – EACCNY Newsmaker Breakfast at Bloomberg with the Honorable Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden
November 21, 2014 – Together with the Consulate of Sweden, the EACCNY organized a Newsmaker Breakfast welcoming the Honorable Stefan Löfven Prime Minister of Sweden during his first visit to the United States. Stefan Löfven has been Sweden’s Prime Minister since October 3, 2014. The Prime Minister addressed the latest economic developments in Europe, TTIP, and share his thoughts if the changes implemented in Sweden could be a model for the rest of Europe. Prime Minister Löfven was interviewed by Bloomberg TV Host Trish Regan.

12/09/14 – Private Dinner with António Pires de Lima the Portuguese Minister of Economy
On December 9, 2014 together with AICEP Portugal, EACCNY hosted António Pires de Lima. As the head of the Ministry of Economy, António Pires de Lima is the Government officer responsible for conducting public policies leading to the ongoing economic recovery, under a strong mandate for economic growth and job creation. He was chairman of the Executive Commission of “Unicer, Bebidas de Portugal”, from July 2006 until July 2013 when he took office at the head of the Ministry of Economy.

12/12/14 – Reception with Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, Taavi Rõivas, and a Business Delegation of Entrepreneurs and Investors Accompanying him to New York
EACCNY was asked to invite a select group of members to a reception held on December 12, 2014 at Alegro Pianos welcoming the Prime Minister of Estonia on his first visit to New York City.

2015:

2/11/15 – Private Dinner with His Excellency David O’Sullivan Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America
On February 11, 2015 the EACCNY hosted a private off-the-record discussion about the latest developments in Europe, what they mean for the global economy and the relationship between Europe and the United States. The occasion marked the Ambassadors first visit to New York after taking office.

2/27/15 – Roundtable with a Key Member of the U.S. T-TIP Negotiating Team
On February 27, 2014, in partnership with the United States Department of Commerce, the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York (EACCNY) held a Roundtable about where T-TIP negotiations currently stand.

4/28/15 Breakfast with Paulo Portas, Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal
April 28th, 2015 – EACCNY in partnership with the Embassy of Portugal to the United States and EACCNY member AICEP Portugal Trade & Investment Agency, hosted a breakfast with his Excellency Paulo de Sacadura Cabral Portas, Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal. The event was held at the Harvard Club in New York City.

4/30/15 – Newsmaker Breakfast with David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the United States
On April 30, 2015, the EACCNY hosted a Newsmaker Breakfast with David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the United States, in a conversation with Daniel Bases of Reuters News. The discussion was organized in partnership with the State University of New York and the Foreign Trade Commissioners Association.

5/8/15 – Multi-Stakeholder Leadership Workshop in support of the United Nations “Financing for Development Process”
On May 8, 2015 the European-American Chamber of Commerce and UN DESA hosted a  joint 1/2 day Leadership Workshop in support of the UN’s “FfD Process”. The purpose of this workshop was to discuss and propose ideas by the private sector to make available sufficient financing for development projects in the developed and developing world. Key elements of discussion were: The effectiveness of the international financial system in advancing sustainable development | A Capital Market Analysis | Financing Dialogue: private & public sources and their effectiveness | Project Financing

06/01/15 – EACCNY & Euronext Pan European Days: European American Economic Forum
On June 1, 2015 Euronext, in cooperation with the European American Chamber of Commerce hosted its third pan-European days in the United States aimed at raising the profile of its European listed companies among US investors.
Pan-European days half-day European American Business Forum brought together over 200 U.S. and European business executives and investors representing some of the large issuers from across all the Euronext countries. Panelists included senior government officials, issuers, institutional investors and CEOs and CFOs from mayor industries, as well as chief economists from leading financial institutions.

09/29/15 – Special Latvia Briefing & Business Dialog
On September 29, 2015 EACCNY hosted a business dialog with representatives from the Latvian Government, Latvia Railways and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce to discuss Business opportunities in the logistics/railroad and banking sector and developments affecting financial markets on both sides of the Atlantic. Insights gained during the recent Latvian EU Presidency, an update on the state of the European Union’s economy, and information about investment opportunities in Latvia’s infrastructure.

10/16/2015 – EACCNY rings Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange
On October 16, 2015, the European American Chamber of Commerce had the distinct honor to ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange NYSE | A new Milestone for the organisation and its members.

12/2/2015 – Private Breakfast Briefing with Prime Minister of Slovenia & Business Delegation
On December 2, 2015 the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovenia in the U.S hosted a Private Breakfast Briefing & Business Dialogue with Prime Minister of Slovenia H. E. Miro Cerar and a delegation of c-level executives representing the major industrial sectors of Slovenia.

12/15/2015 – Private Lunch with EU Commissioner for Digital Economy Günther H. Oettinger
On December 15, 2015 the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York hosted a Private Lunch & Business Dialogue with the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society.

2016:

02/19/2016 – EACCNY Economic Update: Joint EACCNY & Reuters Newsmaker featuring the ECB’s Vìtor Constâncio
On February 19, 2016, EACC in corporation with Reuters News hosted a Newsmaker Breakfast with Vìtor Constâncio, the Vice President & Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.

2/23/2016 – EU-US Privacy Roundtable with Maximilian Schrems, Privacy Activist & Founder of Europe v. Facebook
On February 23, 2016 EACC New York hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion on data protection and privacy related issues affecting US & EU Trade & Investment.

3/1/2016 – EACCNY Newsmaker with Jyrki Katainen European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.
On March 1, 2016 EACC organised a first-hand update on the European Economy and first results of steps the Juncker Commission has taken to improve the business environment across the 28 EU member states making Europe more attractive to foreign investment. The conversation was moderated by Paul Solman, Business & Economics Correspondent, The PBS Newshour.

6/7/2016 – EACCNY & Euronext Pan European Days
The European American Chamber of Commerce New York once again partnered with Euronext to organize Pan European Day.
The program was a top-level discussion by chief economists from leading financial institutions on the investment climate and opportunities in the Eurozone in 2016. The program also outline the EU Commissions Investment Plan for Europe, explained the confidence the EIB has in the European Economy, and examined the EIB’s plan to invest 800 billion into the EU. That discussion was followed by a panel with a select group of European finance officials and ministers on the current economic developments of the European Market. The program concluded with an Update on European Banking Union & Capital Markets, by officials from the ECB and IMF moderated by the former Primeminister of Ireland.

7/13/2016 – Post Brexit Briefing with EU Ambassador to the UN João Vale de Almeida.
On July 13, 2016 EACC’s New York chapter in conjunction with ACG held a Briefing with EU Ambassador to the UN João Vale de Almeida. Ambassador Vale de Almeida updated our guests on the state of the global and European economic & political state-of-play in the wake of the UK Referendum and its impact on US Investors.

10/6/2016 – EU Chief Negotiator on the Present and Future of TTIP in the Wake of Brexit and other Election Politics
On October 6, 2016, the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York was honored to welcome the EU Chief Negotiator, Ignacio Garcia Bercero for a discussion on the Present & Future of TTIP in the Wake of Brexit & other Election Politics.

10/28/2016 – Med-tech Workshop as part of BusinessFrance’s MedStartUp Program
The MedStartUp Program by the Galien Foundation & Business France encourages and rewards transatlantic partnerships in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries. EACC New York designed a custom ½ day Workshop in collaboration with Business France as part of the annual MedStartUp Program.

11/07/2016 – Briefing & Business Dialogue with Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta
On November 7, 2016, the EACC hosted a Briefing & Business Dialogue with  Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta. Mr. Muscat was accompanied by Prof. Joe V. Bannister, Chairman, Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

11/17/2016 – Infrastructure & Energy Project Financing Dialog
On November 17, EACC New York in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs UNDESA, OECD and the World Bank organized a high-level dialog on Infrastructure & Energy Projects Financing. The program was a follow up of the discussion started during the half-day Multi-Stakeholder Leadership Workshop in support of the United Nations “FfD Process” held last May also in NY.

11/18/16 – Discussion about the EU Commissions Approach on State Aid
Karl Soukup, Director at the Directorate General Competition of the European Commission responsible for State Aid Control joined a group of invited EACCNY guests on November 18, 2016 to explain the Commission’s approach and answer questions from the audience.

11/30/2016 – Post US Election Outlook:  Scenarios for the Transatlantic Economy
The European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) along with HSBC hosted David O’Sullivan, the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States for an evening of analysis and a panel discussion of major trends that will shape the way businesses go to market.

2017:

04/04/2017 – Private Lunch with Special Guest Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission
On Thursday, April 6, the European American Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure of hosting European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič. Since 2014, Šefčovič has been Vice-President for Energy Union of the European Commission. [Part of EACC’s “Changing the Narrative on Europe” Initiative]

05/05/2017 – Private Breakfast with Member of European Parliament Lara Comi
On Friday, May 5, the European American Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure of hosting Member of European Parliament and Vice President of the European People’s Party Ms. Lara Comi.  [Part of EACC’s “Changing the Narrative on Europe” Initiative]

05/23/17 – Wall Street’s Stake in the UN – The role of the Private Sector in financing Sustainable Development
On May 23, 2017 the European Union Delegation of the United Nations and the European American Chamber of Commerce hosted an event at UN Headquarters on the margins of ECOSOC’s Financing for Development (FFD) Follow-up Forum, it brought together Wall Street and corporate leaders, international banks, private equity funds, investors, private foundations representatives and Delegates accredited to the United Nations to consider the fundamental role of the private sector in advancing the sustainable development agenda and discuss ways to mobilize the global business community in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

07/12/17 – Brexit: What you need to know about the process, timeline and challenges along the way
On Wednesday, July 12 the European American Chamber of Commerce hosted Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton for an in-depth discussion on the pending Brexit negotiations. The event covered the Brexit process, the regulatory challenges the UK Prime Minister will be facing and challenges on the side of the EU Commission and Brexit Negotiator Michael Barnier and his team.  [Part of EACC’s “Changing the Narrative on Europe” Initiative]

09/21/17 – The Investment Plan for Europe – A Status Update
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is an initiative to help overcome the investment gap in the European Union (EU). The Initiative was jointly launched as one of three pillars by the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group and the European Commission to facilitate the implementation of the ‘Investment Plan for Europe’ which aims to mobilize private financing for strategic investments in the order of EUR 315bn until 2020.  Guest speakers from the EIB and the European Commission discussed the results to date, showcase EFSI support to SMEs, innovation and infrastructure and outline the prospects for the future. [Part of EACC’s “Changing the Narrative on Europe” Initiative]

10/25/2017 – What you Need to Know about the United States Life Sciences Ecosystem  as part of Business France’s MedStartUp Program
The MedStartUp Program by the Galien Foundation & Business France encourages and rewards transatlantic partnerships in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries. EACC New York designed a custom ½ day Workshop in collaboration with Business France as part of the annual MedStartUp Program.

 

2018:

01/12/18 – Economic Growth Dialogue: The Time to invest in Europe is now!
How has the Investment Plan for Europe, the so-called Juncker Plan, created jobs and boosted growth? In what ways can the European situation be compared to the United States and what reform packages implemented in Europe could work on this side of the Atlantic? Speakers provided a global economic outlook, elaborated on how coordinated efforts at European and international level put Europe back on track and gave their views on the transatlantic relationship in the global economic context.

02/07/18 – Banking Culture: Still Room for Improvement?
In the decade since the great economic crisis, regulators across the globe have imposed new rules designed to ensure financial institutions pursue strategies that acknowledge their purpose as important stewards of ethical and inclusive business practices.  Three of the foremost thinkers on the matter, Ellen R. Alemany, Chairwoman and CEO of CIT Group, William C. Dudley, New York Federal Reserve President and William Rhodes, chair of the G30’s steering committee on bank culture and governance discussed these topics live at Reuters news. Rob Cox of Reuters Breakingviews moderated the panel.

04/12/18 – Breakfast with Chris Buijink, President of the Dutch Bankers Association to discuss EU-US relations in light of developments in the EU, the Eurozone and global banking
The European American Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of the Netherlands convened leaders from the public and private sector for a discussion with Chris Buijink, President of the Dutch Bankers Association on the future of transatlantic relations and banking.

04/24/18 – A Transatlantic Update on Trade | Tariffs | Taxes
The discussion focused around the economic and political climatse in Europe and the United States, and provide an update on where we stand on EU/US Trade, tax reform on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as what to expect for the Eurozone and US economies. 

05/10/2018 – The Future of Global Trade with Pascal Lamy
On Thursday, May 10, the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York hosted former Director-General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy for a private breakfast focused around the future of global trade.

06/05/2018 – Private Dinner with Christian Noyer
EACCNY hosted Christian Noyer, a French economist who served Governor of the Bank of France from 2003 to 2015. Mr. Noyer met with a select group of invited guests for a one on one about what to expect once Britain exits the European Union.

06/19/2018 – EACCNY 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
EACCNY celebrated 10 years in the big apple! Members and esteemed guests joined EACCNY to celebrate a job well done.

06/27/2018 – CETA: A Trade Agreement of the Future & The Future of Trade Agreements
EACCNY hosted a candid discussion about trade agreements with three preeminent experts on the subject of negotiating successful trade pacts. All three have been on the frontlines of these negotiations and will be able to share unique insights. 

07/10/2018 – Lunch with Michel Barnier – EU Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom’s Exit of the European Union
Michel Barnier joined EACCNY for an exclusive fireside chat over lunch to discuss the status of the negotiations;  Progress made and issues still to be resolved; Potential economic implications for the U.S., the EU and the United Kingdom.

 

If you would like to be included in these types of programs we invite you to become a member of the European American Chamber of Commerce and to get actively involved in the organization. To learn more about EACCNY membership, click here or call us at 212-808-2707.