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AmCham CEO Lippai-Nagy attends Transatlantic Conference in Brussels examining vital EU-US relationship

AmCham CEO Írisz Lippai-Nagy attended the Transatlantic Conference in Brussels as part of the European AmCham network's annual briefing program last week.

The Brussels Briefing included a three-day programme of policy briefings from the Secretariat as well as a closing lunch with Ann Mettler, Head of the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), European Commission to address the current state of the transatlantic relationship.

The program culminated in the with the Transatlantic Conference on March 21 titled "Atlantic drift? The EU, the US and the WTO in a new world", with panels and speeches by top government and business leaders including: Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, Karl Brauner, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization, Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and The Hon. Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to the EU who gave the keynote.

Additionally, two panels on ‘the state of transatlantic ties’ and ‘the future of the global trading system’ gave insightful views from the EU and US as well as the wider global context. The message from all speakers was one of optimism about the future of the EU-US economy, reiterating that despite facing challenges, the transatlantic relationship is unshakeable and that cooperation – not competition – is key to future growth.

Transatlantic Economy Report 2019

AmCham EU has officially introduced the new Transatlantic Economy Report to present the most up-to-date facts and figures about the EU-US economic relationship and to address key topics such as Brexit and the transatlantic trade and investment landscape. To learn more about the report, please click here.

Moreover, a new interactive platform called Thriving Together was launched to highlight the deep link between the EU and the US by showing how each European country or US state benefits from the relationship.

TRANSATLANTIC BUSINESS AWARD 2019

In 2019, Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade received the award in recognition of her commitment to strengthening the transatlantic economy throughout her tenure in Brussels. The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the pursuit of a strong and prosperous EU-US relationship.