AmCham Hungary attended ACE’s Annual Conference in Washington

From Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12, Írisz Lippai-Nagy CEO of AmCham Hungary as member of the AmChams in Europe (ACE) network’s delegation, participated at ACE’s Annual Conference in the United States.

During the visit, 30 representatives from 26 AmChams met leading US stakeholders, including Jose Fernandez, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, US Department of State; Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce and Suzanne Clark, President and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce; to discuss transatlantic relations and partnerships, and the current situation of Europe, including major developments and global challenges, and the annual energy outlook.  The recent initiative of ACE, Empower Her, which goal is to advance women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in international trade and business was also on the agenda.

Besides, AmCham representatives received a highly informative update on the latest trends impacting media and investment in the US from Politico and Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank) while in Washington, DC.

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Moreover, in Houston, Texas, AmCham leaders visited the headquarters of Collins Aerospace, ExxonMobil, and Honeywell, where they could not only meet business leaders of the mentioned organizations, but also take a first-hand insight into the ways the city is leading on innovation across many industries. 

Írisz Lippai-Nagy, CEO of AmCham Hungary underlined the importance of the cross-chambers best-practice sharing and knowledge exchange, to which the visit provided an excellent occasion. She also expressed her appreciation and thanks to Romke Noordhuis, Executive at ExxonMobil Global Business Solutions, based currently in Houston, former Senior Country Manager of Hungary, for making possible the office visit to the delegation and referred to him as an excellent partner of AmCham Hungary during his stay in Hungary.

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Furthermore, Írisz Lippai-Nagy, also stated that she had another highly important meeting during his trip to the US with Szabolcs Takács, Hungary’s Ambassador to Washington, with whom they discussed the Hungarian-U.S. double tax treaty, the effects of its termination and the possibility of future negotiations on the subject.