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The British American BusinessCouncil’s 2013 Conference, is to be held in Birmingham, England from May 15-17 2013 and will focus on: 'Strategies for Success in Tomorrow's Economy – Design, Advanced Manufacturing & Professional Services'.
The business programme will feature senior business executives from the US and UK, Cabinet Ministers and leading opinion-formers; and cover a broad range of key topics ranging from social media and brand-building to talent development and turn-around strategies.
The social/cultural programme will include a Welcome Reception at Birmingham’s magnificent Symphony Hall with a special concert performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; and a Gala Dinner in the Banqueting Suite at the historic Council House, where Vince Cable, the secretary for business, innovation and skills will be the keynote speaker.
The dinner takes place on 16 May, in the Banqueting Suite at Birmingham Council House in the middle of a series of special events, meetings and conferences. Cassie Muir, the BABC’s executive director, said: “We are delighted to have secured such an important member of the government for the gala dinner. His presence will be greatly appreciated by our transatlantic audience and anything a government minister has to say impacts on UK-USA relationships."
The BABC, part of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group, has secured sponsorship from United Airlines, Jaguar Land Rover, Marketing Birmingham and Birmingham Airport for the event. The conference will welcome guests from across the BABC network, including members and colleagues from the 18 chapters in the USA and Canada. Ms Muir said: “It is fitting that both United Airlines and the airport have joined JaguarLandRover to support us. JLR is a global brand whose products are valued highly in the US. Many of our visitors from the States will be arriving at Birmingham after travelling with United, which provides a daily service between Birmingham and Newark.
“It is also fitting that the business conference should be held in Birmingham, during Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s 200th anniversary year.” The theme of the event will be ‘Strategies for Success in Tomorrow’s Economy – Design, Advanced Manufacturing and Professional Services’. A number of sector topics will include the future of transport, what will tomorrow’s economy look like, funding for SMEs, fighting cyber crime and a focus on higher and further education. The opening session on 15 May will be held at the International Convention Centre by the British American Group of Lawyers and will include three legal seminars and networking. It will also offer continuing education credits for both UK and US lawyers. There is a social and cultural programme which will include a welcome reception at Symphony Hall with a special concert of American music performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Monday, 04 March 2013
The Drivers Jonas Deloitte 2012 Crane Survey, which measures and forecasts construction output for the UK’s five major cities, has identified Birmingham as the best performing city. Accounting for 56% of all new construction output, Birmingham is also the only city showing an increase in new construction starts, showing 14 new starts compared with eight during the previous year.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012
Birmingham’s new economic zones are expected to bring £1.5 billion into the city and generate nearly 50,000 jobs by creating the right environment for enterprise, as announced at the launch of the city’s Economic Zones Prospectus.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012
Birmingham’s business and tourism received a welcome boost on Monday as Aer Lingus Regional’s first flight from Birmingham to Ireland West Airport Knock took to the skies. Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann now flies once daily from Birmingham to Ireland West Airport Knock offering both business and leisure travellers direct, convenient and cost effective connectivity between Great Britain’s second largest city and the west of Ireland.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Gensler, the world's largest architectural firm, announced its intention to establish an office in Birmingham as the first step in a major UK expansion plan.
The firm confirmed that it is currently assessing the suitability of key locations in the city, and will make a significant investment that will create up to 50 jobs. The Birmingham office will be the firm's first office outside of its EMEA headquarters in the capital.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Barclaycard has announced a five-year partnership with the NEC Group that will offer its 12 million customers enriched entertainment and payment experiences. The move will see Barclaycard become official payment partner of The Ticket Factory – one of the UK’s leading national ticketing agents – the LG Arena, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and National Indoor Arena (NIA).
Friday, 02 March 2012
A car dubbed the Birmingham Bolt after the majority of its parts were produced in the Birmibngham and the Black Country city is set to go before investors in Delhi today.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
A delegation of leading civic, business and education organisations from Birmingham will travel to sister city Chicago next week, where they will promote closer links and investment opportunities between the two cities. Top of the agenda during the five-day trip (24-28 Oct) will be meetings between Council leader Mike Whitby and the senior management of new Cadbury’s owners Kraft Foods. Issues to be discussed at this meeting will include the company’s investment in Bournville, job creation and the potential for further growth at the site.
Friday, 28 October 2011