Transatlantic Conference

2017 BABC Transatlantic Conference - Navigating the New, New World

Promoting a robust dialogue between the United States and United Kingdom, the British-American Business Council draws upon the thought leadership of its 2,000 member companies across 22 Chapter cities between North America and the United Kingdom. Following the most recent Conferences in New York and London, the 2017 Transatlantic Conference will be held in Chicago on 10-11 May 2017.

The two-day Conference will explore the 2017 theme “Navigating the New World,” focusing upon evolving opportunities as the United States, Canada, and Europe absorb changes in the realities of economies, trade, borders, and governance.

Participate in the online thought leadership platform during the 4 months before the Conference.

Engage in meaningful networking with senior business, government and academic participants from across many industries and regions.

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Registration & Highlights

May 10th: Opening Cocktail Reception

Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60605

May 11th: Conference

Cathedral Room of the University Club of Chicago

76 E Monroe St,

Chicago, IL 60603

May 11th: Gala Dinner                                                                                                         

Terzo Piano Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60603

14th Annual British Consul General Awards, celebrating leadership in US-UK commerce
PJ O’Rourke our after-dinner Speaker


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Hotel & Travel

Conrad Chicago

Discover a hotel in the center of everything at Conrad Chicago – a premier destination for exploring one of the world’s most captivating cities.

Steps from Michigan Avenue, with stunning 360° city views, the Hotel was designed by world-renowned designer, Pierre Yves Rochon. Three dynamic restaurants by Richard Sandoval. Smart technology in all 287 rooms and 24 suites. Beyond the elegant Hotel, the Conrad Chicago is your gateway to Chicago, with its innovative "1/3/5" Hours of exploration of the best of the city's attractions. Shop, enjoy a spa, listen to world-class jazz....simply indulge

Beautiful Michigan Avenue View King and Superior King rooms have been offered to Conference attendees at the exceptionally favorable rate of $315 per night (excluding taxes, etc)

If you prefer to contact the hotel by telephone, please call the reservations department at 844.676.2522 and reference the group code BAB. 

Shoulder dates have been added for 9 - 13 May 2017 if guests would like to stay beyond the Conference dates of 10-11 May.
Please note the cut-off date for reservations under this rate is 12 April 2017.

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Sponsors -- Demonstrable Relevance

Benefit from substantial exposure to demonstrably relevant decision makers across the United States and United Kingdom -- either already engaged in Transatlantic commerce or on the launch pad.

The public engagement with our stakeholders starts a year before the event -- with the evolution and strategic disclosure of the program to the 2017 attendees in the run up to the event. Our program will further capture great stories of innovation, challenges overcome, and war wounds -- with videos and written blogs continuing well after the Conference through our several promotional channels.Our 2017 Conference sponsors will be included in all of these multi-faceted communications.

Start a customized sponsorship program and/or learn about the exhibitors' program with a discussion with the BABC Chicago staff

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