16 May 2019
A stellar line-up of speakers has been announced for the annual Transatlantic Conference in Birmingham.
The conference at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on Thursday 27 June is the annual gathering of the BritishAmerican Business network, of which the Greater Birmingham Transatlantic Chamber of Commerce is part.
Birmingham is hosting the event for the second consecutive year and representatives of the BritishAmerican Business network’s 23 chapters across the UK, United States and Canada are expected to attend.
Among those speaking at the conference are senior figures from four innovative businesses.
Bryon Dixon (pictured) is the CEO of Micro-Fresh, a Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 company which is responsible for award-winning technology that gives items such as homeware, footwear and mother and baby products long-lasting freshness.
The company generates 90 per cent of its £10m sales overseas. It has has offices in Portugal, China, Vietnam, India and Pakistan – and has just launched in North America.
Former British diplomat Dan Rutstein is the president of Laduma, a tech consultancy and content creation firm with offices in Liverpool, Utah and Melbourne.
He is also president of the BritishAmerican Business chapter in Los Angeles, a board member of LA-based BritWeek and host of whisky podcast United States of Dramerica.
Dan was previously a sports journalist before serving the British government in three different countries – including his last role as director of investment for the Department of International Trade in the US.
Susan Hallam is the founder and CEO of leading Midlands digital marketing agency Hallam.
She is an Anglo-American and a specialist in the North American market.
Hallam works with clients including the United Nations in New York and helps a diverse range of UK businesses to boost their presence in international markets.
Tom Charman is the co-founder and CEO of NAVA, a company that matches people and venues together in real-time using artificial intelligence.
Prior to NAVA, Tom built and sold a data analysis business.
He has a vast knowledge of data science and has advised governments and institutions on data privacy and the power of AI.
East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin is participating in the conference for the second year running.
Having joined the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee in early 2012, Emma was appointed as the ECR Group Coordinator for the committee in 2014, meaning that she is the lead MEP on trade matters such as the EU-US trade deal.
She is at the forefront of opening up other trade deals or modernising some of those already in place, such as the trade pillar of the Global Agreement with Mexico.
Also returning to the conference this year are RSM’s chief economist Joe Brusuelas and Brexit lead Simon Hart.
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For more information email Transatlantic Chamber manager Lauren Hunt on firstname.lastname@example.org