The American Expat Financial News Journal's regular listing of events taking place around the world, and online, for American expatriates.
Wednesday, May 5: the BritishAmerican Business (BAB) looks at 'The Biden Administration's First 100 Days', with a panel of experts, via Zoom, beginning at 4pm UK time (11am New York/Washington, DC time)
What can businesses expect, 100 days into the new administration, in terms of tax, trade, tech, climate change regulations? What do President Biden's appointment reveal about his priorities? The 100-day mark of a new presidency is always a milestone, a time to reflect on whether the start bodes well for the President’s legislative and regulatory agenda. With this in mind, this BAB panel will consider upcoming tax policies, climate change action, infratructure reform, and economic stimulus plans.
Speakers will include Kate Barton, global vice chair of tax at EY (the event's sponsor); Robert Hoopes, president, VOX Global; Randall S. Kroszner, deputy dean for executive programs; Norman R. Bobins, professor of ecomics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business; and Brian Swett, principal and director of cities and sustainable real estate, Arup. The event will be moderated by Lucinda Creighton, chief executive, Vulcan Consulting Ltd., and a former minister for European Affairs, Ireland.
For more information on this event, click here.
To register, click here.
Monday, May 3: Monthly (Zoom) meet-up of the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO); 12:30 Paris time
Expats around the world are invited to bring their lunch (or breakfast, or dinner) to their computer or mobile device, and prepare to catch up and share their news and observations. Topics typically include everything from taxes to voting to citizenhip and, well, whatever else is on participants' minds. It's a way to learn more about AARO, a volunteer-run advocacy organization that was founded in 1973 and currently has members in some 46 countries around the world. (The monthly meetings will remain virtual as long as the lock-down remains in effect.)
To sign up for the May 3 meeting, click here.
Thursday, May 6: the UK Chapter of American Citizens Abroad is sponsoring an 'update and virtual chat with American Consular Affairs', beginning at 4pm (BST) and running for around an hour
Among the speakers will be ACA board member and head of ACA's UK chapter, Mike Larsen; ACA executive director Marylouise Serrato and ACA legal counsel, Charles Bruce, who will give a joint update from Washington, DC on such topics as their advocacy efforts there; the CARES Act; proposed new COVID legislation; and ongoing Residence-Based Taxation efforts. Meredith McEvoy, minister counselor for Consular Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in London, will provide an overview of the embassy's consular services. The event will end with a Q&A.
Participation is free for ACA members and US$25 for non-members. For more information and to register, click here.
Thursday, May 13: 'A New ESG Era: Impacts & Trends in 2021; BritishAmerican Business (BAB); 'virtual panel' hosted via Zoom 4pm - 5pm BST (11am - noon)
This first event in BAB's new Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Series, which is described as being "a bespoke series of roundtables and business briefings covering critical business and private sector-led initiatives in support of COP26, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The series will look to bring together business leaders, political representatives and key stakeholders with a schedule of business panels and briefings throughout the year, alongside smaller executive roundtable discussions.
This first session "will explore the 2021 ESG trends, and their impact on strategy, financing and policies." Among the scheduled speakers are Marisa Buchanan, managing director and head of sustainability at JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Mervyn Tang, senior director, global head of ESG research and sustainable finance at Fitch Ratings; and Patricia Volhard, partner at Debevoise & Plimpton. More details about the event may be found by clicking here.
To register, click here.
Wednesday, May 29: Dunhill Financial and Black Swan Capital executives join Shannon Meyer (virtually) to discuss 'topics concerning American expats residing in the Netherlands'; 2:30pm - 3:30pm BST
Brian Dunhill, the American founder of American expat wealth specialists Dunhill Financial, will be joined by Black Swan Capital chief executive David Bellingham, an international financial advice specialist, Certfied Financial Planner and CISI member; Black Swan Capital director of advice and Netherlands general manager Edward Mainwaring-Burton; and Shannon Meyer, a CPA with 22 years of experience in advising U.S. citizens resident abroad as well as foreign nationals on cross-border taxation issues.
To read more about this event, click here.
To register, via Eventbrite, click here.
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