On November 7 and 8, 2021, the TBIC hosted its annual Transatlantic Business & Investment Conference in Atlanta, GA. After almost twenty months of absence due to travel restrictions, we made a well overdue comeback on U.S. soil to reconnect with our TBIC network! Together with our 90+ attendees, we kickstarted the FDI recovery with a day-long conference. Our guests had the opportunity to listen to and interact with transatlantic business experts during our workshops, and networked with some of the leading practitioners in European FDI in the United States.
The first round of workshops focused on the current state of transatlantic relations with key insights on how the new U.S. administration and its policies affect both political and economic ties. Concurrently, another session focused on the pressing issue of workforce development - specifically, what U.S. workforce system actors can learn from best practices related to the EU's dual vocational VET system.
Our networking lunch-break was followed by two more sessions: the first explored current and future trends in site selection, while the second focused on the virtual marketing tools available to economic development professionals that were boosted by the pandemic and will definitely outlast it. Finally, we wrapped up the conference and discussed the key takeaways with a last all-star panel.
We would like to conclude with a special thank you to the Metro Atlanta Chamber for hosting us, as well as our conference sponsors Regional Growth Partnership, Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation and SSOE Group! To all our members, guests, partners and friends: thank you & see you next year!
You can access and download a selection of pictures taken during the welcome reception and conference here.
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