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UK Election
Forthcoming Events
Young Professionals
BABC Annual Conference
Meet the members
Immigration Update
Marketing Opportunities
Events Calendar

April 22
Financial Breakfast Series with Brian Levitt, Vice President, Corporate Economist, Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.

April 28
Evening forum

with Robert J. Deluce, President& Chief Executive Officer, Porter Airlines


May 5
Marketing Forum
with Richard McKenna, President,  Wallwork Curry McKenna

May 12-14
BABC Annual Conference London, UK

May 27
EU Connection Food Festival. Join our European friends for a connection night and expand your circle of contacts. Enjoy food and drink from France, England and Germany.

June 6
Garden Party
with the English Speaking Union

June 17
CEO Series
with Jim Roosevelt, CEO, Tufts Healthcare

June 28
 Annual Golf Tournament
Pinehills Golf Club, Plymouth, MA.
The BABCNE invites you to join a distinguished group of NE executives to enjoy a day of golf, networking and fun - with a clinic by pro Susan Choi.


If you are interested in being a sponsor or participating, please contact the BABCNE  office asap. Foursome - $1,250, which includes: Lunch & Dinner, Golf Clinic, Green Fees, Cart, Valet Bag Service, Practice Facility and Welcome Bag.


September 16
CEO Series
with Scott Griffith, CEO, Zipcar


December 3
24th Annual Christmas Extravaganza,
Luncheon at the Harvard Club. Marketing/sponsorship opportunities available.

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Young Professionals Networking nights

April 29, May 20, June 24, July 22, September 23, October 1

Other events may be added as the season progresses.
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Welcome to the BABC-New England newsletter
UK Election Race Begins As PM Brown Confirms May 6th Date
Tuesday, April 6th: " Prime Minister Gordon Brown made the short journey from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to ask Her Majesty the Queen to dissolve Parliament. So the starting pistol for the UK 2010 General Election Campaign has been officially fired ", write British Ambassador, Sir Nigel Sheinwald.British Ambassador's Blog

Political leaders have headed off on the campaign trail after Prime Minister Brown announced the UK General Election would be held on Thursday, May 6. PM Brown said he would seek a "clear" mandate to continue the "road to recovery", as labour bids for a fourth term. David Cameron, whose Conservative Party has been ahead in the polls, said they offered "hope" and a "fresh start". Nick Clegg, leader of the UK's 3rd biggest party, the Liberal Democrats, said only they offered "real change". BBC News

Following tradition, the Prime Minister asks the Monarch to dissolve Parliament by Royal Proclamation. The Proclamation also orders the issue of the formal Writs of Election which require an election to be held in each constituency. The election is held 17 working days after the date of the Proclamation, as regulated by the Representation of the People Act 1983. Since 1935, every general election has been held on a Thursday. The Cabinet Office imposes Purdah before elections. This is a period of roughly 6 weeks in which Government Departments are not allowed to communicate with members of the public about any new or controversial Government initiatives. General Election 2010 - Voting from Overseas

British citizens living overseas can vote in UK general elections and European Parliamentary elections in the UK. Every British citizen who has been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years is eligible to vote in UK Parliamentary (general) elections and European Parliamentary elections in the UK.

To be eligible to vote in the general election on 6 May 2010, you must register as an overseas voter by 20 April. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Electoral Commission's About My Vote website.

Forthcoming events


April 14 - Environment & Energy Committee Brown Bag lunch

Offices of the British Consulate General, 12-1:30pm


Professor Tim Jonesof the University of Warwick will address sustainable energy research with particular emphasis on 3rd generation solar cells.

An informal roundtable discussion will follow the presentation with experts in the industry. This event is open to those interested in the Clean Tech and Energy Sector but is first come basis and space is limited. Bring along your lunch and participate in this US and UK collaboration.
Please contact the BABCNE office asap if you are interested in attending. You will be notified if space is available.

April 22 - Financial Breakfast 

Offices of the British Consulate General, 8-9:30am

"A cyclical story: the emerging secular Bull Market and what it means for investors" with Brian Levitt, Vice President & Corporate Economist, Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.


April 28 - Forum with the NE Canada Business Council

Offices of Burns & Levinson, LLP


"A New Approach to Aviation". You are invited to an evening forum to meet Robert J. Deluce, President  & Chief Executive Officer, Porter Airlines



 May 5 - Marketing Forum 

Offices of Wallwork Curry McKenna, 5:30-8pm

"Navigating the Collision between Social Media and Traditional Marketing" with Richard McKenna, President, Wallwork Curry McKenna. Learn who about the "Big 4" social media outlets, who is using them and how. Richard will provide best practice tips for making an impact, as well as outlining steps for creating a corporate policy for the use of these tools by employees.

British/American Young Professionals Network

An open invitation to British and American professionals in their 20s and 30s, to socialize, network, and share experiences of working in the U.K. and U.S.A. over a pint or two. We meet monthly on Thursday(s) at 5:30 P.M. at the Elephant & Castle Pub, in the center of the financial district in Boston, which features a familiar range of beers on draft.

Look for the U.S. & U.K. flags on the BABCNE table in the pub! No reservations required.

Save these dates!

April 29, May 20, June 24, July 22, September 23, October 21

Questions? contact: Annabel Realf at: or the BABCNE office.

BABC Annual Conference, May 12-14, 2010

To help you network, the BABC  brings members from all its chapters together once a year, at its Annual Transatlantic Business Conference, for a 2-day program of high-level business discussions and networking.  This year's Conference, 'Strategies for Success, 2010-2020' will be held in London, and will focus on addressing how key business sectors will address the challenges of the coming decade.

The speakers represent a broad range of top business leaders and opinion-formers from both sides of the Atlantic and the social program includes a Reception and Gala Dinner at two of London's most historic and prestigious venues.

Meet the Members

Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is a government tourist office for the Cayman Islands. Judie serves as the contact in the New England region and is a source for inquiries, general information and all sales, marketing and promotional activities.

Contact: Judie Akerman, District Marketing Manager, NE, tel: 781-431-7771

Greenberg Traurig LLP provides integrated, business - focused legal services for clients worldwide. An international law firm with 1,775 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 32 locations in the US, Europe and Asia, GT offers local knowledge and experience, supported by global resources and reach.

Contact: Barbara Jones, Shareholder, tel: 617-310-6064

Immigration Update
By Steve Clark,
Flynn & Clark, P.C.

Green Cards via Investment: The Truth About The Often-Overlooked EB-5
The Employment-Based 5th Preference (EB-5) Green Card Investor program can be an attractive avenue to permanent residence for foreign national investors as well as a welcome source of capital and job-creation for US businesses.  The EB-5 approach is often overlooked, sometimes because of misconceptions people have about this program.
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Job Board
The BABC-NE website now provides a valuable service to employers. You can list your postings on this board for a very favorable fee. The BABC-NE office will also be glad to send out an email notice to members about any job openings your company may have at no cost, to help members in these challenging times.

If you are looking for a job, this program allows you to create a professional profile, manage, view and browse job openings, as well as offer links for career development tools. The Job Board page can be found here.
Marketing Opportunities/Membership Perks

Would you like to be considered for a unique marketing opportunity? The BABC-NE chapter is currently accepting proposals from member companies who would like to offer their services to fellow members of the BABC network at special rates.

The BABC Members Discount Program offers opportunity for exposure to over 10,000 executives involved in transatlantic trade. If you would like to participate, please email the BABCNE office. To learn more about the benefits already offered, please visit the network website here.