The American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg A.S.B.L. (AMCHAM) is an international voluntary organization of business and professional persons committed to fostering business relations between the United States and Luxembourg, promoting cross-cultural understanding and enhancing the quality of life of Americans and other expatriates who live and work in the Grand Duchy.
AMCHAM activities cover the full scope of expatriate issues through dedicated committees for Human Resources, Information Technology, Financial Services, Tax, Marketing, Diversity and New Business & Entrepreneurship. These committees organize seminars and after-hour networking events with international speakers in order to address issues relevant to the international business community in Luxembourg. Lobbying is another item on the committees’ agenda and therefore they liaise with Luxembourg officials on a regular basis. The aim is to support the Grand Duchy’s position as an ideal gateway to Europe; the continuous analysis of the business environment results in White Papers recommending steps that might help to maintain Luxembourg’s high level of economic competitiveness.
The Chamber also offers various publications as source of information on the Grand Duchy and transatlantic relations:
“Why Luxembourg?” is a comprehensive study that was carried out in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers and explains the 10 key advantages of Luxembourg as business location. The presentation can be downloaded free of charge on this website.
Working in Luxembourg, the only English-language business guide on the Grand Duchy and the only publication under the patronage of HRH Grand Duke Henri, has been recently updated and revised. It provides an overview to help professionals and business owners understand the rules, practices and customs of the Luxembourg business environment as well as the realities and cultural context of the workplace environment, the governmental and social support systems. The publication is available in a hard-copy book format and on CD-Rom.
Playing her Part – Perle Mesta in Luxembourg, by Luxembourg author Paul Lesch, was published in celebration of the U.S. Embassy’s 50th Anniversary on November 7, 2001. The book tells the story of the first American Minister to Luxembourg after World War II (1949-1953) who was known for her unique diplomatic style and who inspired Irving Berlin to write his highly successful “Call Me Madam” musical.
On a quarterly basis AMCHAM publishes its magazine “Connexion”, keeping members and key players in Luxembourg and abroad abreast of the activities of AMCHAM’s committees. It features interviews with decision makers in Luxembourg as well as articles on relevant economic developments in the Grand Duchy, the Greater Region and the U.S.