republished from AmCham EU Weekly
From Sunday, 7 May to Friday, 12 May, AmCham EU participated in the annual US conference of AmChams in Europe (ACE). Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, is the Chairwoman of the network which brings together American Chambers of Commerce in Europe and Eurasia. The delegation met with leading US stakeholders, including Jose Fernandez, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, US Department of State; Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce; and Suzanne Clark, President and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce; to discuss the importance of the transatlantic relationship, the competitiveness of Europe, energy and other global challenges.
While in Washington, DC, the group also had the chance to hear from the Atlantic Council, Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank) and POLITICO on the issues driving the conversation in the US.
Later in the week, the group visited Houston, Texas, where they met with business leaders,Including representatives of member companies Collins Aerospace, ExxonMobil and Honeywell.while learning about the ways the city is leading on innovation across many industries.
During the visit, the group met with Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce to sign the EMPOWER HER pledge for a second time. A special thank you to all who were involved in making the trip a success, in particular Asja Vodnik, CEO, AmCham Slovenia and Vice-Chair, AmChams in Europe and her entire team.