As a bilateral voice of U.S. and European companies, AmChams in Europe works to communicate the importance of the transatlantic economy in both Europe and the United States. Membership is not defined by geographical borders, but by the willingness and ability to contribute, as well as the basic requirement of being accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce.
To Develop and support a Network of AmChams across the wider European area committed to:
AmChams in Europe’s primary activity is focused on organizing two annual conferences; one in the United States and one in Europe:
In the U.S., AmCham executives meet with companies, organizations and governmental agencies in Washington, DC as well as in relevant U.S. cities / regions. The purpose of these visits is to increase awareness of AmChams in Europe, strengthen partnerships, and gain insight into the current U.S. business and political climate.
The European Conference is traditionally hosted by an AmChams in Europe member and focuses on facilitating the exchange of best practices and discussing relevant issues impacting AmChams and their members. For the host AmCham, this is an opportunity to showcase their country and expose its members to the AmCham network. Recent meetings include Ljubljana, sLOVEnia in 2016.
Patrick Mikkelsen, Director of AmChams in Europe and CEO of AmCham in the Netherlands