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This Week at BABC
 4 - 8 November 2013


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NEW! Houston Cinema Arts Festival - One Chance
Sponsor: Houston Cinema Arts Society
Day: Thursday 7-Nov-13 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Sundance Cinemas
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NEWHouston Cinema Arts Festival- Philomena
Sponsor: Houston Cinema Arts Society
Day: Sunday 10-Nov-13 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Sundance Cinemas
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NEW! HHGA St. Andrews Day Celebration
Sponsor: Houston Highland Games Association; BABC; Houston Grampian Association
Day: Friday 6-Dec-13 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: The Bull and Bear Tavern and Eatery 11980 Westheimer Rd       Houston, TX 77077
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BAFTx Wine Women and Song
Day: Saturday 8-Feb-14 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: The Omni Houston Hotel
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Oilfield Cook-Off - BABC Tent
Sponsor: British-American Business Council Houston
Day: Thursday 1-May-14 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Sam Houston Race Park 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W Houston, TX 77064
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2014 BABC Annual Conference
Day: Tuesday 20-May-14 8:30 AM to Thursday 22-May-14 5:30 PM
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Welcome to the BABC - Houston newsletter of upcoming events, articles, and more from our membership.

The 2014 BABC Membership Drive is underway. Be looking for your renewal invoices in the mail. Renewals are accepted by check or you can login to your profile and pay online by credit card. Don't want to login? You can pay on our generic payment page at and note 2014 membership in the comment box.

Good news for first time or long absent (over two years) former members, you can join for 2014 now and receive the remainder of 2013 at no charge. All renewals and new members received by 31 December, 2013 will be eligible to enter a drawing for United Airline domestic travel vouchers.


BABC Investment News - November 2013
November 2013 economic indicators and investment news for the UK/US and London/NY/Houston.. [More Info]
EU and US to hold second round of trade negotiations (TTIP) in Brussels on 11-15 November
The EU and the US today announced they will hold a second round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks in Brussels from Monday 11th - Friday 15th November 2013. The week-long round of negotiations replaces the talks originally scheduled for 7th-11th October but which were postponed due to the shutdown of the US government. This round of negotiations will now put the TTIP discussion process fully back on track in terms of the planned negotiation timeline. The teams... [More Info]
Member News
United offers electronics-friendly aircraft cabins
November 6, 2013 Personal electronic devices may be used during all phases of domestic mainline flights Larger electronic devices must be stowed securely during takeoff and landing Voice calls remain prohibited during taxiing, takeoffs, landings, and while the aircraft is in flight United Express... [More Info] 
Connecting Socially: How the US and UK Differ When it Comes to Social Media 
A little less than six years ago, social networking sites were an afterthought for most businesses. Today though, businesses of all sizes are beginning to realize the benefits of social media sites. Through social media, it is now easier than ever to connect with customers and gain valuable insights UK-US into their buying habits. Companies in the US and the UK are realizing this trend and are beginning to act on it. Below is a comparison of how companies in both of these countries are... [More Info]
British School of Houston Named Soccer Texas All State Champions
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - October 25, 2013) - The British School of Houston played an impressive game last week which won the team the title of TAPPS Fall Soccer All State Championship 2013. TAPPS, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), has a membership of 230 schools throughout Texas who regularly compete with one another in athletic events. The win by British School of Houston was made all the more impressive as they were the smallest of the 26 schools to enter a... [More Info]
New Members
Correction from the last e-newsletter - Praetorian Protective Services website link was incorrect. It should be http://www.
Micropack Americas - Adrian Lloyd - Virtual Member

Sam Golubik - Individual Member


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