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This Week at BABC
9-13 December 2013 


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Holiday Inn Energy Ball
Day: Tuesday, 31-Dec-13
8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Location: Holiday Inn Houston West Energy Corridor

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 - SOLD OUT!
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, jobs and more from our membership.

I know many of you are preparing marketing budgets for 2014. Please remember to include BABC in your marketing plan. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities during the year and can often tailor something special to fit your pocket book. Check out what's available here. 

The new year is also a good time to consider upgrading your membership. Remember, if you renew or join by 31 December 2013, you will be eligible for a drawing for (2) domestic travel vouchers graciously provided by United Airlines.

We had scheduled a breakfast with the British Ambassador for January. However, Ambassador Westmacott's schedule has changed and he will not visit Houston until later in the year. We will do our best to host an event when he is in town again. We will be hosting a Networking on Tap event in late January, so keep an eye out for news on that.

MP Alok Sharma's boost for trade with US
The Reading West MP reached out across the Atlantic when he spoke at a British American Business roadshow. The event last Tuesday, attended by Alok Sharma, was held at the office of Deloitte LLP in Abbey Street and was a response to the launch of the free trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The aim was to highlight to companies across the UK the ways they can benefit from a successful trade... [More Info]
BABC Investment News - December 2013
BABC Investment News December 2013 1. Economic Indicators: · UK / London · US / NY · Euro Zone · Houston 2. Investment Indicators: · UK / US / Europe / Global 3. New Investments: · US Investments into UK · UK... [More Info]
10 All-American Christmas Gifts to Send to British Friends Back Home
Now that you live in the U.S., your nearest and dearest will want to sample the spoils of your fancy U.S. life. And what better time to treat them to a taste of America than December 25? But be warned: you'll need an extra suitcase, or a few free hours to spend filling out customs forms at the post office, to get this lot home on time and intact. 

Member News
Mobility matters - ACS International Schools
As the second semester approaches, ACS International Schools' four-campus 2013-2014 record-setting enrollment sits near 4,000 students. All of these young people benefit from our world-renwowned academic and extracurriclar programs. For late-arriving families, our UK and Qatar Admissions Offices can advise on remaining space availability. With the fall international relocation conference season completed, it's worth summarizing insights developed and industry trends identified during these... [More Info] 
New Members
Consumer Energy Alliance - Amelie Hereford - Non-Profit Member
Allyson Ayton - Individual Member

Business Development
CFR RENTAL LLC is a Houston based furniture rental company. we specialize in Corporate Housing furniture and temporary office solutions.... [More Info]

Website Sponsor
Dunbar Harder Immigration Solutions

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