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British-American Business Council Houston
More than just business...and British
This Week at BABC
9-13 September 2013 


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BABC Networking on Tap

Day: Wednesday 25-Sep-13 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Sporting News Grill 1112 Eldridge Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77077
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2013 BABC International Business Awards
Sponsor: United Airlines as presenting sponsor
Day: Tuesday 15-Oct-13 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Omni Houston Hote; 4 Riverway Houston, TX 77056
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Hello [firstname],

Welcome to the BABC - Houston newsletter of upcoming events, articles, and more from our membership.

Good news for BABC members. We have just received word that BABC will be receiving another allotment of codes to facilitate Brits in applying for Global Entry. We should have a procedure set up in the next two weeks or so. So, keep your eye on the BABC newsletter for further information. If you missed out last time, here's your second chance.

The BABC 4th Annual International Business Awards Luncheon is coming up quickly. Please note that individual ticket prices go up on October 1. So, get your tickets now. Corporate tables and sponsorship are still available. We are looking forward to the return of our inaugural keynote speaker, Bill Schneider, who will be giving us an update on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and its implications. For event details see the event website page.

BABC Networking on Tap is back on September 25 at the Sporting News Grill.  The event is free for members and $5 at the door for non-members. Please register for this event online unless you just want a tacky handwritten name tag!  Appetizers provided, cash bar.

 Member News

Lockheed Martin Acquires Amor Group US Security & Aerospace Giant Extends its Global Reach with Strategic Acquisition Lockheed Martin, the US-based, global, advanced technology, security and aerospace company has acquired Amor Group, the UK technology company that specialises in business critical solutions for the energy, transport and public services sectors. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The strategic acquisition of Amor Group allows Lockheed Martin to extend and... [More Info]
Government launches scheme to help bring “world’s best entrepreneurial” graduates to UK
The government's international business arm UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has unveiled a new scheme, The Sirius Programme, which seeks to enable talented graduates and students from across the world to relocate to the UK. Announced at UKTI's annual international Entrepreneurs' Festival, the programme will provide young entrepreneurs who have innovative start-up ideas with a 12-month package which includes seed investment and a place in a leading business accelerator programme. Chosen... [More Info]
British Eurosport to broadcast NFL MNF in new two-year deal
British Eurosport will broadcast a total of 17 matches from NFL this season as part of a two-year agreement with the National Football League. The network has been awarded the Monday Night Football games and will broadcast a double bill in week one with the Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Washington Redskins, followed by the Houston Texans at the San Diego Chargers. READ REMAINDER OF ARTICLE
The special relationship still lives on between Britain and the US
Matthew Barzun
The United States and Britain have enjoyed a special relationship stretching back decades - one that has thrived through more than a dozen presidents and prime ministers from different political parties. Yet within a week of my arrival as the new American ambassador it had been declared dead. A death notice even appeared on the front page of one national newspaper. To paraphrase Mark Twain, these reports have been exaggerated. The special relationship is alive and well. The rush by some to... [More Info]
Can Hampshire sailing hero finally win America's Cup for Britain?
Ben Ainslie
BRITISH people have conquered the vast majority of the world's elite sporting competitions. But there is still one left unclaimed for a staggering 162 years. Embarrassingly, it first took place off the coast of the Isle of Wight in 1851, with Queen Victoria watching on. The British boat, which was the outright favourite, lost dramatically to a schooner from the New York Yacht Club called America. Since then it has been known as the America's Cup - not named after the country, but the... [More Info]
New Members
 Storyteller Promotion - Ruth Mallon, Mike Mallon, Michael Mallon, Matthew Mallon - Small Business Members

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