Annual Report 2012 - Page 15

American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia On the Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon, AmCham delegates were hosted at the US Chamber Global AmCham Forum by Myron Brilliant. Jake Slegers, Chair of AmChams in Europe and Executive Director of AmCham Slovakia, was a speaker on the “AmCham Perspectives on U.S. International Economic Policy” panel event, alongside representatives from AmChams in Ghana, Egypt, Hong Kong and Argentina. AmChams in Europe Transatlantic Summit AmCham’s Executive Director attended the AmChams in Europe Transatlantic Conference in Washington D.C. took place on 8 - 10 May to coincide with ‘Europe Week’ in the Washington. It provided fantastic networking and profiling of the network, with over 21 participants representing 20 AmChams from across Europe and wider Europe. There was the first presentation of the AmChams in Europe publication on ‘The Case for Investing in Europe’ by author Joe Quinlan during the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) conference on Capitol Hill on 9 May, followed by the official launch of the brochure at a Transatlantic Business Reception Cocktail hosted by the US Chamber and TPN in our honour. The program included a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, roundtable sessions with US State Department and Under Secretary Robert Hormats, as well as a lunch at the US Department of Commerce with Matthew Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia. In addition, there was a half day briefing session with the US Chamber, kindly hosted by 3M, and a Hill & Knowlton pointcounterpoint strategies dinner with other transatlantic associations. We also visited the Public Affa