Susan Danger, AmCham EU CEO, elected as Chair of AmChams in Europe Network

Susan Danger, AmCham EU CEO, elected as Chair of AmChams in Europe Network


I’m absolutely delighted to have been
elected and confirmed into the position of Chair of the AmChams in Europe
Network. I’m really ready to kick off the new year in this role. And what is AmChams
in Europe? It’s a fantastic network of 43 national American Chambers in 45
countries in Europe and Eurasia so it’s not just the EU, it’s Europe and wider
Europe. With regard to AmCham EU, we’re an
organisation that reaches out to the institutions, our focus is on the completion
of the single market and representing US companies here and ensuring we have a
competitive environment for business in Europe. There’s a lot of complementary
work there and the resources that we have here that can be used by all the
members of the network so I hope very much with my team here in Brussels that
that can be used for those who wish to use it. Now with regard to the AmChams in
Europe Network, this is much larger, it’s covering Eurasia and wider
Europe so it’s deeper in a way. We’re going to focus there I think on some of
those bigger, more umbrella issues such as diversity, future of work, but
transatlantic as well. It impacts everybody. And very much this alliance
concept, collaboration and using all the fantastic stories, positive stories that
everybody has to tell the narrative about business’ contribution and how we
need to focus on that even more. I think it’s very complementary. With with regard to the transatlantic
relationship, I mean we are in quite turbulent times, changing times, we’re in
a unique position I believe to speak out. we as I said, the EU and US, we are each
other’s biggest trading partners, we are so intertwined, we thrive together.
Fifty-five percent of the US global investment comes to Europe and it’s
fifty-four percent of European investment globally goes to the US,
we’re totally intertwined. I believe the business community from
both sides of the Atlantic and European business and American business here in
Europe plays a role in promoting the values that we share. We share much more
than we have differences and values such such as free trade but also democracy.
Let’s not forget that, so I do believe that our network AmChams in Europe can
play a role in promoting peace and prosperity not only in the transatlantic community but also around the world. Now at AmCham EU, we have really
been increasing our outreach in Member States. It’s absolutely essential for our
members to communicate our messaging out of the Brussels Bubble. I see now my role
as Chair of AmChams in Europe as helping and assisting with that in
having another way to ensure that our messages to do get out beyond beyond the
Brussels circle and I think through the network which is already very well
established but talking about these issues beyond this, there’s great
potential there.

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