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EACC Behind the Scenes: January 2018

EACC All-Chapter Conference
​EACC-Greater Cincinnati has invited representatives from our sister chapters in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, New York, New Jersey, the Carolinas, and even our newest chapters in Amsterdam and Boston, to attend the first-ever “All-Chapter” meeting of the EACC on May 16, 2018.  With more than ten years of work under our belt, my fellow Executive Directors and I agreed that it was time to go beyond our monthly coordination calls, putting some concerted time and effort into sharing best practices; developing joint programming to add value for our members across chapters; and to chart out plans for expanding the network across Europe and the United States.  
This is a great opportunity for EACC-Cincinnati to help shape the future of the EACC Network.  Doug Moormann and I are already working with our counterpart Board Presidents and Executive Directors to build out an agenda for the May 16 meeting, and we would welcome your input.  What would add value to your membership in the EACC?  Here are some of the ideas we’ve developed:
  • Reciprocal Trade and Investment Missions hosted by EACC chapters
  • Joint Programming via Video Teleconference
  • Integrated Membership Directories (e.g. to help you find a logistics provider in France)
  • Cross-Memberships across EACC Chapters
  • Business referral programs across Chapters
  • Joint conferences on transatlantic business
Another topic is the future of the network – how and where should we continue to grow?  What kind of structure (if any) would overlay the network, and how would that be staffed and financed?

I hope you’ve heard me say repeatedly that this is your EACC, so as this event draws closer, Doug and I are looking for your ideas and input.  What would you and your organization like to see from a growing and more interconnected EACC?  Are there cities in Europe and/or in the US you think should be prioritized for new EACC Chapters (and do you have contacts there that could help us start the discussion)?  Your input will help us best prepare and represent the interests of our members at this historic meeting.  Feel free to send me your thoughts at todd.schwartz@europe-cincinnati or just give me a call at 513-762-3724.
One final note:  The representatives for the various EACC chapters will also be attending our Annual Gala dinner on May 16 with special guest and keynote speaker H.E. David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United State of America.  Dayna and I are putting together final details of the sponsorship packages for the event, and thought that perhaps some sponsors might want to host some of the EACC representatives at their tables.  If you have any interest in entertaining one or two of our visiting guests, please let Dayna or me know, and we’ll see how we can make that work.


Upcoming EACC Events
In the note above, Todd shared the exciting the news of the first-ever All-Chapter meeting of the EACC in May, which will be held in conjunction with our Gala. We are delighted to host our friends and colleagues from our sister chapters, and while May will be here before we know it, we have lots of other exciting events coming up in the weeks and months ahead. 

Behind the scenes, Todd and I have worked to put together some new programming for EACC members. On February 22nd, we’re partnering with RSM US to offer a roundtable event focused on the new tax law. In particular, we’ll dive into the potential implications for transatlantic businesses. We’re also partnering with Solutions Unlimited to offer a series of marketing workshops designed specifically for small to medium size businesses. Our first event will take place on February 27th, focusing on “How to Select a Marketing Consultant.”

You’ve also likely heard me talk about our Young Professionals initiative. We are excited to welcome Senior International Executive Daniel Wachter as our first Executive Insights speaker of 2018 on February 27th. On the networking side of things, we’re looking forward to hosting our first YP social event of the year in mid-April in partnership the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA. Stay tuned for more details! And please encourage YPs from your company/organization to attend EACC YP events.

Next week, ACG & the EACC will be hosting our next Women’s Initiative event! Jancoa Janitorial Services CEO Mary Miller will discuss how women can help each other reach their dreams. There’s still time to register!

We’re also working to finalize our Company Briefing Series calendar for the year, and we look forward to launching the series in the coming weeks.

Be sure to also stayed tuned for information on the relaunch of the EACC Marketing Forum, and events covering topics including workplace harassment and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

And as always, we look forward to having you join us at our Stammtisch and L’Aperitif networking events. Stammtisch will take place this Thursday, while the next L’Aperitif will be held on March 15.


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