Tax, audit and consulting firm RSM will be sending two of its partners from the West Midlands to attend the British American Business Council (BABC) conference in Chicago to help raise the international profile of Birmingham and the wider Midlands area.
The two-day conference will be taking place from Wednesday 10 May to Thursday 11 May 2017. Entitled ‘Navigating the New World’, the conference will focus on business opportunities between North America and Europe, in the context of an ever-evolving political and socio-economic landscape.
Attending from the Midlands region will be the local branch of the British American Business Council (BABC), led by chamber chief executive Paul Faulkner, chief operating officer Russell Jeans, and BABC account manager Lauren Hunt.
The high-powered conference team will be supported by expert staff from RSM’s Birmingham office, including Richard Eccles, who leads on International and US clients in the Midlands, as well as Nick Blundell, local head of corporate tax and regional manufacturing sector lead.
The impressive 2017 Birmingham delegation is expected to be the largest of any of the previous 22 chapters of the region’s BABC involvement, making it highly likely that the team will be able to form strategic US corporate partnerships to benefit the Midlands.
RSM’s head of corporate tax for Birmingham, Nick Blundell said:
‘The Brexit vote and President Trump’s victory has opened up new opportunities for trade between our two great nations. The BABC conference provides the perfect platform for us to demonstrate what the Midlands has to offer, with the aim of forming strategic partnerships and boosting our international trading relations.
‘Fundamentally, we want to encourage more multinationals to come and do business here in the Midlands, in order to improve the region’s economy and open up new opportunities for local people.’