Dear Members and friends,

We hope this finds you all well. Here at the BABC OC we are delighted to finally be moving into some kind of normal, and are very busy planning many fun and engaging LIVE and IN PERSON events. We look forwarding to announcing more but, in the meantime please check out the current calendar of events. Please let Jacquie know if you have any questions.
Welcome to our new BABC OC Board of Directors

Please join us in welcoming two amazing additions to the BABC OC Board of Directors. Both Jonathan and Simon bring a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise to the board, and we thank them for taking the time from their busy schedules to contribute to the BABC OC.
Welcome New 2021 BABC OC Members

Corporate Members
Kevin Wilson, Director of Marketing & Client Services, Procopio
Individual Members
Raj Panjabi, RSI Group of Companies
Mark Pattinson, Epic Brokers

Thank you again to everyone who has supported us throughout this year by renewing your membership, and for enabling the BABC Orange County to survive and sustain. We truly cannot tell you how much we appreciate your ongoing support as we continue to navigate these unchartered waters. You can renew your membership HERE

Wednesday May 5th, 11am
Return to the Skies with Virgin Atlantic!
As Vaccine Rollout Increases, So Does Travel!
SIMON HAWKINS, Head of US for VIRGIN ATLANTIC, discusses the Return to the Skies! As summer draws closer, learn how Virgin Atlantic and it's partners are welcoming back customers. Live webinar with BABC LA President, James Langridge, and Jonathan Cowley (VP Sales & Client Services, Corniche Travel).

Wednesday May 5th, 12pm
UK Economic Discussion featuring British Consul General Emily Cloke & Deputy Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner, Kunal Khatri.
Please join us for a thoughtful discussion on the UK economy, future US/UK trading relationships and opportunities for investment in the UK.
Orange County Soccer Club is now able to host fans in the stadium. Check out the full schedule HERE. Come cheer on the boys in black & orange, in-person for the first time since March of 2020!!
Calling all whisky enthusiasts!

Whether your goal is to explore your passion, upskill or to simply get more enjoyment from your favourite drams, Edinburgh Whisky Academy is the perfect place to build the foundation of your brand neutral whisky knowledge.
The Academy’s innovative and award-winning approach to whisky education means candidates learn directly from experts, distilling years of insight and experience into concise SQA-certified course that are intensive, industry relevant but above all fun and engaging.

EWA’s online courses are the perfect way to start your learning journey. You’ll come away with the satisfaction of having learned more about all things aqua vitae and the incomparable certification to impress your friends with.
There are free taster courses for both the Certificate in Scotch Whisky and the Certificate in Irish Whisky on the website to try.

Exclusive for members of the BABC Orange County, we are delighted to offer 10% off for anyone who wants to sign up for the Certificate in Scotch Whisky or the Certificate in Irish Whisky courses. Simply use the discount code ‘dramtime’ when you check out.
The 2021 BABC OC Charity Golf Tournament is ALMOST sold out!
Thank you to all our golfers out there that are signed up to play in this fabulous tournament. We can't wait to host an awesome day on May 13th, and raise some funds for our wonderful supported charity PURE GAME
Thanks to our fearless leader Tim Roberts for chairing this fabulous event and a HUGE thank you to all our sponsors.

Events 5/2 – 5/8

Tuesday May 4, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM CST / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
BABC Texas is honored to partner with Her Majesty’s Consul General, Richard Hyde, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America, Antony Phillipson, Director Diplomacy and Networks at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Paul Rennie OBE and Regional Director at The Energy Industries Council, Amanda Duhon to bring you a round up of the latest on the Free Trade Agreement, COP26 and what this could mean for the energy supply chain.

Tuesday May 4, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM PST / 1:00 – 2:00 PM ES

Wednesday, May 05, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST / 12:00 -3:00 PM EST

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
 4:00 – 5:00 PM BST / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

May 6, 2021 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
While the world’s demand for energy and clean water continue to grow alongside greenhouse gases, companies throughout Europe and the United States are devising innovative solutions to address these global concerns. With the United States back among Paris accord signatories, the transatlantic relationship will be key force to developing and implementing financially viable sustainability models.

May 6, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 PM BST / 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST
Thursday, May 6, 2021 – Friday, May 7, 2021
Click here to read our recent human interest e-newsletter feature article about Penn Med’s groundbreaking research and therapies. We are collaborating with the Department for International Trade on a breakout session which will be held during the conference focused on UK and global advancements in cell and gene therapies. As mentioned above, this event will be of greatest interest to health sciences member companies.

We look forward to the day that we can gather together and raise a glass in person to cheers to brighter days in 2021!
British American Business Council - OC recognizes our Top Tier Members