From September 27-29, 2023, the AmChams in Europe (ACE) network hosted its annual Best Practice Sharing Conference in Athens, Greece. Thomas Henneberg, AmCham Germany’s Head of Strategic Partnerships, Regional Coordination & Events, took part in the conference, which also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the AmCham’s in Europe network.
This year’s annual meet-up, hosted by AmCham Greece, provided a forum for discussions about pivotal transatlantic business matters and explored the evolving role of the American Chambers of Commerce in the contemporary global business scene. The conference’s agenda included meetings with high-level leaders from business and politics, including the mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis, U.S. Ambassador to Greece George J. Tsunis, and Dr. Albert Burla, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer. They shared insights on several topics ranging from the current state of the Greek economy and its remarkable turnaround after the financial crisis, to issues of relevance for transatlantic economic relations, such as the technological transformation as well as sustainable practices in the business world. Renowned for its historical significance and vibrant culture, Athens provided a fitting backdrop for this gathering.
Established in 1963, ACE serves as an umbrella organization for 49 AmChams across 47 countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. It represents the interest of more than 17,000 American and European companies in Europe. The AmChams in Europe Best Practice Sharing Conference is traditionally hosted by an AmChams in Europe member and focuses primarily on the exchange of innovative ideas, projects, and best practices.