Last week AmCham Macedonia’s Executive Director Dijana Despodov attended the annual AmChams in Europe visit to the US to network, exchange experiences, advocate with the US Government, and visit innovative companies. The trip consisted of two parts: an advocacy-focused part in Washington, D.C. and company visits in Chicago.
In Chicago, the executive directors of the AmChams in Europe visited the following companies: Underwriters Laboratories, Abbvie, 1871, Northern Trust, and Motorola. The executives also had a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and attended a speech by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
The Washington D.C. portion included meetings with representatives of the US Chamber of Commerce, including President Tom Donohue, and participation in the Transatlantic Business Works Summit; visit to the Department of Commerce; meetings on Capitol Hill with the staffers of Senators Thomas Carper (D-DE) and Bob Corker (R-TN); and briefings by H+K, the Pew Research Center, and the Obama Foundation.