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“In addition to their other events, the Franklin Center TransAtlantic Conference (TAC) provides a unique opportunity for the exchange of views, both between legislators and the private sector, and between Americans and Europeans. Unlike some conferences, the TAC is long on substance and policy and short on generalities and protocol. This format is worthwhile to me, and hopefully to all the others who participate.”

-Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

Events

2017 August 7-11, TransAtlantic Capital to Capital Exchange – Berlin, Germany

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2016 November 10-14, TransAtlantic Capital to Capital Exchange – London, England
"The Special Relationship"

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2016 April 4-5, Bipartisan Main Street Tour to Los Angeles
Members: Representatives Richard Neal, Pat Meehan and Mimi Walters

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2016 February 3, The Bipartisan Working Group Breakfast
Speakers: Representatives Jim Renacci, John Carney, Larry Bucshon, Derek Kilmer, Scott Peters

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2015 August 5-9, TransAtlantic Capital to Capital Exchange Prague, the Czech Republic

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2015 April 23, A Bipartisan Breakfast with Chairman Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio

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2014 November 7-11 TransAtlantic Capital to Capital Exchange Rome, Italy

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2014 July 31, A Bipartisan Breakfast discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Speakers: Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley, Chairman Charles Boustany and Representative John Larson

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2014 June 20, A Discussion about U.S.-UL Partnership 70 Years After D-Day
Speakers: British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott, Chairman Mac Thornberry and Congressman Adam Smith

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2014 March 14, Luncheon Discussion with the Bi-Partisan Leadership of the Future Caucus
Speakers: Congressman Aaron Schock and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

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2014 February 4, Bipartisan Efforts to Create Jobs
Speakers: Congressman Jim Renacci and Congressman John Carney

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2013 August 11-15, TransAtlantic Capital to Capital Exchange Dublin, Ireland

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2013 March 7, Azerbaijan Embassy Event
Speaker: The Honorable Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan Ambassador to the U.S.

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2013 February 21, Canadian Embassy Event
Speaker: The Honorable Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the U.S.

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2012 November 8-13, TransAmerica Capital to Capital Exchange
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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2012 March 15, New Zealand Embassy Event
Speaker: The Right Honorable Mike Moore, Ambassador of New Zealand to the U.S.

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2012 February 28, Working Across the Aisle
Speakers: Congressman Pat Tiberi and Congressman Richard Neal

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2011 October 17-21, TransAmerica Conference
Panama City, Panama

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2011 May 23 “Benevolus Series” Policy discussion
Speaker: Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)

Speaker:

  • Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)

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2011 Apr 6 “Benevolus Series” Policy discussion
Speaker: Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA)

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2011 Feb 9 “Benevolus Series” Policy discussion
Speaker: Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA)

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2010 November 7-13, TransAtlantic Conference
– Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey

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2010 April 29th “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ)

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2010 April 23rd “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI)

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2010 Jan 20th “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman John Larson (D-CT)

Speaker:

  • Congressman John Larson (D-CT)

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2009 August 9-14 TransAmerica Conference
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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2009 June 26th “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN)

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2009 May 19th “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

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2009 April 1st “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK)

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2009 March 25th “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA)

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2009 March 11th “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

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2009 February 25th “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA)

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2009 February 4th “Benevolus Series” Policy Discussion
Speaker: Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA)

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2008 November 9-14 – 24th TransAtlantic Conference
– Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands

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2008 June 12th Policy Meeting
Speaker: Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA)

Speaker:

  • Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA)

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2008 June 5th Policy Meeting
Speaker: Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH)

Speaker:

  • Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH)

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2008 April 16th Policy Meeting
Speakers: Congressmen Mike Castle (R-DE) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY)

Speakers:

  • Congressmen Mike Castle (R-DE) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY)

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2008 January Policy Session
January 23, 2008

Speaker:

  • Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner – (R-WI)

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23rd TransAtlantic Conference – Berlin, Germany
August 12-17, 2007

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2007 Winter Forum
Climate Change and U.S. Competitiveness

Panelists:

  • Chairman Rick Boucher (D-VA), United States House of Representatives
  • Mr. Robert H. Donkers, Counselor for Environmental Affairs, Delegation of the European Commission

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2006 Fall Forum
Are Existing International Trade Agreements Sufficient to Protect U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Marketplace?

Panelists:

  • Congressman Mark Kirk (R–IL), United States House of Representatives
  • Congressman John B. Larson (D–CT), United States House of Representatives
  • Ms. Catherine A. Novelli, Former Assistant USTR, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

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2006 Winter Forum
The Reconstruction and Stability of Iraq and Implications for the Middle East

Panelists:

  • Congressman J. Gresham Barrett (R-SC), United States House of Representatives
  • Kenneth M. Pollack, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution

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2005 Fall Forum
The Integration of Information Technology Into U.S. and European Health Systems

Panelists:

  • Congresswoman Nancy L. Johnson (R-CT), Chairman, Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health
  • Ms. Ticia Gerber, Vice President, International Programs, eHealth Initiative
  • Dr. Hannu Hanhijärvi, Healthcare Programme Director, National Fund for Research & Development, Finland
  • Dr. Anthony Nowlan, Director, Personal Health Systems Ltd., UK, Former Executive Director, NHS Information Authority
  • Mr. Patrick McMahon, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Corporation
  • Mr. Dean Rosen, Principal, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc., Former Counsel and Director of Health Policy, Office of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist

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2005 Ambassadorial Roundtable
Improving Transatlantic Relations: Our Common Success Depends on How the United States and the European Union Wield our Hard Power and our Soft Power

Panelists:

  • Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN), Chairman, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • His Excellency John Bruton, EU Commission Ambassador to the United States
  • His Excellency András Simonyi, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary
  • His Excellency Rastislav Kacer, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic

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2004 Fall Forum
Fighting Terrorism and Global Crime Financing, Intelligence & Intervention

Featured Speakers:

  • Congressman Michael G. Oxley (R-OH), Chairman, Financial Services Committee; Co-Chairman 2004 TransAtlantic Conference
  • Congresswoman Sue Kelly (R-NY), Chairwoman, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee; Financial Services Committee

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