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American Breakfast – US Presidential Election 2016

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On Tuesday, 8th of November the Presidential election will take place and on Wednesday morning , 9th of November the nine European Chambers of Commerce / Business Clubs will organize a joint network event where we will see who will be the new President of the United States. Two keynote speakers, Mr Michiel Bicker Caarten and Mr Marcel Baartman, and the Consul General of the US in Amsterdam, Mr. David McCawley, will discuss the results and give their views on what are the consequences, not only political but also for the trade/business relations between the US and Europe.

In the mean time we can enjoy a real American breakfast buffet and network with professional from all over Europe in the beautiful Amsterdam American Hotel!

DATE: Wednesday, 9th November
TIME: 07.30 hrs – 09.30 hrs
VENUE: Amsterdam American Hotel, Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam  – Special arrangement for rooms in the hotel available:  €165 per night.
PRICE: € 27,50 pp for members of the Chambers of Commerce / Business Clubs and guest of Amsterdam in Business
47,50 pp for non-members

REGISTRATION:  please, through this link  American Breakfast – US Presidential Election 2016 9-11-2016   if you are member, please, introduce the following voucher during the registration process in order to get the special discount price for members: uselections-member and if you are two members registered together, this other one: uselections-2members   If you’re not a member yet or your membership has already expired and you want to enjoy this and other exclusive events you can either Register as a member or Renew your membership.

Please note, Early Birds can already watch CNN from 07.00 hrs

Chambers of Commerce and Business Clubs organizing:  the Chambe or Commerce of Sweden, the Chamber of Commerce of Italy, the Business Club of Denmark, the Chamber of Commerce of the UK, the Business Club of Switzerland, the Chamber of Commerce of France, the Chamber of Commerce of Germany, the Chamber of Commerce of Finland and , of course us, the  AEPH (Spanish/Hispanic Business Club)

Sponsors: Hampshire Hotel Amsterdam American and Amsterdam InBusiness




Michiel Bicker Caarten was a staff writer for the New York Daily News, then America’s largest-circulation newspaper, in 1983-1985; as correspondent he worked for RTL Nieuws in the US from 1989-1995 and he was anchor/presenter of CNBC Europe’s ‘Moneywheel’ programme, a daily four-hour live news show covering the financial markets and business stories of Europe. He held this job for 3,5 years, from 1995 until 1998. In all, Bicker Caarten lived and worked in New York and London for 13 years of his career. Bicker Caarten is also one of the few journalists to have worked in all the various forms of media. He worked in television (CNBC, RTL), radio (BNR Nieuwsradio), and print (Daily News, NRC Handelsblad).


Bicker Caarten is one of the few entrepreneurs in Europe to have successfully challenged a government monopoly in broadcasting. His ‘Business Nieuws Radio,’ founded in 1998, has grown into a formidable competitor to state-owned Radio 1, winning the Marconi ‘Best Radio Station’ award at the end of 2011.
Marcel Baartman is a senior economist within Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations. Trained as a macro-economist, Marcel focuses on the geostrategic risks for corporates and financial institutions. The combination and dependencies between macro-economic, geopolitical and geo-economic issues are thereby focal points. Having worked for over twenty years in the financial markets, Marcel is experienced in identifying risks and consequences of economic and geopolitical developments for companies and financial markets.
Important building blocks for his geostrategic risksk analysis are scenarios, trends, exposures, cyclicality’s, dependencies and perspectives. The ability to zoom-out to systemic level and to zoom-in to micro level is key. Together with his team at Clingendael he services companies and financial institutions under the slogan: ‘Stronger strategy and firmer risk management by better understanding the outside world’.

David McCawley is the U.S. Consul General to Amsterdam. A native of California, David joined the Foreign Service in March 1998 and has served on five continents. Prior to his assignment as the U.S. Consul General to Amsterdam, he served as the Consular Coordinator for Vietnam based in Ho Chi Minh City. There he oversaw countrywide operations and managed the Mission’s response to a historic increase in the demand for U.S. visas and other consular services. Prior to that, David served as the Senior Country Officer for France in the Department of State’s Bureau of Western European Affairs where he advised senior U.S. officials and helped formulate policy on matters involving France and other European partners. He has also served at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, where he oversaw implementation of major aspects of the 1994 Migration Accords between the two countries. In addition, he has served in Mexico, Namibia, Belgium and Colombia. David has been the recipient of numerous Department of State Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the London School of Economics. He speaks Spanish and French along with a modest level of Vietnamese. He met his wife Sandra Cabrera during his first tour in Bogota and together they are raising three beautiful daughters.