Katie Fitzpatrick, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's executive director of programs, represented the chamber at the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Business Ambassadors’ Programme at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., last month.
Business leaders from around the country were invited to attend the program to gain a better understanding of the TTIP free-trade arrangement between Europe and the United States and how the business community can get involved. The program included meetings with the British Embassy, the EU Delegation, U.S. administration and key thought leaders on trade policy.
“It was a pleasure to welcome top leaders in business to the British Embassy here in Washington,” British Ambassador Kim Darroch said. “We discussed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which is a top priority for the U.K. government and an opportunity to benefit every state in the U.S. An ambitious TTIP could create 740,000 new American jobs and boost the U.S. economy by over $1 billion. Together, the U.K. and U.S. can set the global standards for free trade.”