35 episodes

Hosted by the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC), which is a unique platform where Europeans & Americans connect to do business. In these podcasts, the EACC in New York brings you relevant insights from our dynamic network of business executives representing various key industries from both sides of the Atlantic. This transatlantic setting provides you with valuable information and resources affecting business activities between Europe and the United States. Learn more and get involved here: www.eaccny.com

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Hosted by the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC), which is a unique platform where Europeans & Americans connect to do business. In these podcasts, the EACC in New York brings you relevant insights from our dynamic network of business executives representing various key industries from both sides of the Atlantic. This transatlantic setting provides you with valuable information and resources affecting business activities between Europe and the United States. Learn more and get involved here: www.eaccny.com

    1. Future of Digital: Dynamics of Microtransit in Europe & the U.S.

    1. Future of Digital: Dynamics of Microtransit in Europe & the U.S.

    This episode of “A look into the Crystal Ball on the Future of Digital,” features Sarah Houde, CEO of PROPULSION QUEBEC, Michael Hutchison, Partner Success Manager, Canada at VIA TRANSPORTATION INC., and Martijn Kentie, International Development Lead at BEWEGEN. They will define microtransit and Mobility as a Service (MaaS), explore the future of movement in cities and the consequent impact on businesses, as well as, offer a compare and contrast between Europe and the United States.

    PROPULSION QUEBEC: Propulsion Québec, the cluster for electric and smart transportation, catalyzes the entire sector around joint projects with the objective of positioning Quebec among the world leaders in developing and implementing smart and electric modes of ground transportation, for the benefit of Quebec’s economy and environment.

    VIA TRANSPORTATION INC.: Defining and pioneering the TransitTech category is a journey nearly a decade in the making — beginning with a few vans at the intersection of 93rd and York Avenue in New York City. Today, Via is the world’s most powerful digital infrastructure for public transportation. Via’s software provides an end-to-end solution to plan, optimize, and operate efficient and equitable transit systems — unlocking opportunity for all, and building resilient cities for the future.

    BEWEGEN: Bewegen Technologies is a Quebec-based bike share solution provider. Our vision is to bring sustainability into the urban transportation mix by offering the ultimate shared transportation solution. Bewegen’s pioneering electric assist technology is the missing link in urban mobility that has been revolutionizing perceptions of active transportation for the last years. The moment a user steps on our electric assist bike, they experience the Bewegen advantage as there are no controls or gears to learn, users simply pedal, and the technology activates with their movement. The Bewegen team is composed of shared mobility experts to offer the best experience to users and the best image to cities. We offer a 360-degree full-service that incorporates the development of hardware and software, full system operations, high quality client services and much more.

    • 22 min
    8. Future of Finance: The Power of Central Banks

    8. Future of Finance: The Power of Central Banks

    This episode of “A look into the Crystal Ball on the Future of Finance,” features Bill Rhodes, Former Chairman & CEO of CITIBANK, and current President & CEO of WILLIAM R. RHODES GLOBAL ADVISORS, and Dr. Stuart P.M. Mackintosh, Executive Director of the GROUP OF THIRTY. Specifically, this episode covers the power and influence of central banks, both on the Economy, as well as, on foreign policy. This includes the concerted action by the global financial markets to put pressure on Russia over its attack on Ukraine, and the role and options that central banks have to enforce peace.

    William R. Rhodes, Former Chairman & CEO, Citibank, and President & CEO, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors
    Mr. Rhodes gained a reputation for international financial diplomacy in the 1980s as a result of his leadership in helping manage the external-debt crises that involved developing nations and their creditors worldwide. During that period and in the 1990s, he headed the advisory committees of international banks that negotiated debt-restructuring agreements for Argentina, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, the Republic of Korea, and Uruguay. He has since served as a trusted advisor to governments, financial officials and corporations worldwide.

    He has received decorations and honors from various governments and institutions in recognition of his contributions to international banking and finance.

    Dr. Stuart P. M. Mackintosh, Executive Director, GROUP OF 30
    Stuart P.M. Mackintosh is the Executive Director of the Group of Thirty an international financial think tank comprised senior figures from central banking, the financial sector, and academia.  His research focus centers on climate change, macroeconomic and systemic risks, global governance issues, and the international political economy.

    Dr. Mackintosh has served as President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the largest professional organization of economists in the United States. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists, comprised of the leading economists in North America. He is a certified Business Economist.

    Dr. Mackintosh has a B.A. and Ph.D. from Newcastle University and a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh. In 2018 Dr. Mackintosh was appointed a non-resident Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University.

    In 2015 Routledge published The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture: The Return of State Authority, in hardback and paperback. A second edition of The Redesign came out in 2020. In September his next book Climate Crisis Economics will be released. Dr. Mackintosh writes widely, and he speaks often to diverse audiences explaining complex topics in a clear and concise manner.

    • 25 min
    7. Future of Finance: Bridging the Collateral Divide

    7. Future of Finance: Bridging the Collateral Divide

    In this episode, listen to Brian Ruane, CEO of BNY MELLON's Government Securities Services Corp. and Clearance & Collateral Management; as he speaks with Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, Executive Director of the EACCNY.  They will discuss the future of the collateral situation in the U.S. and Europe, the challenges, and opportunities that present themselves from a more harmonized collateral market.

    Brian Ruane, CEO, BNY Mellon Government Securities Services Corp. and Clearance & Collateral Management. He is also a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee.

    Brian leads BNY Mellon’s government securities clearance business as well as the firm’s collateral management franchise.

    Prior to his current role, Brian led Global Client Management, Alternative Investment Services and Prime Services.  Brian has been a member of the Pershing LLC’s Executive Committee since 2015. Brian was a key voice on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Triparty Repo Infrastructure Reform Task Force, which drove systemic changes to ensure that the triparty repo market functions effectively and efficiently. He also served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Working Committee on The Future of the US Government Securities Markets.

    Brian is a frequent speaker on market structure, digital trends and triparty repo. His recent papers include The Future of Wholesale Funding Markets, The Pandemic Stress Test and Future Proofing of the US Treasury Market.  Brian is also the executive sponsor for the GENEDGE Network, a BNY Mellon Business Resource group focused on diversity.  Brian is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business. Brian is also a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and is FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 66 licensed.

    Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, Executive Director of the EACCNY since October 2010. Prior to joining, she has worked and consulted for a number of non-profits and for-profits where she significantly contributed to their growth by raising their public profiles, geographic foot print and relevance within their respective industries. In her roles, she has worked with clients and partners across the US, in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

    Her priority is to create value for its membership and help grow the organization and its influence on both sides of the Atlantic. To that extend she is spearheading EACC’s international expansion strategy and is working with partners across the U.S. and Europe to identify & develop suitable locations and collaborators to expand the EACC chapter network.

    • 26 min
    6. Future of Finance: Banking Culture & Conduct - Why it Still Matters

    6. Future of Finance: Banking Culture & Conduct - Why it Still Matters

    This episode of “A look into the Crystal Ball on the Future of Finance,” features William "Bill" Rhodes, Former Chairman & CEO of CITIBANK, and current President & CEO of WILLIAM R. RHODES GLOBAL ADVISORS, and Dr. Stuart P.M. Mackintosh, Executive Director of the GROUP OF THIRTY. In this high-level conversation, you will hear about the everchanging banking culture & conduct landscape on both sides of the Atlantic, and how financial institutions must adapt to incorporate new challenges, such as climate change, crypto, and digital currencies, in their culture & conduct operations.

    William R. Rhodes, Former Chairman & CEO, Citibank, and President & CEO, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors
    Bill Rhodes is president and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC and professor-atlarge at Brown University. He is also a retired senior vice chairman and senior international officer of Citigroup and Citibank.

    Mr. Rhodes gained a reputation for international financial diplomacy in the 1980s as a result of his leadership in helping manage the external-debt crises that involved developing nations and their creditors worldwide. During that period and in the 1990s, he headed the advisory committees of international banks that negotiated debt-restructuring agreements for Argentina, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, the Republic of Korea, and Uruguay. He has since served as a trusted advisor to governments, financial officials and corporations worldwide.

    He has received decorations and honors from various governments and institutions in recognition of his contributions to international banking and finance.

    Dr. Stuart P. M. Mackintosh, Executive Director, GROUP OF 30
    Stuart P.M. Mackintosh is the Executive Director of the Group of Thirty an international financial think tank comprised senior figures from central banking, the financial sector, and academia.  His research focus centers on climate change, macroeconomic and systemic risks, global governance issues, and the international political economy.

    Dr. Mackintosh has served as President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the largest professional organization of economists in the United States. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists, comprised of the leading economists in North America. He is a certified Business Economist.

    Dr. Mackintosh has a B.A. and Ph.D. from Newcastle University and a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh. In 2018 Dr. Mackintosh was appointed a non-resident Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University.

    In 2015 Routledge published The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture: The Return of State Authority, in hardback and paperback. A second edition of The Redesign came out in 2020. In September his next book Climate Crisis Economics will be released. Dr. Mackintosh writes widely, and he speaks often to diverse audiences explaining complex topics in a clear and concise manner.

    When out of the office, Dr. Mackintosh can most often be found on his road or mountain bike.

    • 24 min
    1. Future of Trade: Taking out the Spice of NI's Trade & Supply Chain Challenges

    1. Future of Trade: Taking out the Spice of NI's Trade & Supply Chain Challenges

    In this episode of “A look into the Crystal Ball on the Future of Trade,” hear Lucinda Creighton, CEO of VULCAN CONSULTING LTD., and Rob Heron, Partner at EY Belfast, discuss the post-Brexit landscape of Northern Ireland (NI), as well as, the associated challenges/opportunities for businesses under the Northern Ireland Protocol. EY and Vulcan Consulting our both members of the EACCNY. Enjoy!

    Lucinda Creighton, CEO, VULCAN CONSULTING
    Lucinda Creighton is a former Irish Minister for European Affairs and CEO of Vulcan Consulting Ltd. She was a member of the Irish Parliament for nine years.  As Minister for European Affairs Lucinda ran Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2013, and represented the EU in initial trade talks with the United States, leading to the formal start of TTIP negotiations in 2013. From 2012 to 2014 she also served as Vice President of the European People’s Party – the largest political party in Europe. Lucinda is an advisory board member of the International Republican Institute and the European Council on Foreign Relations. By training, she is a barrister and qualified as a New York attorney.

    Rob Heron, Partner at EY Belfast
    As a Tax Partner based in EY's Belfast office, Rob leads a team of 80 tax professionals delivering tax advice to a wide range of companies, partnerships and high net worth individuals.
    His broad experience includes advising on group re-organizations, raising finance, debt restructuring, international tax structuring as well as acquisitions and disposals.
    Rob's clients range from fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses to large multinationals and household names. His clients operate across a number of sectors, including retail, manufacturing, technology and construction, with a particular focus on the agri-food industry.
    Leading the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Programme in Northern Ireland, Rob has advised a large number of entrepreneurial businesses in the province and as EY’s Brexit lead in Northern Ireland, he has played a crucial role in advising a range of clients on the implications of the UK leaving the EU.
    Rob holds a degree in Agricultural Economics from Queen’s University Belfast.

    • 24 min
    The EU’s Quarterly Economic Update & Post-Pandemic Recovery, Summer 2021

    The EU’s Quarterly Economic Update & Post-Pandemic Recovery, Summer 2021

    This episode features Kristian (Kris) Orsini, Counsellor for Economic and Financial Affairs at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, in conversation with Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, Executive Director of the EACCNY. Their discussion centers around the European Union's Summer 2021 Economic Forecast. Enjoy!

    Executive Summary

    The improving health situation and ensuing continued easing of virus containment measures are putting the EU economies back in motion. The near-term outlook for the European economy looks brighter than expected in spring. The contraction of GDP in the first quarter of the year turned out to be marginal, and milder than suggested by Eurostat’s Preliminary Flash Estimate, which was incorporated into the Spring Forecast. Falling numbers of new infections and hospitalisations, thanks to an effective containment strategy and progress in vaccination, have led EU Member States to reopen their economies, to the benefit of service sector businesses, in particular. Upbeat survey results among consumers and businesses, as well as data tracking mobility, suggest that a rebound in consumption is already underway and set to strengthen in the coming months. There is also evidence of a beginning revival in tourism activity, which should also benefit from the new EU Digital COVID Certificate. Together, these factors are expected to outweigh the temporary production input shortages and rising costs hitting parts of the manufacturing sector.
    Overall, GDP is now forecast to grow by 4.8% in 2021 and 4.5% in 2022 in both the EU and the euro area. The volume of output is projected to return to its pre-crisis level (2019-Q4) in the last quarter of 2021, which is one quarter earlier than expected in the Spring Forecast for the euro area. However, economic activity in the fourth quarter of 2022 would remain about 1% shy of the level that was expected before the pandemic, based on an extrapolation of the Winter 2020 Interim Forecast. The speed of the recovery will vary significantly across the Member States. Some are expected to see economic output return to their pre-pandemic levels by the third quarter of 2021, but others would take longer.

    The forecast for inflation this year and next has also been revised upwards, though retaining a hump-shaped profile. Rising energy and commodity prices, production bottlenecks due to the shortage of some input components and raw materials and capacity constraints vis-à-vis booming demand both at home and abroad are expected to put upward pressure on consumer prices this year. In 2022, pressures are assumed to moderate gradually as supply constraints resolve, order backlogs clear, and demand growth moderates. Accordingly, inflation in the EU is now forecast to average 2.2% this year and 1.6% in 2022 (+0.3 and +0.1 pps., respectively, compared to the Spring Forecast). In the euro area, inflation is forecast to average 1.9% in 2021 (+ 0.2 pps.) and 1.4% in 2022 (+0.1 pps.).

    Uncertainty and risks surrounding the growth outlook are high but remain overall balanced. The threat posed by the spread and emergence of variants of concern underscores the importance of a further rapid increase in full vaccination. Economic risks relate in particular to the response of households and firms to changes in restrictions and the impact of emergency policy support withdrawal.

    Inflation may turn out higher than forecast if supply constraints are more persistent and price pressures are passed on to consumer prices more strongly.

    • 30 min

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