There was a fascinating period in Northwest history when it was not clear whether this region would be controlled by the British, who got here first in search of furs, or the Americans, who arrived later in larger numbers. It was an era of relative good feeling, both among the competing nations and with the native groups. Now, with greater cooperation among the Northwest states and British Columbia, it is interesting to relive these colorful times.
Promoting a robust dialogue between the United States and United Kingdom, the British-American Business Council draws upon the thought leadership of its 2,000 member companies across 22 Chapter cities between North America and the United Kingdom. Following the most recent Conferences in New York and London, the 2017 Transatlantic Conference will be held in Chicago on 10-11 May 2017. The two-day Conference will explore the 2017 theme “Navigating the New World,” focusing upon evolving opportunities as the United States, Canada, and Europe absorb changes in the realities of economies, trade, borders, and governance.