Springboard to Europe 2023

Event Details


October 4, 2023 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

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Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
171 17th St NW, UNIT 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Join Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Fraizer & Deeter, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Mishcon de Reya, and Rittershaus for insightful discussions highlighting the current European business market. The event will include participants from Austria, Belgium, Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom and will feature panels on European economic development opportunities and the current global trade environment.


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Networking, & Introductions

Tycho Stahl, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP


9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Is Europe Broken? Stagnation, Regulation, Inflation, War . . . or Opportunity to Expand?


Moderator: John Woodward, Metro Atlanta Chamber



  • Urs Brönnimann, Consul General of Switzerland, Atlanta
  • Rachel Galloway, British Consul General, Atlanta
  • Michel Gerebtzoff, Consul General of Belgium, Atlanta
  • Melanie Moltmann, Consul General of Germany, Atlanta
  • Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir, Consul General of Ireland, Atlanta
  • Paul Seefried, Consul General of Austria, Atlanta
  • Jaap Veerman, Consul General of the Netherlands, Atlanta


9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break



10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Are Supply Chains Still Broken or Are Nearshoring and Friendshoring Turning the Tide?


Moderator: Tycho Stahl, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP



  • Dan Bangser, Trade Commissioner of Switzerland
  • Sarah Banks, Trade & Investment Officer, British Consulate General Atlanta
  • Julius Bosak, FrankfurtRheinMain Corp
  • Philippe Delcourt, Trade & Investment Counsellor, Belgian Trade Office
  • Jeremie Sautter, Business France
  • Tony Hayes, IDA Ireland
  • Renato Turelli, NFIA
  • Lukas Zitz, Deputy Austrian Trade Commissioner


10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break



11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Legal, Tax, and Other Hot Topics


Moderator: Mike Whitacre, Frazier & Deeter



  • Dan Bangser, Trade Commissioner of Switzerland
  • Adam Bradley, Mishcon de Reya LLP
  • Tony Hayes, IDA Ireland
  • Malcolm Joy, Frazier & Deeter
  • Dave Kim, Frazier & Deeter
  • Dr. Christoph Rung, Rittershaus
  • Kimberly Shulman, Trade Commissioner of Switzerland
  • Nina Vanspauwen, Trade & Investment Advisor, Consulate General of Belgium


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wrap-up & Lunch