American-Central European Business Association Announces Official Launch

November 17, 2015

Aceba_LaunchWashington, DC – The American-Central European Business Association (ACEBA) will hold its official launch reception on December 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews will headline the event. Diplomats from fourteen partner countries in the region, other representatives of the U.S. administration, and representatives of American multinational companies will be in attendance to celebrate the new organization.

ACEBA is a one-stop platform for dialogue between American corporate executives and political leaders across fourteen Central European and Baltic countries. The U.S. member companies will enjoy broad government relations support in these emerging markets.

“It is a great time for U.S. companies to pursue business opportunities in Central European and Baltic state,” said ACEBA President Eric Stewart. “The region is hungry for U.S. investment and commercial ties. The countries have enjoyed economic growth above the average of their Western European neighbors in the past five years. This new organization will help companies communicate their priorities and concerns to governments in this stable but growing region and vice versa.”

The association will host commerce-focused meetings with visiting presidents, prime ministers, and relevant cabinet members from ten countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Members will also enjoy discounted memberships in affiliated organizations: the U.S.-Hungary, American-Lithuanian, U.S.-Poland, and American-Romanian Business Councils.

ACEBA’s founding members include: Amgen, Archer Daniels Midland, Exelon Nuclear Partners, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Lockheed Martin, MetLife, Pfizer, and PMI.

For more information on joining ACEBA, please contact Luke Myers at lrmyers@wms-jen.com.