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Cambridge, UK Wednesday April 2 2014

Deyton Bell, the economic, commercial and business development specialists, today announced the launch of the 2014 Transatlantic Business Forum, which will take place in Cambridge, UK on Tuesday June 24 2014.

Building on the overwhelming success of last two Transatlantic Business Forums, this Deyton Bell initiative aims to refocus attention on the huge US market, to support businesses interested in expanding US activities or establishing a US base, and to stimulate successful transatlantic commercial activity. The Forum is the Region’s premier specialist event focussed on transatlantic commercial issues, and it will again highlight best practice case studies, will provide expert advice, opinion and information on key issues encountered when exploring and growing transatlantic business and will provide opportunities for delegates to meet experts from both sides of the Atlantic.

Announcing this exciting initiative, Deyton Bell Managing Director Chris Parkhouse said: “I am delighted to launch Deyton Bell’s third Transatlantic Business Forum, and it gives me great pleasure to announce that theAmbassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom, Matthew W. Barzun, has kindly agreed to make the keynote speech at the event.”

Ambassador Barzun was selected by President Barack Obama as National Finance Chair for the President’s 2012 re-election campaign, and previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Sweden from 2009 to 2011. Ambassador Barzun is an internet pioneer who was the fourth employee at CNET Networks, where he worked from 1993-2004. Ambassador Barzun served in a number of roles at CNET, including Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy officer, and member of the executive committee. During his time there, he launched Download.Com, which grew to become CNET’s biggest site and he led the effort to build one of the first comparison shopping sites on the Internet, Shopper.Com. He went on to co-lead all of CNET’s online properties including CNET.Com and News.Com. After leaving CNET in 2004, Ambassador Barzun has advised and invested in start-up internet companies, including MedTrackAlert, which delivered consumers information about their prescription medications (it was sold to HealthCentral in June 2008), and JiWire, an advertising network for wireless devices.

Commenting further Deyton Bell Managing Director Chris Parkhousesaid “The US has the largest and most powerful economy in the world and is the leading single market for nearly every significant business sector. The US and the UK share the world’s largest direct investment partnership, with both countries being the largest investor in the other and the US remains Britain’s largest single export market. The UK and US have always enjoyed a “special commercial relationship” but in recent times these familiar markets have often been ignored in favour of newly emerging opportunities elsewhere. The Forum will provide introductions to commercially useful contacts, will highlight support available on both sides of the Atlantic, will showcase best practice by exploring case study examples, will offer breakout seminars, will offer one2one meetings with speakers/supporters and will offer opportunities to network and develop business. Further details on the agenda will be available soon.”

 

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Chris Parkhouse
Managing Director, Deyton Bell Ltd.

Matthew W. Barzun
Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland