Welcome to the American European Business Association

An intentionally small group of fewer than thirty hand-picked transatlantic businesses, the AEBA fosters connectivity, collaboration and understanding between government, business, regulators and the senior executives of major corporations which trade at least between North America and Europe. Since 1980, when we were founded by Sir David Nicolson, we have quietly made possible behind-the-scenes discussions which, in our present climate, have gone from being useful to vital.

Our Purpose

At AEBA we promote dialogue and access across our membership through convening regular small gatherings in which members and their guests may hear off the record, candid opinions from world class experts, diplomats and chief executives of major international concerns – all under the Chatham House Rule.

This allows business leaders, academics, civil servants and regulators to share ideas and insights in a friendly and discreet setting providing the AEBA community with thought provoking views and content from outside their normal course of business, which often aids them in their professional endeavours.

How the AEBA Works

Our goal is to keep the breadth and range of topics covered varied, the speakers of the highest quality and to maintain a selective and senior membership. We meet 8-10 times a year over a punctual lunch, where our purposefully low numbers maintains the quality of the conversation and promotes effective networking. When space permits, and by prior agreement, members may bring guests or colleagues of appropriate seniority, or nominate a colleague to attend in their place.

Since March 2020 we have adapted and continued our strong speaker program with a series of virtual lunchtime discussions.

We have introduced other on-line events and plan to continue with these in addition to resuming our normal program once social distancing restrictions relax.


Next Event

Women Executive Forum Virtual Discussion

Sarah Friar, CEO Nextdoor & Co-Founder Ladies Who Launch

Wednesday, 26th May 2021



Ms. Charlotte Laycock
Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0)1252 703 514
Mob: +44 (0)7469 920 174
E-mail: cl@aeba.org.uk

Wenta Business Centre,
1 Electric Avenue, London, EN3 7XU