BABA Membership & Benefits

BABA Membership

BABA's Mission

The purpose of the British-American Business Association is to encourage business cooperation between the United Kingdom and the United States, in particular by facilitating association among British and American members of the business community of the Greater Washington area and by providing an effective organization in which members can work together to further their business interests.

The Membership

From airlines, aerospace, and technology firms to banks and hotels, BABA's membership reflects the diverse economy of the region, including large US and UK corporations with operations in the Washington-Baltimore area, as well as many small and medium-sized enterprises.

Why Join BABA?

Our members join for a variety of reasons. The primary reason is for networking and business development. 

Member Benefits

As a member of the British-American Business Association, you gain the benefits of the British-American Business Council, a transatlantic business network of more than 2200 companies in 22 major cities throughout North America and the UK.

  • Access at prevailing member rate to the full0range of BABA eents including other chapters' events in the UK and US.
  • Access to updates on major trade/economic policy issues/trends.
  • Introduction to the BABA membership via the Newsletter print publiciation.
  • Promote your company to other BABC chapter member companies throughout North America and the UK, by hyperlinking your listing on the BABC Online Membership Directory to your own site and through banner ads on the BABC website.
  • Evening programs featuring a broad range of high-level speakers.
  • Informational seminars on current business issues such as: immigration; transatlantic anti-corruption; defense and homeland security; finance; healthcare; and energy and environment issues.
  • Social events such as: golf tournaments, Pub Nights, annual Christmas Luncheon, and black tie dinners.
  • J1 Visa Program: Bring qualified employees into the Unites States for training and work experience, in a smooth, swift, and cost-effective way. (ONLY AVAILABLE TO COMPANY MEMBERS)
  • Expand your business network in some 22 cities by participating in the BABC's annual conferences, which bring together leaders and members of all the chapters of the BABC.
  • Quarterly Association Newsletter.
  • Joint programs with other local bilateral associations

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BABA's Membership Categories

Corresponding annual dues, are as follows:

Platinum Member - $10,000:

Platinum Membership is reserved for a select group of leading multinational companies, and offers them unprecedented access to a customized program of exclusive networking, promotional and business opportunities in addition to the regular benefits of membership in the Association. This category is limited to a small group of key members.

Additional Benefits

In addition to all the Sponsoring, Corporate and general membership beneifts, Platinum Members enjoy:

  • Platinum $5,500 Sponsorship at Gala Christmas luncheon (Table of 10; seat at head table with The British Ambassador; multiple company recognition)
  • Opportunity to promote your company's event (Six per year) through our online listserve. (Must be approved by the BABA Office).
  • Prominent fixed logo and web link on BABA website Homepage
  • 1/2 page in each or every other quarterly Newsletter or four emails/social media blasts per year on your news/press releaseses/webinars
  • Logo placement in email footer of all outbound market.event emails
  • Opportunity for one of your senior executives to introduce/promote your company at a BABA event.
  • Priority access for your CEO or senior executive to exclusive inviation-only BABA events with high-level UK or US Government officials
  • Exclusivity of level, limited to a small number of key members

Sponsoring Member - $2,500:

For companies that want to maintain a high profile in the UK-US business community. This category entitles a select group of company executives to participate in high-level networking programs and includes additional benefits as well.

Additional Benefits

In addition to all Corporate Membership benefits, Sponsoring Members also enjoy:

  • Invitations to special private events
  • Recognition in Association literature and publications
  • Pre-event receptions with high-profile speakers.
  • Scrolling logo placement and Web link on homepage of BABA website
  • Opportunity to promote your company's event (four per year) through our online listserve. (Must be approved by the BABA Office).
  • Greater overall visibility

Corporate Member - $800:

For large firms with more than 10 employees. In this category, as many employees as desired can participate in the Association's activities.

Corporate members enjoy:

  • Access at prevailing member rates to the full-range of BABA events including other chapters' events in the UK and US.
  • Access to updates on major trade/economic policy issues/trends
  • Introduction to the BABA membership via the Newsletter print publication
  • Quarterly Association newsletter by mail
  • Full details in the online Membership Directory, accessible only to members (new in early 2018; Members' Directory in PDF until then)
  • Access to member only special offers, promotions and discounts through the BABA Member to Member Discount Program
  • Company/orgname in the website Membership Directory
  • Link from "Membership Directory' to your company/org website.
  • Access to the J-1 Visa Assistance Program
  • Ability to plan an event, develop a topic, and provide speakers
  • Opportunity for one employee to join a committee to influence events and membership aspects
  • The license to display the BABA logo on your webiste
  • Opportunity to promote your company's event (one per year) through our event notices and social media (must be approved by the BABA Office)
  • Your company promoted through the BABA Social Media Platforms
  • Ability to sponsor pre-planned BABA events

Small Business Member - $300:

For small firms with no more than 10 employees.

Small Business Members enjoy:

  • Access at prevailing member rates to the full-range of BABA events including other chapters' events in the UK and US.
  • Access to updates on major trade/economic policy issues/trends
  • Introduction to the BABA membership via the Newsletter print publication 
  • Quarterly Association newsletter by mail
  • Full details in the online Membership Directory, accessible only to members (new in early 2018; Members' Directory in PDF until then)
  • Access to member only special offers, promotions and discounts through the BABA Member to Member Discount Program
  • Company/Org. name in the website Membership Directory
  • Link from 'Membership Diretory' to your company/org website
  • Access to the J-1 Visa Assistance Program
  • Ability to plan an event, develop a topic, and provide speakers
  • Opportunity for one employee to join a committee to influence events and membership aspects

Individual Member - $175:

For individuals affiliated with the government; retirees or those who do not desire to advertise their company affiliation. No access to the British-American Business Council database (a listing of over 2,300 contacts) under this category.

Individual Members enjoy:

  • Access at prevailing member rates to the full-range of BABA events including other chapters' events in the UK and US.
  • Access to updates on major trade/economic policy issues/trends
  • Introduction to the BABA membership via the Newsletter print publication (Individual's name only)
  • Quarterly Association Newsletter by mail 

UK Associate Member - $225:

This non-voting member category is for organizations and individuals in the UK interested in forging business or professional ties in the Greater Washington region.

UK Associate Members enjoy:

  • Access at prevailing member rates to the full-range of BABA events including other chapters' events in the UK and US.
  • Access to updates on major trade/economic policy issues/trends
  • Introduction to the BABA membership via the Newsletter print publication
  • Full details in the online Membership Directory accessible only to members(new in early 2018; Members' Directory in PDF until then)
  • Company/Org name in the website 'Membership Directory'
  • Link from 'Membership Directory' to your company/org website

Young Professional Member - $35:

(Renewable each year for three years.) For young professionals beginning their careers with an interest in British and American relations. No company affiliation is listed.  No access to the British-American Business Council database (a listing of over 2,200 contacts) under this category.

Young Professional Members enjoy:

  • Access at prevailing member rates to the full-range of BABA events including other chapters' events in the UK and US.
  • Access to updates on major trade/economic policy issues/trends
  • Introduction to the BABA membership via the Newsletter print publication (Individual name only)

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