Chamber leaders and staff met with more than 70 businesses and consultancies in London last month. The trip was aimed at increasing the UK’s knowledge of DFW, the airport’s new international terminal and North Texas business opportunities.
Heading the Chamber delegation were Ken Menges of Akin Gump; Stephen Chipman of Grant Thornton; and John Dickey of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP hosted a reception with support from the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas. The Fairmont recently acquired the management contract for the famed Savoy Hotel in London.
Weil Gotshal, host of the Greater Dallas Chamber's virtual office, also hosted a DFW ex-pat luncheon. Weil Gotshal has agreed to provide additional assistance for the Chamber’s ex-pat program.
"We continue to gain better insight into what our region should do to attract British businesses," said Ken Menges, chair of the International Business Advisory Council. Menges said Dallas area businesses can help by providing contacts with their London- or UK-based operations, informing the Chamber when UK executives are visiting DFW, and promoting the region when visiting the UK.
The Chamber is completing marketing and collateral materials and continuing company-specific research for target marketing.
For more information on the Chamber's work in the UK, please contact International Business Development Director Renée Bromfield at 214-712-1968 or