high level dialogue for a globalised world

Message from the CEO

Welcome to the website of AECA (The American European Community Association). Firmly established at the heart of the European union as an independent, non-partisan International Association, AECA provides a neutral platform for senior business leaders and policy-makers to meet and discuss a wide range of global policy issues. Through its exclusive programme of high-level roundtable meetings, AECA aims to promote better understanding and mutual cooperation in a challenging globalised world. To achieve its mission, AECA greatly benefits from the prestige and support provided by the distinguished members of its Board of Directors and International Advisory Council. High quality has always been the hallmark of AECA’s programme of round-table debates, as evidenced by the very highest-level speakers that our forum attracts. We are not a lobbying force and do not have a Twitter account. We remain however committed to providing our members with unique opportunities to engage in meaningful, high-level and informed dialogue that contributes to real outcomes for a better world. Please enjoy exploring further through the AECA website. We look forward to welcoming you soon to one of our upcoming events.

Christophe de Callataÿ, Chief Executive Officer


AECA is dedicated to promoting international cooperation through TransAtlantic dialogue, by providing a dynamic forum and an international network for interaction between leaders from the business and official communities, and by initiating lively and informed debate on key political, economic and social issues. AECA encourages the advancement of opportunities in the global community. The AECA network is extensive, international and interactive. In recent years the association has continued to attract new members, who find that the quality debates on key issues with speakers who are leaders in their field, and the access to high-level networking opportunities, add real value for them and their companies/organisations. All activities are prepared and organised according to the high-quality standards which are a recognised feature of AECA.
Jean-Claude Juncker,  President of the European Commission “The relationship between the European Union and the United States provides political stability and economic progress. A continuous debate between the two partners, to safeguard this partnership, is of critical importance to the interest of our citizens and the global community. AECA provides a unique platform for such debate. I therefore welcome and strongly support the work of AECA.”
H.E. Anthony L. Gardner, Honorary Ambassador of the United States to the EU “Both in my capacity as a U.S. official and having lived many years as a private American citizen in Europe, I know first-hand the important role AECA plays in advancing transatlantic relations. By bringing together Americans and Europeans from different backgrounds and fields of expertise, you build bridges between our continents and further understanding between the peoples of the United States and Europe.”