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Kristen Neller Verderame


Vice President

As CEO of Pondera International, Ms. Verderame leads a boutique firm that provides policy analysis and advocacy services in the area of cyber security, healthcare and management consulting for start-up and small companies, including serving as interim management to help companies through growth and
transformational periods. Ms. Verderame also serves as external general counsel to a number of startups, small and medium-size companies. She is a member of the Dingman Center Angels at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where she invests in, mentors and coaches
entrepreneurs, and is a member of the Stars Network at the MACH37 cybersecurity startup incubator in Northern Virginia.

Ms. Verderame spent over ten years in a variety of roles within BT (British Telecom) Group plc, serving as Vice President and General Counsel for the company’s US operations and as the head of BT’s lobbying and government affairs office in Washington, D.C. She has extensive experience in cyber security, telecommunications and technology, and designing and running international lobbying campaigns and programs to support business objectives.
Ms. Verderame holds several advisory roles outside of her day-to-day professional responsibilities. Among her external roles, she has been actively involved in the network of BritishAmerican organizations in the US and UK throughout her career, and currently serves as the Vice President and General Counsel to the British American Business Council, the international umbrella organization that represents over 2,500 British and American businesses across 25 chapters in the US and the UK. She is also past president of the Washington, D.C. chapter. Ms. Verderame serves on the Advisory Board of the Gerstacker Institute of Management at Albion College, her alma mater.

Ms. Verderame received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, and her Bachelors
of Arts degree from Albion College, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with Honors. She has two children
and lives in McLean, Virginia.

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Join us in London

We have a range of packages to suit everyone wanting to participate in this transatlantic event. The full package option is the best value and we encourage you to join us for the complete programme to get the most benefit out of the networking opportunities, the knowledge platforms and the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of trade between the US and the UK at our CHASE Export Awards dinner.

There are also individual element prices for the event including BAGOL conference (11th May), the drinks reception (11th May), conference only (12th May) and the CHASE Awards dinner (12th May) should you only be able to attend a portion of the event.

Here are the package prices for 2016. To secure your place please use the button below and complete the booking form on the BritishAmerican Business London website.

Please note all the prices below are shown without UK VAT. 20% VAT will be applied on the booking site.

Future Cities Conference - Member (BAB or BABC)

  • Full package (Reception, conference & Awards dinner) price exc VAT (applied on booking site)

    • Early bird (up to 18 March 2016): £275
  • Welcome reception only 11 May (price exc VAT - applied on booking site)

    • £70
  • Conference only on 12 May (price exc VAT - applied on booking site)

    • £195
  • CHASE Awards dinner only on 12 May (price exc VAT - applied on booking site)

    • £200

Future Cities Conference - Non Member

  • Full package (Reception, conference & Awards dinner) exc VAT (applied on booking site)

    • £600
  • Welcome reception only on 11 May (price exc VAT - applied on booking site)

    • £99
  • Conference only on 12 May (price exc VAT - applied on booking site)

    • £295
  • CHASE Awards dinner only on 12 May (price exc VAT - applied on booking site)

    • £250

British American Group of Lawyers (BAGOL) Conference

  • BAGOL Member

    • Free
  • Member (BAB or BABC) - Price exc VAT - Applied on booking site

    • £90
  • Non Member - Price exc VAT - Applied on booking site

    • £120

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