Conferences and events
A Wilton Park conference forges links between ideas, policy, and delivering practical results. The setting is conducive to dialogue, problem solving and formulating strategies for future policies and actions.
The aim of the 90 Minute Dialogues is to recreate a single Wilton Park session at a central London location to create an opportunity to share expertise and to contribute to policy development on a key issue relating to global security or prosperity. A specialist introduction to a key international policy theme in a round-table, off the record format, is followed by dialogue and debate between 40 to 50 selected experts from both within and outside government.
The second 90 Minute Dialogue addressed the findings of our conference on China’s Priorities after the 18th Party Congress, focusing on key challenges for the country. The discussions between leading experts from the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China and international business leaders were held at the China-Britain Business Council in London in December 2012.
In November 2011, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Spencer P Boyer addressed Foreign policy implications of multiculturalism: strategy and practice, in the context of both US ideals and more practical measures to counter violent extremism, support human rights and promote democracy and tolerance.
Our Address provides the opportunity for informal exchange between the most senior figures involved in global affairs and selected guests from our network, including ambassadors, UK parliamentarians, policy-makers across government departments, policy analysts and opinion leaders, academics and non-governmental organisations. The address is usually on the record, and covered by broadcast and print media.
The 2015 Address, by HE Mr Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey will speak on Turkey’s role in responding to regional and global challenges:
an ethical and strategic perspective.
The 2012 Address, by His Excellency Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia, focused on ‘Indonesia’s role as a regional and global actor’. The President was accompanied by a Ministerial and business delegation, including the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
His Excellency Mr Abdullah Gül, President of the Republic of Turkey, delivered the inaugural Wilton Park address, entitled ‘Historic transition in the Middle East and its impact on global politics’, as part of his official three-day State Visit to the UK in November 2011.