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British German Forum: common challenges, common goals, how to shape British German relations?


What’s on the agenda? 

The aim of the Forum, throughout its 36 year history, has been to deepen bilateral relations between Britain and Germany, by inviting future leaders from both countries to engage in new dialogues and build partnerships.

The 2021 British German Forum will look to the future, addressing the common challenges driving British Germany relations as well as common goals. It will explore critical issues such as climate ambitions, how to build resilience and inclusivity in both nations’ societies and the compromises of dealing with Russia and China. It will do so in the context of German elections, which will see new personalities and potentially younger generations entering government.

The Forum is held with in association with the British Embassy in Berlin, with support from Bayer AG, and Bridge International Dialogue

What are the benefits of sponsorship? 

In addition to the overall benefit of being associated with the event, sponsorship benefits can include: 

  • Complimentary registration for one participant to either or both events 
  • The opportunity to contribute to the creation of the detailed programme for the event including, if appropriate a speaking part
  • The opportunity to comment on the draft of the event report 
  • Official host to the Anniversary lunch and special mention in the opening plenary session  
  • Logo on conference booklet cover 
  • Propose interviewees for follow up videos

Why nominate / participate?

This year’s Forum offers the opportunity not only for participants to build a network and make lasting connections with 30 fellow young leaders, but also to meet and connect with a large number of other leading figures at the UK and Germany 75th Wilton Park Anniversary lunch.

Those in attendance will have the chance to gain new insights and networks expanding beyond the realms of Berlin and London, creating a career enhancing experience culminating in a set of recommendations and routes forward which they have informed and shaped.

Join our network of alumni

Over 1,300 future leaders have participated in the Forum, engaging with contemporaries from government, business and British and German civil society. British German Forum alumni include parliamentarians, ambassadors, senior government officials, editors, prominent business figures, economists, academics and civil society leaders.

How to participate

Participation fees include 2 nights’ accommodation at Wiston House, meals and courtesy coach transfer from/to Gatwick airport are:

• Corporate                                               £1,200
• Government                                              £950
• NGO/Academics/Media                            £525

Participants can be nominated by a colleague or can self-nominate. Please complete a nomination form by Wednesday 8th September. Successful participants will be selected and contacted during early September.

Wilton Park reference number: WP1975

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