British German Forum 2017: Securing the future in a changing world to 2020 and beyond (WP1549)

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Taking place in the run-up to the German Federal Election, in the midst of the Brexit negotiations, and against the backdrop of a changing international order, this year’s British German Forum (BGF) will explore the way forward for the UK and Germany to 2020. What are the shared and individual challenges and how will both countries respond? Discussion will focus on three core topics and their implications for the UK and Germany:

  • The ‘shifting sands’ of the international order;
  • The future for business in a changing global economic landscape; and
  • Social and political disruption and innovation.

Why participate?

The BGF is a unique opportunity for 50 future leaders from Britain and Germany to participate in an interactive dialogue and build lasting relationships across sectors. The four day programme, mixing working groups and facilitated panel discussions, includes a day in London with discussions at the House of Commons, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and German Embassy. Participants will engage with expert speakers from government, business and NGO/CSOs.

Join our network of alumni

Over 1,000 participants who are now in positions of leadership in business, the financial sector, government, NGOs and academia. Recent alumni include:

  • Newspaper editors
  • TV journalists
  • British and German Members of Parliament
  • High level diplomats

How to participate

Participants can be nominated by a colleague or can self-nominate. Please complete and return a nomination form to jan.hewitt@wiltonpark.org.uk by Wednesday 3 May. Successful participants will be selected and contacted during May.

Nomination form



At our 2016 forum, we asked some of the British German Forum alumni to give us their view on what the Forum means to them.


We also asked what Europe means to the UK and Germany now.


 British German Forum – uniting young leaders

Sun 9 - Thu 13 July, 2017

Wiston House

Wilton Park
Wiston House, Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020
For more information see Your stay at Wilton Park

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Event no:
Multilateral institutions, key countries and regions
BGF, Brexit, British German Forum, international order, social and political disruption

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

Corporate £1,950
Government £1,495
NGO/CSO £750

How to attend:

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Robin Hart: Programme Director

Biography and other events

Lisa Elvy: Project Manager

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+44 (0) 1903 816373

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