Memorandum of Understanding between Wilton Park and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

News - 30 October, 2017

The Acting Chief Executive of Wilton Park, Myles Wickstead CBE, and the Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mr Mikheil Janelidze, met at Lancaster House on Monday 23 October 2017 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of HE Ms Tamar Beruchashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the UK and HE Mr Justin McKenzie Smith, Ambassador of the UK to Georgia. The MoU sets out the joint objective of establishing a long term relationship and cooperation between Wilton Park and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs across a wide range of national and international policy issues.

The Commonwealth celebrates its 65th anniversary

News - 28 April, 2014

Although the Commonwealth dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire, it was formally constituted by the London Declaration on April 28, 1949, which established member states as ‘free and equal’ after India declared that although they wished to become republics they still wanted to remain within the Commonwealth. It now […]

Lord Green’s speech on ‘The road to Bali’

News - 25 October, 2013

Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spoke at our conference today on Trade facilitation for African economies   Lord Green’s speech The road to Bali: driving and delivering a meaningful consensus “Why is trade important? World growth depends on world trade. One sure way of miring us […]

Press release for ‘Eastern partnership – moving ahead’

News - 14 October, 2013

On the opening day of our conference three ministers joined us; Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania; Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland; and David Lidington, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom. They issued a joint press release as follows: “Today we […]

Business leaders recommend steps to make the UK ‘best in class’ in all disciplines

News - 17 July, 2013

HMG should expand alumni networks to capitalise on an ‘Affinity with Britain’ by building capacity in education, research and the development of global commercial and technical standards to stay ahead in the ‘global race’, say leading UK businesses. Opportunities for growth: UK business perspectives of emerging markets Wednesday 3 July (WP1250) On 3 July, in […]

Gauging international attitudes towards rules-based systems of economic governance

News - 13 November, 2012

Hugo Swire, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, addressed an international audience of private sector and governmental representatives at our conference concerning the impact of trading rules on global prosperity.   Monday 5 – Tuesday 6 November (WP1200) Gauging international attitudes towards rules-based systems of economic governance After welcoming remarks by Richard Burge, Chief […]

Partnership agreement signed with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

News - 11 September, 2012

At our first conference held in Indonesia, we signed an agreement with the Centre for Policy Analysis and Development of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work together in convening international discussion events. Indonesia’s economic development: contributing to a sustainable growth pattern Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 September 2012 (WP1152) Indonesian policy makers and […]

High expectations in the wake of the Arab democratic wave

News - 2 August, 2012

In the wake of the Arab democratic wave expectations are high – young people in particular are calling for employment opportunities in the context of more open and effective societies – politicians must be seen to respond quickly. At two recent conferences we addressed these issues – the first looked at the Impact and challenges of […]

First steps in China

News - 27 March, 2012

This month saw our first steps into China – working with the Central Party School, we held a two day, roundtable discussion in Beijing to discuss prosperity  in a new world economic order. Prosperity in a new world economic order 13-14 March 2012 (WP1163) Our project started with meetings at the Embassy and its key […]

Discussing the world trade system

News - 20 February, 2012

This event by invitation from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, convened representatives from government, international organisations and academic to discuss the challenges facing world trade. This was a 24 hour event run in early February. Lorenza Martinez, from the Mexican Ministry of Economy, presented on ‘Different Models […]