UNDER CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES, WE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THIS EVENT. DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.
Ten years after the UK Government launched its Canning Agenda, announcing its intention to re-engage with Latin America, our Canning Agenda 10 Years On conference seeks to review progress and establish how successful it has been, and identify what needs to be done to accelerate the progress of a revitalised relationship between Latin America and the UK.
The Canning Agenda 10 Years On - Postponed
The fluidity of the COVID-19 situation and the latest Government guidelines mean that we are no longer in a position to go ahead with our Canning Agenda 10 Years On conference. We apologise to all our 100 guests who were looking forward to the insights of our expert panels and to the speeches of Lord Hague and Minister of State for International Trade Conor Burns.
During the emergency, most of our future events will be converted to online webinars. However, we have deemed the Canning Agenda conference to be too large and complex to transfer easily into a virtual format; added to which the whole purpose of the conference was to provoke debate and gather broad input – a dimension where even the best online packages cannot yet supersede human face-to-face interaction.
Please note that this event is not cancelled – it is merely postponed. We have asked our venue – the Clothworkers Hall – to hold over our booking, together with that for the Gala Dinner, until a future date.
For more on our approach during these unusual circumstances, please refer to our Message from the CEO.
Please refer to this page for regular updates.
Please see our latest announcements regarding Canning House's approach to the current circumstances of Covid-19:
16/03 Message from the CEO
For a selection of recommended reading on Covid-19 in Latin America, please see our page here.
The Canning Conference 2020
The Canning Agenda 10 Years On
In 2010 the British government launched the Canning Agenda, announcing its intention to re-engage with Latin America.
Ten years on, this event seeks to review progress and establish how successful the agenda has been to date, and identify what needs to be done to accelerate the progress of a revitalised relationship between Latin America and the UK.
With support from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Please note: all ticket prices include VAT.
Lord Hague of Richmond
The Lord Hague, then Foreign Secretary, delivering his Canning Agenda speech in 2010.
The Lord Hague will speak at the Canning Conference via video.
Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Honorary Vice-President Canning House
Chris Bryant MP
Honorary Vice-President, Canning House
Victor Bulmer-Thomas CMG OBE
Academic, Associate Fellow at Canning House, former Director of Chatham House
Director of Trade & Investment, CBI
Economist, Honorary Vice-President Canning House, Former CEO of CAF-Development Bank of Latin America
Principal, ChuteCourt Asesores Ltd.
Mark Menzies MP
The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru
Lecturer in Diplomatic and International History, Lancaster University
Honorary President, Canning House
Latin America editor, Financial Times
More information coming soon...
The Canning Conference 2020: The Canning Agenda 10 Years On
Welcome and Introduction
Session 1: Reviewing the agenda
• What progress has been made to date?
• What have been the main challenges?
• What is the view from Latin America?
• Is the agenda still relevant?
09:30 – 10:45
Session 2: The future of the Canning Agenda
• What does the future of the Canning Agenda look like post-Brexit?
• Does it need to be reframed?
• Where should the government and business community focus their efforts?
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