Supporting Canning House in 2021
- Canning House
In 2021, Canning House asks for your support to help us maintain our events programme, and allow us to continue building understanding and relationships between the UK and Latin America.
On 10th November 2020, Canning House held a virtual conference to review the progress of the Canning Agenda and to map out its future.
10 years after the official launch of the Canning Agenda by William Hague, then Foreign Secretary, at Canning House, the Canning Agenda remains the definitive road map for strengthening the UK’s engagement with Latin America. It enshrines the UK’s commitment to a greater presence in the region and to developing this time-honoured relationship into broader and deeper ties across all aspects of the political, economic and commercial, social and environmental spectrum.
The conference brought together politicians, diplomats, business leaders and thought-leaders for a pragmatic debate on the achievements of the Agenda to date and the shape of the Agenda for the next decade in the radically changed circumstances following the pandemic and the accompanying digital revolution.
The event demonstrated that there is still a lot of work to do to bring the Canning Agenda vision to fruition and to accelerate beyond the slow progress of the past. However, it was agreed that the UK and Latin America now had an excellent window of opportunity, built on mutual respect and complementary expertise, to align priorities, increase engagement and join forces to address the region’s most urgent development needs and the transition towards more diversified economies.
In his address to the conference, the Minister for International Trade, the Hon. Ranil Jayawardena MP, warmly thanked Canning House for working tirelessly day in, day out since the Canning Agenda was launched to bring key stakeholders together to boost understanding and build connections between Britain and its friends across Latin America.
“In close partnership with all our associates, Canning House will continue to drive forward the Canning Agenda for 2021-2030”, observed Cristina Cortes, CEO.
Watch the interview here:
Share this news on social media using the buttons below.
By joining as an individual member you’ll have the opportunity to access our wide range of public events at a discounted rate, as well as additional benefits such as online access to in-depth reports, webinar recordings and This Week in Latin America news articles.
Get the latest information on upcoming Canning House events and other events related to Latin America and Iberia across the UK and beyond.