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Canning House’s policy roundtable meetings convene senior representatives from government, business leaders from the private sector, as well as senior individuals from civil society groups and NGOs.
Discussions are held in private to encourage free and open conversation, and a summary of the key points discussed and recommendations made is circulated to those who attended. An executive summary is also made available for public access.
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Canning House's Forgotten Histories is a public history project, welcoming submissions from anyone with a fascinating story of relationships between Latin America, the UK, and the wider world which has spent too long waiting to be heard.
These submissions will be published on our website such that they will never, truly, be forgotten.
The UK-Brazil Conversa is a dialogue between policy makers and influencers, business leaders, academics, diplomats and governments, to help build closer relations and contacts between Brazil and the UK.
Founded in 2014 by former UK Ambassador to Brazil, Alan Charlton, the Conversa is an annual forum for influential people from a variety of backgrounds – business, government, diplomacy, academia, think-tanks – to discuss key issues relating to UK-Brazilian relations.
Alternating between the UK and Brazil, it was established to help explore how to make more of the contacts and links between the two countries. In order to encourage free-flowing and open conversations, discussion groups are small and sessions are held under the Chatham House rule.
Participation is by invitation only.
Conversa is a non-profit venture funded by sponsors. It is supported by the Brazilian and British governments. Canning House acts as the secretariat.
Gilberto Gil, Minister of Culture, Brazil, 2003-2008.
William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK, 2010-2014.
Cambridge, 5-7 September 2014
Held at Cambridge University, this inaugural Conversa included dinners at King’s College Cambridge, after drinks at the world-famous King’s College Chapel, and at Newmarket racecourse. Ken Clarke, UK Trade Envoy to Brazil, gave a keynote address.
Rio de Janeiro, 21-23 February 2015
Held at the Palacio da Cidade, formerly the residence of the British ambassador and now owned by the City of Rio de Janeiro. Luciano Coutinho gave a keynote address.
London, 12-13 May 2017
Held at King’s College London with a reception at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office including an address by Lord Hannay.
São Paulo, 1-2 February 2019
Held at FAAP with keynote addresses by Rubens Ricupero and Mark Prisk MP.
e-Conversa, 3 September 2020