The UK-Brazil Conversa is an annual forum for dialogue between policymakers and influencers, business leaders, academics, diplomats and governments, to help build closer relations and contacts between Brazil and the UK. It was founded in 2014 by former UK Ambassador to Brazil, Alan Charlton.
Alternating between the UK and Brazil, the Conversa 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 in closed conditions.
Conversa is a non-profit venture funded by sponsors. It is supported by the Brazilian and British governments, with Canning House acting as Secretariat. Participation is by invitation only.
Gilberto Gil, Minister of Culture, Brazil, 2003-2008
William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK, 2010-2014