British-American Parliamentary Group

Up & Coming Events

Notice of BAPG events will be advertised on this site and the All Party Whip.  We will also e-mail members.

For more information on any of the events advertised below please contact the BAPG Programme Manager, Hannah Mitchell.

Annual Reception for the American Ambassador, H.E. Hon. Robert Wood Johnson, 28th April 2020 - POSTPONED

The annual reception in honour of the American Ambassador, H.E. Hon. Robert Wood Johnson, planned to be held on Tuesday, 28th April at 7.00pm in the Terrace Pavilion, has been postponed due to the changing situation regarding COVID-19 and the Government’s latest advice surrounding gatherings (16th March).

We hope to arrange the event later in the year and a new date will be advised in due course.

Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Thematic Visit to California

The British-American Parliamentary Group plans to send a bi-partisan delegation to California to look at both the regulatory and the innovation aspects of electric and autonomous vehicles.

The delegation will visit Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco. The programme has been arranged by the British Consulate Generals in San Francisco and Los Angeles, in consultation with the British-American Parliamentary Group.

N.B. This visit has been deferred from 2019.  The precise dates of the visit will be confirmed in due course.

2020 Annual Parliamentary / Congressional Conference in the US

It is the turn of the US House of Representatives to host the Annual Parliamentary / Congressional Conference in the US.   Tentative dates being discussed are in the week commencing 20th July.

The Parliamentary delegation would also take the opportunity of meetings arranged by the British Embassy with additional calls on the Hill, members of the Administration, business, trade unions and Think Tanks.


Annual BAPG / US Department of State Co-Sponsored Visit to the US for Parliamentarians to learn about the US political system

Annual US government sponsored ‘International Visitor Leadership Programme’ (IVLP) for Parliamentarians with little or no prior experience of the US to gain a greater understanding of the American political system at the federal, state and local levels.  This nine day visit will include a short time with a Member of Congress in his/her district.  Tentative dates: 19-28 July 2020, tbc.

2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions

The BAPG’s traditional programme of activities includes sending two Parliamentarians to each of the National Party Conventions to see Presidential candidate selection:

2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 13-16 July and

2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, 24-27 August.

The BAPG is currently working with contacts to confirm two places on each of the International Leader Programmes, run alongside the Conventions, which involve a series of informative luncheons, briefings and receptions with business and political leaders and includes passes into the respective Conventions.


Harvard IOP Bipartisan Orientation Programme for New Members of Congress.

BAPG members are traditionally invited to observe Harvard’s biennial bipartisan orientation programme for newly elected Members of Congress, conducted by the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government.  British Parliamentarians are the only foreign legislators invited to attend the programme and have the opportunity to meet and make contacts with 30-50 newly elected Members of Congress.

The programme will run late November/early December, over three days.  The precise dates will be confirmed in due course.