British-American Parliamentary Group

Up & Coming Events

Notice of BAPG events will be advertised on this site and included in the All Party Parliamentary Group Notices.  We will also e-mail members.

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

BAPG Information Stand

All Parliamentarians interested in learning more about our programme of activities are welcome to visit the British-American Parliamentary Group stand in the Atrium in Portcullis House on Wednesday, 17th January from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

For more information, please contact Hannah Mitchell, email: mitchellhk@parliament.uk / telephone x6209.

 

Annual Parliamentary Reception for the American Ambassador, H.E. Hon. Jane D Hartley, on Tuesday, 6th February 2024 at 6pm in the Speaker's State Rooms

The British-American Parliamentary Group in partnership with BritishAmerican Business is delighted to host a reception in honour of the American Ambassador, H.E. Hon. Jane D. Hartley, in the State Rooms, Speaker’s House, House of Commons, by kind permission of Mr. Speaker, The Rt. Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle, MP, on Tuesday, 6th February 2024 at 6pm.

We hope this will provide an opportunity for many members of the Group to meet the Ambassador, who will be accompanied by a team of her key staff.

 

Specialist Delegation Visit to the US Midwest in conjunction with the FCDO and the British Consulate-General Chicago

The British-American Parliamentary Group in conjunction with the FCDO and the British Consulate-General Chicago is to send four members to Kansas and Missouri in March 2024 to look at how American industry and agriculture is regenerating and to explore the opportunities for Anglo-American cooperation.

This visit will provide the opportunity to engage with the heart of America and better understand the commercial opportunities afforded in the region and the political power that sits outside the beltway. Both Kansas and Missouri are leveraging traditional strengths in agricultural innovation to unlock federal funding in biomanufacturing (via the CHIPS Act) and aerospace including sustainable aviation fuel (via the Inflation Reduction Act) and these will form the thematic focus of the visit.

BAPG members with a particular interest in this area and who wish to join the delegation are invited to register their interest with Hannah Mitchell in the BAPG Secretariat at mitchellhk@parliament.uk by close of business Friday, 19th January 2024.

Annual Legislative Exchange to the US in conjunction with the US Department of State and the American Embassy London

The BAPG, in conjunction with the United States Department of State and the American Embassy London, is to send a group of Parliamentarians to the United States in July 2024.

The purpose of the trip is to acquaint BAPG members with the American political system at the federal, state, and local levels, with emphasis on the role and organization of Congress. It will include a short time with a Member of Congress in their district.

Priority will be given to those BAPG members who have never or hardly ever visited the US before and with a period of active professional development ahead of them. It would therefore be helpful if those applying could please indicate whether or not they have been to the United States before and, if so, in what capacity, where and for how long. Members who have participated in a US government sponsored programme within the last five years would not be eligible to apply for this visit.

Applications to participate in the programme should be sent to Hannah Mitchell, BAPG Secretariat: e-mail mitchellhk@parliament.uk / British-American Parliamentary Group, Ground Floor, Richmond House, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, by close of business on Friday, 26th January 2024 (extended from 19th January 2024).

2024 US National Party Conventions

The British-American Parliamentary Group is working with the British Embassy in Washington DC and Conservative Party Head Quarters to confirm two invitations to each of the US National Party Conventions this year:

Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 15-18 July 2024 and the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, 19-22 August 2024

We plan to send two Conservative Party members to the Republican convention and two members of the Opposition parties to the Democratic convention this year. Both parties run programmes for international visitors to observe the convention proceedings and take part in a series of panel sessions and events.

While we confirm the invitations, we invite expressions of interest from Conservative Party members wishing to go to the Republican convention and from members of the Opposition parties wishing to go to the Democratic convention.  Please email or write to Hannah Mitchell, BAPG Secretariat: e-mail mitchellhk@parliament.uk / British-American Parliamentary Group, Ground Floor, Richmond House, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, by close of business Friday, 19th January 2024.