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.

Virtual Discussion with the CEO of British Airways and American Airlines on the Safe Return of Transatlantic Flights - Tuesday, 16th March 2021 at 4pm to 5pm UK time via Zoom

The British-American Parliamentary Group (BAPG) and BritishAmerican Business (BAB) will co-host a virtual meeting and discussion with Sean Doyle, CEO, British Airways and a senior representative from American Airlines to discuss ‘How we can safely return to a full schedule of transatlantic flights to reconnect UK and American businesses, support the trade and commerce they do and bring families back together’.

This virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, 16th March at 4pm to 5pm UK time, via Zoom, for BAPG members and BAB group members.    Duncan Edwards, CEO of BAB, will moderate the discussion with the guest speakers and take questions from the audience, with opening remarks from The Rt. Hon. John Spellar, MP, Joint Honorary Treasurer of the BAPG.

BAPG members who wish to join should please RSVP to Hannah Mitchell at the BAPG    Guests will receive a confirmation e-mail, including a link to join the on-line event, direct from BAB.

We do hope you will be able to join us for what is certain to be an interesting and informative discussion.

State of the Union: What will the Biden administration’s re-engagement with the Trade Union movement mean domestically and internationally? On-line discussion event, Wednesday, 24th March 2021 at 5pm to 6pm, via Teams

The British-American Parliamentary Group is delighted to host guest speaker, Damon Silvers, Policy Director and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States, made up of 55 national and international unions that represent 12.5 million working men and women.

Damon Silvers is a leading figure in relations between the Biden Administration and the union movement.  He will discuss the role of the labour movement in Joe Biden’s election; the engagement and involvement of labour in the transition and the appointment of union figures at the highest levels of the administration, signifying a step change in the role of the unions in government, with implications for domestic and international policy.

Moderated by: The Rt. Hon. John Spellar, MP


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.   The conference was originally planned in July 2020, but we are now looking to defer the meeting to 2021, when circumstances allow.

While in Washington DC, the Parliamentary delegation will 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 co-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.

The 2020 programme was indefinitely postponed by the US Department of State, due to the Coronavirus health pandemic, but will resume in 2021, circumstances allowing.

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 will be 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.

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 2020 programme will run in early December over three days, but will be held virtually, due to the Coronavirus health pandemic.