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.

Ministerial Briefing on the latest round of UK-US Trade Talks, 8th July at 3.30pm via Teams

The British-American Parliamentary Group is pleased to host the Minister for Trade Policy, The Rt. Hon. Greg Hands, MP, who will give an update on the latest round of UK-US trade talks followed by a brief Q&A.

All Parliamentarians are invited to attend.

Wednesday, 8th July 2020 at 3.30pm
via Microsoft Teams

To register for the event or for further information, please email Hannah Mitchell in the BAPG Secretariat, mitchellhk@parliament.uk

BAPG Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 at 3.30pm

The Group’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 at 3.30pm in the Jubilee Room (circumstances permitting), when members of the Executive Committee 2020-21 will be elected.  Nominations, which must be proposed and seconded by other members of the BAPG, should reach the BAPG Secretariat, Ground Floor, Richmond House, House of Commons, London SW1A OAA, no later than Friday, 17th July 2020.

Further, the election of members to the Executive Committee will involve separate ballots of members of each House.  Members of the House of Lords will vote exclusively for six members of the House of Lords and members of the House of Commons will vote for 12 members of their own House.

In accordance with rule 8(b), the Executive Committee will nominate for ratification at the AGM two Honorary Treasurers and the Honorary Secretary.

All members of the Group are invited to attend the AGM.

2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions

The BAPG traditionally sends two Parliamentarians to each of the National Party Conventions to see Presidential candidate selection:

2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 17-20 August 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.

 

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, but we are now looking at alternative dates later in the year, circumstances permitting.

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.  Originally scheduled in late July, we are now considering dates later in the year, circumstances permitting.

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