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, 26th February 2019

The British-American Parliamentary Group, in partnership with BritishAmerican Business, is to host a reception in honour of the American Ambassador, H.E. Hon. Robert Wood Johnson, on Tuesday, 26th February 2019 at 6.00pm in the State Rooms, Speaker’s House, by kind permission of Mr. Speaker.

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

 

Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Thematic Visit to California

The British-American Parliamentary Group plans to send a bi-partisan delegation to California in the second quarter of 2019 to look at both the regulatory and the innovation aspects of electric and autonomous vehicles.

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

A delegation has been confirmed for this visit.

'Smart Cities' Specialist Delegation Visit to Midwest America

Expressions of interest are invited from members of the British-American Parliamentary Group to take part in a specialist delegation visit to Midwest America in the second quarter of 2019 to inquire into how new technologies and financing models have been used to upgrade infrastructure and create smart, accessible cities. The delegation will also take the opportunity of politician-to-politician discourse while there.

The delegation will visit: Atlanta, Georgia; South Bend, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois, undertaking a programme arranged by the British Consulate Generals in Atlanta and Chicago.

BAPG members with an interest in regional economic development/’smart cities’ and who would like to be a member of the delegation are invited to register their interest with Hannah Mitchell, BAPG Secretariat – email mitchellhk@parliament.uk / BAPG office, Ground Floor, Richmond House, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA – by close of business on Friday, 8th March 2019.

2019 Annual Parliamentary / Congressional Conference hosted by the United States Senate

The Group’s Annual Conference with members of the United States Senate will take place this year in Washington D.C. in late July 2019.  The British delegation will also take the opportunity of meetings arranged by the British Embassy with calls on Members of Congress, various Departments of the Administration, business, unions and think tanks.

Applications to take part as a member of the British delegation (which will have an equal number of government and non-government members) should be sent to Hannah Mitchell, BAPG Secretariat: e-mail mitchellhk@parliament.uk / British-American Parliamentary Group office, Ground Floor, Richmond House, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, by close of business on Friday, 8th March 2019.

US visit to examine the US Legislative Process

The BAPG, in conjunction with the United States Department of State and the American Embassy, is to send a group of eight Parliamentarians to the United States in late July 2019.

The prime purpose of the visit is to give BAPG members not already familiar with the United States an overview of federal and state government and it will also include a short time with a Member of Congress in his/her 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 America 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, 8th March 2019.

Hannah Mitchell would be happy to assist with further information about the programme or eligibility.