Financial Crisis Seminar
14 December 2012
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt. Hon. Vince Cable MP opened this seminar with a thought provoking speech on the state of the UK economy and how Britain compares to France. CEO of EDF Energy, Vincent de Rivaz followed with a passionate case for nuclear energy in order to meet the UK’s future energy demands. Both speeches provoked much debate and set the tone for a vibrant conference in Newcastle – Gateshead. Read the seminar report.More Events
Third Annual Defence Conference
The FBC Annual Defence Conference has become a firm fixture in the Bilateral Defence Calendar. This sustained project is now in its third year and, building on the signing of the Lancaster House Treaties, permits us to seize the opportunity of a renewed rapprochement between Britain and France in security and defence. The March conference will bring together key policy makers, delegates from Parliament, the military and industry in both countries and provide a crucial platform for debate and networking.More Events
New Chair for FBC British Section
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rt Hon Baroness Blackstone as Chair.
Tessa was Opposition Spokeswoman on Foreign Affairs in the House of Lords between 1992 and 1997, and has had a longstanding interest in foreign policy generally, but especially in our relationship with Europe.
She is also a great Francophile and is looking forward to leading the FBC to further enhance bilateral relations. Commenting on her new role she said: 'It will be an exciting challenge and I look forward to adding to the foundation the FBC staff and my predecessor, Baroness Quin has built'.