Asia Unbound-Lord Powell
9 May 6pm-New Club

We are delighted to welcome back Lord Powell of Bayswater as a speaker in our 2017 business lecture series. Lord Powell first spoke at our Institute in 2013 and we know him to be a most  interesting and insightful speaker.

Lord Powell will speak on the subject of Asia Unbound:Britain and China in a dramatically changing global landscape’ discussing the broader implications for both countries of Brexit, the Trump presidency, rising populism and growing threats to peace and security in Asia.


Lord Powell was the No 10 Downing Street adviser on foreign affairs and defence to Margaret Thatcher when she was Prime Minister and continued in the same role for John Major in the early part of his time as Prime Minister . Since then he has pursued a career in international business serving on the boards of several major companies , has played a leading part in many public institutions and sits as a non-party member of the House of Lords . He has had a close association with China since visiting the country with Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s and subsequently with other British Prime Ministers and serving for many years as President of the China- Britain Business Council.

DATE: Tuesday 9 May 2017
TIME:  6pm with registration from 5.30pm
VENUE: The Long Room, Third Floor, New Club, 86 Princes Street, EH2 2BB
RECEPTION: A short networking drinks reception will take place after the talk.

DRESS CODE: Please note there is a strict dress code- Jacket and tie for men, and no Jeans or Trainers for anyone.

Booking is essential. Please register here.