IBDE Working Groups

IBDE’s overarching concept, linking business, policy-making, academia and diplomacy at all levels, commits the organisation to using its influence to help both businesses and embassies secure new business, trade and investment opportunities. As such IBDE has both the background and outlook to stimulate and support its members' commercial interests offering an accessible platform to diplomatic as well as global corporate representatives from the widest spectrum of nations.

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Membership applications are welcome from businesses, institutions and embassies worldwide

Business leaders, diplomats, academics and experts by participating in the Working Groups will:

  • Shape an international network actively promoting trade & investment through business, economic and commercial diplomacy, investment forums, seminars, policy discussion, and increase the knowledge of world markets;
  • Make a direct contribution in ensuring a more responsible financial services and governance;
  • Make a contribution in ensuring a sensible regulation of the global economy;
  • Have the opportunity to promote their own areas of expertise;
  • Take a lead role in enhancing an internationally recognised network, meeting a clear need within the new world economic order.

Membership is open to policy-makers, senior diplomats, business leaders (Chairmen, CEOs, CFOs, EDs, MDs, senior managers and board members, decision makers and strategists), international economic & finance experts and editors.

If you wish to join please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it expressing your interest. Alternatively, you can write to: International Business and Diplomatic Exchange, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5BW

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  • Trade & Investment Working Group: Comprised of Trade and Investment Promotion Agencies, business leaders and senior diplomats;
  • Financial & Professional Services Working Group: Comprised of business leaders in financial & professional services sectors and senior diplomats;
  • Commercial & Economic Diplomacy Working Group: Comprised of commercial diplomats, distinguished ex-ambassadors, academics specialising on trade and commercial diplomacy;
  • International Commercial Law Working Group: Comprised of lawyers, academic and diplomats specialising in international commercial law;
  • Chief Economists Working Group: Comprised of senior economists and the heads of economic departments of G20 and EU Embassies;
  • PR & Public Policy Working Group: Corporate PR, Public Policy & Government Relations Directors, Heads of Press of Embassies.