The 2016 London Conference focused on how borders are being adapted, redefined and broken down, and evaluated how to craft common responses and design – or redesign – the institutions that will shape and manage the borders of the future.

Watch highlights from the 2016 London Conference above. Video and reports for each of the keynote and plenary sessions are available at the links below.

The World Today at the London Conference

What Will the World Look Like in 2030? - August 2016
In this podcast, the World Today team ask delegates at the London Conference for their hopes and concerns about about the world in 2030.

Global Crises Are Met by Perplexity - August/September 2016
Andrei Soldatov reports from the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, where he found that the people who were supposed to know all the answers felt an acute sense of insecurity.

Session Reports

From disputes over China’s ‘nine-dash line’ in the South China Sea to calls to scrap the EU’s Schengen agreement to the chaos in the Middle East, physical borders between states are once again in flux. At the same time, while new trade agreements and investment vehicles are opening markets and breaking down regulatory borders, they are potentially creating new regional divisions. At an individual level, mistrust and violence at the frontiers between religions, ethnicities and nationalities are fuelling conflict. 

Even as states and societies grapple with these new and old divisions, they are confronted by a plethora of global challenges that transcend borders, such as epidemics, climate change and the regulation of the internet. 

THURSDAY 16 JUNE 2016 | ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL

0745-0830Registration and Refreshments
0830-0845WELCOME
0845-0915BRAINSTORM | WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND? 
0915-0945KEYNOTE SPEECH: RT HON PHILIP HAMMOND MP
0945-1045PLENARY SESSION ONE | CAN THE MIDDLE EAST STEM THE CHAOS?
1045-1115Refreshments
1115-1215KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | IMMIGRATION MAGNET: HOW SHOULD EUROPE BALANCE NEED, VALUES AND SECURITY?
1215-1315PLENARY SESSION TWO | WILL GEO-ECONOMICS TRUMP GEO-POLITICS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC?
1315-1415Lunch
1415-1530BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP 1
Encryption: The Frontline Between Privacy and Security
Unlocking African Growth: Overcoming Barriers to Integration and Infrastructure Development
Healthcare for All: From Aspiration to Implementation
1530-1600Refreshments
1600-1715BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP 2
The Law as Lever: Extraterritorial Offence and Defence
Is Religion Relevant in International Affairs?
Battle for the Grid: Coal, Gas and Renewables after Paris
1730-1830KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | LOSING CONFIDENCE IN GLOBALIZATION
1930-2230CONFERENCE DINNER WITH BASSEM YOUSSEF

FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016 | ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL

0720-0750 

0800-0850

Breakfast

BREAKFAST BRIEFINGS
Earning the Green Dollar: Corporate Climate Responsibility
The End of the Revolution: Political Evolutions in Latin America
Ukraine: Can There Be a Third Chance?
Syria and Its Neighbours: Governing Through Danger and Instability
Global Trends 2016 Preview: Empowered Citizens in an Unstable World

0900-0915WELCOME BACK: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? WHAT HAVE WE MISSED?
0915-0940KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | PUSHING FOR PEACE: LESSONS FROM AFGHANISTAN
0940-1040PLENARY SESSION THREE | PUSHING FOR PEACE: LESSONS ACROSS BORDERS
1040-1100Refreshments
1100-1150KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | GLOBALIZATION UNDER THREAT: LESSONS FROM THE BOARD ROOM
1150-1250 PLENARY SESSION FOUR | CHAMPIONS AND CHALLENGERS: WHERE DOES THE GLOBAL ECONOMY GO FROM HERE?
1250-1310BRAINSTORM | BREAKING AND IMPOSING BORDERS: HOW WORRIED ARE YOU?
1310-1400Lunch and close of conference

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London Conference 2016

Related documents

London Conference 2016: Agenda
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