Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference Series

The Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference Series was launched in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn in 1999 by Tony Blair and Wim Kok, then Prime Ministers of the UK and the Netherlands. The series is co-run by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the British Council. Anglo-Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is a member of the Apeldoorn Steering Board.

In the decade since their inception, Apeldoorn Conferences have established a reputation as the most influential high-level forum for the exchange of exciting new ideas between the UK and the Netherlands. 

Conferences take place annually, alternating between the UK and the Netherlands. Attendance is strictly by invitation only. Previous conferences have addressed a wide range of contemporary themes, such as sustainability, democracy, communities and citizenship, and the future of Europe. A Conference report with policy recommendations is published. The true raison d'être of the Series, however, is to facilitate and encourage the creation of new British-Dutch networks.

The Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference Series is generously sponsored by Abellio, AkzoNobel, BP, ING, Marsh, Port of Rottterdam, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell, Unilever and Urenco UK.
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