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Founded in 1943, Canning House, is the UK`s leading corporate membership organisation and forum for informed comment, contacts and debate on Latin American politics, economics and business. It also celebrates and promotes awareness in the UK of the languages, culture and history of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. For over 70 years it has been at the forefront of British efforts to broaden and deepen the relationship between the UK and Latin America. It does this in full alignment with the UK Government`s `Canning Agenda` and in the best interests of British business. Canning House works with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK and the region, as well as all the Latin American and Iberian Embassies in London. No other institution in the UK is better placed to help businesses optimise their success through understanding the realities and opportunities of this complex and dynamic region.
Canning House is named after former Prime Minister George Canning, who was British Foreign Secretary from 1807 - 1809, and again from 1822 - 1827. Canning was widely respected and admired throughout Latin America as a friend and supporter of the newly emerging republics in their struggle for independence, and as the man who led the British to early recognition of these new states. Canning was the first British Foreign Secretary to devote a large proportion of his time and energies to the affairs of Latin America (as well as to those of Spain and Portugal), foreseeing the important political and economic advantages to the UK of strategic relationships with the emerging Latin American countries.
Our history, combined with our status as an independent, non-political, not-for-profit organisation, gives us unparalleled access to key players and experts throughout both regions; and we are optimally positioned to facilitate the contacts, knowledge and understanding that businesses and individuals require in order to succeed in their Latin American endeavours.
Our corporate members benefit from a unique blend of first-hand information and contacts, delivered through circa 50 corporate events per annum (briefings, roundtables, lectures, seminars, debates and conferences), plus regular and periodical publications - supplemented by tailor-made research and consultancy from experts in the field - offer our members valuable intelligence and insights in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.
The highlights of Canning House`s annual events programme are the Canning Lecture, which is delivered by a Latin American or Iberian Head of State or Government, and the Canning Conference, addressed by leading experts. Both of these flagship events attract numerous influential attendees, including politicians, diplomats, senior business executives, academics and thought leaders.
Our corporate members include well-known companies operating in the region such as, AngloAmerican, BAE Systems, Baker McKenzie., BAT, BBVA, CAF Latin American Development Bank, De La Rue, Diageo, HSBC, ItaÃº BBA, JLT, Llorente y Cuenca, LSE Enterprise, Mott MacDonald, Santander, Scotch Whisky Association, Shell, Sodexo and Slaughter & May, as well as a diverse portfolio of other leading businesses across a variety of sectors and specialisms.
The countries covered by Canning House are Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.