IBDE is a London-based non-profit organisation providing leadership in promoting financial and professional services, international trade and investment flows through facilitating dialogue and resource-sharing between the global business, policy-making and diplomatic communities. Beside its trade & investment promotion programmes, IBDE runs an international programme on restoring resilience, trust and confidence in global financial markets.


IBDE’s overarching concept, linking business, policy-making, diplomacy and academia at all levels, commits the organisation to using its influence to help both embassies and businesses 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.

However, to enable us to continually produce excellent outputs, IBDE needs the support of the business, policy-making and diplomatic communities worldwide. In this regard the IBDE has made its membership open to all those with an interest in the Organization’s work ranging from embassies, national and multinational businesses as well as academic institutions, government organizations and NGOs. The membership is open to both domestic and international entities in accordance with IBDE’s articles and the UK domestic law. The membership contributes to, and is an integral part of the activities of the IBDE.

Joining IBDE is a legitimate business expense and is Tax deductible


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The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH

UK Deputy Prime Minister (1995-1997)

Sir Michael Rake

Chairman, BT Group

President, CBI

The Rt Hon Michael Fallon

Secretary of State for Defence


Sir Winfried Bischoff


Lloyds Banking Group (2009-2014)









A great number of IBDE events are held with the support of our partners



Clifford Chance


Thomson Reuters



Cass Business School

EUCERS, King's College London

European Institute, UCL

SEESOX, Oxford University

LAD, Stirling University