About Us


FIRST is a multidisciplinary international affairs organisation. Founded in 1984, it aims to enhance communication between leaders in industry finance and government worldwide and to promote strategic dialogue.

FIRST focuses on business strategy and government policy making. With a mission to bring decision makers together, it seeks to create business opportunities at the strategic level, and to provide a forum of influence.

This is achieved via five key channels; Publishing, Events, Awards, Mobile Apps and Cartographic Services.