The U.S. Charm Offensive


  • G20 Leaders visit the United Kingdom to attend the London Summit 2009
    Photo Report
  • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
    President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
    Preserving social progress
  • Hu Jintao
    President of the People’s Republic of China
    Joint efforts to tide over difficulties
  • José Manuel Barroso
    President of the European Commission
    Building confidence together
  • King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud
    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Optimism and determination
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
    Decisive action urgently needed
  • Barack Obama
    President of the United States of America
    Concerted and unified action
  • HE Zef Mazi
    Ambassador of Albania to the UK and Republic of Ireland
    Albania – Nato’s 27th member state
  • HE Dr H Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
    President of the Republic of Indonesia
    A spirit of solidarity
  • Muhammad Jusuf Kalla
    Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia
    Facing the challenges ahead
  • HE Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati
    Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
    Weathering global uncertainty
  • Dr Boediono
    Governor of Bank Indonesia
    Optimistic about the future
  • Dr Mari Elka Pangestu
    Minister of Trade, Republic of Indonesia
    Maintaining robust export growth
  • Sapta Nirwandar
    Director General of Marketing, Ministry of Culture and Tourism
    Indonesian tourism: beyond Bali
  • Muhammad Lutfi
    Chairman, BKPM
    Indonesia is in better shape


  • RT Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • HE Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
    President of the United Mexican States
  • Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Ambassador Patricia Espinosa
    Secretary of Foreign Affairs, United Mexican States
    A strategic partnership
  • Rodolfo Elizondo Torres
    Secretary of Tourism, United Mexican States
    Responsibility in development
  • Bruno Ferrari
    Chief Executive Officer, ProMéxico
    Making diversification a reality
  • Sir Andrew Cahn
    CEO of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
    Strengthening a key relationship
  • Juan José Bremer
    Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    Onward and upward
  • Giles Paxman
    Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Mexico
    Partners in a globalised world
  • Alderman Ian Luder
    Lord Mayor of the City of London
    A tale of two cities
  • Martin Broughton
    President, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
    A catalyst for business
  • Chris Sladen MBE
    Vice President, British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico & Country Head, BP Mexico
    Energising bilateral commerce
  • Gastón Azcárraga and Manuel Borja
    Chairman & CEO, respectively, Grupo Mexicana de Aviación
    Riders on the storm
  • Pamela Goodman
    Travel Editor, FIRST
    Tourism for tomorrow
  • Andrea Martini
    Managing Director, British American Tobacco México
    A prime destination for Investment
  • Neil Macgregor
    Director of The British Museum
    Moctezuma: Aztec ruler
  • Manuel Aldrete
    Managing Director, Consorcio Chiclero
    Wooing the chewing consumer
  • Jonathon Porritt
    Co-Founder & Programme Director, Forum for the Future
    Taking a lead on climate change


  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • HE Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
    President of The United Republic of Tanzania
    The reform process continues
  • HE Amani Abeid Karume
    President of Zanzibar
    Charting the way forward
  • HE Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar
    Tanzania High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
  • Dunstan Mrutu
    Executive Secretary, Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC)
    TNBC: A decade of change
  • Ambassador Anne Barrington
    Ambassador of Ireland to Tanzania
    Small farmers need credit Facilities
  • Ben Christiaanse
    CEO, National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB)
    Financing growth nationwide
  • Professor Benno J Ndulu
    Governor of the Bank of Tanzania
    Weathering the storm
  • Pierre Raillard
    Managing Director, Pan African Energy ltd
    Powering Tanzania’s development
  • HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi
    Crown Prince & Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah
    Strategic partnership
  • Grenville Thomas
    Chairman of the Board of Directore, Helio Resource Corporation
    A new gold-mining region
  • Emmanuel D Ole Naiko
    Executive Director, Tanzania Investment Centre
    A world class global prize winner
  • Richard Duffy
    Executive Vice President, Africa, AngloGold Ashanti
    AngloGold Ashanti in Tanzania
  • Dietlof Mare
    Managing Director, Vodacom Tanzania
    Leading by example
  • Noel Herrity
    Chief Executive Officer, Zantel
    Zantel sponsors IIRT
  • Professor John Nkoma
    Director General, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
    Levelling the telecoms playing field
  • Robin Goetzsche
    Managing Director, Tanzania Breweries Ltd & Operations Director, SABMiller, East Africa
    A privatisation success story
  • Darren Welch
    Head of Office, Department for International Development, Tanzania
    Growth and development
  • Sharad Nagesh Salgar
    Chief Executive Officer, Alaf Limited
    A pioneer in Tanzania
  • Jonathan Sutton
    Chief Executive, Radar Group Limited
    Radar: locating opportunities

Fifth Summit of the Americas

  • The Hon Patrick Manning
    Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Dr Edwin Carrington
    Secretary General of the Caribbean Community
  • José Miguel Insulza
    Secretary General of the Organisation of American States
    V-SOA: A view from within
  • Pamela Cox
    Regional Vice President for Latin American and the Caribbean, the World Bank
    Protecting the gains of recent years
  • Alicia Bárcena
    Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
    Double trouble for LAC?
  • Luis Alberto Moreno
    President of the Inter-American Development Bank
    The crisis opportunity for LAC
  • Carlo Dade
    Executive Director of the Canadian Foundation for the Americas
    Crisis demands a focused summit
  • Dr Mirta Roses-Periago
    Director of the Pan American Health Organisation
    Investing in health for the future
  • Ambassador Luis Fernando Andrade Falla
    Secretary General of the Association for Caribbean States
    A view from the Caribbean
  • Dr The Hon Chelston Brathwaite
    Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Coordination on Agriculture
    Food security in the Americas
  • Ambassador Luis Alberto Rodriguez
    National Coordinator, Secretariat for the Fifth Summit of the Americas
    The man at the helm
  • Javier Irarrázaval and Yanina Kowszyk
    President and Executive Director, respectively, Corporate Social Responsibility Network of the Americas – Forum Empresa
    Dreams or working goals?
  • Senator The Hon Mariano Browne
    Minister of Trade and Industry Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
    Transforming the economy of T&T
  • Kaisha Ince
    Chief Executive Officer, National Infrastructure Development Company Ltd
    Enabling national development
  • Ray Brathwaite
    Executive Chairman, Trinidad & Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Ltd
    Effecting environmental change
  • Peter Hakim
    President of the Inter-American Dialogue
    How to judge the 2009 Summit
  • David Renwick
    Caribbean Energy Correspondent, FIRST
    Energy security in the Americas
  • Kateri Callahan
    President of the Alliance to Save Energy
    The gains from energy efficiency
  • Pedro Antonio Noguera
    Professor of the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University
    Education: The Change we Need