Building a New Consensus


  • Dr Rubén Arturo Silié Valdez
    Trade and the new business culture
  • Jo Owen
    Defining and assessing leadership
  • Visit of the Amir of Kuwait
    Photo report
  • Visit of the President of Kazakhstan
    Photo report
  • State Visit of the President of Ghana
    Photo report


  • RT Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
    Amir of the State of Kuwait
  • HH Nasser Mohammad Al Ahmed Al-Sabah
    Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
  • Jonathan Gregson
    Editorial Consultant, FIRST/World Petroleum
    Kuwait’s pivotal regional role
  • HE Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salam Al-Sabah
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait
    Seeking permanent solutions
  • HE Bader Mushari Al-Humaidhi
    Minister of Finance, Kuwait
    Promoting private investment
  • HE Sheikh Salem Al-Abdulaziz Al-Sabah
    Governor, Central Bank of Kuwait
    Ensuring stability
  • HE Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah
    Minister of Energy, Kuwait
    Achieving key targets
  • Cyril Widdershoven
    Gulf Correspondent, World Petroleum
    High hopes for oil sector
  • HE Falah Fahd Al-Hajri
    Minister of Commerce and Industry, Kuwait
    Encouraging foreign investment
  • Kuwait’s global diplomacy
  • HE Khaled Al-Duwaisan GCVO
    Ambassador of Kuwait to the Court of St James’s
    Maintaining close relations
  • HE Stuart Laing
    HM Ambassador to the State of Kuwait
    An enduring partnership
  • Mohammed Alshaya
    Chief Executive Officer, MH Alshaya Company
    Shopping for diversity
  • Dr James Onley
    Director of Gulf Studies, University of Exeter
    Britain & Kuwait: a shared history


  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd Of Westwell CH CBE PC
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • HE John Agyekum Kufuor
    President, Republic of Ghana and Chairman of The African Union
    Ghana, past and present
  • Rt Hon Tony Blair MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • HE Annan A Cato
    High Commissioner, Republic of Ghana
  • Hon Nana Akufo-Addo MP
    Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ghana
    A just, free and open society
  • Hon Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu
    Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Republic of Ghana
    Sustainable economic development
  • Hon Jacob Okanka Obetsebi-Lamptey
    Minister of Tourism and Diasporean Relations, Republic of Ghana
    A golden experience
  • Hon Alan Kyerematen
    Minister of Trade, Industry, Private Sector Development and President’s Special Initiatives, Republic of Ghana
    Stimulating growth
  • Alderman John Stuttard MA
    The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of London
    Dialogue and partnership
  • Robert Ahomka-Lindsay
    Chief Executive Officer, The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)
    A new investment focus
  • Hon Joseph Kofi Adda
    Minister of Energy, Republic of Ghana
    A comprehensive energy mix
  • Dr Paul A Acquah
    Governor, Bank of Ghana
    Macro-economic stability


  • Dr Bashar Al-Assad
    President of the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Dr Abdulla Al-Daradari
    Deputy Prime Minister, Syria
    Sharing the benefits of growth
  • Dr Mohammad Al-Houssein
    Minister of Finance, Syria
    Promoting sustainable development
  • Dr Amr Salem
    Minister of Telecommunications & Technology, Syria
    Increasing competition
  • HE Dr Sami Khiyami
    Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UK
    The Syrian perspective
  • Dr Saadalla Agha Al Kalaa
    Minister of Tourism, Syria
    Investing in quality
  • Campbell Keir & Ghaleb Sleiman
    Country Chairman, Shell Syria & Deputy General Manager and Manager for External Affirs
    Partnership for progress


  • HE Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
    President of the United Mexican States
  • HE Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
    President of the United Mexican States
    Profile: breaking the deadlock
  • Eduardo Sojo Garza-Aldape
    Secretary of Economy, United Mexican States
    Leveraging competitive advantage
  • Rodolfo Elizondo Torres
    Secretary of Tourism, United Mexican States
    A question of priorities
  • Juan José Bremer
    Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    Fulfilling our potential
  • Giles Paxman
    HM Ambassador to the United Mexican States
    A complementary partnership
  • Pamela Goodman
    Travel Editor, FIRST Magazine
    Magnificent Mexico
  • Martin Broughton
    President, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
    A key strategic market
  • Sandy Flockhart
    President and Group Managing Director, Latin America and The Caribbean, HSBC
    A transformed financial landscape
  • Ismael Plasencia Núñez
    President, Confederation of Chambers of Industry of Mexico (Concamin)
    Speaking truth to power
  • Sarah Croft
    Head of UK Trade and Investment, British Embassy, Mexico
    Mexico: open for business
  • Sir Howard Davies
    Director, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    Strengthening educational links
  • Paul Adams
    Chief Executive, British American Tobacco
    Rights and responsibilities
  • Lorenzo Lazo Margáin
    Managing Partner, Alemán Velasco & Associates
    The shape of things to come