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Welcome to The Defence and Security Forum

The Defence and Security Forum was founded by Lady Olga Maitland in 1983. It was originally a campaigning organisation known as Families for Defence launched to challenge the anti-nuclear protest movements such as CND. Families for Defence’s remit was to promote the NATO case for multilateral nuclear disarmament. In the course of doing so the purpose was to focus on the importance of a proper provision for the defence of the United Kingdom.
Major General Patrick Cordingley, our Chairman Our Keynote Topics

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Defence and Security

Bridging The Divide With China:  What Does The One Belt One Road Mean?
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Sir Richard Heygate spent 20 years as senior partner with McKinseys. He is also founder with the late Sir Paul Judge of the 88 initiative which fosters UK China innovation sharing and technology transfers . As Adviser to the China Railway Group, he will explain how the One Belt One Road programme rolls out through the ‘Silk ‘ countries; how he has introduced the concept of sub-contracting and develop greater harmony in relations.

Sir Richard Heygate, Adviser to the China Railway Group.
Date: Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Venue: The Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London WC2E 9AY.

Dress Code: Black tie

Time: 7.30pm for 8pm.

Ticket Price: 80 pp

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