Open Meetings Programme

For a record of past meetings, please refer to the Archive. This gives speakers, topics and when provided by the speaker a link to download the presentation.

Future Programme

The ICEA year ends on July 31st. The open meetings programme resumes in October. Meeting dates for the coming months are shown below. Speakers and topics are added when these are sufficiently confirmed to be announced. Formal notices giving further details are posted and despatched to members and those on mailing list approximately one month before the event.

For the time being we are holding virtual meetings by Zoom, but we hold bookings at our regular venue, the Art Workers Guild, for all of the dates below.

In addition to the confirmed meetings and future dates listed below, in normal times there are also Members’ Events including the Annual General Meeting and Christmas party.

For dates and details please refer to the Members Events page.

Meetings and Dates


Our next online meeting by Zoom is given below

Wednesday April 21st 2021 at 18h30

The Gender Pay Gap

presented by

Rachel Armstrong, KPMG Australia

Rachel will present on the economics of the gender pay gap. She will provide an overview of a report that was prepared by KPMG Australia and others. The report models factors contributing to the gender pay gap and analyses the potential impacts of strategies targeted at drivers of the gender pay gap. Rachel will compare the pay gap in Australia to various other jurisdictions. Rachel will build on the above to outline evidence showing the economic impact of pay gaps and the impact that it has on GDP, detailing how increasing women’s participation in the workforce and closing the pay gap between women and men will have a positive impact on economic growth.

Rachel is an economist who currently works in the Policy, Programmes and Evaluation consulting team within KPMG Australia. She has a background in development economics and has worked for various different organisations and aid agencies across the Pacific and in St Helena.


The meeting is open to both members of ICEA and non-members. There is no charge for this event, which will be transmitted live via Zoom

To join the meeting please click on the following link:

Meeting ID: 861 4597 2410 Passcode: 573397

Participants should allow at least five minutes prior to the start of the meeting to join. It would be appreciated if members and guests use a recognisable user name when taking part in our online meetings.

NOTE: the meeting will last for 1¼-1½ hours with an initial presentation by the speaker followed by questions and contributions from the audience.


Fortchcoming meetings

The International Consulting Economists’ Association regrets that it will be unable to host its programme of London meetings for the time being..

Our most recent face to face meeting was in February 2020. Four Zoom meetings took place later in the year, followed by three further meetings this year. These presentations have now been loaded onto this website.

Future Zoom meetings have been arranged as follows:

April 21st Wednesday – Rachel Armstrong, KPMG Australia

Details of this meeting appear above.

May 19th Wednesday – Ken Grundey, independent Economic and Institutional Management consultant and ICEA member

Shipping Registries

June 16th Wednesday – Malcolm Summerfield, independent consultant and ICEA Committee Member

The Sri Lankan Economy

July 21st Wednesday (subject to confirmation) – Alex Tilley, Head of Research, Publish What You Fund

How the Aid Transparency Index drives Change

We hope that we may in due course be able to return to our usual venue, the Art Workers’ Guild, possibly from this July meeting. Consideration is being given to the practicality of providing a Zoom feed when face to face meetings resume. Please refer back to this webpage for updates on the programme and mode of delivery.

Time and Place

Meetings are held at in the Gradidge Room at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, (, which is located about halfway down the West Side of the Square click for map.

The Gradidge Room is a small venue and our meetings are more akin to seminars than to lectures.

We meet at 6 for 6:30pm. The meeting itself lasts until about 8 pm, with time split approximately equally between the speaker’s address and the subsequent discussion with questions, comment and observations from the floor.

Drinks are available both before and after the meeting. We aim to be out of the drinks room by 9 pm. There is sometimes an opportunity to take supper with speaker as guest. Those doing so leave earlier.

Meeting Charges

A small charge is made to cover the costs of drinks and other refreshments, which are served before and after the meeting.  Charges (including drinks/refreshments): Members – £5; Non-members – £10; Students – £2.50.

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