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. Dates for which rooms have been booked 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.

In addition to the Open Meetings and dates listed below, 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


Although the normal ICEA programme is suspended until further notice, see immediately below, the association is pleased to announce that we have arranged a further online meeting via ZOOM

Wednesday November 18th 2020 at 18:30

St Helena – Now the Airport is Open

presented by

Malcolm Summerfield (ICEA Member)

Malcolm will present a review of St Helena’s economic background and future development in the context of the new airport that opened in 2016, with scheduled commercial flights from October 2017. The airport development cost about £300 million and was intended to generate local and international initiatives and enterprises – based largely on tourism development. St Helena is an isolated British territory in the Atlantic Ocean, with a unique history and environment. Malcolm will illustrate and discuss a full range of key factors – including the results of a review of the investment by the UK’s National Audit Office. The review continues a discussion that Malcolm previously highlighted in a presentation concerning St Helena, Pitcairn and Tristan da Cunha.

Malcolm is a long-standing member of the ICEA Committee with more than 40 years-experience in international development in many countries, with a particular emphasis on small island communities

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:

or, alternatively, use Meeting ID: 886 5565 1399 Passcode: 198041

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.


ICEA London Meetings Programme Suspended until Further Notice

The International Consulting Economists’ Association must regrettably confirm that it has suspended its programme of London meetings until further notice.

We have been able to hold Zoom meetings in May, July and October, for which the presentations have now been loaded onto this website.

A further Zoom meeting has been arranged as follows:

· November 18th – Malcolm Summerfield, Independent Consultant and ICEA Member:
St Helena: Now the Airport is Open:

Outline arrangements are in place for the two following meeting, which is almost certain to be an online meetings by Zoom:

· January 2021 (date to be confirmed) – James Morton, Independent Development Economist and ICEA member:

Recent years have seen $ billions committed to Impact Investing. This talk will present a framework for understanding the considerable challenges involved in measuring how much impact is actually achieved.

James is a long standing member of the ICEA with considerable experience in designing and evaluating international development projects.

We hope to offer a fully programme of monthly meetings through 2021 and that it may be possible to return to our usual venue, the Art Workers’ Guild, as the year progresses.

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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