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 monthly programme of open meetings resumes in October. Dates for our forthcoming meetings 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 the mailing list approximately one month before the event.

Going forward we expect to provide a mix of Zoom and hybrid (face to face with a Zoom feed in addition) meetings. These will normally be on the third Wednesday each month, excluding December. We have planned bookings at the AWG monthly through to next July, dates will be finalised as they are agreed with our speakers.

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 social.

For dates and details please refer to the Members Events page

Meetings and Dates


Next Meeting
Due to the new threat from the Omicron variant, we have reluctantly cancelled the meeting planned for the Art Workers’ Guild on Wednesday January 19th. This was to have featured Alan Barlow, author of the book Purpose Delivered, being interviewed by David Parish.

We hope the meeting will be rescheduled later in the year.


Venue: Art Workers’ Guild, Gradidge Room and Zoom

In-person participants: the venue is at 6 Queen Square, WC1N 3AT (turn left out of Russell Square tube, then immediately left down Herbrand Street to Guilford Street. Cross the road, turn left and then immediately right down an alley to Queen Square)

Charges for in-person participants (including drinks/refreshments):
Members – £5; Non-members – £10; Students – £2.50

NOTE: meetings last 1¼-1½ hours with an initial presentation by the principal speaker (or speakers) followed by questions and contributions from the floor. Further informal discussion may continue thereafter.


Further Meetings

The International Consulting Economists’ Association is pleased to announce that its 2021-2022 programme will feature a mixture of face to face meetings at the AWG (with the option to participate by Zoom – hybrid meetings) and online Zoom only presentations.

Intended dates for presentations for the balance of the 2021-22 year are given below. Provisional bookings have been made at AWG for the third Wednesday of each month up to July as set out below, but these dates may, exceptionally, be varied to accommodate a presenter’s other commitments. All meetings’ announcements should be regarded as provisional until the formal meeting notice is circulated approximately one month in advance of the meeting date. Information additional to what appears below may be added before that.

Date: February 16th 2022 – Wednesday 16th By ZOOM only
Speaker: Philip Kelly, economist and lawyer
Topic: Mongolia: Policy and Change 1990-2020

Date: March 16th 2022
Speaker: Chris Tarry – Aviation researcher and advisor
Topic: Global airline industry recovery

Date: April 20th 202
Speaker: Mike Williams Government Debt and Cash Management Specialist and (ICEA member)
Subject: International debt issues

Date: May 18th 2022
Speaker: Ron Smith Professor of Applied Economics at Birkbeck, University of London
Topic: Why new weapons are delivered late, over-budget and below performance targets

Date: Wednesday June 15th 2022
Speaker: Mark Watson PFM Specialist and (ICEA Member)
Topic: How independent are independent reviews?

July 20th 2022

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 maps. 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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