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



Wednesday November 17th 2021 at 18h00 for 18h.30

Gaza – Socio-Economic Status and Water Challenges

presented by

Malcolm Summerfield, independent Consultant and ICEA committee member

This presentation focuses on the people of Gaza and their struggle to maintain a basic standard of living. In this context, access to potable water is crucial.

Malcolm is a long-standing member of the ICEA Committee with more than 40 years-experience in international development in many countries. He has worked extensively in countries in the Middle East and North Africa – including Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Libya, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Tunisia. Most of the projects focused on potable water and sewerage.


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)

Zoom participants: the link is given below. If it does not work, launch Zoom, click on Join and, when prompted, enter the ID and passcode.

Meeting ID: 889 2911 3934

Passcode 060626

Zoom 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 online in our meetings.

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.


Fortchcoming meetings

The International Consulting Economists’ Association is pleased to announce that its 2020-2021 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.

The last face to face meeting prior to lockdown was in February 2020. Four Zoom meetings took place later that year, followed by seven further meetings this year. Our first hybrid meeting was in October 2021. These presentations have now been loaded onto this website.

The forthcoming meeting in November will take place at the AWG with the option of participation by Zoom. The speaker and topic are as follows:

November 17th Wednesday–Malcolm Summerfield, Independent Consultant and ICEA Committee Member

Gaza: Socio-Economic Status and Water Challenges

Details of this meeting appear above.

We hove arranged to convene a “members and invited guests only” Christmas social on 15th December, see the Members Events and Benefits page.

Intended dates for speaker presentations for the balance of the 2021-22 year are given below. These may, exceptionally, be varied to accommodate a presenter’s other commitments.

January 19th 2022, Wednesday

February 16th 2022, Wednesday

March 16th 2022, Wednesday

April 20th 2022, Wednesday

May 18th 2022, Wednesday

June 15th 2022, Wednesday

July 20th 2022, Wednesday

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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