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



Venue: Art Workers’ Guild (AWG), Gradidge Room and Zoom

In-person participants: the venue is at 6 Queen Square, WC1N 3AT

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

Members can meet from 6.00 pm, the talk runs from 6.30-8.00 followed by more drinks.

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.

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.


Upcoming Meetings

Date: July 20th 2022- Wednesday at AWG and on Zoom
Speaker: Brandon Barford
Subject: Green Revolution or Green Inflation?

The talk will address how the climate change push towards green energy will lock in higher inflation in the West for decades to come. The issue will be approached from the US side, but also throw in some details about the UK and a few EU countries. The costs will be born mostly by consumers. It is a stealth tax on consumers and it will make the job of central banks extremely difficult as higher interest rates and prolonged higher consumer costs for energy will not stop. Even if nuclear energy was decided as more of a solution, the amount of time it takes to get a plant built and online means we have a decade at least of energy-related inflation locked in.

Brandon Barford is a founding partner of Beacon Policy Advisors, set up in 2014 to advise institutional investors on the impact of regulatory activities. After graduating in the US he obtained Masters from the LSE in European Political Economy and subsequently from Harvard John F Kennedy School of Government focusing on the relationship between Government and business. While in UK he worked for the Conservative Party, specifically for Teresa May when PM. Brandon then worked in the US Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee as Professional Staff under Chairman Richard Shelby and for three years with a US strategic consulting firm.
This talk will also be transmitted live via Zoom

Individuals will need to register with Zoom. To join us please click on the following meeting link:

Meeting ID: 818 7778 0025 Passcode: 430037

The site will open half and hour before the talk and it would be greatly appreciated if members and guests use a recognisable user name when taking part in our online meetings.

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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