The Embassy Consular Conference aims to help consuls help their citizens. It examines the challenges facing consular, visa, passport, welfare, immigration, legal and police liaison officers and explores ways to meet these challenges. Now in its eighth year, attracting more than 120 consuls from 70+ missions, the conference is a chance to understand policy and procedure and share best practice with fellow consuls and experts.
The conference will conclude with a keynote address from the Director of Consular Affairs at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the presentation of the Consul of the Year Award for 2023, recognising the exemplary work of consuls in serving their citizens.
The event is free to attend for staff at consulates and diplomatic missions but registration is essential. Kindly complete the form below by Tuesday 7 November at 18.00
13.30-14.00: Session I – Borders and Migration
Opening Keynote Address by the Minister for Immigration the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP
14.00-14.40: Coffee, Consular Services Exhibition and Voting for Consul of the Year 2023
14.40-15.20: Session II – Consular Emergencies
Briefing on emergency response during a mass casualty event involving foreign nationals, including victim ID, family liaison and consular notification
15.20-16.00: Coffee, Consular Services Exhibition and Voting for Consul of the Year 2023
16.00-16.40: Session III – Consular Assistance: International Families
Best practice sharing in cases of cross-border child protection
16.40-17.10: Pre-Awards Networking Reception
17.10-18.00: CONSUL OF THE YEAR AWARDS
17.10-17.20 – Closing Keynote Address
Director of Consular Affairs at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Jennifer Anderson
17.20-17.50: Presentation of Regional Consul of the Year Award Winners
17.50-18.00: Announcement of Consul of the Year for 2023
18.00-18.30: Networking Reception
This form is currently closed for submissions.