27-28 NOVEMBER 2018

Following the  1st edition of the London Diplomatic Summit in December 2017,with the participation of Ministers, Senior Officials, Senior Diplomats, Young Leaders and thinkers from all regions in the world; the initial regional order framework was created that will be advanced through regional Summits across the globe. 

First of these regional Summits is the "Asia Diplomatic Summit" taking place this September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. An "Africa Diplomatic Summit" will follow suit next year. And eventually, Americas Diplomatic Summit, Middle East Diplomatic Summit and Europe Diplomatic Summit will be launched by 2020.

 The London Diplomatic Summit will continue to promote our Smart Diplomacy Agenda and address challenging questions surrounding the current diplomatic practices and arrangements, their relevance, efficiency and effectiveness in dealing with the challenges of the 21stcentury. 

The Proceedings of the 2nd Edition of London Diplomatic Summit will focus on three themes: 


The London Diplomatic Summit  is  an unprecedented diplomatic event  that brings a fresh perspective to global challenges and to international affairs.The summit is  guided by the principles of Smart Diplomacy;bringing together a diverse community of stakeholders, who will apply innovative approaches to finding practical solutions with a measurable impact.



The London Diplomatic Summit will take place over one and a half days. Each of the three themes will be covered in a half a day.

The outcomes of the discussions will be recorded and presented to the Specially Convened Expert Panel, which will examine them, and produce formal recommendations on the basis of the Summit’s findings.



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50% of delegates places for the London Diplomatic Summit are by-Invitation only to ensure regional representation and presence of different stakeholders. For the remaining places , they are open on the first come first serve basis.


Delegates can either register online via this link or contact us on the details below :

  • Tel: (44) 208 8533293

  • Email :

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Telephone: +44(0) 208 853 3293

Innovative approach 

The Summit will be a place to engage in dynamic, interactive sessions, designed to facilitate fruitful discussion, new ideas, and tangible outcomes. The sessions will take stock of the past, assess the present and project into the future.

To achieve consistent outcomes, the sessions will focus on five themes: peace and security, prosperity, institutions, smart diplomacy, and technology. Hands-on workshops will allow participants to enhance skills in cutting edge areas of diplomacy.

The Summit’s discussions will also be accessible through live streaming, Twitter and Facebook conversations, allowing contributions from anywhere in the world to be received and shared in real time. Delegates will also be able to communicate with each other throughout the day via the Summit’s own mobile app. 

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New Diplomacy 

The London Diplomatic Summit is an annual forum for in-depth debate and discussion of the most pressing challenges facing the world today. It exists to meet the need for a different kind of high-level global meeting: more inclusive, connected, and results-oriented. The rapid social and technological changes of the 21st century require a new approach to international affairs. Just as soft power increasingly complements – and in some cases can be more effective than – hard power, traditional diplomacy is strengthened by smart diplomacy.

The work of the London Diplomatic Summit will be guided by the principles of smart diplomacy, which is defined by the Global Diplomatic Forum as resting on three pillars: consulting with a range of stakeholders; inclusion of women; and strategically deploying digital technology.


At the London Diplomatic Summit, the world’s foremost experts, diplomats, academics, business leaders and politicians will come together to share knowledge and brainstorm practical solutions.

Findings from each session will be reviewed by a Specially Convened Expert Panel, which will include members of the Advisory Board of the Global Diplomatic Forum, representatives of regional organisations, and other relevant stakeholders.

The panel will conduct work prior to and during the Summit, in order to formulate recommendations that will be formally presented on the concluding day. The impact of these recommendations will reach beyond the duration of the Summit, to inform ongoing research and activity by the Summit’s partners. 

TO REGISTER your place

Delegates can either register online via this link or contact us on the details below :

  • Tel: (44) 208 8533293

  • Email :


Dr Corneliu Bjola: Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies,Head of the Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group, University of Oxford

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Laila Slassi, Co-Founder of the Masaktach Movement #metoo - Morocco

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Sharon Yang: Politics & Government Outreach, U.S. & Canada,Facebook


Pascale Frazer-Carroll, Senior Campaigner,