Ditchley UK and Sunnylands Partnership

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Topics: Global Cooperation, Retreat, Retreat News, Strengthening Democratic Institutions

Date: October 11, 2019 - October 12, 2019

The year 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of Walter Annenberg’s appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s. In recognition of this milestone, on October 11-12, 2019, Sunnylands partnered with the Ditchley Foundation – an organization in the United Kingdom also focused on high-level conferences and convenings – to co-host a two-day discussion on the U.S.-U.K. relationship and ways in which both nations might work together to support democracy, open markets, and a more secure world.

To address these questions, Sunnylands and Ditchley convened a diverse mix of politicians – including the former prime minister of Australia and the former British ambassador to the United States – alongside elite leaders in business, technology, and arts and culture, for discussions on shared U.S.-U.K. issues, such as the global rise of China, current and future challenges around the growth of advanced technology, including artificial intelligence and 5G telecommunications, and protecting democratic expression.