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The Lord Mayor's overseas visits offer a unique opportunity to gain access to key international decision-makers in government and business.

Lord Mayor's programme 2017-18

​Dates Visits
9-13 December Saudi Arabia and UAE
15-17 January Scotland
22-23 January Israel
24-26 January Switzerland (World Economic Forum)
9-23 February Australia and New Zealand
4-7 March Spain and Portugal
17-28 March China and Hong Kong SAR
21 April - 2 May Brazil, Chile and Peru
5-10 May Singapore and Indonesia
15-16 May Norway
31 May - 8 June United States and Canada
25-28 June Nigeria
7-13 July Japan and South Korea
26-29 July Northern England
9-11 September Northern Ireland
19-21 September Qatar
26-27 September Lithuania
2-3 October Switzerland
7-14 October India
19-24 October United States (Civic Visit) and Mexico

Other visits, yet to be confirmed, are likely to take place to  Switzerland, several EU destinations, and other countries. Further details will be included on the website in due course.

If you are a member of a City firm and interested in joining an overseas business delegation you can register your interest by email: Please include the reasons you would like to take part in the visit and how the Lord Mayor can help you achieve your aims and objectives.

Due to the high demand for places for certain visits, we will not always be able to accommodate every organisation's request to participate.

More information

The Lord Mayor also undertakes visits to regional centres in the UK as part of a programme in support of the financial services industry in the UK. For more information on this visit, see our promoting the City in the UK page.