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Date updated: 7/21/2021

International ambassador role

The Lord Mayor serves as an international ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services industry, representing both London, the world’s leading financial centre, as well as the UK’s regional hubs in priority growth markets overseas. He often makes his overseas visits at the head of City business delegations, opening the door to markets overseas for British businesses looking to expand internationally.

As a representative of one of the UK’s leading industries the Lord Mayor meets with Central Bank Governors, Finance Ministers, trade body representatives, and business leaders to discuss how London’s unmatched offer can help businesses and governments achieve their goals for growth and investment.

The Lord Mayor also undertakes visits to regional centres in the UK as part of a programme in support of the financial services industry.

Join the delegation

If you are a member of a City firm and are interested in joining an overseas business delegation you can register your interest. Make sure to 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.

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

The Lord Mayor’s Overseas Engagement Programme is organised in conjunction with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London and Partners, and the Department for International Trade.