A platform of influence for the Franco-British Defence community

Since the Lancaster House Treaties in 2010, the Franco-British Council has regularly organised a Defence Conference which has established itself as a networking platform of reference for bilateral relationships in the defence sector. This conference brings together representatives from the most senior level of military, government, industry and academia from both sides of the Channel. Its objectives are to forge new relationships and reinforce mutual understanding between the two countries’ defence communities.


On 26th November 2020, the Franco-British Council hosted a high-level online conference on the theme “Ten years on from the Lancaster House Treaty – the future of Franco-British defence” with keynote speeches by our two nations’ defence ministers, Mme Florence Parly and The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP

Our co-chairs Lord Peter Ricketts and Hervé Mariton wrote an article for L’Opinion on the future of Franco-British defence. You can read the article here

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The Franco-British Council organises regular Defence Conferences. You can read the report from the latest Defence Conference in 2020 here.

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You can read reports from previous conferences here: 2020 2018 2016 2015 2014