BABC hosts British Ambassador, Sir Peter Westmacott


@beverlywilshire with British American business council to meet the ambassador!

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BABC hosts British Ambassador, Sir Peter Westmacott

October 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – On Friday, October 31, 2014, British American Business Council Los Angeles (BABC LA), will host its Distinguished Speaker Series Breakfast and Business Networking Mixer at the Le Grand Trianon Room at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210) from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

The event will feature British Ambassador, Sir Peter Westmacott, KCMH, LVO who will be speaking on “The UK Perspective on the Current International Agenda”. Given major global issues from Syria and ISIS to the current dispute over the EU surcharge to the UK this is an important Breakfast. Sir Westmacott was appointed Ambassador to the United States in January 2012 and has previously served as the British Embassy’s Counsellor for Political and Public Affairs in the mid-1990s.

Well established, holding a strong history in the British Diplomatic Service, Sir Westmacott served as the British Ambassador to France from 2007 to 2011 – and as Ambassador to Turkey starting in 2002. The Senior British Diplomat has a history of forty-years in the service, including postings in Tehran and Brussels, time as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Director for the Americas, and a seat on the board of the Foreign Office as Deputy Under Secretary.

In addition to hearing from the distinguished Sir Westmacott, guests will be treated to exclusive business networking opportunities and captivating breakfast discussion.

About the British American Business Council:
The BABC LA is part of the largest transatlantic business network, with 23 chapters and2,500 member companies, including many of the world’s largest multinationals, based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom.


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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