Speaker profile


  • Mr James Elles
    Steering Committee Member & Co-founder


JAMES ELLES was a British Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the South East region of the UK from 1984 to 2014. Since stepping down, he has remained active in a number of fields. Apart from being Chairman of the South East Conservative European Network (SECEN ), he is a Member of the Steering Committee of the European Internet Forum (EIF) (which he co-founded in 2000); he continues to chair the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) which he founded in 1992; and is Honorary President of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis (ESPAS) which he started in 2010, examining long-trends to focus on priority challenges facing the EU in the years ahead.

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