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Diplomatic Luncheon: Consul General of the UK

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World Trade Center Utah

60 South Temple

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Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Diplomatic Luncheon - Consul General of the UK

World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Salt Lake Chamber, is delighted to host a diplomatic luncheon welcoming The Honorable Michael Howells, Her Majesty's Consul General from the British Consulate in Los Angeles.

What: Diplomatic Luncheon - Consul General of the UK
When: Tuesday, January 23 from 12-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $25
Where: World Trade Center Utah
60 E. South Temple #300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

We would like to extend an invite to Utah’s business, government education and community members to join us for an opportunity to strengthen ties between Utah and the U.K.

Because of the limited number of seats available, registration for the event will be necessary. Please note that there will be a $25 charge to partially cover the cost of the meal. The deadline to register for the event is Thursday, January 18.

Parking: Parking is available using City Creek Center parking. Please bring your parking ticket up to the main third-floor reception desk for validation. You must bring your parking ticket to the event for validation.

Questions: Questions about the event can be directed to Kelsey Price at WTC Utah at kprice@wtcutah.com.

About The Honorable Michael Howells


Michael Howells is a British diplomat and Consul General in Los Angeles. He is the senior representative of the UK government in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii. In this role, he promotes trade and investment, scientific cooperation, creative and media collaborations and educational partnerships between the UK and the southwestern United States. He also oversees the delivery of essential consular services to a 600,000-strong British resident community and British visitors numbering over a million per year.

Michael has an academic background in Anthropology and International Law. Prior to government service, Michael worked as a human rights lawyer and in the UK tech sector, supporting clients in the British entertainment industry.

Michael began his government career as a policy adviser in the UK Department for International Development where he edited the 2006 White Paper “Making Governance Work for the Poor.” For the past 11 years he has held a series of national security roles in the British Foreign Office, covering Counter-Terrorism, EU Security and Defence policy and the Middle East.

From 2009-2013 Michael served at the British Embassy in Washington DC, acting as the bridge between UK and US policy towards the Middle East, during the tumultuous events of the Arab uprisings and the “P5+1” nuclear negotiations with Iran. From 2013-2015 Michael oversaw British foreign policy towards Iran, including the re-opening of Embassies in London and Tehran. From 2015 to 2017 he was Head of Near Eastern Affairs at the British Foreign Office, responsible for UK policy towards Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, the OPTs and the Middle East Peace Process.

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