The Atlantic Future Forum is the annual defence, security, technology and trade summit between the United Kingdom and United States of America. It is hosted by the UK Government with support from private sector companies and brings together political, military, business, and technology leaders with some of the brightest minds and high-level decision takers


The AFF was first convened in 2018 and is hosted annually on the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH. The AFF draws inspiration from the Atlantic Charter of 1941, when Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt met on HMS PRINCE OF WALES, to reimagine the transatlantic community, deepen alliances and to help shape the post-World War order.


The Atlantic Future Forum is chaired by Sir Mark Sedwill and AFF’20 will take place on HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH on 20-21 October