Terms and Conditions

Policy for Strategic Partners

CWEIC offers the opportunity for businesses, organisations and Government bodies to join as a strategic partner if they wish to engage actively and constructively in business, trade and investment opportunities in Commonwealth countries.

Membership of the CWEIC network is secured once the annual fee is received following a proposal and invitation to join or renewal notice and is by invitation only.

CWEIC welcomes strategic partners who will add to the network in terms of sectors, geographies and existing and potential business opportunities. It is not limited strictly to businesses and organisations originating in Commonwealth countries and can include those from non-Commonwealth countries who wish to engage constructively with Commonwealth partners.

CWEIC is committed to Commonwealth Values and the Commonwealth Charter, and retains the right not to renew or issue an invitation to a strategic partnership should a situation arise where its reputation would be impacted or negatively influence CWEIC’s relationships with its other stakeholders and strategic partners.

CWEIC is recognised by Governments and business leaders across the globe as a strong and respected voice. It strengthens business and economic growth in Commonwealth countries and strategic partners are invited to join who actively support this ethos.


CWEIC – Terms and Conditions for Events

These terms and conditions apply between the person, firm, company or other entity you specified in your booking email or form (“you” or “your”) and The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (Company No. 09132366), registered in England and Wales with its Registered office: First Floor, 41-44 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AD

Please read these terms and conditions carefully as they contain important information. By submitting a booking email or form for events, including but not limited to conferences, seminars, workshops and networking events (the “Event”) you agree to be bound by these terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms, CWEIC will be unable to accept your request.

Completion of the booking email or form does not amount to acceptance of your booking by CWEIC. Confirmation of your ability to attend the Event shall be sent by CWEIC in writing, via email.

A binding contract with CWEIC for the provision of a ticket/tickets for the Event (a “Booking”) will only be formed when confirmation of acceptance is sent by CWEIC to you (whether or not received) using the contact details you provided in your Booking.

You are responsible for your own travel costs, accommodation and any subsistence costs. You are solely responsible for, acquiring any relevant visas, ensuring you have permission and are eligible to travel to and remain in the host country of the event. CWEIC accepts no liability to you for any costs arising failure to get any relevant visa’s or required permissions to travel.

Substitutions with employees from your organisation are only accepted if notification is received, accepted and confirmed by CWEIC more than 5 working days before the Event. Bookings are issued for your personal use only and cannot be shared with any other person during the Event. You must email any substitutions to CWEIC prior to the date of the Event.

CWEIC may (at its sole discretion) change the format, speakers, participants, content, venue location and programme or any other aspect of the Event at any time and for any reason, whether or not due to a Force Majeure Event, in each case without liability. For the purpose of these terms and conditions, “Force Majeure Event” means any event arising that is beyond the reasonable control of CWEIC including (without limitation) speaker or participant cancellation or withdrawal, supplier or contractor failure, venue damage or cancellation, health scares, industrial dispute, governmental regulations or action, military action, fire, flood, disaster, civil riot, acts of terrorism or war.

CWEIC may (at its sole discretion) change the date or cancel an Event at any time for any reason. Where CWEIC changes the date or cancels the Event for any reason except due to a Force Majeure Event (in which case the terms of the prior condition shall apply) CWEIC shall offer you the option of attending any rearranged Event that CWEIC chooses to organise (acting in its sole discretion).

Where a Force Majeure Event has or may have (at CWEIC’s sole discretion) an adverse impact on: (i) the ability of CWEIC to hold the Event at the planned venue or on the planned date; or (ii) the Event generally, then CWEIC shall be entitled but not obliged (in its sole discretion) to either: (i) provide alternative facilities or venue for the Event; and/or (ii) reschedule the Event; or (iii) cancel the event. In the event of cancelation CWEIC accepts no liability to you for any costs arising from such cancellation.

CWEIC may (at its sole discretion) refuse admission to, or eject from the Event, any person in its absolute discretion, including (without limitation) any person who fails to comply with these terms and conditions or who in the opinion of CWEIC represents a security risk, nuisance or annoyance to the running of the Event. You agree to comply with all reasonable instructions issued by CWEIC or the venue owners at the Event.

All unauthorised photography and the recording or transmitting of audio or visual material is expressly prohibited. You consent to filming and sound recording and photography of the Event as a participant and you consent to the use by CWEIC of any such recording or photography for promotional, marketing and other purposes.

To the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law, CWEIC excludes: (a) all liability for loss, injury or damage to persons or property at the Event; (b) all indemnities, warranties, representations, terms and conditions (whether express or implied); and (c) any actual or alleged indirect loss or consequential loss howsoever arising suffered by you or any loss of profits, anticipated profits, savings, loss of business revenue, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill, or any other type of economic loss (whether direct or indirect). CWEIC total liability to you in relation to the Event (whether under these terms or conditions or otherwise) is limited to the amount of any fee paid to CWEIC for the event you are registering for specifically.

If, by reason of any Force Majeure Event, CWEIC is delayed in or prevented from performing any of its obligations under this Agreement, then such delay or non-performance shall not be deemed to be a breach of this Agreement and no loss or damage shall be claimed by you by reason thereof. CWEIC’s obligations shall be suspended during the period of the delay or non-performance and CWEIC and you shall each use reasonable endeavours to mitigate the effect of the Force Majeure Event.

CWEIC reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time, they were last amended in August 2023. However, you will be subject to the terms and conditions in force at the time you submit the Booking.

No person other than you and CWEIC shall have the right (whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise) to enforce these terms and conditions between us without the prior written agreement of you and CWEIC.

This Agreement is governed by English law and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


Data Protection

The information you provide when booking for a conference will be held on a database. It will not be released to third parties unconnected with the conference for which you are registering without your express permission.


Please note that Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, the organisers, do not endorse or recommend in any way any of the companies, individuals or firms presenting at, attending or associated with the conference nor the information given by them. All information provided at the conference is for information only and to be used on an ‘as is, with all faults’ basis. The organiser relies on the companies, individuals or firms presenting at or associated with the conference to present accurate and reliable information, however the organisers give no warranty for it. The organisers shall not be liable for any decision made or action taken by delegates based upon any information obtained at or as a result of attending the conference.

Use of CWEIC Logo

CWEIC reserves the right to approve or withhold authorisation to use the name and logo of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.