The British-Venezuelan Society & Chamber of Commerce is a non-political, not-for-profit organisation founded with the aim of providing economic and cultural links between the UK and Venezuela. The Society is the UK's specialist forum for informal discussion on Venezuelan issues.

It organises a variety of events of an economic, social and cultural nature. In order to extend its reach, the Society has developed partnerships with UK Trade & Investment's Oil & Gas Team for the Americas and the Caracas based British-Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce.


20 July 2021

From Maximum Pressure to Negotiations: The Biden Administration's Venezuela Policy

With Speaker Ryan Berg: Senior Fellow Americas Program, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

And Moderator Peter West: BVS Chairman and Economic Advisor at EM Funding

Recent events

2 March 2020

Dollarisation and Venezuela's Economic Future

Join us for an overview of the economic outlook in the context of the de facto dollarisation in Venezuela, which has occurred in the midst of hyperinflation and is now being increasingly permitted by the regime



Dr. Pedro A. Palma,

Professor Emeritus at IESA, the Venezuelan business school, and Director of Ecoanalítica, and

Dr. Peter West, BVS Chairman and Economic Advisor at EM Funding

Dr. Pedro A. Palma

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Peter West

10 December 2020

Las Consecuencias de la "Elección" del 6 Diciembre (Spanish language webinar)

Con Allan Brewer-Carías

Abogado, Profesor Emérito Universidad Central de Venezuela y socio principal de Baumeister & Brewer


Presentación seguida por preguntas y respuestas


Peter West - BVS Chairman y Asesor Económico para EM Funding

José Gregorio Torrealba - Miembro de la Junta Directiva del BVS

Allan Brewer-Carías

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Peter West

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José Gregorio Torrealba

22 October 2020

Venezuela: Is There a Bottom to this Historic Reversal of Fortune?

The latest in our BVS webinar series, we were honoured to be joined by speaker Pedro Mario Burelli, Founder and Managing Director at B+V Advisors and Former Member of the Executive Board of PDVSA who gave us his unique insight into Venezuela's situation and thoughts on the future

Introduction given and Q&A moderated by Peter West, Chairman of the BVS and Economic Advisor at EM Funding

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Pedro Burelli

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Peter West