In Milan 2019

Tony BlairLions Clubs International is pleased to announce that Mr. Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and founder of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, will be a featured speaker and distinguished guest at LCICon 2019 in Milan.

Serving as Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007, Mr. Blair redefined modern, progressive politics and implemented major domestic reforms. Through record investment and reform, the education and healthcare sectors were transformed. Mr. Blair’s New Labour Government implemented the largest hospital and school building program since the creation of the UK’s welfare state. The first ever national minimum wage was introduced, and there was also transformational progress on human rights and equality. All this while overseeing a period of record economic growth and levels of employment.

A central figure on the global stage, Mr. Blair also helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, created the UK’s Department for International Development, tripled foreign aid to Africa and introduced landmark legislation to tackle climate change.

Mr. Blair is at the forefront of today’s most challenging debates, such as how technology will impact the workforce, and tackling issues of inequality in societies across the globe. His unparalleled international experience, both as Prime Minister and since leaving office, gives him a unique perspective on global events and the political insight to offer solutions to the critical challenges of our time.

In 2017, all Mr. Blair’s various areas of work formally came together as one not for profit organization;

the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, which builds on the legacy of Mr. Blair’s activities since leaving public office.

Visit to learn more about how the Institute is working to help countries, their people and their governments address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today.