Corporate Membership

Strategic Partnership - Patron

Strategic Partnerships give institutions, both government and private, a thorough understanding of geopolitical risks to support decision-making and operations.

Patron partnerships are intended for leading global companies and institutions who seek the closest relationship with the IISS and its experts, and wish to benefit from the visibility and network that such an association brings. Central to Patron partnerships is involvement at the Institute’s two annual flagship international events, the IISS Shangri-La and Manama Dialogues, attended by government ministers and corporate leaders.

This category is suitable for global players who wish to benefit from IISS expert analysis, and who seek to network at the highest level with governments, business leaders and other global corporations. It includes a personal relationship with, and priority access to, the Institute’s staff through private, tailored briefings on security, foreign policy, political, and geo-economic issues.

Patron Partnership Fee

£50,000 per annum


Patron Partnership Benefits

  • Nominate up to ten representatives to the IISS

International Events and Networking

Tailored Briefings and Consultancy

  • Receive answers to your business questions with up to six private tailored briefings a year (depending on format) on key security, foreign policy, political, and economic issues as identified by you. Briefings are provided by IISS experts.
  • Invitations to selected group briefings specifically tailored to Corporate Partners’ needs with timely and relevant topics and discussions
  • Priority access to the bespoke consultancy services that can be provided by IISS Consulting

Publications and Resources

  • Receive up to ten sets per year of the Institute’s publications:
  • IP access for all nominees to access the IISS Armed Conflict Database, an authoritative, interactive resource of detailed material on more than 70 conflicts around the world
  • Online access to the Members area of the IISS website, including access to the above publications
  • Access to presentations and discussions via webcasts
  • Priority access to IISS facilities to book meetings, briefings, conferences and video-conferences.


Contact the Corporate & External Relations Team for further information


Enquire about Membership

If you wish to subscribe as a Patron Strategic Partner please follow the link and complete Enquire about Membership form. The Membership and External Relations Department will then contact you to proceed with your application.

Strategic Partnership

Nominees receive all IISS publications and invitations to our regular events, plus meetings and webinars held exclusively for them. The higher levels of Strategic Partnership include bespoke briefings and access to our flagship defence diplomatic Dialogues in the Asia-Pacific and the Gulf.