126th Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday 26th June we held our 126th Annual General Meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane in London. The event, which is one of the most important in our calendar, gathered numerous guests who represented several of our member companies.

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Everything was ready for a remarkable evening at the 126th Annual General Meeting.

The AGM afternoon meeting started with the presentation of our financial statements and the activities and events held through the previous year. This edition of the AGM was also important as half of the members of the Executive Committee of the Chamber had to be renewed. Members could cast their vote by post or on the day at the electoral table set up at the entrance of the AGM.  The members of the electoral table were in charge of registering the received votes and counting them in order to ensure the smooth running of the process.

Mr. Carlos Franqués, Treasurer of the Spanish Chamber, casting his vote at the electoral table.

Mr. Carlos Franqués, Treasurer of the Spanish Chamber, casting his vote at the electoral table.

We we would like to congratulate the companies that have been elected to the Executive Committee, and which are as follows below in alphabetical order:

Aqualogy Solutions & Technologies UK
Banco Santander
Caixabank
Colman Coyle LLP
H10 London Waterloo
Iberia
London & Partners
Meliá White House
NH Hoteles
Rodanto
Unicaja

After the meeting, attendees  and the rest of the guests enjoyed themselves at the drinks reception. This was followed by the traditional dinner presided by H.E. the Ambassador of Spain, Mr. Federico Trillo-Figueroa. Once speeches bagan, the President of the Spanish Chamber, Mr. Javier Fernández, opened the proceedings to highlight the achievements made by the Chamber since the Annual Golden Award in April. He then gave the floor to H.E. the Ambassador, who introduced our Guest of Honour. This year we were honoured to have  Mr. Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, High Commissioner for Marca España, as our Guest of Honour. In order to find out more about Marca España please click here to visit their website.

Mr. Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, High Commissioner for Marca España, during his speech.

Mr. Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, High Commissioner for Marca España, during his speech.

During his speech Mr. Espinosa de los Monteros made clear that it is more than worthy believing in Spain as a provider of quality products and services. As he showed through different examples, there is a growing number of Spanish companies leading innovative and modern projects worldwide across different sectors. He went on explaining that supporting and developing the talent pipeline will result in growing businesses, improved economy and enhanced life quality in the long term for Spain.

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Our guests during the drinks reception at the 126th Annual General Meeting.

We would like to thank all attendees for their commitment and participation one more year in the Annual General Meeting and for sharing with us such a remarkable evening. Last but not least, we are thankful to Bodegas Protos for having kindly provided the wines for this event.

For furtehr information about upcoming activities, please browse our website www.spanishchamber.co.uk or subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

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