COMING SOON: THE “VI GALA DINNER”

We are pleased to announce that on 27th of November; the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain is holding one of the highlights of its calendar: the “VI Gala Dinner”. On this occasion the event is taking place in one of the trendiest venues in London: the ME London Hotel, which is a member of the Chamber.

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The traditional dinner will be presided by by H.E. The Ambassador of Spain, and our special Guest of Honour, Mr. César Alierta Izuel, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica.

The Spanish Chamber is honoured to have such a personality for the night. Throughout his intense career, Mr. Alierta has taken part in several boards of renowned companies.  He holds a degree in law from the University of Zaragoza and an MBA from Columbia University in New York (1970). His first job was at Banco Urquijo where he was appointed manager of the capital-markets division. Later on, he worked as president for Beta Capital. In 1996 Alierta started as head in Tabacalera, a state-run company. Under his leadership Tabacalera became the world’s leading producer and distributor of tobacco.

In 1997 he was appointed as director of Telefonica, and it was in 2000 when he became the CEO of Telefonica. Since Alierta has been in charge of Telefónica, they have been expanding their business internationally quickly and extensively.

Telefonica, a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider that operates globally, is currently the sixth-largest mobile network provider in the world.

Moving on to the anticipated event, the Reception and Gala Dinner will be held at the central, modern and unique ME London, one the leading hotels in the centre of London, aside from having privileged panoramic views of London from its Roof Bar with outdoor terrace.

On this magnificent occasion, attendees are going to be able to enjoy Red and White wines kindly sponsored by D.O. Almansa, a qualified denomination of origin from the region with the same name in Castilla La-Mancha, and they will toast with “Blanc de Blancs”, by ANNA de Codorníu Cava that has just been launched in the UK.

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We would like to express our gratitude to D.O. Almansa and Codorníu for their support and contribution to the dinner by providing such special products for the night.

This major event is a unique opportunity to meet Cesar Alierta and have dinner surrounded by the representatives of the British-Spanish companies at the emblematic ME London.

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