NEW YEAR’S DRINKS RECEPTION

Last 21st January the Spanish Chamber of Commerce celebrated the NEW YEAR’S DRINKS RECEPTION, our first corporate event of 2015 and the opening of a new exciting year full of activities. We had the pleasure to host this event at the main ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane, member of the Chamber, a perfect setting which contributed to create a delightful atmosphere on this special occasion.

It was a very successful event as almost 250 representatives from Spanish and British companies joined us on the evening. They enjoyed the opportunity to greet the New Year and catch up with other fellow colleagues and also meet new people while developing their networking skills.

Our guests mingling during the New Year's Drinks Reception at the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane

Our guests mingling during the New Year’s Drinks Reception at the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane.

The event began at 6.30pm and all our guests were welcomed with a glass of wine and cava and were escorted to the resplendent ballroom.

Later on, the President of the Spanish Chamber, Mr. Javier Fernández Hidalgo, gave his traditional speech, greeting our guests on behalf of the institution, thanking all members for their continuous support towards the Chamber year after year, and wishing that 2015 will be a very fruitful year for the Anglo-Spanish business community.

Mr. Javier Fernández, President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce giving his speech during the NYDR, with xxx on the right side

Mr. Javier Fernández, President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce giving his speech during the NYDR, with Mr. Fidel López, Minister of Cultural and Scientific Affairs at the Spanish Embassy on the right side.

Furthermore, thanks to our member Spanish Ham Master, we had a first-class experience tasting an incredible 9 kg. Iberian ham cut by the renown Spanish Ham Master, Mr. José Sol. He beat his personal record of cutting such a big ham in only 2 hours, which also showed the warm welcome our guests gave to this gastronomic delight.

Mr. José Sol from Spanish Ham Master cutting Iberian ham for all our guests

Mr. José Sol from Spanish Ham Master, member of the Spanish Chamber, cutting Iberian ham for all our guests.

Likewise, we would like to express our gratitude to Codorníu, for their support and contribution to make this evening a great gathering by kindly sponsoring our reception with their finest wine and cava. These refreshing and carefully elaborated beverages perfectly matched with the innovative catering prepared by the kitchen of the Four Seasons Hotel that reflected a soft taste of Asian influences.

Wines and cava provided by Codorníu together with the canapés from the Four Seasons Hotel

Wines and cava provided by Codorníu together with the canapés from the Four Seasons Hotel.

If you enjoyed this event, you can now have access to the complete gallery of pictures of the NEW YEAR’S DRINKS RECEPTION by clicking here.

Last but not least, we encourage you to browse our Upcoming Events section in order to keep up to date with the Spanish Chamber corporate events, seminars and many other activities we are organising to make the most out of this year. We will be waiting for you!

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