On 14th May, the Spanish Embassy hosted the Iberia Presentation Event organised by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, in collaboration with Iberia, Patron of the Chamber.
Following the successful launch of our Private Members’ Area back in March, which was also supported by Iberia, they decided to invite member companies to get to know the new Iberia brand image as well as their new routes and products.
H.E. Mr. Federico Trillo-Figueroa welcomed attendees to his residence on this special occasion. He highlighted that Iberia is the kind of company that can perfectly integrate the new with the old. Operating since 1927, Iberia keeps its traditional spirit, but adding an innovative touch on their daily activity.
Later on, Ms. Celia Muñoz Espin, Head of Sales for Europe and Africa of the airline, presented the new routes to South America that Iberia has recently developed (Santo Domingo, Montevideo, Havana and Medellin) as well as the new seats and facilities offered in the long-haul flights.
She showcased some videos to illustrate these improvements and invited Paloma Utrera, Sales Manager at Iberia Express and Chris Rankin, Head of Consumer Sales of BA to share some words with the audience. They both emphasised the relationship between Iberia and the UK, which had been strengthened since the merge with British Airways and showed their willingness to foster this alliance.
Later on, all the guests were invited to try the new seats Iberia had brought to the Embassy and enjoyed the opportunity to experience first-hand how it felt to travel in renewed Iberia business class cabins.
The icing on the cake of this event was the raffle organised for a round trip to Havana. The lucky one on the evening was Ms. Victoria Redondo, from King Stage, a company that has recently joined as member of the Spanish Chamber; and she was delighted with her prize.
Furthermore, our members enjoyed the opportunity to mingle during the drinks reception and exchange impressions about the event in an informal atmosphere. We had a first-class experience tasting an incredible Iberian ham cut live, as well as some exquisite canapés and cheese varieties from Hispania, member of the Spanish Chamber, which were undoubtedly a great success.
The evening was livened up by a cocktail bar, courtesy of Iberia, whose bar tender surprised the attendees with his fruity creations and some music.
Last but not least, we would like to extend our gratitude to both Iberia and The Spanish Embassy for turning this event into a success. We would also like to thank our guests for joining us on yet another unforgettable evening and wish Ms. Victoria Redondo a pleasant stay in Havana.
Keep up with our next events and do not miss the chance to attend our 128th Annual General Meeting, where we will count on Mr. Luis Gallego, President of Iberia, as our Guest of Honour. You can find more information about the registration here, so hurry up as places are running out fast!