On 25th January the Spanish Chamber of Commerce celebrated the New Year’s Drinks Reception, our first corporate event of 2016. The event was held at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair located at the heart of Mayfair.
The evening proved a huge success among our members yet another year on, with over 200 representatives of both British and Spanish companies in attendance. Guests had the opportunity to wish Happy New Year to fellow colleagues and develop new professional relations.
The event was also the official presentation of the recently appointed President of the Spanish Chamber, Mr. Javier San Basilio, who for the first time in the year formally addressed our members and guests in his new role.
Mr. San Basilio opened his speech by welcoming attendees and thanked our members for their support. He announced the new Patrons the Chamber had gained since the AGM in June and encouraged our associates to transmit their demands and needs to the Chamber’s team.
Later on, it was the turn for our Guest of Honour Mr. Chris Byant MP. He shared his experience during the years he lived in Spain and highlighted the strong and close relationship between Spain and the United Kingdom.
Finally, the Ambassador of Spain H.E. Mr. Federico Trillo-Figueroa thanked again guests for their attendance. During his closing remarks he mentioned the importance of this year for our two countries as Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain will be on official state visit in the UK later in the year.
We would like to thank our member Spanish Ham Master for their kind support providing a 5Js ham for the evening and offering a first-class tasting experience to our guests.
Likewise, we would like to thank the D.O. Rioja for having kindly provided the red and white wines for this first event of the year, providing an impressive selection of 37 different wines.
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 future Spanish Chamber corporate events, seminars and many other activities. We look forward to seeing you at the next one!