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Annual Gala Dinner


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Date: Tuesday 8 November, 19.00 - 23.30
Platinum sponsors: Deloitte, EDF, HSBC
Silver sponsor: Accor
Guest Speaker: Paul Deighton, Chief Executive Officer of LOCOG
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games
Hosted at the Landmark London Hotel
Cost: £169 + VAT per person / £1500 + VAT for a table of 10
£1800 + VAT for a table of 12
Contact: Cécilia Gonzalez - 0207 092 6643
Cancellations will only be accepted if received in writing before 01st November 2011. All fees are forfeited thereafter.

 


 
The Gala dinner is the premier black tie dinner and most glamorous event of the Chamber, featuring a Champagne reception, live entertainment, a tombola with amazing prizes and a dance floor.

 
The French Chamber of Commerce was pleased to announce that Paul Deighton, CEO of LOCOG, was the guest of honour and speaker at its most prestigious event of the year: the Annual Gala Dinner. This event, which gathers around 400 decision makers from the Franco-British business community, took place at the sumptuous Landmark hotel on 8 November. It was a black tie event which featured entertainment, a tombola with amazing prizes and a dance floor.
 
The 2010 Gala was a resounding success thanks to the participation of Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

 
In 2011, we learnt more about the preparation of the Olympics Games thanks to Mr Deighton, who leads the LOCOG team to deliver all operational plans according to the terms of the Host City Contract signed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


About Paul Deighton

 

Paul Deighton

Paul became Chief Executive Officer of LOCOG in April 2006.
His job is to lead the LOCOG team to deliver all operational plans according to the terms of the Host City Contract signed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is in charge of the day-to-day operations of LOCOG, from raising the £2 billion budget from the private sector to working closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority to ensure the Olympic Park venues and other new infrastructure is delivered on time and meets requirements for a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 

Paul also leads LOCOG’s relationships with key stakeholders including the Government and all its agencies, the Mayor of London, the British Olympic Association, the British Paralympic Association and other organisations with an interest in the Games. Prior to joining LOCOG, Paul was European Chief Operating Officer for Goldman Sachs, and a member of its European Management Committee. During his 22-year career with the firm Paul held a number of client facing and management roles and was made a partner in 1996. A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Paul lives in London with his wife and has two sons.

 
Previous guest speakers include:

  • Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.
  • Lord Sebastian Coe KBE, Chairman, London Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes, “World’s Greatest Living Explorer”
  • Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of the French Republic
  • Dame Ellen MacArthur DBE, Sailor

     

About Charlie Chaplin

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Diego Spano was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and trained for five years at drama school. Trained as a professional actor and clown, and has worked for charities and schools, hospitals, social theatre work in deprived urban areas, and as a member of Clowns without Borders in Argentina, Spain and Morocco.

He first started performing as Charlie Chaplin twelve years ago, and has since risen to become one of the world's best Charlie Chaplin impersonators, having been invited to perform in world class theatre festivals in Canada (Montreal), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid), Italy (Rome, Catolica, Bra), France (Avignon, Aurillac), Uruguay (Montevideo), and England, most recently performing sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in August and the Festival on the Isle of Wight. He has a regular show at London's famous Covent Garden.

Contact
Diego Andes Spano
chaplineando@yahoo.es
www.chaplincando.com

 

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