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Annual Gala Dinner






Date: Wednesday 28 May 2014, from 19.00 to 23.00
Guest Speaker: Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times
Where: The Landmark London Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ
Gold Sponsors: EY, HSBC
Silver Sponsors: Accor, Colas Rail, EDF Energy, Safran
Charity partner: Handicap International
Champagne partner: Perrier-Jouët
Wine partners: Le Conseil des Vins de Saint-Emilion, Les Vins de Graves, Les Vins de Pessac Leognan

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To book a table, please contact Cécilia Gonzalez on or 0207 092 6641

For further information, please contact Kim Darragon on or 0207 092 6643

  Cancellations for our Annual Gala Dinner will only be accepted if received in writing, at the latest, two weeks before the event is due to take place. All fees are forfeited thereafter.        





The Annual Gala dinner is the premier black tie dinner and most glamorous event of the Chamber, featuring a Champagne reception, live entertainment and a silent auction of Handicap International.

The French Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times, is the guest of honour and speaker at its most prestigious event of the year: the Annual Gala Dinner. This event, which gathers 400 decision-makers from the Franco-British business community, will take place at the sumptuous Landmark Hotel on 28th May.


Why Attend?
• A chance to listen to our Guest Speaker, Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times
• Build and develop your business network with 400 other business leaders from a variety of industries
• Entertain clients and guests in a prestigious setting
• Live entertainment

£186 + VAT per person
Dinner package includes:
•  Champagne reception
•  Gourmet 3-course dinner with French wine
•  A luxury gift
•  and other surprises…

About Lionel Barber


Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times, appointed in November 2005.

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  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

        Paul Deighton, Chief Executive Officer of LOCOG

        Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group

        Guillaume Pepy, Chairman of SNCF (French National Railways)


  While we await for more information about the event, I welcome you to visit our photo gallery of the Annual Gala Dinner 2013.      




Silent Auction in aid of Handicap International  
Discover the amazing lots of our silent auction in aid of our charity partner by clicking here.  

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Handicap International is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster in over 60 countries worldwide. We work tirelessly alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

We repair lives by providing artificial limbs to amputees, including disabled children in education, clearing landmines and unexploded bombs and caring for injured people in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Over the last 30 years, we have changed the lives of millions of disabled and vulnerable people.

Handicap International is co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for its work to ban landmines.



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The iconic Art Nouveau ‘Anemone’ bottle of the brand’s prestige Cuvée Belle Epoque embodies the House style, which is shaped by the purity, mineral-character and refinement of the region’s finest Grand Cru chardonnay grapes from the Côtes des Blancs.

Perrier-Jouët’s longstanding popularity in the UK began in earnest in 1847, when the House pioneered the ‘Brut’ style of champagne specifically to meet the tastes of the British palate.

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Le Conseil des Vins de Saint-Emilion

A vivid scarlet robe, a palette of the most subtle aromas, well-balanced and generous on the palate, these are some of the main characteristics of Saint-Emilion wines. However, remember that Saint-Emilion, Lussac Saint-Emilion and Puisseguin Saint-Emilion have many wines. Different estates and vintages produce wines with their own personality; the enjoyment is getting to know them all.

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The Graves region is the cradle of Bordeaux white and red wines
The Graves wine district starts at the “Jalle de Blanquefort” and ends just after Langon.

 The river forms the Easter border of the vineyards while to the west the pine forest of the Landes serves as boundary and protection alike. But the majority of A.O.C. GRAVES wines come from the area extending from La Brède to Langon, encircling the Barsac and the Sauternes appellation area.

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Rigorously selected and controlled by the I.N.A.O, the current production is of the order of 75000 hls with more than 1700 hectares of production or some 10 million bottles (80% Red and 20% dry White). Of this about 20% is exported.

The new A.O.C Pessac-Léognan was born in September 1987 in the very old region of the Graves de Bordeaux, formerly the Banlieue Prévôtale (Provostal Suburb).
Cradle of the Bordeaux vineyards, the A.O.C Pessac-Léognan includes 74 Châteaux and Domains split between 10 communes. All located on this exceptional soil, 16 of them, of which the famous Château Haut-Brion, are Classified Vintages of the Graves.





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