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Annual Gala Dinner - SOLD OUT





Date: Tuesday 22 October 2013, from 19.00 to 23.00
Gold Sponsors: Ernst & Young, HSBC
Silver Sponsors: Accor, Colas Rail, EDF Energy, International SOS, Safran
Guest Speaker: Guillaume Pepy Chairman of SNCF (French National Railways)
Partners: Champagne Perrier Jouët, Le Conseil des Vins de Saint-Emilion, Les vins de Pessac-Léognan
The Landmark London Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ
Cost: £179+VAT per person
£1650+VAT for a table of 10 / £1900+VAT for a table of 12

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

 For further information, please contact Kim Darragon at  or 0207 092 6642. 








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 luxury raffle with amazing prizes.

The French Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Guillaume Pepy, Chairman of SNCF (French National Railways), 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 22th October.

Why Attend?
• Celebrate the 130th anniversary of the French Chamber of Commerce.
• A chance to listen to our Guest Speaker, Guillaume Pepy, Chairman of SNCF (French National Railways)       
• 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


£179 + VAT per person
Dinner package includes:
•  Champagne reception
•  Gourmet 3-course dinner with French wine
•  A luxury gift
•  and other surprises…





About Guillaume Peppy

Guillaume Pepy was reappointed Chairman of SNCF (French National Railways) Group by the Council of Ministers in March 2013, a position he has held since February 2008.

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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


Whilst we await more information on the event, click here to view the gallery of the Annual Gala Dinner 2012 and click here for the video.



Our Sponsors


Gold Sponsors:

             Ernst--Young                               HSBC resize


Silver Sponsors:

 Accor-resized               ColasRail Trans                 EDFenergy                   International SOS res                             







Raffle in aid of Emmaus

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Founded in France, in 1949, by AbbéPierre, Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again.

Emmaus was brought to the UK in 1991 by Cambridge businessman, Selwyn Image, who had volunteered at an Emmaus community in Paris as a student in the 1960s. In just 21 years, the movement has grown from one community in Cambridge to 24 communities spread across the UK, and now supports 600 formerly homeless people. Emmaus UK is now second only to France in size.

For many who experience homelessness, one of the biggest obstacles they must overcome is a loss of self-esteem. Emmaus provides people with a stable home and the opportunity to regain their self-worth, by making a real contribution to their community. Emmaus companions work in the charity’s shops and social enterprises to support their community, selling donated furniture, clothing and other items.

To find out more about Emmaus, or to locate your nearest Emmaus community, go to



Our Providers


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Champagne Perrier-Jouët

The boutique House of Champagne Perrier-Jouët has been world-renowned for its elegant hand-crafted champagnes since its foundation in 1811.

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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Les Vins de Pessac-Léognan

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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