The traditional event will be presided by H.E. the Ambassador of Spain, Mr. Carlos Bastarreche.<br><br><a class="generalLink" href="">Pictures of the event.</a>

We are pleased to announce that our Guest of Honour on this special occasion will be The Rt. Hon David Lidington CBE MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Mr. Lidington was elected Member of Parliament for Aylesbury in 1992 and has held a number of prominent positions including Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2003 to 2007 and Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2007 to 2010.

He also served as Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) from May 2010 until July 2016. Mr. Lidington was Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council from July 2016 to June 2017.

He went on to become Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice from June 2017 to January 2018, when he was appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Outside from politics, he has worked for BP and RioTinto – Zinc Corporation (RTZ) before spending 3 years as Special Adviser to Douglas Hurd in the Home Office and Foreign Office.


  • 18:00 | AGM Meeting (members only).
  • 19:00 | Pre-dinner drinks
  • 20:00 | Dinner
  • 23:00 | Event closure

Dress code: Formal attire (suit and tie for gentlemen, cocktail dress for ladies)

Registration for this event is now closed.

Special thanks to our Patrons Ibérica Restaurants and Codorníu Raventós for providing the ham and the cava for the drinks reception.

We would like to thank the Spanish winery Leyenda del Páramo for kindly providing the wines for this event.

July 5th, 2018 6:00 PM   until   11:00 PM
One Great George Street
London, SW1P 3AA