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19th January 2017 Annual Dinner – Shaken Not Stirred

2017 Annual Dinner
  • Time & Date:
    19/01/2017: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    (Past Event)
  • Venue: St Pierre Park Hotel
  • Price: £70 Per Person or £65 for a table of Ten

Enjoy a new event format for the 2017 Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Dinner with an exciting line up of Guest Speakers and Panel Experts.

The headline address will be from Will Walden, who up until the 23rd June 2016 was the Chief of Communications and Policy Advisor for Boris Johnson. Joining Will on stage will be Dr Adam Marshall, the Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce.

This year’s event will also host an expert panel of Guernsey Chamber Members for an interactive session where dinner guests have the opportunity to have their say.

‘Shaken not Stirred’ Share stories, insights and your questions at this year’s Annual Dinner

Successful events need to be continuously challenged and refreshed to avoid attendance-fatigue and the insidious creep of “here we go again” mentality.
Rather like mixing a cocktail, a popular business annual association dinner needs to introduce new ingredients that are complementary to the core structure and provide a new dimension of interest to the consumer whilst leaving a lasting and enjoyable memory upon which to reflect.

As described by one master mixologist, a mixologist is “an individual with a passion for combining elixirs and creating extraordinary cocktails” and the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce will emulate this sentiment with its new-look annual dinner on Thursday 19 January 2017 at the St Pierre Park Hotel.

The conventional elements of this hugely popular evening, regularly attended by 200 plus, will remain but each has been reexamined and changed slightly to create heightened interest by everyone attending.
The keynote speaker, featured on this edition’s front cover is locally born Will Walden who earlier this year and up until 23 June 2016 (a date that will be infamous for centuries!) was Boris Johnson’s chief communications and policy advisor during the referendum campaign and subsequent Conservative leadership campaign.

The stories and insights into the corridors of Westminster and City Hall coupled with tales of the never-to-be-forgotten remain/leave campaign and the ensuing shenanigans of the Conservative leadership challenge may well prompt, or even elicit gasps, from guests. Will has for the past 10 years immersed himself in a world that is normally played out across the disparate communication channels of the constraint of 140 character Tweets or on the front pages and online screens of the tabloid and broadsheet newspapers.

Will, however, will not be the sole occupant of the centre stage at the event. Guernsey needs to continue to develop and diversify its business landscape as the United Kingdom negotiates its exit from the European Union. Guernsey is not part of either but how it trades with companies and organisations across Great Britain and Europe will have multiple and serious ramifications for the growth and continued health of the local economy, the employment of islanders and the education of the future generations.

Who better to look into the crystal ball than Dr Adam Marshall, acting director general of the British Chambers of Commerce who will be the event’s other speaker. Adam’s principal role is to represent and champion the interests of accredited British Chambers of Commerce and their 10s of thousands of business members – covering every size and sector of business. As Guernsey charters a new course through the unchartered waters of Brexit and its myriad implications and opportunities, Adam will take a futuristic look at what may or may not be on the table for negotiation and discussion.

Enshrined in the constitution of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce is the principle that its president – Martyn Dorey please stand up – calls upon all members to challenge Chamber to remain a true voice of its members and the business community of the island. Martyn will continue to manifest this challenge by moderating a panel of Guernsey Chamber members to take questions from attending guests. This will be the opportunity for attendees to ask questions that that are relevant to either your business sector or to Guernsey overall.

So … you have two great keynote speakers and the opportunity to make your voice heard on Thursday 19 January.

The other key ingredients to the newly ‘shaken but not stirred’ Chamber Annual Dinner will of course be great food (three-course dinner), a bar that will be open throughout the evening in La Fontaine and ample time and opportunity to catch up with business friends and associates – as well as making new business introductions. For all those who have consigned their black tie evening wear to the dry cleaners following the merriment of Christmas and New Year, the 2017 Guernsey Chamber Annual Dinner will have the dress code of “Tie or no tie, jacket but no jeans.”

And for the final mixologist’s touch, there is the option of purchasing ten or more tickets at £65.00 per person or individual tickets at £70.00 per ticket. To book your tickets or for more information, email: or call (01481) 728686

One evening, two hundred plus like-minded spirits, two interesting and entertaining speakers, five panellists to take your questions all wrapped up in convivial conversation, great food and quality wines: an evening that has been shaken but definitely not stirred.

Please join us on THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2017 at the St. Pierre Park Hotel
PRE-DINNER COCKTAILS, Dinner and evening speakers.

Time & Date: 19/01/2017: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Past Event)
Venue: St Pierre Park Hotel
Price: £70 Per Person or £65 for a table of Ten

Contact the event organiser

Tel: 728686

Venue map:

St Pierre Park Hotel

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