On Wednesday 26th June we are holding our 126th Annual General Meeting, which will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Park Lane. This corporate event is one of the most important activities that the Spanish Chamber organizes during the year and it is attended by leading  representatives from a wide range of British and Spanish companies. The event will be presided by H.E. the Ambassador of Spain.

In addition to this, this year elections will be held to appoint  new members to the Executive Committee, and therefore members are encourage to participate in order to cast their vote. By clicking here, you will find an overview of last year’s AGM.

Aside from the elections, this year we are pleased to count on Mr. Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, as the Guest of Honour of this event, and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce him, as well as the Marca España initiative.


Mr. Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros during a speech.

Mr. Espinosa de los Monteros is a renowned commercial expert and state economist and has undertaken several leading roles both in the public and private sector. As an example of the latter, he  has been Vice-President of Inditex, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, since July 2012. He is also an advisor to Acciona S.A

He was previously the President and CEO of Daimler Chrysler Spain, in addition to being the Chief Executive Officer for Mercedes Benz Spain for over 20 years. He has had a remarkable professional career, having held several high-profile positions, including being President of Iberia and Aviaco airlines. He also held the Presidency of González-Byass, the Circle of Entrepreneurs and ANFAC.

In the public sector, he served the Spanish Government as the Spanish Commercial Aggregate in Chicago and as the Vice-President of the National Institute of Industry in the early 1980s. Internationally, Mr. Espinosa was a member of NATO’s Industrial Group for the analysis of European industry. Currently, Mr. Espinosa de los Monteros is also the High Commissioner for Marca España.

Marca España is a project by the Spanish Government designed to highlight and raise the profile of  Spain as a country  in terms of politics and economics, culture as language, history, gastronomy, sports, businesses, and science. In his role as High Commissioner, Mr. Espinosa oversees the efforts of all public and private departments and organizations which have played, and continue to play, an important role in Spain’s image abroad by coordinating and guiding their efforts, which also includes autonomous communities and local organizations.

With such a remarkable Guest of Honour, we are positive attendees will be delighted to listen to Mr. Espinosa de los Monteros’ insights and exchange impressions with him.

The event is an excellent opportunity to network with representatives from British and Spanish companies.

We are also delighted to announce that several sponsorship opportunities are available, which provide an excellent occasion for those companies interested in getting further exposure at this event. You can find out more by clicking here SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AGM 2013.

Last but not least, we would like to thank Bodegas Protos for kindly providing the wines for this special event.

Do not forget to book your place for this year’s Annual General Meeting dinner! For further information on this event and how to submit your booking, please click here.

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