SMI Annual Dinner at the House of Commons



Friday 16th November 2018 | 1900-2245

This event is exclusively for members of the Society and their guests.

The Society of Maritime Industries Annual Dinner will be held once again on Friday 16th November in the Members’ Dining Room of the House of Commons.  The President of the Society of Maritime Industries, Mr Archie Bethel CBE, will be in attendance at the dinner which will be hosted formally by our Honorary Vice-President, Ms Sheryll Murray MP.

The President’s Reception, commencing at 19.00, will take place in the Strangers’ Dining Room. As usual, there will be the opportunity to join specially arranged guided tours of the Palace of Westminster between 19.00 and 19.45. These are highly recommended. Dinner will be served at 20.00 with carriages at 22.45 prompt.

As it is the start of the weekend the annual dinner is as much a social occasion as for business and spouses/partners are most welcome.  Furthermore, joining one of the tours gives you and your guests ‘behind the scenes’ access to the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

The guest speaker will be Mr Nicholas Cox MBE, Project Leader (Arctic), British Antarctic Survey, who will regale us with stories of over 40 years working in the challenging environments of the Antarctic and Arctic.  Nicholas established Britain's first permanent Arctic research station and has been awarded the Polar Medal and subsequently a Clasp by HM Majesty the Queen.

The cost per head is £230 + VAT (£276).  Tables seat 10 persons (there is limited availability for tables of 12 persons).  Applications are required as soon as possible and no later than Friday 19th October 2018.



The dress code is black tie for men, cocktail/evening dress for women.


Clementina Upton - Events Manager
t: 0207 448 7023

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Fri 16 Nov 2018 (Deadline for booking is Fri 19 Oct 2018)
  • House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA


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