Annual UK Chamber of Shipping Dinner
February saw the annual premier black tie event in the shipping calendar take part at The Hilton Park Lane and the opportunity for all to network with colleagues and celebrate recent maritime achievements. This year was also of huge significance as it celebrates 100 years of UK shipping and the Chamber receiving its Royal Charter.
In attendance were around 800 influential guests from across the industry for the UK Chamber of Shipping annual dinner 2020, which included HRH Princess Royal and Nusrat Ghani, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport. They both made moving and poignant speeches about the UK Maritimes importance, the challenges faced and the what the future holds in training and safety for everyone involved.
The Viking Maritime Group made the dinner a perfect opportunity to invite clients and friends to participate in the annual celebrations and enjoy the wonderful food, entertainment and speeches.
In attendance were:
Eric Malinski – Technical (Al Seer Marine)
Frank Corrales – Customer Experience Manager (Marlins)
Matthew Cove – Director (Throgmorton Private Capital Ltd)
Dieter Jaenicke – Group Chairman & Founder (Viking Maritime Group)
Stuart Jaenicke – Group Finance Director (Viking Maritime Group)
Ernie Moran – SVP of Sales of Brightwell
Joost Van Ree – Director, Partner Relations (Cruise Lines International Association)
Matthew Jaenicke – Group Managing Director (Viking Maritime Group)
James Ryeland – Managing Director (George Hammond PLC)
Don Millar – Operations Director (Chiltern Maritime)
Philippa Bowden – Nautical Quality Assurance Specialist (MSC Cruises)
Andy Hair – Head of Commercial Operations (Maritime Skills Academy Solent)
John Westgarth-Pratt – Head of Marine & Port Operations (Marella Cruises)
Paul Rutterford – General Manager (Viking Crew)
Stuart Ferguson – Head of Quality & Resource (Fred Olsen Cruise Lines)
John Burden – Managing Director (ISCA Maritime)
Mark Jaenicke – Training & Performance Director (Viking Maritime Group)
Jonathan Uden – Training & Development Manager (DFDS)
Nico Corbijn – Vice President (MSC Cruise Management)