Chemical Industries Association

Chemical Industries Association

Annual Dinner

Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London
Thursday 15 November 2018

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The CIA Annual Dinner is an occasion for celebration, networking and great entertainment.  The evening provides an excellent opportunity to entertain valued existing clients, network with prospective customers and generate new business contacts.  It is one of the largest industry events of its kind and regularly attracts over 1000 diners including senior representatives of chemical companies and leading figures from the city, industry, government, stakeholders and the news media.


The speakers at the CIA Annual Dinner are Richard Harrington MP and Michael Portillo

Richard Harrington MP

Richard Harrington MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in June 2017.

He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from July 2016 to June 2017. He was elected as Conservative MP for Watford in May 2010. He previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State jointly at the Home Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Department for International Development.

Michael Portillo

Michael Portillo worked for the Conservative Party and for government ministers between 1976 and 1983. He entered the House of Commons in 1984. He was a minister for eleven years and had three positions in the Cabinet, including Secretary of State for Defence.  After leaving Westminster, Michael reinvented himself as a broadcaster and political commentator.  He is a regular on TV and radio. He is perhaps best known for his five series of Great British Railway Journeys and two series of Great Continental Railway Journeys on BBC 2, exploring social and industrial history as he travels.

The legendary CIA Annual Dinner - the social high point of the industry’s year – is the perfect opportunity to entertain customers and suppliers and positively influence the industry's key stakeholders. Sponsorship of this event offers an exciting opportunity to put your company's message in front of this exclusive audience. Contact [email protected]