2018 Annual Banquet

10 May 2018

InterContinental London Park Lane

Networking Event

The Royal Aeronautical Society Annual Banquet is a key social and networking event attracting over 500 guests drawn from all sectors of the aerospace community.

Individual tickets and corporate tables will be available at this event with discounted rates for RAeS Members and Corporate Partners.  

Guest of Honour

Marillyn A Hewson FRAeS
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Please click here to download a copy of Marillyn Hewson's speech.


7.15pm  Reception
8.00pm  Dinner

Dress Code

Dinner jacket and decorations

Booking options and prices

Individual tickets:
RAeS Members (& first guest): £175 + VAT = £210 per person
RAeS Corporate Partners: £215 + VAT = £258 per person
Non Members: £260 + VAT = £312 per person

Corporate tables (to seat 10 guests):
Corporate Partners: £2,150 + VAT = £2,580 per table
Non Members: £2,600 + VAT = £3,120 per table

What's included?

A pre-dinner reception followed by a four-course dinner with fine wines and coffee.

How to book

This event is now closed for online booking.  If you wish to reserve tickets, please apply to Gail Ward for details of availability:

Gail Ward
Events Manager - Corporate & Society
T: +44 (0)1491 629912
E: gail.ward@aerosociety.com

Private Receptions at No.4 Hamilton Place

Book a private pre-dinner drinks reception at No.4 Hamilton Place, historic home to the Royal Aeronautical Society. Located adjacent to The InterContinental London Park Lane, No.4 Hamilton Place offers a choice of elegant rooms for your exclusive reception. Package details are available on request.

Speaker Details

Marillyn A Hewson FRAeS, Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation



Marillyn A Hewson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation.  She previously held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions with the Corporation, including President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area.

Ms Hewson joined Lockheed Martin more than 30 years ago as an industrial engineer.  During her career she has held several operational leadership positions, including President of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration; Executive Vice President of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; President and General Manager of Kelly Aviation Center LP, an affiliate of Lockheed Martin; and President of Lockheed Martin Logistics Services.  She has also served in key corporate executive roles, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Shared Services; Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management; and Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit.

Ms Hewson has served on numerous boards and currently sits on the Board of Directors of DuPont; the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation; the Board of Governors of the USO; the Board of the National Geographic Education Foundation; the Board of Visitors of the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration; and the Board of Directors of Catalyst.

Ms Hewson is a former Chair and current member of the Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association; a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society; an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.  She is a Director of the Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board and a Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable.  Ms Hewson also serves on the Board of Trustees for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and on the Board of Trustees for Khalifa University of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates.

In 2016, Fortune magazine identified Ms Hewson as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” – naming her No. 3. That same year, Forbes released its global ranking of the “World’s 25 Most Powerful Women,” listing her at No. 24.

Born in Junction City, Kansas, Ms Hewson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and her Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Alabama.  She also attended the Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School executive development programs. 


InterContinental London Park Lane

One Hamilton Place

Hotel Accommodation

We recommend the InterContinental London Park Lane or the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, which is a 5 minute walk from the event venue.

To reserve a room at the InterContinental London Park Lane, tel: +44 (0)207 318 8779 or email: londonreservations@ihg.com. Rates may vary and are dependent upon availability.

The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel offers preferential 'Executive Club' rates to Royal Aeronautical Society guests, starting at £264 + VAT for a double room. To make a reservation, tel: +44 (0)20 7958 7729 or email: bookch@rchmail.com, ensuring that you quote 'Royal Aeronautical Society' as a reference.

Alternatively, please click here for details of other hotels close to the venue.


Gail Ward, Events Manager - Corporate & Society
T: +44 (0)1491 629912
E: gail.ward@aerosociety.com