The Royal Aeronautical Society is delighted to announce that the Guest of Honour and after-dinner speaker at its 2017 Annual Banquet will be Sir Martin Sweeting OBE FRS FREng FIET HonFRAeS, Group Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL).

The 2017 Banquet will take place on Thursday 11 May 2017 at The InterContinental London Park Lane, with pre-dinner drinks served in the Park Lane Suite and dinner in the Ballroom.

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Sir Martin has received many prestigious awards for his contribution to international space development, and most recently in 2016 he was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.  Last year the Sunday Times identified Sir Martin as one of the UK’s 20 most influential engineers, confirmed again in Debrett’s 2017 list of the 500 most influential people in the UK.

The Annual Banquet is now an established event in the aerospace calendar and it has become a must-attend highlight for many in the industry.  It is expected to attract over 500 VIP guests, drawn from all sectors of the aerospace industry, services and aviation. As such it provides an excellent opportunity for networking with other aviation and aerospace professionals at a prestigious social occasion.

The 2017 event is kindly supported by AlixPartners.  AlixPartners is a leading global business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialize in creating value and restoring performance.

The Annual Banquet marks the start of a new Presidential year for the Royal Aeronautical Society. This year will see outgoing President, Professor Chris Atkin, step down in place of incoming President, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, who will host the event.  

Individual tickets and corporate table bookings are now available, with discounts for RAeS Members and Corporate Partners.

For booking details please click here, or contact:

Gail Ward
Events Manager – Corporate & Society
T: +44 (0)1491 629 912

For information about other Royal Aeronautical Society events, please click here.

Gail Ward
30th March 2017