The Fellows Christmas Reception, the grand finale of ICE London and South East's 2015 Fellows Programme, was held on Tuesday 8th December with around 200 guests from across the two regions and the East of England.
The Reception began with a seminar on 'How to become a Fellow of the Institution' which provided an opportunity for leading engineers to find out more about ICE Fellowship and the benefits involved.
After the seminar, guests were invited upstairs to the Great Hall to join current Fellows in enjoying wine, canapes and live music from a harpist and flutist.
The guests were then welcomed by Roland Grzybek, ICE London Chair, who introduced ICE President Sir John Armitt and Steve Fox, ICE Vice President and CEO of BAM Nuttall, to speak about what the Institution is doing to develop innovation, strong leadership and co-operation within the built environment. Peter Coppenhall, one of the President's Apprentices for 2014/5 then gave an overview of the report he co-authored with the other apprentices in October 2015 entitled 'Innovation: Stepping Up the Industry'.
Guests in attendance came from a variety of different backgrounds and sectors, with many of the major infrastructure projects around the regions represented.
The Reception concludes the ICE London and South East 2015 Fellows Programme, but the 2016 Programme will begin shortly with a Breakfast Briefing with Mike Brown CVO, Transport for London Commissioner in association with Pinsent Masons and a site visit to Heathrow Terminal 2 in January. If you are a Fellow of the Institution and are interested in finding out more about these two events, or the 2016 Programme in general, please contact Max Sugarman at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not a Fellow but are interested in achieving the Institution's highest grade of membership, find out more today.