On 9 May, the Baltic Exchange hosted its stand-out social event of the year, the Chairman’s Cocktail Party.
Attended by 600 guests, this historic event originally celebrated the end of a Baltic chairman’s two year tenure, held on the floor of the old Baltic Exchange. Now held at Christ Church Spitalfields in London, it brings Baltic members from across the globe together for a unique annual networking and social event, which is also attended by politicians, industry leaders and journalists amongst others.
Baltic Exchange Chairman, Duncan Dunn, gave the customary Chairman’s speech, highlighting the Baltic’s best wishes to Colm Nolan, who is recovering after illness, in addition to thanking outgoing Chairman, Lambros Varnavides and announcing the winners of the Bradley Cup, Howe Robinson.
The Chairman finished by addressing the seismic change the Baltic has undergone in the past year as it moves into a new era, by calling on members to “uphold the traditions of our long and distinguished membership and continue to grow as a beacon shining across the globe for trades increase, integrity and fairness.”
To view the Chairman’s speech in full click here.
Pictures from the event are now live now on the Baltic Exchange’s Flickr page and can be viewed here.