Summer Social: Event review and photos

Roof garden
Nomura’s spectacular roof garden

Last week was our summer networking event at Nomura’s London headquarters on the bank of River Thames. It was a lovely way to spend a summer evening – raining of course, but the sun did come out long enough to enjoy the views from Nomura’s Roof Terrace!

Olympic rings on London Bridge
View of the Olympic rings on London Bridge

Darron Chapman, SLA Europe’s President, provided a very entertaining speech which set the tone for a wonderful evening. It was wonderful to welcome so many of SLA Europe’s members to this event, including some who had travelled over from France to attend.

Marie-Madeleine Salmon with guests
SLA Europe’s French Board member Marie-Madeleine Salmon (centre) with Delphine Dufour, EBSCO Marketing Manager, and Nathalie Corre, from the FT

The buzz of conversations between info pros from many diverse backgrounds covered topics as wide-ranging as Client ID and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) issues; SharePoint; Barclays; redundancies in the industry; and competitive intelligence.

We were also glad to welcome several of our 2012 award winners to the event – a perfect opportunity to introduce them to SLA Europe ahead of the conference in Chicago.

SLA Europe board members and award winners
L-R: President elect Stephen Phillips, past president Sara Batts, ECCA winners Ruth Jenkins, Sarah Wolfenden and Marie Cannon, CA winner Anneli Sarkanen, and president Darron Chapman

The event was sponsored by the Financial Times, Integreon and 7Side. Our thanks also go to Nomura for providing us with access to such lovely premises. Massive thanks also go to Sam Wiggins on the SLAE events committee for his incredible organisational skills.

There are many more photos taken on the evening, available on our Flickr page. Many thanks to John Knights for his professional skills on the evening, and also to SLAE member Seema Rampersad for contributing her photos.

For more information about our future networking events, please visit the events page. We hope to see you at the next one!

All images in this post copyright John Knights

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