Technology Seminar
& 68th Annual Luncheon
Tuesday 21 April 2015
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
45 Prescot Street
London E1 8GP
Exciting new format and venue
The 2015 IDGTE annual luncheon is to be held at an exciting new venue - the Grange Tower Bridge
Hotel - and this year, for the first time, we are introducing a new technical element to the event
with the addition of a morning seminar. There will be a series of presentations and workshops
covering a wide range of subject matter, so there should be something which is relevant to
everyone’s business. The luncheon and afternoon session will follow in the traditional, well
established format.
Book your places now and take the opportunity to network with members, clients and colleagues
both old and new, plus the chance to hear and engage with internationally recognised speakers.
Coffee and Registration
Meeting the challenges of the power market in 2015
This multi-stream event provides the opportunity for
participation in seminar sessions and workshops
covering a wide range of subject matter with flexibility
to move between streams allowing you to tailor your
learning experience to your own particular areas of
Exhibition, networking and pre-luncheon reception
Principal Guest: Patrick Kniveton,
Immediate Past President of IMechE
Guest Speaker: Simon Weston OBE,
Falklands War Veteran and author
There will be further opportunity for networking in the hotel conference suite following the luncheon.
Sponsored by
Bedford Heights
Manton Lane
MK41 7PH
+44 (0)1234 214340
[email protected]
The price
Seminar and Luncheon
Individual (seminar and luncheon)
£110 + VAT
Concessionary rates are available by application to the Bedford office for the following grades of IDGTE
members - Student, Young Engineers (30 years and under) and Retired.
Host a company table
10 people (seminar and luncheon)
£1100 + VAT
Seminar sponsorship packages
Including seminar presentation opportunity, exhibition space and table (10 people) at Luncheon – price
on application.
A discounted rate of £189 + VAT for a “superior” room (including continental breakfast) has been
negotiated with the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel for 20th and 21st April. This can be booked directly with
the hotel quoting Booking Reference CG18141407.
To book
Download a form from or call 01234 214340.
Our principal guest is Patrick Kniveton, Immediate Past President of the Institution of
Mechanical Engineers, Visiting Professor for Engineering Engagement at the University of
Derby and Head of Engineering Skills and Knowledge Management at Rolls-Royce.
Patrick’s career has taken him into diverse fields as installation of the Isaac Newton
telescope, nuclear power, and pioneering electronic traffic sign technology.
A keen sports man, as well as keeping himself in good shape, Patrick has a fascination for
the application of engineering principles in the area of Sports Science and Technology and
their contribution in enhancing performance.
Patrick is passionate about the engineering profession and, with a long and successful
career to his name, is particularly keen to encourage young engineers to join and develop
in the profession. As 128th President of IMechE, his ambition was, and indeed continues to
Patrick Kniveton
be, to raise the profile of engineering, to promote growth in the industry and to inspire
engineers of the future. His Presidential Address was aptly entitled ‘Proud to be an
Engineer’, something which Patrick undoubtedly is – and something which is highly contagious! A few minutes in his
company never fails to inspire - and you too will feel “Proud to be an Engineer”.
Our guest speaker is Simon Weston OBE. Known to millions worldwide from his appearances
on TV and in the media, Simon is a Falklands War Veteran, author, speaker and charity
Aged 20, he was a Welsh Guardsman aboard the Sir Galahad when it was bombed by
Argentine planes during the Falklands War. Despite suffering horrific burns, and the physical
and mental distress they caused, Simon used his strong personality and innate sense of
humour to redefine his life in a positive way and to the benefit of other people.
Simon Weston OBE
Credit: Deborah Titherington
Sponsored by
Known for his inability to sit still and do nothing, Simon’s life is very active. He taught himself
to fly, and has competed successfully on the country’s motor racing circuits. Well-known
as a broadcasting celebrity who has hosted his own show for BBC Radio Wales, Simon’s
charity commitments include work on behalf of the Royal British Legion and the Royal Star
& Garter Home. Now a proud grandfather, Simon has written books for children along with
his best-selling autobiography, Walking Tall. He was awarded the OBE for his charitable
work in the 1992 Queen’s Birthday Honours.Simon Weston is a truly inspiring man. We
believe his story will amuse, inspire and entertain you.
Bedford Heights
Manton Lane
MK41 7PH
+44 (0)1234 214340
[email protected]