Annual Conference and Gala Dinner 9-11 May

The 2015 Annual Conference takes place at the Chartered Accountants' Hall, the headquarters of ICAEW in the City of London.  

Time : 18:45 reception, followed by 19:30h dinner, 23:00 carriages Dress Code - Black tie / Smart evening 


This year, we will be announcing the first COBCOE Make Europe Work! Business Awards winner at the Gala Dinner on 11 May, along with the Chamber of the Year awards. To book, email  

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL the well known entrepreneur and founder of Cobra beer, has been confirmed as guest speaker at the Gala Dinner.

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited and Molson Coors         Cobra India. He is the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, and a former Chancellor of Thames Valley University (now the University of West London) and appointed as the 7th Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.  



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COBCOE’s prestigious annual gala event is the highlight in the COBCOE annual calendar of social and business events and is a celebration of the prolific talent and achievement within the British bilateral Chamber movement across Europe. The event is attended by COBCOE’s member chambers’ Board members and senior executives, business members of the chambers across Europe, COBCOE’s partners and affiliates and members of British chambers belonging to the wider British Business Worldwide alliance across the world. Other guests include members of parliament, journalists, members of the overseas and British diplomatic corps, UK and overseas government officials as well as business leaders and high wealth individuals from across the world. The event will also feature our annual Chamber of the Year awards and newly launched Business Awards.