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British Soft Drinks Industry Lunch 2017

British Soft Drinks Industry Lunch 2017

The British Soft Drinks Association invites you to attend its annual industry lunch. This key and popular event in the UK soft drinks industry calendar provides excellent networking and socialising opportunities with leading industry figures, those from related industries, media and government.


12.00 Drinks reception – The Old Billiard Room & Annex

13.00 Lunch – The Ballroom

14.20 Address by BSDA’s President, Peter Harding – Chief Operating Officer of Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited

14.35 Guest speaker – Ed Balls

15.15 Event formal close – Opportunities for networking

17.00 Event Close

Guest Speaker /

Ed Balls


Ed was UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and served in the UK Cabinet as Secretary for Children, Schools and Families. He was the UK Minister for Financial Services and the Chief Economic Adviser to the UK Treasury. Ed is also a writer and columnist for the national press and has also co-authored a number of books, papers and articles including the Sunday Times bestseller Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics.

In his free time Ed has a variety of interests outside of politics including learning the piano, running the marathon and his new found hobby is dancing having competed on the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Venue /

8 Northumberland

Situated in the heart of theatreland and close to some of the capital’s main tourist attractions, 8 Northumberland is a one-minute walk from Trafalgar Square - the official centre of London. As a former grand hotel, 8 Northumberland has its roots firmly in Victorian London history. Today it has been completely restored to its former glory to become one of the finest venue spaces in London.

Club Quarters Trafalgar Square Exterior Front

How to get there /

Charing Cross, Embankment and Leicester Square underground stations are all close by.

Upcoming Dates for this event /

Thu 12 October 2017

8 Northumberland, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BY

Booking Deadline: Thu 28 Sep 2017