The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) will hold its 113th Annual Dinner on Friday 18 March 2016 at the Guildhall in London, bringing together 500 engineers, seafarers, scientists and technologists involved in all aspects of and disciplines in the marine industry, from above water to subsea.
Supporting Group Sponsors
President, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
Principal Guest & Speaker
Mr Simon King OBE
Simon King was born on the 27th of December 1962 in Nairobi, Kenya. His father John King was at that time working for FBO (Forces Broadcasting Overseas) but he later went on to become a respected producer/director for BBC television.
Perhaps Simon‘s love of wildlife began in Africa; it certainly influenced his first career choice which was to become an elephant when he grew up!
Simon‘s first TV appearance was as an actor in one of John‘s wildlife dramas called The Fox. Simon has vivid memories of the discomfort of being dressed in knickerbockers and the delight of holding a fox. At the age of only 13 he teamed up with naturalist Mike Kendal to create a series of programmes entitled Man and Boy, his first foray into explaining the mysteries of nature to the general public. He went on to create, film, direct and present many award winning TV programmes and films some of the best known being Springwatch, Big Cat Diary, Planet Earth, Blue Planet and the Life series plus more recently African Cats for Disney.
Simon is closely involved with a variety of wildlife charities including being the current president of The Wildlife Trusts. He is also an accomplished public speaker, author, artist and musician as well as being a jolly good cook.
Simon is also a dedicated family man; he has three "grown up" children from his first marriage and daughter Savannah with his wife Marguerite who is a photographer and film maker in her own right.
Simon has now given up on the idea of becoming an elephant, but has never given up on the idea of ensuring the survival of this and every other species that inhabits this planet.
112th Annual Dinner
Friday 13 March 2015
Guildhall, City of London
Date: Friday 18 March 2016 Time: 1800 hours for 1900 hours Venue: Guildhall, City of London Dress: Dinner jacket and decorations Cost: £160 + VAT per ticket
£1600 + VAT per table of 10
£1920 + VAT per table of 12 Cancellations: No refunds will be issued after Friday 26 February 2016
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