13 Feb 2024

Speaker and sponsors confirmed at IMarEST Annual Dinner

English actor, comedian, presenter and screenwriter Mark Williams will be the special guest speaker at the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Annual Dinner on 25 April 2024, Leonardo Royal Hotel, London City, sponsored by Lloyd’s Register and Industrial Power and Marine Ltd. 
Mark has been acting since his schooldays and has worked for Mikron (the narrowboat theatre company) the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre Company and Birmingham Rep. He has appeared in many films including: 101 Dalmatians, Shakespeare in Love, Stardust and as Mr. Weasley in 7 of the 8 Harry Potter Films. On Television he is known for the Fast Show and as the eponymous hero of the Father Brown series. 

A lifelong interest in Industrial Archaeology led him to present two documentary series on Britain’s Industrial Revolution, a series on Railways and one on Explosives. Maritime history: military, social, economic and engineering covers several feet of his bookshelves. He owns a small fishing boat and can tie a bowline. 

The Annual Dinner will mark its 119th anniversary, bringing together marine professionals from across the world to network in celebration of the maritime industry. Lloyd’s Register and Industrial Power and Marine Ltd are the first confirmed sponsors, with limited opportunities still available. 

  • Lloyd's Register is an international marine shipping classification, ship design, energy transition advisory, compliance and consultancy services provider. 

  • Industrial Power and Marine provides integrated engineering solutions to the power, marine, industrial and offshore sectors. 

Chris Goldsworthy, the IMarEST Chief Executive, says: “This year’s Annual Dinner is promising to be a very special one. I’m looking forward to welcoming our members and guests in my new role as Chief Executive. The event would not be possible without the support of our wonderful IMarEST community – we're also honoured to welcome Lloyd’s Register and Industrial Power and Marine Ltd as sponsors of the Dinner.” 

Further information on sponsorship opportunities is available from the IMarEST Events Team: [email protected], while Dinner tickets and tables can be purchased on the website: https://www.imarest.org/events/annual-dinner-2024.html