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St John's Innovation Centre,
Cowley Road,
Cambridge,
CB4 0WS

T: +44 (0) 1223 422433

The Chairman Dinner launched in 2010 as an informal networking dinner with roundtable discussion for Chairmen, Non-exec Directors, VCs and business angels in the technology sector. Chairman Dinner events are hosted by Paul Bailey. Paul is Co-founder and Managing Director of Bailey Fisher, and heads up the Chairman/NED Practice.

Next event

15 October 2014 , 18:00 - 21:00
Hotel du Vin, Cambridge  

Dinner with roundtable discussion

Dinner with discussion for 24 tech Chairmen / Non-exec directors, chaired by Laurence Garrett, Partner at Highland Capital Partners.  Dinner will be followed by port tasting. 

This is an invitation-only event, sponsored by Taylor Vinters & Silicon Valley Bank.

Previous events

June 2014: Chairman & investor summer drinks
Summer Drinks for 60 tech Chairmen/NEDs and investors
at Downing College, Cambridge

March 2014: Can the UK tech sector take on California?
Dinner and discussion for 24 guests at Soho Hotel, London
Guest speaker: William Reeve, Co-founder at LOVEfilm.com,
Non-exec director at Secret Escapes & Graze.com

October 2013: Growing Global
Dinner and discussion for 40 guests at Soho Hotel, London
Hosted by Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

June 2013: Chairman Summer Drinks
Drinks & networking for 60 guests at Hotel Felix, Cambridge
Hosted by Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

March 2013: High growth and innovation - what are the funding options?
Dinner and roundtable discussion for 25 at Soho Hotel, London, W1
Chaired by Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

October 2012: Growth in adversity
Dinner and discussion for 50 guests at Hotel Felix, Cambridge
Chaired by Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

March 2012: Demise of the Euro - Impact on the technology sector
Dinner and roundtable discussion for 25 at Soho Hotel, London, W1
Chaired by Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

October 2011: Entrepreneurship: nature or nurture?
Dinner and roundtable discussion for 25 at Soho Hotel, London, W1
Chaired by Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

May 2011: Are corporates filling the funding gap?
Dinner and roundtable discussion for 25 at Soho Hotel, London, W1
Chaired by Stephen Allott, Chairman - Council of Advisors, Red Gate Software

March 2011: What does 2011 look like for the technology sector?
Dinner and roundtable discussion for 25 at Soho Hotel, London, W1
Chaired by Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

November 2010: Racing ahead of the competition: how to stay in pole position
Dinner and roundtable discussion for 25 at Soho Hotel, London, W1
Chaired by MIchael Magnay, Head of Cambridge, Kleinwort Benson

June 2010: Seismic moves in the global economy
Dinner and roundtable discussion for 20 at Marshall Business Aviation Centre, Cambridge
Chaired by Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

February 2010: The state of our finances
Dinner and roundtable discussion for 20 at Marshall Business Aviation Centre, Cambridge
Chaired by Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

Attendance at the Chairman Dinner is by invitation only. Chairmen, Non-Exec Directors & investors interested in attending should please contact Helen Poole at Bailey Fisher on helen@baileyfisher.com.