April 2004 saw the launch of the first ever Midlands Engineering Dinner.
The function is a joint event organised by local committee members from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The two Institutions have a combined total membership of 200,000 worldwide and some 20,000 across the Midlands, our Members work in all sectors of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Although the event is organised and marketed by the Institutions, the format is one of a business style, networking event. The dinner has been marketed as a function run by engineers for engineers and the business community. The overall aim of the dinner is to raise the profile of the profession and to ensure that the region is aware of the vital economic contribution made by the engineering community.
The organising committee is dedicated to building the dinner into the premier engineering event in the Midlands, providing a platform for engineers to be seen and heard.
Since 2004, the event has grown in profile and prestige. The function is now one of the most sought after on the business and social calendar.
Keynote Speaker: Ian Beresford MBE Engineer & Technical Director, QinetiQ
After Dinner Speaker: Graham Davies