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Members' Business Networking Event hosted HW Wood

23 September 2010

Location: The Gherkin, Swiss Re Building “The Gherkin”, London

Members' Business Networking hosted by


23 September 2010
City of London - Swiss Re Building “The Gherkin”
5.30pm - 8.00pm

Spaces are strictly limited and for MIA members only

The MIA, H. W. Wood Limited and Abbey Business Centres Limited, have organised a very privileged opportunity to attend a networking event inside the iconic Swiss Re Building, aka “The Gherkin”. Access to this building is not normally available to the public.

The Swiss Re building, built on the site of the “old” Baltic Exchange is one of the most recognisable buildings in Britain and possibly the world.  No cityscape of London is complete without the now familiar shape, which is universally known as “The Gherkin”.

Our hosts H. W. Wood Limited - www.hwint.com, enjoy Lloyd's status and are one of the few remaining independent international insurance brokers. H. W. Wood Limited has many years experience of placing insurance programmes for the motorsport and automotive industries and is hosting this new event exclusively for fellow MIA members.

PLUS - H. W. Wood Limited has reserved 10 places for members to visit Lloyds of London before the main event*. This uniquely British institution, built in 1986 is certainly just as distinctive as the Gherkin and offers an extra opportunity to gain a fantastic insight during your visit.

See you in the City of London on 23 September!


Lloyds Tour (plus Gherkin Event)

  • 4:00pm               Meet promptly at H. W. Wood Limited, The Baltic Exchange, 38 St.Mary Axe 
                              for a private tour of Lloyd's of London

Gherkin Event

  • 5:30pm               Meet at H. W. Wood Limited, The Baltic Exchange, 38 St. Mary Axe
  • 6:00pm               We all depart to -“The Gherkin” Swiss Re Building - 28th Floor
                              (please note the building operates high level security, and members will be 
                              accompanied in small groups)

                                    Arrival and Welcome from Guy Cliffin, Managing Director at H. W. Wood Limited

                                    Short business update from Chris Aylett, MIA CEO

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm  Ongoing business networking with light buffet and drinks

Ticket Price***

  • Member - £30.00 + VAT (including Lloyd's tour) - FULLY BOOKED 
  • Member - £20.00 + VAT Gherkin Event Only

First Come, First Served - Book Today!

For more information please contact Charlotte Austin on +44(0)2476 692 600
or email

**Programme subject to change
***To confirm your place, immediate payment is required and £5 will be donated to the Motorsport Foundation®. This generates funds for good causes to develop the UK motorsport industry and the sport.