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The keynote will be more than pipes, drums and fireworks

Wed, 2016-04-06 11:55

On the 21st April we will host our annual Spring Keynote Dinner in the historic Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club.  The event will be an informal dinner that offers a relaxed atmosphere to network and entertain clients and staff.

The night will kick off with a welcome drink and the chance to chat with others guests, then we will all sit down to a delicious meal before hearing from our distinguished guest speaker.

This year we are delighted to be joined by Brigadier David Allfrey, MBE, Producer & Chief Executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It is your chance to get an insight into an event which with its unique, stirring blend of military ceremony, music and entertainment has entertained over 14 million visitors both from home and overseas, without a single performance ever being cancelled.

During his time at the Tattoo, Brigadier Allfrey has introduced a new level of creativity to the production and has focussed on delivering a broader contribution and ‘additionality’ in support of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Tourism and Culture, Heritage & the Arts – at a city level, for Scotland, the United Kingdom and internationally.  The Tattoo is set up and run for charitable purposes and over the years has gifted some £8 million to service and civilian organisations, including those helping service people with disabilities, stress, sickness, unemployment, homelessness, infirmity and poverty.

On the event Brigadier Allfrey said: “It was started by the Lord Provost in the late 40s in Edinburgh to inspire and entertain the people of Edinburgh after the privations of the second world war and that’s what we’re still doing today - inspiring and entertaining.”

He will share some of the highs and lows of this iconic event in a light hearted and entertaining manner.  The millions it generates for the Scottish economy each year proves it is more than pipes, drums and fireworks.  

For more information on this event click here