IAG held its 2017 General Assembly, the second of its three meetings of the year, in Cambridge, kindly hosted by member firm Birketts LLP. The Assembly was very well attended, with 85 delegates, many with accompanying guests.
Delegates heard an excellent presentation on Cambridge’s extraordinary development as a business centre from David Cleevely CBE, and participated actively in a panel discussion on the need for a diversity-friendly approach to help firms attract, and especially retain, the best staff. Elections to the Committee saw Iben Lindhardt Olsson, IAG’s second female chairman, take over from Daden Hunt, who retired by rotation. Staff exchanges, which are encouraged with financial support from IAG, were also a focus of attention, as four recent exchanges outlined their very positive experiences.
Three superb social networking evenings, plus expeditions by punt on Saturday, were also part of the programme, with the highlight being Saturday’s Gala Dinner in the impressive surroundings of Queen’s College.