Annual Dinner at the House of Lords, 8 December 2023

Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: November 7th, 2023

*** This event is now fully booked ***


Annual Dinner at the House of Lords


Held in collaboration with the Korean Embassy

to mark the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations

between the UK & the Republic of Korea.




Friday 8th December 2023


7.00pm Reception at the Cholmondeley Room

8.00pm Four Course Christmas Dinner on the Terrace




Viscount Trenchard

Hugh Trenchard, 3rd Viscount Trenchard DL, is an investment banker and a member of the House of Lords. He has visited Korea regularly since 1982 and was responsible for Kleinwort Benson’s operations in the country for several years. He has served as a Senior Advisor on Korea to Prudential Financial, Inc.


Guest Speaker

Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey MP

Member of Parliament (Lib Dem) for Kingston and Surbiton

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Chairman, All Party Britain-Republic of Korea Parliamentary Group


Guest of Honour

HE The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Yeocheol Yoon

Ambassador Yoon has worked in various sectors in the Foreign Ministry and its overseas missions, including in the United States and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. He served as the Chief of Protocol at the United Nations in 2012, assisting then Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and served in the same role at the South Korean presidential office in 2016. He served as the South Korean Ambassador to Egypt in 2018-2020.


This prestigious venue provides an excellent opportunity for networking with members and their guests.


Cost including: Drinks Reception & Dinner with wine

BKS Members: £70  Non-members: £85 

Dress code: Lounge suits


This event is being sponsored by

Hanwha Aerospace UK


​The BKS gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of

Samsung Electronics UK


As this is an extremely popular event, numbers are strictly limited.


Please reserve your place by signing up using our online booking form or by email to giving the following information:

1. Name

2. Telephone number

3. Names of guests and whether they are a member

4. Your guest’s email if applicable

5. Any dietary requirements


Please pay by bank transfer to:


Account Name: British Korean Society
Account No: 32827868
Sort Code: 30-98-97
Reference: Full Name


Admittance is by invitation only

On receipt of your payment, an invitation will be sent to you.

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