Dear participant in the Adobe EMEA Summit 2017, are you ready to drop the anchor and leave for the most exclusive and exciting experience aboard one of the world’s most famous ships?
Wear something red, leave home shoes with stiletto heels (they’re not allowed on the boat) and you are ready to play with us, enjoying the EMEA Adobe Summit 2017 Welcome Networking Reception!
We will wait for you aboard the Greenwich Cutty Sark - the world’s sole surviving tea clipper - for a memorable evening, enjoying drinks, taking the spectacular views of Canary Wharf and having cocktail on the historical vessel.
Why to attend
You will have the exclusive opportunity to discover what life was like on board the real Cutty Sark, the fastest and greatest sailing ship of her time.
This legendary 19th-century ship has been raised over three metres allowing you the jaw-dropping experience of walking directly underneath and touch the original hull planks and iron framework, which date back to 1869.
The Cutty Sark history
Cutty Sark is a British record-breaking tea clipper which has travelled the globe and visited every major world port. Built on the Clyde river in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development, which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion. The opening of the Suez Canal (also in 1869) meant that steamships now enjoyed a much shorter route to China, so Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years. Improvements in steam technology meant that gradually steamships also came to dominate the longer sailing route to Australia, and the ship was sold to the Portuguese company Ferreira and Co. in 1895 and renamed Ferreira. She continued as a cargo ship until purchased by retired sea captain Wilfred Dowman in 1922, who used her as a training ship operating from Falmouth, Cornwall. After his death, Cutty Sark was transferred to the Thames Nautical Training College, Greenhithe in 1938 where she became an auxiliary cadet training ship alongside HMS Worcester. By 1954, she had ceased to be useful as a cadet ship and was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich, London, for public display.
Who can attend
To attend the Welcome Networking Reception, you must have registered for the Summit 2017.
Dresscode and guidelines
Your “luggage” to experience a taste of life as a seafaring Victorian and explore one of the most famous ships ever built MUST include something red: a scarf, a shoe, a hat, a sweater...free your fantasy!
You are welcome to enjoy drinks on board, but can’t bring your glass of red wine on the deck.
Ready to begin the Experience Journey?
When & Where
Tuesday, May 9 2017
Welcome Reception starts at 7:30pm
King William Walk
The venue is just 10 minutes from Central London by rail. Direct routes from Cannon Street (rail) or Bank (DLR). You can also use The Thames Clipper Service to/from Cutty Sark Pier.
Should you need it, a free shuttle bus service will be available for re-entry after the event.
For more information:
+44 (0) 1462 744932