Conference Banquet Reception
This year the Conference Banquet Reception will be located at the Club de la Unión, Santiago (see also here) on Friday, July 19.
Join us from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for an appetizer and dessert reception while networking with fellow attendees. Optional transportation located at the Santiago Crowne Plaza Hotel to and from the Club will be available to attendees between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. After 9:00 p.m., transportation is on your own.
Attendees are welcome to enjoy a 15-minute facility tour of the Club de la Union to view famous artwork, and learn more about Santiago’s history during the reception between 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sign-up for a tour will be available onsite; first come, first serve as tour spots are limited to the first 160 people. More details will be shared at the reception.
El Club de la Unión
Since colonial times, sharing interesting conversations or debates with friends was and has been a habit of Chilean society. The arrival of the Independence, and therefore, the political effervescence made that the social meetings became more frequent, above all between people who had the same ideologies.
The lack of instances for these gatherings, created a distancing between the government and opponents. For this reason during the presidency of Mr. José Joaquín Pérez (1861-1871), Mr. Rafael Larraín Moxó was a nexus between the President and the opposition, receiving at home the most prominent members of both tendencies.
On July 8, 1864 , with the idea of creating a space for tolerance and understanding of men of different currents, the Club of the Union was founded, where to this day, generations of outstanding businessmen have gathered, industrial, professional, political and diplomatic to discuss important national and international events.
Having personalities among its members has contributed significantly to the social and cultural life of Santiago.
-From the Club De la Union’s webpage