The Hinton Lecture is the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Vincent de Rivaz CBE FREng, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy will give this year's lecture.

Vincent has been CEO since 2002 - serving first as CEO of London Electricity Group, which would eventually merge with Seeboard and the Eastern Network to become EDF Energy (2003). 

A hydroelectric engineer, Vincent joined EDF in 1977 in the External Engineering Centre. From 1985 to 1991, he managed the far east region for the International Division of EDF establishing EDF as a major player in China. He went onto work as Managing Director of the Hydro Power Department and in 1998 he became the Deputy Head of EDF International Division. By 1999 Vincent had joined the finance division and in 2000 he became the Director of Financial Strategy and Operations. 


6.00pm Registration and refreshments 


Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President, Royal Academy of Engineering


Lecture title TBC

Vincent de Rivaz CBE FREng, Chief Executive Officer, EDF Energy 


Question and answer session 

7.45pm  Chair closes the lecture 
7.50pm Drinks reception 
8.15pm Dinner (for pre-paid guests only) 
8.30pm Drinks reception closes
10.00pm Dinner closes 


Lecture tickets cost £12.00 each including VAT. 

Dinner and lecture tickets cost £66.00 each including VAT. Please note places are limited and booked on a first-come first-served basis. You will need to book your tickets in advance of the event. 

Students can attend the lecture and drinks reception free of charge, proof of ID will be required on the night. 

For further information please contact  Jane Divito, Events Manager


All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to Events Team. A request for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to Tuesday 7 November 2017. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and making changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.