Parties & Drinks Receptions

Hitachi Summer Party

Number of attendees


Spaces used

Quayside spaces

Number of sponsors/exhibitors

Mixture of stakeholders and colleagues

Event Duration

1 day

Summer party

a breakdown of the Hitachi event

The Hitachi Rail Europe Summer Party brings together over 300 key business customers, stakeholders and internal team members to celebrate a successful year. It’s a great opportunity for stakeholders to spend time with Hitachi’s executive team in an informal setting.

The Hitachi Rail Europe Summer Party is known to be the rail industry’s summer event of the year. Now in its fourth year, the event brings together 300 key business customers, stakeholders and internal team members to celebrate Hitachi Rail achievements over the year, and with several large projects being delivered across the UK rail network – there’s a lot to celebrate! Each year the party follows an immersive theme that takes attendees out of their day-to-day roles and lets them find out more about in Hitachi an entertaining and engaging way. People are the biggest asset to Hitachi, and the event also allows stakeholders to spend time with our Executive team in an informal environment. For 2017, the theme was a festival-inspired Hitachi Summer Social.

Inspiring spaces

The combination of indoor and outdoor spaces at the venue was ideal for a summer party.


The event needed spaces that could serve for entertainment, catering and networking.

Party food

The attendees were particularly delighted with the food, which was set out in festival food stalls.

Why Tobacco Dock?

After three successful events, everyone had even bigger expectations and the Hitachi team wanted to grow the size of the event and find a venue to match. Finding a flexible space
that could comfortably accommodate 300 in a relaxed atmosphere with entertainment spaces was a definite challenge.

One of Tobacco Dock’s greatest assets is the range of in-house services on offer, such as catering and AV. The Hitachi team had used the same catering supplier for three years,
but the Tobacco Dock Food team were a great help in planning the event and on the night stakeholders were quick to dish out compliments about the food itself. Great food always brings a great experience to the overall event, and Tobacco Dock Food perfectly themed everything on the night – with festival food stalls serving guests amazing food they could customise for a truly personal touch.



The combination of inside and outside spaces was perfect for a summer party. Using the Quayside spaces meant that the guests could enjoy views of the cobbled walkway and the iconic 'pirate ships' outside. 

The end results

Hitachi appreciated the range of in-house services on offer here at Tobacco Dock such as our incredible catering and AV facilities. We loved putting on the festival themed event complete with food stalls, outdoor games and friendly ‘hedge people’.

Hitachi hold events throughout the year from small conferences to product launches and internal training sessions, and having such a contemporary space just a short distance from their office in the city will open a new range of opportunities.

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