A glittering evening of fine dining and first-rate entertainment
We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to one of the most prestigious black tie events of the year, hosted by IoD Chairman, Lady Barbara Judge, who will be joined by new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Jon Culshaw, Impressionist and Comedian.
You will arrive at the Lancaster London Hotel for a Champagne reception, giving you the opportunity to meet other guests. You will then be taken into the main ballroom where you will enjoy a fine dining experience with specially chosen wine to match. After dinner, you can relax with coffees and liqueurs, while hearing from our line-up of speakers. They will share their humour, insights and knowledge exclusively with you and your guests.
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Why you should attend
- Entertain guests - enjoy a Champagne reception and three course fine dining experience as you entertain in style at the Lancaster London Hotel.
- Connect with other business professionals - over 500 eminent business leaders will be in attendance from a wide variety of industries.
- Hear from Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, and Jon Culshaw, Impressionist and Comedian
- Preferential rates for IoD members - members attending can also bring their guests at the preferential IoD member rate.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
Joining us this year is new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Born in Tooting, South London to a working-class British Pakistani family, Sadiq was the first Muslim and first Asian to attend Cabinet. Having previously run his own business and seen as one of the party’s most strident voices in favour of enterprise, he has said he will be the “most pro-business Mayor yet.”
With the UK having voted to leave, he has been keen to ensure that London gets a "seat at the table" in Brexit negotiations, so that the capital’s thriving industries – start-up and established – are still able to compete on the global stage. With cities across the country getting more powers and regional politicians more important than ever, the Mayor’s unique perspective on the interaction between business and policymakers will inform the devolution debate for years to come.
Jon Culshaw, Impressionist and Comedian
Jon Culshaw is warmly regarded by many as Britain's best impressionist. With a catalogue of over 350 characters ranging from Boris Johnson to Professor Brian Cox, from Barack Obama to Alan Carr and from John Bishop to Michael McIntyre.
His TV credits include Spitting Image, Dead Ringers, Newzoids, Jon Culshaw's Commercial Breakdown and The Impressions Show on BBC1, teamed up with Debra Stephenson. With an unmatched versatility, Jon is regularly called upon to make guest appearances. Credits include Parkinson, The Royal Variety Performance, We are Most Amused, The Secret Policeman's Ball, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Stargazing Live.
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Overlooking Hyde Park in Central London, the Lancaster London Hotel is a beautiful 4 star hotel that provides an elegant backdrop for the dinner.