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Special interest groups

City of London also offers a wide variety of special interest groups for IoD members to connect to like-minded people, from the Financial Services Group to the China special interest group.

The South Asia Group

The IoD City South Asia Group is our newest special interest group. It aims to promote business interests and help foster business ties between the UK and South Asia through engagement. Our networking events will include panel discussions on a range of topics which affect UK-based firms who want to establish and grow new business in South Asia and vice versa.

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The China Group

Over a decade old, our China Group was the first special interest group created by the IoD City of London branch. We have been helping foster connectivity between the business communities of China and the City of London for years and hold a series of prestigious annual events, not least our well-attended Chinese New Year banquets.

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The Property Group

The IoD City of London Property Group brings together a selection of individuals in different sectors all of whom share an interest in the London property sector.

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The Financial Services Group

Our Financial Services Group brings together a range of professionals to discuss the latest trends in finance, including everything from traditional banking models to the latest Fintech developments from around the world. As our branch covers both the City of London and Canary Wharf, we are an ideally located hub of networking and idea sharing in the world's financial capital.

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The Young Executives Group

The IoD City of London Young Executives Group aims to bring together both young and more experienced professionals to discuss potential business and collaboration in a variety of sectors. Our events are a mixture of informal networking, lectures and debates aimed at encouraging connectivity, mentoring, idea-sharing and professional development in sectors ranging from finance and law to tech start-ups.  

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Young Directors Forum (YDF)

The YDF provides ambitious young directors with practical tools for successful leadership. Our events are delivered by experts through relatable stories.

Tourism and Hospitality

The IoD Central London Tourism and Hospitality Special Interest Group aims to bring together business leaders working in Tourism and Hospitality in London and the UK to discuss key issues within the sector and collaborate through a series of engaging and interactive events.

Panel discussions range from responsible tourism, to mental health in corporate travel, to safety, to a focus on International destinations.


The IoD Central London ERP/Digital Group aims to focus on Technology trends and topics, that challenge today’s Enterprise, by engaging with Technology pioneers and influencers of good practice and innovation. We strive to foster relationships between Technology C-Suite professionals, Directors and the business community, by sharing knowledge and their experiences in providing and maintaining sustainable solutions across all industry verticals.

The IoD Central London ERP/Digital Group will host events during the year showcasing Technology trends, topics, lectures, debates, innovation, mentoring, professional development and networking.

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How to join?

If you are an IoD member then you get automatic access to all London events. If you’re interested in getting involved, simply contact us and we’ll be in touch with details of the next gathering. 

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