Event Calendar

IPF Annual Dinner 2019




6:30PM – 11:59PM

InterContinental London Park Lane, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY

Booking is in now open for the 2019 IPF Annual Dinner.

Hosted tables of 10 to 12 people can be purchased. In addition to full tables, there will also be a number of individual places for members, or members with a smaller number of guests (subject to the terms and conditions on the booking form).

Ticket price: £183 + VAT (£219.60 inclusive of VAT @ 20% per person). A table to seat 10 people will be £1,830 + VAT (£2,196 inc. VAT). The ticket price includes the pre-Dinner Drinks Reception.
Wine and beverages during and after the dinner are not included in the ticket price.

Pre-Dinner drinks, and a good opportunity to network, will be from 6.45pm. Dinner will be called at 7.30pm. Formal proceedings are due to finish at around 10.15pm when the cash bar opens offering further networking opportunities.

The dress code for the evening is Black Tie

Carriages: 1 am

IPF members may book tables or tickets for the Dinner – please see below for details of How to Book



    Mike Rann

    Mike Rann was Australia’s High Commissioner to the UK, and Ambassador to Italy, Libya, San Marino and Albania. He was also Australia’s permanent representative to the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organisation and to the World Food Programme. 

    Premier of South Australia for nearly a decade, Mike led the state Labor Party to an unprecedented three successive election victories. He also served as Minister for Economic Development, Australia’s first Minister for Social Inclusion and one of the world’s first Ministers for Climate Change. He is Chair of the international charity Power of Nutrition, which raises money to prevent children being stunted physically and mentally by poor nutrition, and has also joined the board of the NGO, working on six continents on climate action.

    Under his Premiership South Australia became a national and international leader in renewable energy. He oversaw record investment in infrastructure covering transport, health, industry, sport, water and tourism. He was also widely praised for social and cultural advances in the city of Adelaide and for bringing in experts from around the world to work with his cabinet on policy and long-term solutions.

    As well as examining leadership and transformation, in speeches Mike offers insights into the Asian Century and its opportunities for the UK post-Brexit. He also looks at smart cities and the future of urban living and considers what policy makers need to do to prepare for the future. Now living in London, he is a member of the King's Commission for London, looking at future policy challenges confronting the UK's capital.

    The inaugural Chair of the Council of the Australian Federation, a policy think-tank for Australian States and Territories, Mike also served on the International Leadership Council of the Climate Group, and was Chair of Australia’s ‘green bank’. He was also Trustee of the Imperial War Museum while in London, and was part of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.






How to Book

Download a booking form, complete and return to Barbara Hobbs bhobbs@ipf.org.uk

IPF Annual Dinner 2019 booking form

Please Note:  Once we have accepted your booking, a confirmation email with your invoice (or receipt for credit card or cheque payment) together with a form for your list of host and guest names will be sent to you. 


Tickets, table place cards, reminders to return your host/guest list for the Dinner booklet, wine list, menu, etc., will be sent to you via post or email before the Dinner.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION, IT MEANS THAT WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BOOKING.