Event Calendar

IPF Annual Lunch 2018




11:45AM – 4:00PM

London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE

Booking is now open for the 2018 IPF Annual Lunch.

Guest Speaker: Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor

Ticket price: £129 + VAT (£154.80 inclusive of VAT @ 20% per person). A table to seat 10 people will be £1,290 + VAT (£1,548 inc. VAT). The ticket price excludes wine and other beverages.

Tables to seat 10 to 12 people can be purchased. In addition to tables, there will also be a number of individual places for members or members with a smaller number of guests.

Pre-Lunch drinks, and a good opportunity to network, are from 11.45am and Lunch will be called at 12.30pm. Formal proceedings are due to finish at around 3pm when the bar opens and offers guests another opportunity to network.

Dress code: Business attire

IPF members may now book tables or tickets for the Lunch - please see below for details of How to Book



    Jeremy Bowen

    Jeremy Bowen is the BBC’s long-serving and widely-respected Middle East Editor. He provides reportage, commentary and analysis on events in the region. 

    Previously a special correspondent for BBC News, Jeremy reported on the death of Pope John Paul II from Rome, and covered the devastation caused by the tsunami in Sri Lanka. Prior to that he took a break from conflicts and disasters and, with Sophie Raworth, was the face of BBC Breakfast at its launch. 

    As a seasoned war and foreign correspondent, Jeremy has reported from more than 70 countries, covering conflicts in the Gulf, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya and Rwanda for almost 30 years. He’s been shot at by tanks, robbed at gunpoint by bandits, and been at the scene of explosions, natural disasters and peace conferences. 

    Alongside news reporting, Jeremy presented the award-winning series Son of God and the follow-up, Moses looking at the historical aspects of Biblical events. He also presented a special programme examining the aftermath of the Turkish earthquake and an analysis of what makes war reporters tick. He’s also been in the host’s chair on Have I Got News for You. 

    As well as an analysis of the Middle East and the likely outcomes for the region, Jeremy also speaks about the motivation behind going to some of the world’s most dangerous places toc over unpredictable events. He also addresses areas such as how journalism and the media have changed how conflicts are covered, as well as the lighter side of broadcasting at home and abroad such as how he dodged bullets in Bosnia by falling asleep in a blackberry bush. 

    Frequently close to some of the most dramatic events in world news as they happen, Jeremy was the first British journalist to interview Muammar Gaddafi after the start of the Libyan civil war. He has received several awards, including the New York Television Festival’s Best News Correspondent and Best Breaking News Report for his coverage of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. He has interviewed civilian and military leaders from all over the Middle East and is widely recognised as one of the leading authorities on the region. 






How to Book

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

Once you have submitted your form, your booking is provisional until you have received a confirmation email so please do not start inviting guests until you have received this confirmation. 

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 list ing your host and guest names will be sent to you.  

Tickets, place cards, reminders to return your host/guest list for the Lunch booklet, wine list, menu, etc., will be sent to you via post or email before the Lunch.