The 2016 IFR Awards Dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday January 24 2017 at Grosvenor House, London. It will see 1,000 of the world’s most senior and successful capital markets professionals gather to celebrate industry excellence. And, this year, we are pleased to welcome back HRH The Princess Royal in her capacity as President of Save the Children.
Table booking will be live in September 2016. As with every year, tables are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – so it is advisable to book early. If you’d like to be informed as soon as it is possible to book a table, please sign-up to our priority list. You will then be emailed when booking is live.
Pitching for an Award
Categories for the 2016 IFR Awards have now been announced and can be viewed here. We invite banks to send us pitches by mid-October. However, pitching is entirely optional and consideration for an award will not be limited to advisers or issuers that participate in this way. For more information on the Awards process, see the Awards Process page.
Why Attend the IFR Awards Dinner?
To celebrate excellence
Come and congratulate yourself, your team and the industry for high perfomance and achievement over the past 12 months. Whether you win an Award or not, the IFR Awards Dinner is an occasion not to be missed – and a fantastic opportunity to motivate your team for the year ahead.
For unrivalled networking opportunities
The IFR Awards Dinner is the most prestigious event in the global capital markets calendar and is attended by the cream of the investment banking industry. This is the one opportunity of the year to socialise and network with over 1,000 of the world’s capital markets elite.
For world class entertainment
Over the years, the IFR Awards have built an enviable reputation for providing entertainment of the very highest quality. Last year’s event was hosted by Dara O’Briain, with previous hosts including Rob Brydon, Marcus Brigstocke and Graham Norton.
For Save the Children
The event will once again feature our traditional tombstone auction for Save the Children – presided over by HRH The Princess Royal. With over £24million raised in 21 years, the IFR Awards Dinner remains Save the Children’s largest single annual fundraiser.
For 5 Star luxury
As one of London’s most distinguished addresses, Grosvenor House is the epitome of traditional elegance and style. With over 1,000 of the world’s most senior executives attending this illustrious event, it is the only hotel in Europe with the capacity to cater for this level of demand.