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The British Iranian Business and Professional Society conducts regular events. At each event, in addition to exchange of information amongst the members and their guests, a prominent guest speaker is invited to address the gathering on a topical issue of common interest. Previous guest speakers have included leading personalities from the world of business, politics, academia and arts.

Upcoming events

    • 13 Dec 2023
    • 18:30 - 22:30
    • The Colonnade Hotel London 2 Warrington Cres, London W9 1ER
    • 25

    Title: Anjoman Yalda Networking Event

    Dear Anjoman Members and Friends,

    We are delighted to now extend our invitation to guests and non-members to join us for our upcoming professional networking event, Shab-e-Yalda hosted by Anjoman. Places are limited so please book your tickets as soon as you can. This event is an opportunity for professionals like you to connect, share insights, and foster collaborations in support of our shared mission along with celebrating upcoming Shab-e-Yalda, also known as the Winter Solstice Night, a traditional Persian celebration observed on the longest night of the year, symbolising the triumph of light over darkness.

    Event Details:

    Date: 13th December 2023

    Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm

    Tickets: £35 members, £55 non-members and guests

    Location: Colonnade Hotel, 2 Warrington Crescent, London W9 1ER

    Dress Code: Smart Casual

    Refreshments: Light Persian canapés will be served. Additionally, a cash bar will be available with a selection of wines and soft drinks for your convenience.

    RSVP: To ensure we have ample refreshments and a comfortable space for all attendees, we kindly request that you RSVP as soon as possible to avoid disappointment using the link here:

    Location Map: For your convenience, here's the Google Map link to the event venue:

    If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us at

    We believe that your presence will contribute to the success of this event, where we aim to strengthen our professional community and explore avenues for positive impact.

    Looking forward to your participation.

    Warm regards,

    Anjoman Board

The following is a list of selected past guest speakers and expert panellists, with their professional affiliations at the time. With well over 200 public events, each with either a notable guest speaker or a panel of experts, not all contributors could be listed here.

Mr Cyrus Ardalan – Vice Chairman, Barclays Capital

Mr Crispin Blunt – MP, Chairman, the Middle East Council

Dr Ann Buchannan – Dean of St Hilda College, University of Oxford

Dr Akbar Etemad – Former President, Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran

Dr Elahi Ghomshei – Philosopher and author

Ms Stephanie Gruner – Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Sir Jeremy Hanley – Former Chairman of the Conservative Party

Sir David Hannay – UK Permanent Representative to the UN

H.E. Nicholas Hopton – outgoing UK Ambassador to Iran

Dr Kamal Kharazi – Foreign Minister of Iran

Dr Habib Ladjevardi – Head of Iranian Oral History Project, Harvard University

Lord Lamont of Lerwick – Former Chancellor of Exchequer

Mr Dariush Mehrjooei – Award winning Iranian Film director

Mr Bagher Mo’in – Head of the Persian and Pashtu Section, BBC World Service

Professor Hashem Pesaran – Faculty of Economics & Politics, Cambridge University

Mr Vittorio Radice – Chief Executive Officer, Selfridges.



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