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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

    • 1 May 2024
    • 18:30 - 22:00
    • William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP
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    Dear Anjoman Members and Guests,

    As we come together to connect, share ideas, and strengthen the bonds within our society, we are pleased to announce that this event is being made possible, in part, thanks to William Morris Gallery.

    We will be enlightened by the Principal Curator Rowan Bain on William Morris and Art from the Islamic World and our 2 new members presenting and exhibiting their work.

    Rowan Bain

    The Principal Curator Rowan will be speaking to us about William Morris and Art from the Islamic World.                                      


    Hourieh Aghazadeh                                                                                     

    As a Communication & Marketing Manager by profession, Hourieh will be speaking and showcasing her artwork with us.                         

    Mahtab Grimshaw

    By profession Mahtab is an Animation Director & Visual Artist. She will be presenting her art for us.

    Raffle to win 2 prizes of Persian art on the night. Please bring cash or card.

    Date: 01 May 2024

    Time: 6:30pm to 10pm

    Venue: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP

    Refreshments will be provided as well as a cash bar.  

    Please RSVP by 29 Apr 2024 to secure your spot.

    Registration Fee: £15 per person for members and £25 for non-members and guests, non-refundable.

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

    We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting networking event and fostering meaningful connections within our community.

    Warm regards,

    Anjoman Directors

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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