Join Mark Kowal, President of the BCO, at this annual highlight of the BCO events calendar.

Start Date / Time 21 Sep 2022 12:00
End Date / Time 21 Sep 2022 15:00
Venue Guildhall, Gresham Street , London, EC2V 7HH
National Yes
Region London and the South East
Available to Non Members No
Members Price £250.00 ex VAT (£300.00 inc VAT)


Hosted at the stunning Guildhall in London, with entertainment from a Guest Speaker, this event is a perfect opportunity for networking and catching up with fellow BCO members.

This event is open to BCO members and their guests.

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Individual - £250 +VAT 
Table of 10 - £2500 +VAT
Table of 12 - £3000 +VAT

12:00 Drinks Reception
12:45 Lunch
15:00 Formal Close

Cost inclusive of reception drinks and table wine/table lager.

Smart business attire

Guildhall Map Please use entrance ‘F’ on the map. Please note that all bags will need to be scanned on arrival by The Guildhall’s security.


Chris Giles

Chris Giles has been at the forefront of analysis on the global economy, the Brexit debate and the Eurozone debt crisis. Over the last year, he has written extensively about the economic challenges and consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic, both domestically and internationally. 

As the Financial Times’ Economics Editor since 2004, and previously as their leader writer on UK economics, he has been uniquely privileged in his access to the major facts in economics and his influence on their worldwide perception. Chris offers a clear view of today’s economy at any scale — be it the whole world, the UK or Europe. 

Chris brings extensive experience of on-the-ground economic knowledge and insights in his talks. He speaks with assurance and depth on matters relating to global trends, the UK economy, its relationship inside Europe, drawing out the links and common themes.  

He brings a deep understanding of the crucial factors of the economy - interest rates, inequality, innovation, productivity and public finances - and the their roles in shaping the landscape in which business operates.

His accessible style steers clear of dry economic presentations, bringing the subject of economics alive to a general audience with anecdotes and the most up to date information. Before the FT, he worked for the communications regulator Ofcom, reported for the BBC, and served for seven years as an economist with the Institute for Fiscal Studies. 


During his career, he has been awarded; 

Royal Statistical Society’s prize for excellence in journalism in 2008 and 2012

Business Journalist of the Year in 2012

Senior Wincott Award for financial journalism in 2015, the most prestigious UK prize in economics journalism


GUEST LIST: Please ensure you have added the names and companies of your guests to your booking by Wednesday 7 September 2022.

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Please make sure you have added any dietary requirements to your booking by Wednesday 7 September 2022.

RECEPTION: Each company booking a full table will be allocated a space at the Reception marked with their company name.

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING: Fees must be paid within 30 days of the date of invoice and no later than Wednesday 7 September 2022, whichever is soonest. Cancellations received in writing on or before Wednesday 24 August 2022 will qualify for a full refund less 20% administration charge. Any cancellations thereafter will not be refunded. Substitutes will be accepted at any time.

ADDITIONAL ENQUIRIES: For further information about the lunch please contact SAS Event Management, Old George Brewery, Rollestone Street, Salisbury SP1 1DX. Tel: 01722 339 811 or email: