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2017 will be presented at our awards gala dinner at LSO St Luke’s

on 1 November. For the past few years, this has been a sell-out event. Guests

have attended from countries around the world, including Australia and New

Zealand, Argentina and South Africa, Canada and the USA, India and Sri

Lanka, Singapore and the Philippines.

As the trade association for international broadcasting, the AIB is delighted

to be able to work with its Members to deliver a first-rate event that is

remembered and talked about long after the night. Each year the host is a

main presenter from an AIB Member.

Among the distinguished journalists that have hosted the


in previous

years are: Barbara Serra, Al Jazeera English;, Mishal Husain, BBC; Annabel

Croft, Eurosport; Mark Owen, France 24; Evgenia Altfeld, RTG TV; Francine

Lacqua, Bloomberg; Vanessa Mock, Feature Story News; Melissa Bell, France

24; and Mark Barton, Bloomberg.

In 2017, we are delighted to be able to welcome back Matthew Amroliwala,

presenter of Global on BBC World News, as host of this year’s



Matthew is a seasoned journalist and presenter who has worked on a range

of programmes during his BBC career. He brings his unique style to the event

where his understanding of the international broadcasting industry is put

to great use. We’re looking forward to Matthew guiding the proceedings in