The AIBs 2017 gala evening

The AIBs 2017 gala evening took place in London on Wednesday 1 November 2017 at LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old St, London, EC1V 9NG.

The evening was hosted by Matthew Amroliwala, presenter of Global, on BBC World News.

We recommended our partner hotel, M by Montcalm, for guests to stay in London, close to LSO St Luke’s. 

See the clip reels screened at the AIBs here.

You can see highlights from the AIBs gala evening 2016 here.  

Matthew Amroliwala hosted the AIBs 2017

Matthew Amroliwala is the presenter of Global, the flagship programme on BBC World News, broadcast Monday to Thursday from 1500 to 1630 GMT.

He joined the BBC’s international news channel in September 2014 from the UK service, where he had been the lead presenter for over a decade.

Matthew joined the BBC in 1989. Before he started anchoring news coverage in the studio, he worked in the field as a foreign correspondent, a political correspondent and as a news reporter.

He has covered many of the major news stories in the last two decades both at home and abroad. As a presenter he broadcast continuously for six hours on the day of the 7/7 bombings in London; while as a foreign correspondent he has reported from Bosnia, New York and Washington.

Matthew has also been at the forefront of the BBC’s UK political coverage on the News Channel, having presented all the major set piece events of the Westminster political calendar such as the Budget and the Queen’s Speech.

He was nominated by the Television and Radio Industry Club as Reporter of the Year in 1993 for his reporting on the Troubles in Northern Ireland and went on to cover the IRA ceasefire in 1997 and the Good Friday Agreement.

Matthew first hosted the AIBs in 2014 and we were delighted that he agreed to reprise his role in 2017. 

The Association for International Broadcasting is delighted to welcome the inaugural sponsors of the AIBs 2017.

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