ACT Annual Dinner 2019

13 November 2019


The ACT Annual Dinner is the premier networking event in the corporate finance calendar.

Taking place in the elegant surroundings of the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel, this event provides you with a fantastic opportunity to network with your peers whilst enjoying a superb 3-course meal, fine wine and entertainment in one of the most prestigious venues in London.

Don't forget to save this year's date in your diary!

ACT Annual Dinner 2019
13 November 2019 | Grosvenor House Hotel, London


About our 2018 dinner


On Wednesday 14 November, over 1,500 treasury and finance peers gathered to enjoy an evening of fine dining, entertainment and networking at this year's ACT Annual Dinner. Here’s a selection of the event photos from the evening for you to enjoy. You may even spot yourself!

A big thank you to our guests for making the event a huge success. The generous support we received on the night helped us raise over £60,000 for our appointed Charity of the Year, Hand in Hand.

This money will go a long way in helping those living in poverty to launch enterprises, boost their income and find a sustainable way out of poverty for themselves and their families.

Last year's after dinner speaker was Sandi Toksvig OBE

Sandi1 The diminutive Dane has been wowing audiences with her caustic wit since her student days, when she appeared in Cambridge Footlights reviews. She has taken over the QI presenter’s chair following Stephen Fry’s departure. She also co-hosts the new Great British Bake Off on Channel 4.

Having firmly established her presenting laurels with Radio 4’s Excess Baggage and The News Quiz, Sandi divides her time between travelling, writing and performing. She is also a regular on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. TV credits include Mock the Week and the first ever episode of Have I Got News For You.

Sandi has written a number of children’s books, starting with Tales From The Norse’s Mouth. She has also been successful with non-fiction, including Island Race - an account of her voyage around the coast of Great Britain with her friend and former Beirut hostage John McCarthy, and The Tricky Art of Co-Existing, a guide to behaving decently in an indecent world.

Sandi has been named Channel 4 Political Humourist of the Year, and Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Press Guild.

Running order and dress code

Running order (subject to change):
Drinks reception from 18.30
Dinner served 19.30
Bars close at 02.00

Dress code: black tie


Grosvenor House Hotel
86-90 Park Lane


Exclusive rates for bedrooms are available for guests attending this event.

Please note that rates include VAT and exclude breakfast and are offered subject to availability at the time of booking.

For further information, contact our Reservations Team on 0207 012 7629, please quote; Cluster Code EG4 to obtain this special rate. Alternatively log onto, and complete EG4 in the Corporate / Promotional code box, to obtain this special rate.

After dinner speakers

Past after dinner speakers included:

  • Rt Hon Ed Balls
  • Rt Hon Lord Sebastian Coe KBE
  • Karen Brady
  • Jeremy Paxman
  • Andrew Marr


Take a look at a selection of photos from last year here.

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