Last year's Festival Dinner was a sell out success so BDCI are making tickets available early this year for those who wish to guarantee their places now.

The 2019 BDCI Festival Dinner will be held on Friday 1st November at the iconic and historic Grade 11 listed Whitbread Brewery building in the City of London.

Tickets are £180pp which includes a drinks reception before the meal, plus half a bottle of wine per person.

Ted Hoefling, BDCI Treasurer said, “The move to The Brewery proved very popular last year, so much so that we were full to overflowing! This year we are cutting back on numbers slightly, to make more room between tables, so I would advise booking as early as possible. There will be entertainment provided by our celebrity host Hugh Dennis plus Edward Rising who will be at the podium for our famous charity auction and our house band The X-Rays to follow.

Jo Discombe, BDCI Festival Dinner Chairman for 2019 said, “The Festival Dinner is such a fantastic event, which I hope will raise lots of funds for this amazing charity, BDCI. It is the biggest opportunity of the year to meet up with old friends and colleagues from within the industry and have some really good fun, truly hoping to help make this a fantastic evening for everyone with some amazing food choices. I am counting on your support!

To book tickets for the BDCI Festival Dinner call 01727 896094, email or complete the booking form on-line here.

BDCI have negotiated some discounted rates on accommodation options in local proximity to the Brewery. To book please click here:

* Please note that standard tables will be set for a maximum of 10 guests. Some tables of 12 may be accommodated but this is not guaranteed.



The annual BDCI Festival Dinner is always fantastic fun and a great networking event to catch up with industry colleagues old and new.  Photographer: Manuel Harlan
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