The AIBs 2017 gala evening

The AIBs 2017 gala evening will take place in London on Wednesday 1 November 2017 at LSO St Luke’s, the evening will be hosted by Matthew Amroliwala, presenter of Global, on BBC World News.

Places for the gala dinner can be booked here

This year we have a hotel partnership with the Montcalm. To book a room at one of their luxury hotels at a discounted rate please contact Pavel Khokhlov by email

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

Matthew Amroliwala to host 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, as well as covering the negotiations on the formation of the current coalition government.

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.

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

You can learn about our sponsors by clicking on their logos.

The AIBs 2016 were presented during a gala evening in London on Wednesday 2 November 2016, hosted by Mark Barton of Bloomberg Television


The event took place at LSO St Luke’s, a highly regarded and visually stunning venue which is also the education and training centre of the London Symphony Orchestra.

You can see highlights from the evening here.

Please keep an eye on this website for details of the AIBs 2017 which will open for entry in April.