TIME: 12:00 - 15:00

VENUE: Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 7TN

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Over 90% of tables for our Annual Lunch have now been sold. Members are advised to book tables/tickets promptly to make sure you don’t miss out on this special 30th Anniversary event.

Spaces for our NextGen tables are also still available. Open to all companies’ eligible staff (5-10 years post qualified) we are dedicating a number of tables for the sole use of NextGen members, giving emerging talent an opportunity to network with their peers at this high profile industry lunch. Bookings for individual seats need to add (NEXTGEN) along with your full name in the contact name section to ensure you are seated in the NextGen tables. Do pass this on to your teams and encourage their participation at the largest membership body lunch in the UK.

This is the most high profile event in our calendar, and is the largest property membership lunch in the UK. The lunch is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution our industry makes to Central London’s built, economic and cultural environment and this year will have the added significance of celebrating the WPA’s 30th anniversary.

Hosted at Grosvenor House Hotel, the event is attended by 1,500 people including WPA members and their guests, policymakers, and journalists.

Our speaker this year will be Channel 4 News co-presenter Cathy Newman who will cast a sharp eye over the political landscape, reflecting on the key issues of the day and the role of business in a rapidly changing world.

Cathy has broken a number of major political stories, but her interview earlier this year with clinical psychologist and professor Jordan B Peterson, whose views on gender have amassed great controversy, went viral on social media, with nearly 12 million views on YouTube. And just this week Cathy’s own revelations about her time at Charterhouse school for an anti-bullying campaign has been widely reported across media.

Her journalism career began in newspapers, including the FT where she worked for seven years. But her interest in the Westminster bubble was nurtured during 12 years as a political correspondent, and she continues to write about women and politics in a regular Telegraph column.

Members are advised to book quickly to avoid disappointment.