Start Date / Time 16 Jan 2018 18:30
End Date / Time 17 Jan 2018 01:00
Venue Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN
National No
Type Dinner
Available to Non Members No
Members Price £190.00 ex VAT (£228.00 inc VAT)


Join us to kick off the New Year at this exclusive event, only available to members and their guests.

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18.30 Hosted & cash bars open
19.30 Call to dinner
22.30 End of formal proceedings
01.00 Cash bar closes

Black Tie


Guest Speaker - Tim Harford

Tim Harford





Ticket Price
Table of 10 is £1900 + VAT
Individual place is £190 + VAT

Bookings are open to BCO members only. 
Members may bring non members as guests.



Tim Harford is a world-renowned behavioural economist, an award-winning Financial Times columnist, and a BBC broadcaster. Described as ‘Britain’s Malcolm Gladwell,’ and by the New Statesman as ‘perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world’ he brings storytelling, humour and intelligence to an oft-maligned discipline.

With a knack for finding fascinating explanations for everyday numbers, Tim’s first two books, The Logic of Life and The Undercover Economist, have been translated into 30 languages and sold well over a million copies. His Radio 4 show More or Less looks at the truth behind dubious statistics and manipulated figures.


If you are interested in staying the night at The Grosvenor House Hotel the BCO are able to provide a discounted room rate for a limited number of rooms. Please see below: £297 – per night for a Superior Room (prepay in full, non-refundable if cancelled more than one day after booking, no changes accepted).  To take advantage of this rate please click the below link or call Marriott Central Reservations and quote the code A2TA2TB to the reservations agent. Please note: this rate only applies if accommodation is booked before Tuesday 19 December 2017. 

Book your discounted rate for BCO accommodation

Guest List and Special Dietary Requirements

Please complete your booking by adding your guest names and their dietary requirements by Wednesday 3 January 2018. You can do this by following the edit link in your confirmation email which you will receive after your booking form has been processed.

Once you have booked
In November, Grosvenor House will email you, as the host, a personal access code and website link where you will be able to book your dinner wines, pre-dinner hospitality tables, private rooms for entertaining and accommodation.

Conditions of booking

Tables cannot be guaranteed without payment. Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday 8 December 2017 will qualify for a full refund less 20% administration charge. Any cancellations thereafter will not be refunded.