Airmic Dinner 2021

Airmic Annual Dinner 2021

7 December, 18.30 – 00.00

Hilton Hotel Park Lane, London

The Airmic Annual Dinner is a celebratory and business networking dinner, which runs at the end of each year for the Risk Management and Insurance community.

Join us together with around 700 other risk  professions  to celebrate, network and enjoy a evening of fine wine and fine food.



1 x ticket (non members)



1 x table (10 places)



Half table



1 x ticket (Airmic members only



All prices exclude VAT


18.30 – Drinks reception and networking  (Music by Annie-Grace Smith)

19.15 – Dinner called

19.30 – Chairman welcome

19.35 –  Ruth Davidson (Former Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party)

20.00    Dinner served

21.40 – Dr Kevin Fong

22.00 – Cash Bar and networking

00.00–  Carriages



Baroness Ruth Davidson

Ruth Elizabeth Davidson, Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links (born 10 November 1978) is a Scottish politician who served as Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party from 2011 to 2019 and was the Leader of the Conservative Party in the Scottish Parliament from 2020 to May 2021. She served as a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Glasgow from 2011 to 2016 and for Edinburgh Central from 2016 to 2021.

Born in Edinburgh, Davidson was raised in Selkirk and later attended Buckhaven High School in Fife. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, she worked as a BBC journalist and served in the Territorial Army as a signaller. After leaving the BBC in 2009 to study at the University of Glasgow, she joined the Conservative Party. She was the party’s candidate in the Glasgow North East constituency at a 2009 by-election and at the 2010 general election, finishing in third then fourth place, on each occasion with approximately 5% of the vote.

At the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, Davidson stood in the Glasgow Kelvin constituency, where she finished fourth, and on the Glasgow regional list, from which she was elected. Following party leader Annabel Goldie’s resignation in May 2011, Davidson stood in the subsequent leadership election. She won the contest and was declared party leader on 4 November 2011. In 2016, the Conservatives replaced the Labour Party as the second-largest party in the Scottish Parliament. As Scottish Conservative leader, she was considered by some to be a potential candidate for leadership of the British Conservative Party although ruled herself out of running for the position.

Davidson resigned the leadership in August 2019, shortly after Boris Johnson became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She was succeeded by her deputy leader of eight years, Jackson Carlaw who was in turn replaced by Douglas Ross. Davidson led the party in Holyrood for the remainder of the 2016–2021 Parliament. At the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, Davidson stood down as an MSP in preparation to enter the House of Lords and become a life peer.

Dr Kevin Fong

Kevin Jeremy Fong OBE is a British doctor and television presenter. He is a consultant anaesthetist and anaesthetic lead for Major Incident Planning at UCL Hospitals. He is an Honorary Senior lecturer in physiology at UCL where he organises and runs an undergraduate course Extreme Environment Physiology. Fong also flies as a prehospital doctor with Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. In addition, he is an expert on space medicine in the UK and is the co-director of the Centre for Aviation Space and Extreme Environment Medicine, University College London.

Annie- Grace Smith

Annie-Grace is highly sought after in the Music Industry today, she is based in London & trained at The Academy of Contemporary Music to a Degree level in Vocals & Performance.

Boasting years of Professional experience, qualifications & awards Annie provides world class music & atmosphere in all of her endeavours. She has performed at some of the UK’s finest venues including Wembley Area, Manchester Arena, Hyde park, Ronnie Scotts, 606 Club, 02 Indigo, The Gherkin, Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse & The Natural History Museum & continues a residency at The Sky Garden & The Arts Club, Mayfair as well as playing at major events such as The British Grand Prix at silverstone for two years in a row. AAnnie’s talents have also taken her all over the world including, Spain, Israel, Dubai, Hong Kong & USA.

She has built up a successful backing vocal career having sung BV’s for artists including Josh Groban, Goldie, Pixie Lott, The Shires, Beverley Knights, Alexander Burke Vaults, Daniel Bedingfield & Will Young.

David Collins Doyen of Toastmasters

David is acknowledged as Doyen of Toastmasters and Master of Ceremonies and is at the top of his profession working regularly in the West End and the City of London and Internationally, booked directly by the Hotels, Venues, Agents, Party Planners and The Clients.

He is also a Qualified Chef, Master Baker, Former Restaurant Manager and College Lecturer. He has a complete knowledge and understanding of aspects of catering operations which is fully appreciated by his notable clients.

David has officiated at over 50 State Banquets and Return state Banquets including The Emperor of Japan, freedom of The City of London with Nelson Mandela,The Presidents of Russia, China, Mexico, Poland, Three South African Presidents, France Spain, Italy ,Portugal, Ireland, Amir of Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and 28 Lord Mayors Banquets.

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  • HRH Prince of Wales 50th Birthday reception
  • Dinner at Spencer House
  • 100th Anniversary of The Olympics with HM Queen an the Prime Minister.


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Airmic 2021 Annual Dinner 

The health, safety and security of all who attend the Airmic Dinner 2021 is our top priority. The Dinner has been planned and assessed in line with UK government guidance for Covid-19 for “Events and attractions” in England. This guidance may be subject to change from time to time and we will continue to encompass these changes in our arrangements as appropriate.

The venue for the Dinner, the London Hilton on Park Lane, operates Hilton CleanStay: 

Attending the Airmic Dinner

You should not attend the event if you or anyone you live with have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been asked to self-isolate.

You will need to present the below when you FIRST enter the Hotel:

Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test or PCR test. You can present this via the NHS App or a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace. This test must be taken within 24 hours prior to attending the Dinner.

If you have any questions about your access to the Dinner, please contact

Attending the Airmic Dinner 2021 at the London Hilton on Park Lane implies acceptance of the following conditions including the Covid-19 conditions of entry which have been established for the safety and enjoyment of all our guests, and which may be amended from time to time.

Whilst the Covid-19 conditions of entry are designed to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19, it is not possible to eliminate that risk entirely. Each attendee assumes the risks related to Covid-19 as a result of their attendance at the Airmic Dinner, and agrees that Airmic Limited and its directors, officers, employees, agents and officials has taken all reasonable steps to provide a healthy, safe and secure environment. Airmic Limited shall bear no liability in respect of any Covid-19 related illness or fatality unless it is proven that the illness or fatality was suffered as a result of the wilful misconduct or gross negligence of Airmic Limited.


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