RIA Annual Dinner 2020

RIA Annual Dinner
Thursday 13 February 2020
The Landmark hotel, London

Join us for our prestigious Annual Gala Dinner at the stunning Landmark Hotel, Marylebone, London, and celebrate 145 years of RIA with us.
Our entertainment lineup will include a guest speaker, live band, charity raffle and more. Please watch this space for regular updates.


- Network with industry leaders and enjoy an evening of entertainment.
- Colleagues, associates and partners are all welcome!
- Book a table and benefit from a discount.

Networking drinks
19.30 Gala dinner, guest speaker, charity raffle and comedian
21.00 Music and dance - Party Up live band
23.30 Carriages

Dress code:
Black tie

Evening entertainment:

Master of Ceremony: Pete Waterman

Dr Pete Waterman OBE, DL is one of the original working class heroes. From humble beginnings in Coventry, he has travelled the world and rubbed shoulders with some of the 20th Century’s most influential people. In his own way too, Pete has shaped various industries and continues to be a leading thinker in areas as diverse as music, travel (particularly by rail) and training.

Author, DJ, Pop Idol judge and television presenter, Pete is perhaps best known as one third of the hugely successful music production and song-writing partnership, Stock Aitken Waterman and for his world-famous PWL label.  In addition to this, Pete has the unique distinction of being the most successful producer-songwriter in British history. His many awards and recognitions include 13 Ivor Novellos as well as being named the Music Industry’s ‘Man of the Year’ in 1990 – which is not bad for someone who left school unable to read or write.

Lucy Porter

Since 2001, Lucy has been a huge hit with comedy audiences up and down the country with her distinctive, bouncy, feel-good comedy - she is currently on her third sell-out nationwide UK tour. She has continued to travel internationally with her stand-up – taking in the far East (including shows in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Macau and Manila), Switzerland and Paris. She was also invited to Miami to take part in NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' and has performed in the States for NBC and HBO at their Las Vegas Comedy Festival. She's also regularly invited to festivals closer to home including Manchester, Glasgow and the prestigious Kilkenny festival, as well as other mud-soaked scrums such as Latitude.

Lucy is a regular face and voice on TV and radio panel shows. Most recently you may have seen her emerge victorious from a well-fought battle for the title of Celebrity Mastermind Champion in a special edition of the show for Children in Need. Lucy fended off stiff competition from Mark Watson and Dave Spikey and broke records by achieving the highest ever celebrity score. She has also appeared on two series of 'Mock the Week', two series of 'Argumental' for the Dave Channel, 'Have I got News for You', 'Clive Anderson's Chat Room', 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and 'What the Dickens?' On Radio 4, she is team captain on the popular 'Act Your Age', where she gets to work alongside such showbiz luminaries as Roy Walker and Barry Cryer, she can also be heard on 'The Personality Test' and 'The Unbelievable Truth'.

Party Up
Live band

The band play a mix of infectiously danceable pop, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop and UK garage. The band count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

The band have a long and impressive list of credentials in the music industry. Between them, they've performed on Top of the Pops, TFI Friday, Parkinson and Later With Jools Holland.

Members of the band have appeared on the same stage as Sister Sledge, Carleen Anderson, Richard Ashcroft, Boy George, Sir Elton John and Tom Jones, played at world famous venues such as Shepherd’s Bush Empire and the 100 Club and have session credits with soul and rare groove stars such as Tom Browne and James Mason.

Charity raffle
Rail Benefit Fund (RBF)

RIA's chosen charity for 2020 is the Rail Benefit Fund (RBF). We will be supporting them through our events and activities, to raise money for their cause.
Pete Waterman
, RBF's president, popular broadcaster, music producer and keen railwayman, besides hosting the evening he will introduce the charity and raffle.

Premium table of ten (logo in programme and table, location nearer stage) ........................   £3,000 + VAT (Fully booked)
RIA member/supporter table of ten .............................................................................................   £2,400 + VAT (Five tables left)
RIA member/supporter individual ticket .....................................................................................   £250 + VAT (You can add a guest with this option - see below for instructions*)
Commercial, non-branded table for non-members ...................................................................   £3,500 + VAT
Commercial individual ticket for non-members ..........................................................................  £360 + VAT

Table of 10 (Guest list):
Within the week of booking and paying for your table, you'll receive a link to register your table guests.

*Adding a Guest:
If you would like to register your spouse/partner/guest (individual ticket option only): Select Individual ticket, then click "+ Add a guest" link above the Registration options. Fill in guest details.

Attendee list:

Please note registered attendees will be automatically added to the evening guest list (to be shared during the event) unless specifically requested not to, via email to: Katherine Anchorena

RIA Annual Dinner is kindly sponsored by:


Porterbrook are experts in long-term private finance and asset management, our role is to help deliver a reliable and sustainable railway. We have a rolling stock fleet of around 5,000 vehicles on lease or on order, which includes c.4,500 passenger vehicles. Since privatisation, we have invested over £3bn in UK rail and are looking to invest a further £1bn in Britain’s railway over coming years. We are acknowledged leaders in the development of innovative traction solutions and are committed to working in partnership with all our customers and suppliers.


About the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF):

THE RBF is the rail industry’s charity. We have been supporting, current or former, rail staff and their families since 1858.
We are here to help anyone that works in the Rail industry and its supply chain - from maintenance to freight, from administrative to station staff. We are the only charity that solely supports rail staff and their families through tough times. Nobody can predict the future, and offering that peace of mind within your industry is the RBF. 

Assistance is provided in many forms, on a short or long-term basis and is specifically tailored to an individual’s situation. We offer financial assistance, practical help and wide-ranging support, all in the strictest confidence. Help is only a phone call away.

Contact information:
If you encounter any problem with your registration please contact: ria@riagb.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7201 0777

Refund Policy:
Please note there are no refunds available for this event. Attendees can change the name of their ticket/find a substitute in order to use the purchased ticket.
13/02/2020 18:30 - 23:30
The Landmark Hotel 222 Marylebone Road London NW1 6JQ UNITED KINGDOM

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