World's Best Receptionist - The David Campbell Trophy, Hosted by the AICR

AICR Congress London – 2019

London 24th January to 27th January 2019!

Welcome to London, the best big city on earth.

We were delighted to host the AICR International Congress in 2019, welcoming hospitality professionals from all over the world to our amazing city.

For this occasion, the organising committee had prepared an innovative and exciting programme so that participants enjoyed a wonderful London experience with proper British hospitality.

The AICR family celebrated the receptionist of the year contest, innovation, friendship and our passion for the hospitality business.

AICR Congress 2019 London

Corinne Bellaby
Head of organising committee


The AICR International Congress took place from 23rd to 27th January in London and included educational workshops, social events, sightseeing as well as the Receptionist of the Year Competition.

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Attendees celebrated the contest of the best receptionist of the world, innovation, friendship and our passion for the hospitality business, as well as  history and tradition of London and the United Kingdom. But most important of all, they spent time with friends and made new ones.

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London, the best big city on earth.

London is the city where heritage and technology collide; where venues steeped in history and grandeur stand tall among towering skyscrapers which captivate the skyline; and where world-famous museums and galleries rub shoulders with Michelin-starred restaurants.

The capital leads the way in innovative and cutting edge concepts which make the city a vibrant destination.

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The competition was formed in 1995, with a Trophy designed and sponsored by the Paris AICR section, to be presented each year to the Worlds Best Receptionist.

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