Dear Amicalists

What a fantastic time we had in London – thank you to all those that attended and organised it. The International Committee and I were very touched by all the passion and engagement that we saw and experienced.

For those who would like to see photos from the event, please go to the gallery at the AICR London Congress website – the link can be found here. You can also find the latest version of the Amicalist Magazine on our website. Quite the read so do download it!

Of course one of the highlights was our International Receptionist of the Year winner – Estelle Niveau from Le Meurice in Paris. Many congratulations to Estelle and all of the candidates. In addition to this, we were delighted to recognise the contribution over the years from Darin Davies and Mario Contu who were both awarded honorary memberships.

Looking forward, we are 337 days to go until the Poland Congress which will be from the 12th to 16th February 2020 in Warsaw. Further details to follow, but please book the dates in your diary now!

Thank you in advance for your friendship this year – we are looking to expand our network to include Belgium, Ireland and Netherlands. If you know of any potential members here, please do let us know by emailing

We should also tell you that we are now welcoming International Members – those who want to be a part of the amicale, but do not work in a country that has a section yet. Full details on how to apply for this can be found here.

We hope you have had a successful start to the year and look forward to speaking to as many of you as possible in the coming months.

Warm regards

Oliver, Lilly, Doris, Egidio, Arian, Duncan and Olivier

The AICR International Committee