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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

IAAF Annual Conference and Awards Dinner 2018

Date: 15/06/2018

Industry’s premier networking event returns to DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes 

The IAAF has announced that its Annual Conference and Awards Dinner 2018 will return to DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes on Thursday 6th December 2018.

The event, the largest of its kind in the automotive aftermarket, is widely regarded as the industry’s premier networking event.

During the day, guests will attend an information-packed industry conference that covers all major issues affecting aftermarket businesses and, in the evening, 600+ aftermarket personnel will relax and network at the IAAF Annual Awards dinner., which will be hosted by TV and radio comedian and best-selling author, Tony Hawks.

Performing as a comedian regularly on television and radio panel shows including I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Just a Minute and Have I Got News for You, Tony has forged a career as an incredibly popular TV personality and household name.

After taking a friend up on a pub bet, Tonly embarked on a quest to hitch around the circumference of Ireland in a month transporting a fridge.  The resulting book, "Round Ireland with a Fridge", became a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller in 1998, with over 500,000 copies sold worldwide.  His second venture, "Playing the Moldovans at Tennis", soought to see if sportsmen can be adept at a number of sports and comprised of hunting down the Moldovan football team to beat them one by one at tennis.  Tony's book was shortlisted for a number of awards and received huge critical acclaim for the concept.  He has appeared on many TV comedy programmes including They Think It's All Over and Red Dwarf.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes is situated in a convenient, central location that is easily accessible from across the country and has excellent transport links, as well as offering complimentary car parking.  

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes and, following on from last year’s success, we have a number of plans to make the event truly memorable for our guests.

“Last year’s conference was also the largest for many years and we are already planning our conference theme for 2018. Like the Awards Dinner, we have some new initiatives that will make it a “must-attend” event for those working in the automotive aftermarket.

To download the Conference & Dinner brochure, click on the link below:

To download the Reservation form, please click on the link below:

The IAAF is once again offering members the opportunity to show their support for the IAAF through various sponsorship packages for the Conference and Dinner.  To download the leaflet, please click on the link below:

The IAAF will shortly be launching the 2018 Awards and will be seeking nominations for the various awards.


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