WAF Annual Networking Dinner 2023

Come and enjoy the fantastic opportunities at Wales' leading Automotive Networking Dinner.

WAF Annual Networking Dinner 2023

This key event brings together our valued WAF Members as well as colleagues and industry friends from further afield.


Tom Shanklin

We will be thrilled to welcome on stage former Welsh rugby union player Tom Shanklin.

Tomos George Llewellyn Shanklin, born 24 November 1979, is a former Welsh rugby union player who played outside centre for Cardiff Blues, Wales and was selected on two occasions for the British and Irish Lions.

Tom played for Wales at under-19, under-21 and A-team levels and made his first debut in the Six Nations Championship against France in 2002 and his first international appearance for the senior side was against Japan in Tokyo in 2001.

Tom won 70 caps for Wales and was a key figure in two Grand Slams. He scored 20 tries, placing him 5th-equal on the list of record try-scorers for Wales. Unfortunately, due to several knee injuries, Tom announced his immediate retirement from all forms of the game.

Now, Tom has founded 'Locker Room Events ltd' a sporting hospitality company in Wales. In addition, Tom also works as a pundit and commentator on TV, notably for BBC Scrum V, Prime Video, ITV and Viaplay sports with their coverage of the United Rugby Championship, Autumn Nations cup and RWC 2023.

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WAF Annual Networking Dinner 2023

Sponsorship Benefits

All sponsors receive ongoing promotion by way of:

  • Event marketing and updates both direct to WAF members and contacts and via social media (pre and post event)
  • Logo inclusion on the table plan leaflet (the leaflet is provided to all guests on arrival)
  • Logo inclusion on sponsor stage backdrops in the dining room and also sponsor pop-ups in the reception and bar areas


Sponsorship Options

1. Partner Sponsor

2. Drinks Reception Sponsor

Benefits also include 2 x complimentary guest tickets

3. Stage Sponsor

Benefits also include 3 x complimentary guest tickets plus use of logo on the back of the dinner menus

4. Dinner Menu Sponsor

Benefits also include 5 x complimentary guest places (half a table) plus use of logo on wine bottle neck hangers (wine bottles on the dining tables). Also, use of logo on the back of the dinner menus

Please contact us for further sponsorship details: events@welshautomotiveforum.co.uk


To book your table of 10 or guest ticket (s) please follow the link

Tickets include a 3 course meal

3 bottles of wine (2 x red and 1 x white) are provided on each table