Bookings open for IAAF Annual Conference and Dinner 2023


The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has opened registrations for its prestigious event, the annual Conference and Awards Dinner, taking place at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes, on 7 December.

IAAF’s 2023 Conference showpiece, themed ‘The Brilliance of Resilience’, features a star-studded line up of leading industry voices, including former derivatives trader Nick Leeson as keynote speaker, who is known for bankrupting Barings Bank, the UK’s oldest merchant bank, in 1995.

In the evening, delegates are invited to the IAAF’s annual Awards Dinner, with Tom Allen, presenter and co-presenter of TV shows The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off: An Extra Slice, and former guest on Would I Lie to YouThe Last Leg and QI, opening a glitzy show that recognises outstanding achievements across the automotive aftermarket.

Mark Field, chief executive of IAAF, said: “We’re delighted to open bookings and formally invite members and the aftermarket to the Federation’s jewel-in-the-crown event. IAAF is very excited to welcome delegates and guests back to DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes for another vibrant Conference and Awards Dinner.

“We have a fantastic set of insightful speakers whose stories and knowledge will demonstrate resilience and overcoming adversity – a theme with which the automotive aftermarket can relate to as we continue to fight on its behalf against MOT extensions and access to vehicle manufacturer data.”

A full list of big-name speakers is set to be announced as the event draws closer, and with Tom Allen performing in the evening, demand for tickets is expected to be high.

Companies within the aftermarket sector can benefit from the various sponsorship opportunities on offer, with title sponsorship of individual awards available plus pre-dinner drinks, partner and service member village sponsorship available at competitive rates, against the backdrop of an industry-wide networking event.

The Conference and Awards Dinner returns to DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes following a fantastic event in 2022. The venue overlooks ArenaMK, home to MK Dons FC, and is situated at the heart of one of the UK’s most vibrant and thriving cities.

  • For event bookings, hotel information and further information on available sponsorship packages for the IAAF Conference and Awards Dinner 2023, email Angela Neale, at

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