Mix Business With Pleasure at the FIT Show Gala Dinner
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Wednesday 11th June
Please note that this is a black tie event.
6.45pm Champagne Reception in the Gallery sponsored by Truframe
7.30pm Dinner in the Ironbridge Suite
9.30pm Nina Conti Live followed by Master Fitter Challenge Presentation
10.30pm Giant Scalextric sponsored by J Banks and Charity Fun Casino sponsored by Solidor in aid of MADi Fundraising
The FIT Show Gala Dinner will be the perfect opportunity to meet other trade show exhibitors and attendees and to develop your personal networks. Many of the trade show's sponsors will be attending, along with key speakers and after dinner the winner of the Master Fitter Challenge will be announced, with huge cash prizes on offer as a reward for their efforts!
Come and have the night of your life together with friends, colleagues and customers to celebrate The FIT Show in style. This Black Tie Event includes: champagne reception, a fantastic banquet and party with top entertainment from Nina Conti. To prolong the fun, a giant Scalextric trackwill be set-up with prizes available that will satisfy your competitive spirit. A fun casino will also help raise money for Madi Fundraising.
This year’s Star Entertainer:
‘Nina Conti is one of the most exciting, original and hilarious acts I have ever seen – perfect for the FIT Show Gala Dinner!’. That was the view of FIT Show co-organiser Paul Godwin when he and the team saw Nina as they were presented last year with their ‘Launch Show of the Year’ Award at the AEO Excellence Awards. ‘We saw Nina and agreed unanimously that she had to come to the FIT Show Gala Dinner in June’.
Nina Conti started doing stand-up ventriloquism in January 2002 and shot to fame by winning the BBC New Comedy Award that same year. Famed for her foul-mouthed ‘sidekick’ Monkey (Monk), Nina has won numerous comedy awards for her writing, acting and ventriloquism.
Nina’s broadcast work includes four series of BBC Radio 4’s Claire in the Community, and appearances on the likes of Comic Relief (BBC1), Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away (ITV1), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2), and the BAFTA-winning Black Books (Channel 4), to name a few. Most recently, she played a lead role in HBO’s new comedy series Family Tree, alongside comedy actor Chris O’Dowd. Nina also fronted a documentary last year called Make Me Happy: A Monkey’s Search for Happiness (BBC 4), as well as directing, and producing a second documentary for the same channel, A Ventriloquists Story: Her Masters Voice, which went on to be nominated for a BAFTA TV Award 2013.