WEAF Pre-Expo Dinner – 8th March


8 March 2023


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Mercure Bristol North the Grange Hotel, Old Gloucester Road, Northwoods, Winterbourne, Bristol, BS36 1RP


WEAF Pre-Expo Dinner – 8th March

Hosted by WEAF CEO Colin Turner, we will hold our relaxed pre-expo dinner where you will be given an opportunity to network with the other exhibitors, sponsors, and partners. At this pre-expo dinner we also provide an update on what’s happening in the aerospace industry.

Created to drive forward and promote the aerospace sector in the Southwest.

The WEAF Expo 23 celebrates this exciting industry and is the place to network, debate, discover new innovations and make collaborations. The WEAF Pre-Expo Dinner, taking place on the evening of 8th March 2023, is your opportunity to talk, plan, learn, network and do business with delegates BEFORE the expo.


GKN Aerospace’s Commercial Director, Chris Hawkins

The Speaker

We are pleased to announce that GKN Aerospace’s Commercial Director, Chris Hawkins, will be joining WEAF Members for dinner. He will give a brief insight of GKN’s main business focus for the future.


Booking is essential as places are limited and going fast.

Venue: Mercure Bristol North the Grange Hotel
Includes:Two-course meal
Dress code: Business casual


Special Offer!

Become a WEAF member before 28th February 2023 and get up to TWO FREE TICKETS to the Expo in March!*


Hit the ‘REGISTER’ button to book your place at the WEAF Pre-Expo Dinner 2023!

The Menu


  • Seasonal soup of the day & warm crusty bread (V)
  • Florentine fishcake, lemon wedge and caper dressing,
  • Orzo pasta feta cheese salad garlic and herb marinated chicken


  • Tom’s beef and ale pie Mashed potatoes Seasonal greens.
  • Butternut squash, spinach & chickpea curry Basmati rice
  • Wild mushroom and truffle linguine creamed wild mushrooms, grated cheese, rocket and truffle oil (V)

We have agreed preferential prices for anyone wishing to book a room.
Book your B&B using the code ‘73332’.


Special thank you to our sponsors:

Gold Sponsors: Department for international Trade and Testia.
Bronze Sponsors: NATEP



Sponsorship Opportunities

Take a sponsorship package to demonstrate your thought leadership and align your brand with innovative content.
We have a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for the conference – all complemented by pre-event digital opportunities.

They are going fast so make sure you don’t miss out!!!
Email: Belinda@weaf.co.uk



*Available for new memberships of £500 or more taken out before the 28th February 2023. Cannot be redeemed for cash.

WEAF Pre-Expo Dinner 2023

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