The ILFA Gala Dinner is our annual African themed, black-tie gala dinner to celebrate the achievements of the ILFA secondees and also to recognise the work of all ILFA supporters, in particular, our partners and sponsor firms and corporations. The event which serves as ILFA’s main fundraising event provides an important networking opportunity in London for African lawyers across our network and for the law firms and corporate organisations who are involved in deal-making across Africa. This year’s event will take place on Thursday 28th November at the UK Law Society.
Our 2019 Gala Dinner is themed the ILFA Ankara Ball – Ankara being a traditional form of brightly patterned, batik-inspired cotton fabric worn across the African continent. Often worn at celebratory events, Ankara is a non-verbal means of individuals or groups communicating their message with the world. We have a number of sponsorship opportunities for interested partners including:
- The Ankara Lounge – This year there is a special opportunity to sponsor the room where our key gala dinner entertainment for the evening will take place i.e. DJ, Band and bar. The room called the Ankara Lounge will be appropriately branded with pop up banners, exhibition stands and relevant branding for the sponsoring organisation(s). Sponsorship includes 2 complimentary dinner tickets.
- ILFA Alumni Table – As well as purchasing tickets to attend the event, sponsor organisations also have the option of purchasing an individual ticket for an ILFA alumnus or an ILFA volunteer to attend the event or of purchasing a full table for 10 guests to attend the dinner.
- ILFA Certificates & Commitment Plaques – As part of the Gala dinner, all participating secondees are awarded an ILFA Certificate of completion and sponsor firms are presented with an ILFA Commitment plaque in recognition of their support of the programme for the year. There is an opportunity to have the relevant sponsor logo included on these items and the presentation podium. Sponsorship includes one complimentary dinner ticket.
- ILFA Fundraising Auction – During the gala dinner, ILFA organises a fundraising auction to help raise needed funds for future ILFA programmes. The auction is conducted and concluded at the dinner. This year ILFA will be partnering with Givergy UK in presenting its fundraising auction. There are opportunities for sponsors to donate a variety of auction items and to receive brand recognition for their contribution.
For full list sponsorship options and accompanying costs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship packages are offered on a first come first served basis.