The CIWM Gala Dinner at RWM

The CIWM Gala Dinner is the sector's most popular social event, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy an unmissable evening of networking, fine dining and first-class entertainment.

The event takes place on the first evening of RWM and welcomes up to 700 waste, sustainability and resource professionals from a wide range of industry sectors, which makes it a prime opportunity for creating new and exciting business contacts.

Don't miss out on this year's CIWM Gala Dinner on 12 September 2018.

Your host for the evening – Steve Davis OBE

The Steve Davis legend started as a child when he first picked up a cue to play on the dining room table at his parents’ South London home. What followed was the development of a sporting phenomenon who took snooker to new heights and established himself as one of Britain’s best loved sportsmen.

Davis dominated the game in the 1980’s when he claimed six World Championships at Sheffield as well as capturing all the game’s major titles on numerous occasions. Having turned pro 32 years ago, Davis still competes at the top level and as recently as December 2005 he reached the final of the UK Championship

It was during the 80’s that Steve received an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen, something that gave him great pride. He has also been the recipient of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.  Steve received an OBE in the 2003 New Year’s Honours List and the prospect of a knighthood at some point in the future does not seem unreasonable.

In total Davis has amassed 71 major titles, been a member of the successful English World Cup team on four occasions - captaining it twice - and won the World Doubles title four times. In 1982, Steve had the honour of being the first ever snooker player to compile a televised maximum break - a feat he achieved in the Lada Classic.

Throughout the 1990’s and into the ‘00s, Davis competed globally at the highest level in the booming sport of 9 ball pool. Career highlight include two Mosconi Cup wins including potting the tournament winning 9 ball to upset the USA in 2002. He also reached the quarter-finals of the 2000 World Pool Championship when he defeated three former world champions in successive rounds.

Steve is also an avid poker player, spending many hours playing online, as well as in major sit-down tournaments like the World Series in Las Vegas where, in 2008, he came 389th out of nearly 7,000 entrants. He has competed in several major televised events and even reached the final table of Sky Sports’ Pokermillion in 2002.

Davis is a regular on a variety of television shows and has been a pundit and commentator on BBCTV snooker for several years, where his love of the sport that made him one of the most recognisable faces in Britain, shines through.

Steve's dry sense of humour and hilarious anecdotes make him an excellent choice for any sporting dinner or corporate function.  He is much in demand as an after dinner speaker and event host and feedback includes:

Another great RICS & BPA Gala Dinner with after dinner speaker, snooker legend, Steve Davis....... and yes, he was very interesting and kept us all amused .. Thanks Steve for a lovely evening.Bournemouth Property Association

Excellent night … Steve Davis is a top bloke and very funnyBolton Rugby Club

Brilliant after dinner speech from one of my childhood heroes, Steve DavisPendle Connects

After dinner from the hilarious snooker legend, Steve DavisEpilepsy Scotland Sports Dinner

Great night at Celtic Manor with Steve Davis and his after dinner speech – very funny guyResistant Building Products

What to expect

The sparkling drinks reception at 7pm provides a fantastic opportunity to entertain your guests and network with other colleagues. This is followed by a sumptuous three-course meal, complimentary wine for you and your guests* and further entertainment in the Monarch Suite at 8pm. After dinner, a night of entertainment and socialising awaits.

*Half a bottle per head included in ticket price.

For more information on booking your place, contact Victoria Knight on 01604 823342 or email

If you would like to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Ginny Hunter on 01604 823346 or email

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