Did you know we hold two Event shows in London every year?
One in February, at The Brewery, and one in July at Central Hall.
Each show is renowned throughout the industry for bringing the right buyers together with a variety of engaging exhibitors. The atmosphere is always lively, upbeat and positive – and with our exciting seminar programme, hourly competitions, designer and luxury giveaways, live entertainment, gourmet food and cocktails there's never a dull moment!
The Winter and Summer show welcomes corporates and event booking agencies
OUR SUMMER SHOW IS AT A NEW VENUE IN THE CITY, CENTRAL HALL
Our aim is to host an event where everyone benefits and where we connect the best suppliers in the business from the UK and across the globe with keen, credible buyers. We also add our own touches, learnt from a combined 55 years of events world experience, to inspire you with fresh ideas and new trends emerging in the events industry.
We do things differently and our goal is to treat you to a wonderful day out where business can be achieved at the same time.
The BNC Event Shows are not like any other. Buyers aren't walking around an oversized venue, lost and exhibitors have stands in easy to find spaces that everyone has the chance to walk by. No one pays for over priced, plastic food. Instead, everyones treated like a guest in our home where deliciously fresh cooked food is delivered to you by professional waiters. No need to break from the meeting that you are having to grab lunch – carry on chatting and food is brought to you.
Both shows are easy to get to and easy to get around we know the best place to be is not to far away. We know your time is precious yet you still appreciate being able to get out and network, even for just a few hours.
Visit us before work, over lunch or when leaving work early. You're welcome at any time!
There's no scary shell schemes where you wander in and don't know who to talk to! All exhibitors have the same sized space and area where the focus is less on impressing people with stand design and more about talking face to face.
Our seminar programme is lively and interesting and compiled with help from some of the industry's top events experts
You work incredibly hard - let us spoil you; complimentary cuisine - all day long, keynote seminars, luxury goodie bags with your personally chosen gifts, prizes and giveaways. Do not forget the invaluable networking opportunities with top exhibitors.
And, you'll be pleased to know, there's no pressurised appointments schedule. We want you to explore our shows at your pace and want you to have the freedom to walk the aisles at chat with whomever you wish. Say hello to new faces and catch up with old friends; a great mix, create key connections and start to build relationships in a room that has a real buzz. You could even meet Celebrities and Royalty alike!
19 years ago on a fam trip, The BNC Club was born. Before Google, Facebook and LinkedIn there was an urgent need for event managers to get together to network, seek recommendations and grab ideas of the 'where do I look for' suppliers.
The Buyers' Networking Club provided the answer back in 1997 and is still doing so today. 'Hi Kim, I'm looking for...'
From the Club came the show. We noticed a niche for a QUALITY show and that's what you get
Suppliers – rest assured: we take our events very seriously and work hard to keep our exhibitors happy. Therefore, most importantly, there are no time wasters.
In fact, we take it so seriously that our show directors are the ones who have the final say on who can attend – they personally sign-off on every single attendee who registers. Plus, visitors have to be a true event buyer, not a PA, not a student, nor another supplier who simply wants to come and see what their competitors are up to.
Our shows are designed to maximise networking and socialising. So, simply get your pop-ups in place, take a seat at your poseur table, smile and have fun creating new contacts and gaining great leads.
We like to say our shows are like our home, everyone who's invited should be welcomed and looked after on that personal level. Our large team of porters right through to Show Directors are on hand during the entire event to assist with your every need.
But don't just take our word for it! Here is what others have told us after The BNC Event Shows:
"Another successful event! I hope you feel that way as I really enjoyed the afternoon and met some new suppliers that I will use this year. Plus I got to catch up with a number of industry contacts and peers which is always good. Well done. You guys have definitely found a winning formula to bring suppliers and buyers together in an informal environment – who needs Confex?!"... Schroders
"great show" - Grass Roots
"Hi Kim, Thank you and congratulations on a great BNC Global Event Show yesterday. My visit was short & sharp, but very targeted, there were three companies that I wanted to see specifically and another two that I met and swapped details with because they could come in handy. I really appreciated the number of exhibitors and the sausage roll was inspirational (I am a man of simple tastes!). Please pass on my thanks to the BNC team and the rest of the organising party for yet another top event and also to the companies that supplied the very nice delegate gifts."... Chivas Brothers
"fantastic show."... CWC Group Limited
"Dear BNC Team, Thanks for inviting me along to the show. It has been so useful for me as I was looking for a venue for 450 for our sales conference in June, and had lots of very exciting ideas. Nothing has been firmed up yet but hopefully it will be soon. We as the events team at BI always went to Confex but I think your show is now so much better than that. We haven't been to Confex for years now. It was also lovely to network with a few people I know from previous events. Thanks again for a brilliant show"... Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
"Hi Kim, I am just on the train on my long journey back home but I just wanted to thank you and the team for putting together such a great event. I have been to other shows like Confex and the meeting show, however the BNC show was by far superior and I actually got so much out of it. I have connected with new suppliers and reconnected with old suppliers and industry peers. I cant stress enough what a fantastic job you all do at BNC...it is a breath of fresh air! Thanks once again for all of the fantastic work that the BNC are doing and a great show."... B&Q
"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for my beautiful bag. It arrived at the end of last week and I have been admiring it all weekend. It is perfect especially as it is Santander red. The show was absolutely fantastic and very useful as always – it's the only show I make time to go to. Thank you so much again."... Santander
"Well done for another great show, you all excelled yourselves this year, for us the best show with you guys with regards to quality footfall and interest in Hever Castle. We left feeling very positive about the new contacts we made and familiar faces we were able to remind of the unbeatable virtues of our beautiful venue."... HEVER CASTLE
"Great show today Kim, im pretty sure you can book us in for next year!!"... Center Parcs Conferences and Events
"Hi Kim, I just wanted to drop you a line to say I thought yesterday was a fantastic show, the suppliers that supported you were really a first class selection of venues, catering companies and event companies. I made many new contacts and caught up with a lot of old contacts in one day which saves me an unmeasureable amount of time. I attended the talk from Saatchi C&M and thought it was succinct and something that I could use every time I plan an event or marketing campaign. For me this really is the unmissable show of the year, well done to you and your team for pulling this off!" ... Friends Life
"Fantastic show thank you for organising such a great event from all the Ardencote team"
"I had such a great time at the BNC this year, it was a great opportunity to walk round with clients and see so many different suppliers there. I could have stayed longer and will keep the afternoon as well as the morning free next February! I had not expected to walk the show 3 times with 3 different clients who had all approached me prior to the date asking if I was going to be there. Thank you Kim for letting me attend with my agency hat on!! I picked up 3 new venue finding enquiries from these clients the following day which I also wasn't expecting and we are now in the throes of arranging site visits and appointments with the relevant suppliers. At one point when I was introducing some of the buyers to each other someone mentioned I should have my own stand! I was pleased to tell them that actually in July I will have a stand under the Caledonian Club and will be on the supplier side"... Event agency
"As far as I am concerned the BNC is the only event I need to attend each year.
It is the only meeting that provides me with real value with an overall great experience,
and experience is what makes an event memorable."
"Thank you for an amazing show!
As ever, the best and most helpful event gathering. The education was great and I got to give out four proposals for events on the spot!
It's the only show I attend!"
"Thank you for the BNC networking event on Wednesday last week. It was a great event and I made some new contacts and had some very useful discussions with people.
Always a useful event to attend thank you to you and your team for putting this together."
"Just wanted to say a quick but very big thank you for a wonderful day yesterday, again we found the show immensely useful. It was great to see so many familiar faces and also make new contacts. The day went far too quickly! Thank you for inviting us along.
It is now one of our favourite shows to attend and so much better than the larger tradeshows.
Works very well for us."
"Just had to drop you an email to say what a great show today! You really have put so much thought into making it a show that buyers want to attend.
The food was outstanding and the all the staff were so helpful. Equally for exhibitors, they know all of the attendees are qualified, making it a show they want to be at because they get results.
Attended the 9.30 seminar by Imagination on Intelligent Spaces - very helpful.
Hats off to The BNC team, I believe the show was even better than last year – congratulations!!"
Eisai Europe Ltd
"I attended the show on Wednesday and thought it was as usual brilliant and made some useful new contacts and met up with some former colleagues at the same time!
It is by far the best industry event that I attend so always make sure I have it in my schedule!"
"I just had to write and thank you so much for such a well planned BNC Event Show. I loved every minute of it. I have to commend you for such a worthwhile event.
I made a lot of contacts and discovered new brands. The gifts/goodie bags were a great touch!
Fantastic breakfast too. I look forward to the summer event!"
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More opportunities to network with The BNC
The spirit of the show never stops as throughout the year we give our most loyal supporters – both suppliers and corporates another chance to meet each other at an amazing venue.
So, as well as delivering two knock-out shows we host two major networking events a year: one in April – a Grand Dinner and one in November – a festive party at an unusual or inspirational venue.
The BNC touch.
Once again these events are unique in the industry as they contain the BNC character. The Grand Dinner is an extravagant event that is bursting with personality and gives every guest an evening to remember. There are glamorous gifts and prizes to be won and although the partying goes on until the wee hours there are still networking opportunities aplenty.
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