The BNC Corporate Networking Forums

The BNC Corporate Networking Forum will be taking place at the

Hard Rock Hotel, Tenerife from 25th – 28th January 2018!

If you are interested in finding out more please contact us, otherwise do read on to find out more information on the Forums!

 The BNC Corporate Networking Events Forum


What are the BNC Corporate Networking Forums and what are the benefits of taking part?

The BNC Corporate Networking Forums are an extension of our Buyers' Networking Club (BNC) and biannual BNC Event Shows. We take a group of event professionals away for up to four days to get to know each other and talk business whilst exploring a part of the world they may not have visited before. The Forums offer a unique chance to network on a more personal basis with other event industry professionals, both suppliers and corporate buyers (event organisers).

There are many benefits to taking part in a Forum. Here are just a few:

  1. You will be able to network with some of the best people in the business over the course of three - four days.
  2. It’s also your chance to raise your profile within the industry – what better way to promote your company?
  3. It will help you build on those quality business relationships within the industry, thanks to our scheduled face to face meetings.
  4. It will give you the chance to learn and talk over key industry issues with others on the Forum through our group discussions.
  5. It can help you make friends within the industry!

The BNC Corporate Networking Events Forum

How can I take part – is everyone invited?

We only allow for corporate event organisers who plan events both in the UK and internationally to attend the Forums. We don’t accept agencies (unless you are an agency who wants to attend as a supplier).
If you are a corporate buyer looking to attend, there is no charge to you and we will cover everything from your transport to food and accommodation. You will have to give us some information on the events you organise before we can confirm your place on the Forum. Please email Emily to find out more information to attend as an event organiser. (You don’t need to be a member of the BNC to attend)!
If you are a supplier to the events industry and are interested in attending or simply finding out more information, please contact a member of our Sales Team: Kim, Charles or Nathan – their contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

When is the next Forum?

The next Forum will be taking place from 25th - 28th January 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel, Tenerife. If you are interested in attending as a buyer you must be a corporate event organiser (not an agency) and must also plan events overseas. UK and overseas suppliers are welcome to attend. Please get in touch with a member of The BNC Sales team to find out more information.

Sounds like something you'd like to be involved in? Please get in touch!

Event Organisers:

Emily Everall
T: +44 20 7583 8635
E: [email protected]

Melissa Paulden
T: +44 1344 771 159
E: [email protected]

Event Suppliers:

Kim Paulden
Managing Director
T: +44 (0)77 3663 4618
E: [email protected]

Charles Paravicini
Sales Director
T: +44 (0)77 8950 6650
E: [email protected]

Nathan Paulden
Sales Director
T: +44 (0)75 3900 5126
E: [email protected]

Here's a look at last years Forum in Lisbon:

Or, read all about it here
The BNC Corporate Networking Events Forum

This is what the suppliers said:

“Thank YOU and your team for all the nice organization, this has always a big impact on our work and the success of the event. We made a great team together!! As a Supplier it was a great Forum, with great Buyers and nice contacts for the future. Wish you all the best and see you soon” Samantha

“First let me thank you, Kim and all The BNC Club team for your great event and support during the event. For TAP it was a great opportunity to network and promote our services to a very interesting audience. Some of the buyers were not aware of TAP and this was a fantastic promotional opportunity that already generated some strong leads. I will give 5 stars to your organisation, quality of the buyers and venue. I am sure we will have future opportunities to work together in the near future." Carlos

“Thank you so much for everything! It was a great trip and I have managed to make some great new contacts and also some new friends. It was so well organised and each buyer was in some way relevant to me which was great. See you in Feb!” Emma

“I had a great weekend; it was a very well organised event with quality buyers and we would be keen to be involved in future events. The weekend worked very well, nothing felt forced as you had plenty of time to network with everyone. I think the app was a great tool and all of your reminders were very useful. Beautiful venue and it was nice to be out of London. I look forward to working with you and the team at future events.” Charlotte

“I had a fantastic weekend, it was very beneficial and insightful. It was great from a supplier's perspective to have the buyers' views on the Saturday morning sessions. Definitely would be interested in attending future BNC Forums. Thank you again to you for doing a fab job with the organisation.” Hayley

“Thank you for the opportunity to participate at the recent BNC Forum.  The buyers in which we found to be most beneficial for us were Linklaters, Freshfields, CWC and Terrapin especially as we had enquiries pending in some situations and new requests also. The Forum worked very well and all the timings went to plan.

I thought the sessions on the last day was much better than seminars at other Forums. Very interactive - sharing experiences and knowledge. The App was a great way to network and share information with the group and having the daily agenda posted on there was an advantage, too. There was a good amount of free time, too. The information in the run-up to the event was brilliant we had a nice intimate group to network. Thanks to all The BNC Team for making it a success and memorable forum.” Sarah

This is what the buyers said:

“Thank you for a wonderful four days that not only allowed me the opportunity to meet with some amazing people on a professional and personal level but to learn a great deal.  I came away from the whole experience with so many tips and ideas. It’s given me back the confidence in my own abilities. Working for a membership organisation, creativity isn't needed and I’d forgotten that I'm creative because I don't get to be creative. Everything is done online these days and you don't get the human interaction that last week’s adventure gave us. You forget the value of face to face meetings even though our careers are about selling face to face meetings to delegates. It’s been an eye opener and will definitely change how I market my events moving forward. I also picked up some secret tricks to use when booking hotels for my holidays thanks to Rita from Sofitel.” Georgia

" I just wanted to say thanks again for letting me be part of the Forum. It was such a useful event - I still feel like my head's going to explode from learning so much and meeting so many great people, but it was definitely worth it! I'm sure you're well aware of this already, but in addition to being a fantastic networking opportunity it was also superbly organised - Emily is an absolute wonder! Thanks again and hopefully see you guys soon. " Sophie

"I would just like to say a huge thank you for inviting me to the Forum; I had the best time and really picked up some amazing venue contacts. You did a great job in organising and the BNC family are a great team! They made me feel very welcome. I would love to stay in touch and shall be at the London show so hopefully see you then. If you do another Forum I would absolutely love to attend."  Lori-Louise

"I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you for having me join you on this year’s forum. It was a fantastic weekend and incredibly beneficial. You all did a brilliant job and always make me feel so welcome. Thanks once again and looking forward to the show next month." Harriet

“I just wanted to say again how brilliant I thought the Forum was and you did such a terrific job. Well done!! We found it all very useful and productive. Look forward to seeing you in a few weeks! ” Tania

“Thanks so much for having me at the event, it was really useful and hopefully I have found a venue for our London event from it! I really appreciate all the organisation that you guys put into such a great event and look forward to seeing you at another event soon." Melissa

“Thanks so much for all your work putting this Forum together. It was a great experience and lovely to meet The BNC and all buyers and vendors in attendance. I really enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing everyone again soon. Thanks for the invite!” Lynsey

2017 BNC Forum Suppliers