Be Our Guest 

in partnership with DBF Events

Down Hall Hotel | 24th & 25th June

The Venue - The Lowdown on Down Hall

• Exclusive-use mansion house hotel in Essex

• 98 large bedrooms and suites

• 14 private dining and meeting rooms – choice of Mansion House or West Wing

• Team building options in 110-acre estate

• Plenty of wellness options available with a spa onsite

• Only a 60-minute train journey from central London and just off junction 7A/M11


When: Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th June 2024

Where: Down Hall Hotel & Spa, Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Essex, CM22 7AS

Nearest Train Stations: Sawbridgeworth and Bishop's Stortford Station

No Cost! This event is completely complimentary for in-house corporate event managers - apply now!


20 in-house event managers and 20 event management agencies and 15 leading suppliers


Meet our incredible supplier hosts and other event manager members of The BNC for our infamous campfire discussions before getting ready for a sumptuous cocktail reception and dinner. The next day is breakfast at your leisure then some fun activities before check-out and departures.


One heck of a networking event. The originators of the first corporate event managers' forums are teaming up with DBF Events to bring you a top-quality networking event that focuses on you and your events.

Watch the highlights from our 2023 event in the Cotswolds

Here is what some of guests had to say from our last event

‘New contacts, new destinations and superb food’

‘A must-attend event to keep up to date with what's happening in the venue space as well as to provide an opportunity to relax and network with likeminded individuals’ 

'Big thanks for organising the most memorable networking event I have ever attended. Really productive and well organised! I have learnt so much from the experienced buyers and got to understand more of how the suppliers work.

Great work to The BNC team!'

‘Definitely worth doing - great to build your network and knowledge’ 


Monday 24th June

Complimentary Overnight Stay

Tuesday 25th June

Check-out and departures 

Be Our Guest: The Exclusive Event for Event Professionals

Imagine an intimate gathering of just 55 elite event professionals – 20 in-house managers, 20 agency experts and a select group of top-tier UK & global event suppliers. This is Be Our Guest, a luxurious overnight networking forum designed to foster meaningful connections that propel your events programme forward.

Be Our Guest is more than just networking. It's a fun and productive use of your precious time hosted in partnership with DBF Events, another family-run business dedicated to delivering quality networking events

Here's what awaits you at the legendary Down Hall Hotel:

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity! Limited spots are available. Contact us today to secure your place at Be Our Guest.

What makes us different?

Exclusive Connections

Our rigorous selection process ensures you'll only connect with quality event professionals

Strategic Partnerships

A curated mix of just 15 elite suppliers alongside 20 key in-house corporate decision-makers and 20 leading event agencies

Intimate & Impactful

Limited to 55 attendees, this event fosters meaningful connections while maximizing networking opportunities

Spark Innovation

Leave inspired – you're guaranteed to walk away with fresh ideas, valuable connections,and lasting friendships that will transform your events

Recharge & Reconnect

Dedicated downtime allows you to hit up the hotel's luxurious amenities (gym, spa, room service) and create lasting connections beyond scheduled events

Exclusive Network

This is the only event where you'll find a who's-who of corporate event leaders and top-tier agencies under one roof

The Insider's Advantage

Be part of the exclusive forum connecting the most influential names in corporate events and agencies (Limited spots available)

Don't Miss Out

This is your chance to connect with the industry elite at the premier event forum – secure your spot today!

How to register?

This event is designed for in-house corporate event managers responsible for planning UK and international events. Network with peers who share your global event expertise and register now!