The BNC and DBF have formed a partnership to deliver a new range of forums to the international MICE market.
The partnership will deliver forums that include UK corporate event managers and UK Event management agencies – all under one roof.
Launching in November 2022 at the Hilton Ageas Southampton, the first joint event will bring together senior events industry professionals across two-days for a series of talks, networking events and experiences.
BNC managing director Kim Paulden said: “We have such great synergy and the same dedication to the events industry and our alignment can only be of benefit. The BNC Forums have historically been ‘corporate buyer’ only. We offer the very best in networking opportunities to corporate event managers and DBF offer the same to event management agencies. Working in partnership, we can build a unique forum, bringing the whole industry together.”
Michiel Fortuin, MD of DBF Events added that combining the two companies’ decades of expertise and experience to deliver a new-style industry Forum makes sense. “It is a classic example of joining forces to create a better and stronger offer.
“The BNC has been delivering quality networking events and works along the same principals as we do at DBF Events. The best part of this partnership is that we as companies do not “Bite” each other and complement our offering to our buyers and suppliers.”
The BNC has been running networking forums that connect event suppliers with senior level corporate event buyers since 1999, when it held its first annual event at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. Since then, it has held forums in London and across the UK and in destinations such as: Cyprus, Portugal, and Spain.
DBF Events began just over ten years ago with its first ‘Be our Guest’ programme, an overseas supplier introductory service, bringing together buyers and suppliers to connect and network in a relaxed environment, at a ratio of 20 clients to 10 suppliers.