About The BNC

Have you heard of The BNC?


The BNC is an association for event professionals that has been successfully bringing together ideas, initiatives and – most importantly – people since 1997.


We connect event professionals with other like-minded people so that they can swap recommendations, share tips and advice and learn from each others’ experiences. They do this through many ways, one being our weekly online Q&A sessions where only event buyers take part and all identities remain anonymous.


In addition to our online networking we offer our members:

-          The chance to meet and learn from each other at a series of free, enriching and informative events such as our BNC Event Shows, BNC Forums and BNC Networking Mornings

-          Several recommended supplier fam trips and experiences a year

-          The use of our cancellation service

-          Seasonal parties and fun events

-          A recruitment service

-          Access to a library of shared event management documents

-          Several news publications a year

-          The opportunity to get involved in charitable initiatives under our BNC Gives Back programme

-          Results and reports such as our annual Events Industry Salary Survey

-          Benefits from our Transparency Network (where members and suppliers are working together in a more transparent way)


Becoming a member of The BNC can help you to save time and money as you seek supplier recommendations from peers. It can also help you with benchmarking and system checking against industry standards. We can help you stay connected to new ideas and best practices and if you’re an ambitious person, joining us can help you to raise your profile within the industry.


Joining The BNC community will help to remove that feeling of isolation or being overwhelmed in your role. Chatting with people who understand will not only can take away those pressures, but it will keep you well informed and revitalised, up-to-date and well-skilled and therefore on top of your events and in control. Oh, and we also guarantee you’ll have a lot of fun, too, as you make professional contacts who become friends.   


Membership is entirely free and you can sign-up at any time. 



Please feel free to ask any questions or write back with ‘Please sign me up to become a member of The BNC’ to start automatically enjoying what we have to offer.

 BNC Community

10 reasons why you should join


  1. You will instantly be connected to a powerful events industry body. On a weekly basis you can CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, SHARE, LEARN and EXPERIENCE everything to do with events with like-minded people

  2. It will save you money. It’s free to search for recommendations through us and the recommendations will be 100% trustworthy as they come from highly qualified and experienced events professionals

  3. You will save hours of research time. With the click of a button you can ask 1000 other event managers for recommendations and advice

  4. You can attend exclusive launches, parties, events and meetings tailor made for your needs

  5. You can raise your profile within the events industry. Share your knowledge, use your voice and get your opinions heard

  6. You will become part of a force for change. By constantly recommending the best companies you are driving up the standards of other venues, products and services

  7. The feel-good factor. It feels good to talk and share information in a professional but friendly way. Not only will you be helping other event managers by sharing your knowledge but you are guaranteed to make friends along the way

  8. Venue managers and industry figureheads have been getting together for decades to talk about how to attract your business. Now you can get together to talk about where to take your business.

  9. You will be the first to hear about what’s new and what works in events. Stay ahead of trends and even be a part of them – even help develop them

  10. You will no longer be isolated in your events role

    Join us! 1000+ HEADS ARE BETTER THAN 1!


Are you an event organiser? Venue, service or supplier?