BCFA & IDA networking and social events provide our members the opportunity to gain valuable information on the current market, meet like-minded business people from within our industry, the end users, designers, hotel owners and non-competitive suppliers at professionally organised events at prestigious venues around the UK.
These events vary from the more informal relaxed evening events such as the Summer Networking Party held this year at the Trafalgar (click here for the review) to the Annual Luncheon held at the Dorchester (click here for the review of the 2011 event). The Summer event attracted 200+ guests and the Annual Luncheon regularly draws over 450+ guests including fellow members and their clients.
Members are encouraged to invite existing and new customers and this may include fellow members as well as designers and end users. Meeting clients in a more informal out of the office setting develops relationships and trust and can provide shared opportunities with other members.
We also offer regional events, subject to the demands of our membership, In 2012 these was held in Scotland (click here for the review) and Manchester (Click here for the review). Occasionally we are asked to provide a much more social networking event to target a specific client base, in response to this request we organised an 80's party in London which also proved very popular with the younger (and less young!) designers.
In 2013 we expect to hold seven events.
Formal Networking seated events such as the annual luncheon or seminars. Fully badged with guest list available on the day.
Informal Networking social events, primarily standing with nibbles/canapés/buffet style food, usually held in a hospitality venue such as a pub, club or hotel. Badging provided as sticky labels, full name and company name, guest list will not be provided for attendees.
Meet the Buyer Forums These are very formal organised events and are not provided directly by the BCFA. These events are managed by commercial organisations and the fees reflect this starting at approx. £1500 per head. The BCFA partner with companies providing this service in order to obtain benefits or to influence the provider in the interests of our members.
Exhibitions The BCFA support and endorse a number of exhibitions run and owned by third party exhibition companies. The purpose of BCFA endorsement is either to provide preferential rates for our members or to enable us to lobby/influence the service that is provided to the exhibitors/BCFA members.
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All Upcoming Events
Paris Nord Villepinte, France
Free entry tickets for BCFA members on application
Buisness Design Centre, London
Supported by BCFA
UKTI Grants of £3000 available on application to the BCFA
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