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Forum Events & Media set for 2023 growth with new division

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Forum Events & Media, home of the Security IT Summit and Total Security Summit, continues to grow in 2023 with the launch of a new Business Development department, which will strengthen the company’s existing portfolio of events while also enabling it to branch out into new sectors.

The unit is headed up by long-time Forum Events & Media employee Charlotte Russell (pictured), who will work alongside Managing Director Sarah Beall and Sales Director Carly Walker as the company nurtures its next generation of both events and talent.

Forum Events & Media’s hybrid events comprise highly-focused pre-agreed meetings powered by bespoke matchmaking software that brings professionals together one-to-one, in addition to offering interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities.

With a 25-year track record that is second to none, the company is also endeavouring to empower those who are just beginning their career journeys, through its new and innovative Forum Apprentice initiative.

As part of the initiative members of staff are encouraged to suggest new event ideas and, if selected, will be mentored through the development process right through to launch.

Forum Apprentice is part of the company’s wider training and development programme, which sees senior members of staff to share their knowledge, helping others to understand the challenges and opportunities of the wider events industry, as well as the strategy and goals of the Forum Experience.

Sarah Beall, Managing Director at Forum Events & Media, said: “Moving into 2023 the business is focused on growth, so I’m delighted to have Charlotte driving us forward into new territory. Developing our staff is also a key priority. We are proud that we have many employees who have been with us for a decade or more, but we are also a ‘young’ company with many ‘early careers’ individuals joining our teams as we continue to grow. We want to ensure that all new starters see a career path within Forum Events and the wider events industry.”

Charlotte Russell, Head of Business Development at Forum Events & Media, said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role at such an important time for the company. In addition to strengthening our portfolio, we want to give all staff members the opportunity to invent a new revenue stream for the business, whilst learning new skills throughout the process. This approach gives everyone a chance to share in the goals of the company and stand out amongst their peers.”

Forum Events & Media recognised for networking event excellence

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Forum Events & Media Limited, home of the Security IT Summit and Total Security Summit, has been named as the leading provider of Business Networking Events – UK for 2022 at the Business Concept B2B Awards.

The Business Concept launched the B2B Events Awards in 2021 to champion those involved in the B2B Event Management Sector who expedite Business to Business relationships in the UK and all over the world.

The Awards especially seek to recognise excellence in an industry that adapted so quickly in difficult circumstances during the pandemic, highlighting that “those involved in the B2B Sector are pioneers and delighted to embrace change”.

The B2B Events Awards cover all types of online and in person events and recognise those with the highest standards. To see the full list of winners and more information about the awards, visit

Awards Co-Ordinator Laura O’Carroll, said: “I am proud to present our brand new B2B Event Awards programme this year. This arena is absolutely critical for business development, brand awareness, and the forging of strong relationships around the globe. I am also excited to see where our winners go to next within their careers. Congratulations!”

Sarah Beall, Managing Director at Forum Events & Media, said: “I’m so proud of our team and the for running such successful high-end events for their industry sectors, which cover everthing from Facilities Management and Security to eCommerce and Payments technology. To be awarded for the high standards of our face-to-face events is an amazing achievement and we are humbled to be recognised by our peers.”

Forum Events & Media continues to grow in 2023 with the launch of a new Dusiness Development department, which will look to strengthen the existing portfolio of events and also branch out into new sectors. All the company’s hybrid events comprise highly-focused pre-agreed meetings powered by bespoke matchmaking software that brings professionals together one-to-one, in addition to offering interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities.

The format over one or two full working days ensures delegates will meet with credible solution providers who will be able to talk through requirements, concerns and obstacles, offering the best advice as well cost saving products.

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New virtual B2B events from Forum

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Forum Events and Media Group, organiser of face-to-face meetings-based events like the Security IT Summit, is launching a series of new Virtual Forums.

For over 20 years Forum has been bringing together procurement decision-makers with suppliers for pre-arranged meetings and networking at its Forums and Summits. These events have generated £millions of new business agreements between buyers and suppliers over the years.

With live events unable to take place for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forum has expanded its cutting-edge proprietary software to create a new interface with live video meetings. This has allowed the company to create a virtual Forum platform, taking the events experience virtual. It will allow procurement executives to source new solutions, and give suppliers the opportunity to discover new clients – and ultimately, keep industries talking.

“During this unprecedented time, we have chosen to redirect our focus from live events to virtual so that we can still deliver expectations to our supporting exhibitors and create a platform to meet with high calibre decision makers face-to-face,” explained Forum Events and Media Group MD Sarah Beall.

“We cannot wait to welcome attendees back to our live events from September and have implemented a COVID-safe risk assessment at all our venues, ensuring the two-meter rule throughout, introducing temperature check and reduced numbers, but still creating the same professional and informal atmosphere of buyers and suppliers.”

“We are prepared and ready to kickstart our Forums from this month across four industries via our virtual platform. And we will continue to serve industries’ supply and demand by holding hybrid live and virtual events that are COVID-safe throughout the coming months.”

The first four virtual meeting events from Forum Events and Media Group will be:-

  • Total Security Summit – June 29th
  • Security IT Summit – June 30th
  • eTailing Summit – July 6th
  • Digital Marketing Solutions Summit – July 16th

Forum Events and Media Group is working alongside other UK events industry to promote the #GetBritainMeeting initiative aimed at kickstarting the events sector in a safe and sustainable way. The events industry employs some 700,000 people across the UK and contributes over £70 billion to the UK economy every year.

New management team at Forum Events

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Forum Events – the company behind the Security IT Summit – has a new management team to take the business forward.

Longtime Managing Director Sarah Beall has joined the Board of Directors, sitting alongside Finance & Operations Director, Gill McCaughay, and New Business Director, Gill Woods.

Erstwhile Chairman Paul Rowney – who founded the company with McCaughay and Woods in 1997 – has retired from the business.

The news comes following a period of significant growth for Forum Events, and as it looks ahead to further expansion in 2018 and beyond. New events and initiatives are in the pipeline for this year and the company is currently bolstering its 70+ staff count.

“Sarah has contributed significantly to the growth of the business, so we’re delighted to welcome her to the Board,” said McCaughay.

Beall added: “Forum Events is positioned to expand further this year and beyond, with new events and new initiatives in the pipeline. It’s an exciting time to be joining the Board and helping to steer the business onwards and upwards.”

Forum Events pioneered the unique concept of face-to-face meetings events, based on matching the interests of procurement decision-makers with suppliers.

The event format brings companies together at ‘Forums’ and ‘Summits’ – bespoke events tailored to satisfy the needs of specific industry sectors.

Over the past 21 years the company has hosted over 500 events, attended by over 70,000 delegates, resulting in over 750,000 new business relationships.

In addition, Forum Events’ media division includes:

  • PA Life – The UK’s leading and award-winning media hub for savvy Personal and Executive Assistants. The portfolio includes a bi-monthly magazine, website, weekly newsletter, plus a series of live events.
  • Hotel Designs – A leading industry resource aimed directly at hoteliers, designers and architects from across the globe. The website and weekly newsletter is complemented by a series of networking and business-building events.
  • The Briefing Portfolio – Daily online Briefing content and fortnightly email newsletters for a number of sectors including FM, Care, Retail, Cyber Security, Call Centres, HR, Digital Marketing and Education.

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