25 years of transforming connections
We have moved on from benchevents.com. We have returned, after many years, to our former brand, our old friend, the bench
- We delight our customers by going the extra mile
- We innovate and facilitate connections
- We care about our communities and the environment
- We create valuable experiences
- We nurture relationships
- We are curious about life and opportunities
- We are family
- The intellectual ability to enable and facilitate connections
- To collaborate with the right partners to disrupt the industry
- To create and deliver strategies as transformative solutions that empower our clients; and
- To embrace inclusion and diversity to encourage deeper trust and commitment
OUR LEGACY OF GLOBAL EVENT BRANDS
The Bench has been a leading organiser of hospitality investment and aviation development business events. For over 25 years, our events have been known as the premium industry forums for sector development across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
OUR LEAP INTO VIRTUAL SPACE
In 2020 alone, we hosted 10 virtual events and over 25,000 attendees. The Bench ran Hospitality Tomorrow, our first virtual conference in April 2020 which attracted more than 6000 registrations from across the world. The success of this has allowed us to create a full series of online forums including 3 more Hospitality Tomorrow events, Real Estate Tomorrow and Africa Tomorrow.
CLIENTS & PARTNERS
The Sustainable Hospitality Challenge global initiative launches its 2022 Case
A global student competition launched by Hotelschool The Hague has created a bridge between today’s hospitality industry leadership and the next generation of hoteliers who apply innovation in addressing...
Jon Howell, CEO of AviaDev Africa, received a Changemakers award at Aviators Africa Tower Award
27th October, 2021. Lagos Nigeria. The Founder and CEO of AviaDev Africa, Jon Howell, received a Changemakers award for his contribution to Content Development. The Award was presented at...
Hospitality Investment Leaders meet at Morocco Tourism Investment Day at Expo Dubai 2020
On Monday, 11 October, the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT) hosted the Morocco Tourism Investment Day as part of Morocco: Global Investment Hub Week, which took place at the...
At The Bench we are proud to demonstrate our social responsibility through our commitment to corporate-led charity fundraising.
368 hotels registered across 38 countries to help Ukrainian refugees
Following the onset of war in Ukraine and the consequent fleeing of civilians from their homes, The Bench, in collaboration with other hospitality industry members such as PKF hospitality group...
BEE-NCH is now a virtual beekeeper
Recently we became aware of the "Bee Kind. Adopt A Hive" campaign launch by the Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA), which was founded in 2018 by both Accor and Mantis...
Creating Impact with the Bench Forest
At 'The Bench', we constantly try to be sustainable ourselves and to encourage sustainability across the global hospitality industry. But we know can always do better, so we have just...