Our Purpose

We deliver the right connections, knowledge, strategies and digital platforms to help our customers in today’s business environment. Over the past 25 years, The Bench has established a legacy for delivering business forums and conferences in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America - more recently we have built a reputation for delivering immersive virtual events, energizing masterclasses and innovative B2B digital strategies for our clients.

Our Values

Delighting our customers by going the extra mile

Innovating and facilitating connections

Nurturing relationships

Caring about our communities and the environment

Being curious about life and opportunities

Creating valuable experiences

The Bench Family


Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director

Jennifer Pettinger

Head of Production and Managing Director, Middle East

Ali Shahid

Marketing Director

Jana Bader

General Manager, Saudi Arabia

Marina Franolic

Managing Director Central and Eastern Europe

Jon Howell

Founder and CEO, AviaDev

Michelle Turney

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Real Estate

Sally Marwaha

Event Director

Mala Patel

Event Director

Tanja Millner

Programme Director

Rinoy Varghese

Senior Marketing Manager

Muhammad Ahmed

Marketing Manager

Joan Calimpong

Investor Relations Manager

Laura James


Asma Eladaoui

Account Manager

Anna Kucharska

Database Manager

Usama Aslam

Marketing Associate

Abdur Raffey

Marketing Associate

Mariam Hussein

Junior Graphic Designer


Arturo Garcia Rosa

President & Founder

Florencia Rufino

Managing Director

Pablo Garcia Rosa

Business Development Manager

Veronica Bracchi

Finance Manager

Graciana Garcia Iribarne

Strategic Advisor

The White House
2 Meadrow
Godalming, Surrey
Tel: +44 (0)1485 609160

c/o The Co Working Popup 530,
Sahaa B Offices, Souk al Bahar
Downtown Dubai, UAE
Tel: + 971 (0) 4 427 2100