In addition to our Summer Party and Annual Conference, we hold 5 ‘Forum’ events in London and 2 Northern Forums in Leeds or Manchester, each year from September to May. Our 2018/19 Forum programme is currently being finalised so watch this space. If you are interested in attending or speaking please get in touch with

The Forums provide business researchers an opportunity to network, exchange views and catch up on the latest thinking in the business market research world.

BIG Summer Party

Wednesday 5th September
7pm – 10pm

Laithwaite’s Wine
The Arch
219-221 Stoney Street

Join us for the BIG Summer Party 2018 at Laithwaite’s Wine, The Arch.

The evening will include some wonderful wines from Laithwaite’s and tasty cheeses from Borough Market.There will be a wine tasting competition with great prizes, sponsored by Research Now SSI, and a chance for you to buy wine with a BIG discount on the evening.

We look forward to seeing you all at the BIGgest event happening in London this Summer.

The cost of this event is £30.00 for members of BIG and £35.00 for non-members, inclusive of VAT.  Price includes ALL food & drink. 

Numbers are restricted so please book early to avoid disappointment.

BIG Forum – Bristol

Thursday 13th September 2018
6pm – 8:30pm

Network Research Offices
7th Floor, 25 Marsh Street

AR, VR and B2B – What could the future hold?

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and their use in research are increasingly being talked about and have the potential to transform the way we work by immersing respondents in the real-world context in which they behave and make decisions.

Gorilla in the Room have been pioneers in this field, applying the technology in FMCG and Retail markets and have now extended its use to the B2B area as well.

So, what are the applications for B2B, now and in the future? Come to our Forum to find out. Dr. Ali Goode of Gorilla in the Room will be sharing his view on how this technology can be used in the B2B space.

You will also have an opportunity to try out some of their kit and see how it works and get some ideas and inspiration for future projects.

If you have any problems booking please contact

BIG Forum –

Save the date

2nd October 2018
27th November 2018
5th February 2019
2nd April 2019
21st May 2019

Our future forum dates have been decided but we are still busy planning our list of topics and exciting guest speakers. We will confirm the details as soon as possible. 

All forums will run on Tuesday evenings.

MRS Business-to-Business Research Conference

Thursday 28 June 2018

Radisson Blu Edwardian

9-13 Bloomsbury Street



B2B research is changing rapidly as new technologies, methodologies and players all jostle to provide insights and answers to UK businesses’ burning issues.

At this year’s B2B research conference, find out what’s important to businesses in 2018 and grow your understanding of the communication preferences, attitudes and requirements of future millennial business leaders. Hear how leading UK businesses are embracing next generation research techniques and transforming their B2B insight and join the discussion on how to develop insight leaders and insight functions fit for the future.

HSBC, Camelot, Bestway and Etsy are just some of the leading UK businesses that will share their creative approaches to B2B research. They’ll showcase superb examples of innovative methodologies that have delivered exceptional insight in the B2B environment.