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 

Tuesday 27th November 2018
6pm – 8pm

Kantar Millward Brown
24-28 Bloomsbury Way

B2B or not B2B: The Future of BIG and B2B Research – Hosted by BIG Committee Members

The Business Intelligence Group would like to invite you to take part in a discussion of the future of B2B research and how BIG should be supporting its members to meet the challenges ahead.

BIG Chair Ginny Monk will be leading a panel discussion, with figures representing the B2B industry (agency and client, old and new), around issues such as:

  • How is B2B research changing and what will it look like in 5 years?
  • What part will technology play in B2B research – will the use of online surveys, panels, communities, etc. be as prevalent as in consumer research?
  • How can the B2B research industry deal with data protection issues, GDPR, etc?
  •  What is the role of a trade organisation like BIG?
  •  What should BIG do to support its members and the B2B research industry generally?

BIG has already started some internal brainstorming on its role and raison d’etre, which we can share with you to get the conversation going. Also this Forum will help guide us as we work on developing BIG to better meet your needs. details to follow, tickets available now.

BIG Forum –

Save the date

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.

ICG’s inaugural Small Business Networking meeting  

Wednesday 7 November 2018

3rd Floor, Staple Inn Buildings South,
Chancery Lane

Tips for streamlining your business and financial admin

Join us at the ICG’s inaugural Small Business Networking event and hear from two fantastic speakers about how SMEs can more effectively streamline their admin and finances, leaving you freer to do what you’re best at. 

Our Small Business Networking events are open to any small business in any sector or trade. They offer attendees the opportunity to hear from speakers about a range of business issues (not research) and network with other SME owners. 

Brian WoolrichDirector at UK Business Mentoring, will be focusing on effective time management techniques and tools for SMEs.

Andrew King, Channel Enablement Manager at FreeAgent, will be talking about the Making Tax Digital initiative and tools that can streamline all your business finances.