The 2022 C&IT Northern Forum

28th & 29th March 2022 - Sheffield, UK

After a turbulent 18 months, C&IT announced that the Northern Forum would be going to Sheffield for 2022!

As the industry returns to live events, the C&IT Northern Forum is back and partnering with Conference Sheffield, as an opportunity to make the recognisable C&IT format more accessible to the wider MICE industry, but also a chance to showcase and highlight iconic Northern locations.

The C&IT Northern Forum was free-to-attend for delegates and took place on the 28th & 29th March 2022 in Sheffield, UK.


"Over the last few years C&IT has made a very conscious push to engage the MICE industry outside of London. 
A lot of the biggest agencies are based in the North of the country and are often forced to commute to the capital or lose out! 

After an incredibly successful debut in 2019, Northern Forum is returning and giving us another fantastic opportunity to bring event planners together.
What's more it is a chance to showcase a brilliant destination like Sheffield to some of the most influential decision-makers in the country.

I'm personally very excited for what looks to be two excellent days of content, networking and exploration!"

Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT

Welcome to Sheffield

After recently being crowned the UK's greenest city, Sheffield is a destination with an amazing array of independent eateries and microbreweries, renowned live music, great outdoors, award-winning theatre, colourful street art, fascinating exhibitions and vibrant festivals year-round.

What is a C&IT Northern Forum?

The C&IT Northern Forum consists of three main elements:

1. Dedicated 1-2-1 meetings with suppliers and providers to create the contacts and gather the tools necessary to make your next event a success - click HERE to learn more about the 1-2-1 Meeting process

2. Content sessions designed to inspire and encourage you to make the next step in your team and organisation's growth.

3. The opportunity to be hosted by the selected destination and treated to the very best they have to offer.

We will deliver a packed programme of educational and motivational content sessions and in-person networking opportunities with not only like-minded individuals, but potential avenues to expand your event capabilities, while exploring a destination like you never have before.

6 reasons to attend

Cost saving

With 2020 resulting in inevitable budget cuts, the C&IT Northern Forum will allow you to put your organisation first. Find the best deals for you and your organisation all in one convenient place.


Get out from behind your desk and use your time and budgets efficiently meeting leading suppliers from the MICE industry, all under one roof.

Latest trends

Hear from industry leaders, case studies and speakers with fresh perspectives in our insightful content sessions, key notes and panel discussions. With a focus on running events in a post-pandemic world and overcoming the new challenges and hurdles that come with it, our key topics are curated to get you back and motivated to doing what you do best

In-person networking

The C&IT Northern Forum is the ideal environment to network and build meaningful relationships to give you the best advantage. With the return of face to face networking, there will be lots to catch-up on!

Hub of innovative ideas

Share best practice with your peers and gain insights from like-minded individuals. See the C&IT Northern Forum as the perfect platform to elevate your fundraising capabilities and organisation.

A bespoke experience

The C&IT Northern Forum will sort the organising. Utilise our bespoke 1-2-1 appointment service with leading suppliers who are matched to your organisation's needs and priorities. 

Do I qualify?

Who can apply?

If you plan and manage meetings, incentives, conferences or events and are interested in new business opportunities with high-quality suppliers, you may be eligible to attend the C&IT Northern Forum as a Hosted Buyer.

When considering applications, we will look at the following criteria:

  • Your reasons for attending
  • If you are happy to meet with our suppliers
  • Your purchasing or decision-making authority
  • Your annual marketing budgets

What's included?

Access to carefully curated content sessions, key notes and panel discussions designed to equip you for the year ahead.

An personalised diary with your appointments with suppliers of your choice.

Networking opportunities, both hosted and organic, throughout the two days at the live event.

A chance to have a guided and unique opportunity to see the very best that Sheffield has to offer, all complimentary and including a hosted overnight stay.

The Suppliers So Far... More to come!

About C&IT

C&IT World

C&IT Insight is a source of creative firepower for event industry professionals. By fusing in-depth industry knowledge from C&IT with expertise from game-changing partners, this platform offers innovative ideas to help you continually evolve and enhance your events.

As the go-to knowledge hub, C&IT Insight gives its members access to highly relevant industry-leading webinars, expert reports, surveys and bespoke events, drawing on insights from expert contributors and in-depth industry research. Whatever your area of interest, you can find something within our comprehensive library to bring you closer to your business goals. 

On C&IT Insight, our specialist content covers the following areas:

  • Event management and venue sourcing
  • Attendee engagement and on-site experience
  • Event marketing and social engagement
  • Event technology and apps
  • Incentive travel and destinations
  • Creativity