Six Reasons to Attend an Alternative Event in 2021

Over the last year, Alternative Events have been put on pause and Alternative Hangouts have been full steam ahead! Our virtual lunch-hour events are tailored by sector and theme, bringing together professional services for innovation and desktop networking.

Although Alternative Hangouts have given us a way to stay connected, there’s nothing quite like meeting in person and we’re delighted to be bringing back live events in September!

If you’re feeling a little hesitant about attending conferences again after such a long period of social distancing, we understand. Let us put your mind at ease with six reasons to book your place today.


 When is the last time you caught up with industry friends or made new connections outside of LinkedIn and Zoom? Meeting in person feels much more organic and we can’t wait to facilitate quality networking time for the professional services to catch up over coffee, drinks, and dinner! We are providing complimentary overnight stays for delegates, meaning you can network for as long as you like without worrying about travelling home.

Who will you meet at each event?

Enjoy a Change of Scene

If you’ve been itching to get a change of environment, you’ll love this year’s event venue! All of our 2021 events are being held at the Crowne Plaza, Marlow – a stunning, newly refurbished, lakeside hotel, tucked away in five acres of Buckinghamshire countryside. We’re offering free accommodation in case you wish to make a stay of it (outdoor hot tub? Say no more!). Let us take you on a quick tour to whet your appetite…

Learn from Industry Experts

All our chairs, keynotes and speakers are leaders in their field and Alternative Events allow you to hear directly from them on the issues you face on a day-to-day basis. The Q&A sessions provide the opportunity to not only have your questions answered, but also hear what your peers are seeking the solutions to. All this without typing into a chat box or worrying about awkwardly speaking over someone on Zoom.

Discover New Tech

In the rapidly evolving world of tech, new solutions are constantly being created. Our events are designed to help you bring your professional pain points to the table and meet you with a solution you hadn’t considered before. Whether it’s through document automation or collaboration systems, we’re passionate about showing professional services firms how technology can maximise and elevate everyday operations to help you exceed your goals and be a cut above the rest.

Find Solutions from Peers

The primary goal of our events is to help professionals solve the everyday problems that hinder efficiency and progress. We wholeheartedly believe that one of the best ways to achieve this is by getting professionals together to share common challenges and collaborate on the solutions. Alternative Events offer the perfect environment for informal brainstorming with industry peers over drinks in a relaxed setting. Each event is sector-specific, from the programme to the attendees, so you’ll only be mingling with people who ‘get it’!

Socialise Post-Covid

We’re thrilled to offer an opportunity to get people in the same room again! While we can’t wait to mingle on the lawn, drinks in hand, your safety is of paramount importance to us.

With that in mind, we have comprehensive Covid safety guidelines to put your mind at ease.

We will also be joined by Dr Helena Boschi, leading workplace behavioural psychologist, who will help you to unpack the pandemic’s psychological and cognitive effects.

If you have any questions about the events, feel free to explore the event pages and programmes on our Alternative Events website or drop us an email! Alternatively, book your place today: