The safety and wellbeing of our members is always a priority for us, as is our desire to continue to deliver the highest quality events for you and the sector.

Although some face-to-face conferences and exhibitions may start to be permitted in England from Spring/Summer 2021, we feel that travelling into central London is still not going to be feasible, comfortable or even practical for many people at the moment. We also feel that to simply try and re-package an existing conference as a purely virtual event would detract from the quality and experience that you have come to expect from MemberWise.

We have therefore taken the difficult decision to postpone our MEMX conference, and it will now take place on 7th October 2021. All ticket bookings remain valid and you don’t have to do anything to transfer your place.

Our New Conference theme will be ‘Membership in a New World’

MemberWise Network Chair, Richard Gott, commented:

“Following dialogue with network members there was a strong consensus that MEMX 2021 should recognise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the practical ways membership organisations/associations have evolved in order to enable short term survival and medium/long term growth. Delegates can expect to be inspired by ground-breaking approaches and enthused by some great member focused results/outcomes.”

The theme for this conference will be: ‘Membership in a New World’ and will provide much needed practical help, advice and unique insight that will enable you to drive membership forward during challenging times.

In the meantime, we will be continuing with other activity including our groundbreaking online learning programme, Membership OnTrack, our exciting new online learning platform – MemberWise Learn, the publication of The Ultimate Guide to Retaining More Members and The Influence 100 Financial Benchmarking Report.

It is of course very disappointing to not see you all at a conference during 2020 and early 2021, but these are unusual times and we feel this is the right decision in the interests both of our members and the standard of the event we will deliver for you.

We thank you for your continuing support and we hope all is well with you In these continuing difficult times for so many.

Richard Gott and the MemberWise Team