Who We Are

20/20 Speed Networking is produced by the team behind the market-leading publication, Prestige Events (est 2003), and the COOL Venue Awards (est. 2007: audited social media audience 7.4 million)

20/20 Speed Networking is a direct consequence of the consistent number of daily calls and emails from event buyers that are fielded by the Prestige Events magazine office team: buyers wanting to use our renowned independent expertise to execute their prestige event which NEEDS that aspect of charisma and COOL. Hence, the creation of 20/20 Speed Networking in 2011. An event whose modus operandi is underpinned by the same undercurrent that runs through Prestige Events magazine, and the COOL Venue Awards. And also priced within the budget reach of every supplier by costing a fraction of other networking forums, whilst also delivering over twice as many meeting as rivals.

We host seventeen 20/20 Speed Networking events in a calendar year, each uniquely headlined with a different event theme which consequently brings together likeminded individuals from both sides of the buyer-supplier fence. All buyers and suppliers are targeted and qualified to ensure they fit in with the specific 20/20 event and it’s theme (eg: 20/20 ‘Christmas Parties’). Many multi-faceted suppliers choose to invest in securing tablestands at a slection of 20/20 Speed Networking events because of the comparative cost and many different buyers that they’ll meet.

And uniquely, all 20/20 Speed Networking event are limited to just a carefully vetted selection of 20 suppliers and 20 buyers. All 20/20 Speed Networking events are also uniquely scheduled to run over just a ½ day (ie. 20 x10-minute meetings), thus allowing event buyers and suppliers to establish relations with the pre-vetted contacts that they need and continue with the rest of their day.

As of January 2016, we have seen the production of sixty-seven 20/20 Speed Networking events in 52 calendar months, with over 200 suppliers and 700 event buyers educated, enlightened, and entertained.

-Wesley Mendy, Founder, Cool Venue Awards & CEO Prestige Events Magazine-