The Richmond CDO Forum

Fairmont Windsor Park, Windsor, United Kingdom

16-17 September 2024


The Richmond CDO Forum Newsletter - July 2023

The Richmond CDO Forum July 23 Newsletter

Industry Update

We’re thrilled to say that the events industry is back in full swing and we’re back to offering unrivalled face-to-face events for businesspeople to connect delegates and suppliers in a range of stunning high-end venues in the UK, Italy, Switzerland and the USA.

What's new at Richmond Events

Richmond events is delighted to announce that its inaugural Richmond CDO Forum will take place on 16-17 September 2024 at an outstanding and prestigious venue with easy links to Heathrow and central London.

CDO Forum latest news

We’re thrilled to announce that registration is now open, and the first delegates have already confirmed. We'll have more information for you next month. Attendance is by invitation only. If you would like more information and to find out if you qualify, please contact us.

Inaugural CDO Forum venue

The Fairmont Windsor Park is the perfect venue for hosting the Richmond CDO Forum. With its exceptional facilities and serene countryside setting, this luxury property provides an ideal backdrop for fostering meaningful connections and in-depth discussions among CDOs. The venue offers spacious and well-equipped rooms, ensuring a seamless and productive experience. The attentive and professional staff at the Fairmont Windsor Park are dedicated to catering to the unique needs of CDOs, providing impeccable service and attention to detail.
The elegant ambiance, combined with the exquisite amenities, create a sophisticated atmosphere that encourages networking, collaboration, and the exchange of insights among CDOs. The Fairmont Windsor Park truly embodies the essence of exclusivity and luxury, making it an exceptional choice for the Richmond CDO Forum. To find out more about the venue click here.

A word from Liam Quinn, Director, Richmond Events

 I am very proud of our team as we launch the Richmond CDO Forum, the latest Richmond Events' UK forum. The teams' professionalism and commitment to excellence have been evident throughout the planning process. The Richmond CDO Forum will serve as a premier platform for Chief Data Officers to connect, collaborate, and shape the future of data-driven decision-making. I am honoured to be part of this team and proud of their hard work as we look forward to the next 15 months.

Top tip

 Avoid disappointment by finding out how you can book your place at the Richmond CDO Forum on 16-17 September 2024. For more information click here if you are a delegate or here if you if you are a supplier.

Did you know?

By the time the Richmond CDO Forum is launched, Richmond Events will have run over 1,050 forums since the first Forum in 1990!

Why you should attend a Richmond Forum as a Delegate

A Richmond delegate is a senior decision maker or influencer usually in charge of buying decisions who is invited to our forums free of charge. In the fast-paced business world in which we live it has become increasingly difficult, but no less important, to meet people face-to-face.

The Richmond format offers the most time-efficient and cost-effective way to:
  • Meet suppliers who can help drive business forward through innovative solutions.
  • Learn from experts and peers in your field.
  • Establish new connections with industry peers.
  • Acquire valuable take-aways to help you and your office stay on top of the latest developments and move forward.
  • Gain CPD accreditation. 
Attendance is free of charge for CDO delegates and by invitation only. As a delegate you can create a personalised itinerary tailor-made to suit your organisation’s data goals.

Each bespoke itinerary comprises:

Business meetings

As a delegate, you can meet the suppliers of your choice in pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings, each lasting 30 minutes. Many of you will have specific projects for which finding the right supplier is vital, others may have a more general interest in benchmarking your existing partners. Whatever your reason, as a delegate you have the final say in who you do or don't want to meet.

Mealtime meetings

Delegates are hosted by suppliers at each mealtime and will also have the opportunity to talk to other delegates.

Conference sessions

The Richmond Events' conference experience is unique. Every delegate chooses their own combination of conference sessions from a selection of workshops, seminars, personal development sessions and discussion groups. Delegates can also attend our keynotes which take place outside of business hours.

Free time

There will generally be some free time available during the business day where the delegates can network with each other or take time out to relax and process what they've learned.


Delegates attending our overnight forums will be able to round off a busy day with some after-dinner entertainment.

Our unique appointment system allows delegates to make the very best use of their time by pre-selecting who they would like to meet and structuring a bespoke conference programme.

Fun facts

As of 20 June 2023, the Richmond format has:
  • Run 983 forums for 127,600 delegates & 55,201 suppliers.
  • Between them, they have had 1,460,316 meetings and attended 1,074,861 conference sessions!

Richmond Events Q&A

Q. Which was the first Richmond Events Forum in each country?

A. In the UK, the PIMS Forum was the first one to be held in June 1990, onboard SS Canberrra, sailing from Southampton.
The first Italian forum was Inforum, which took place in November 1995 onboard the Costa Allegra, sailing from Genoa.
The first American forum was the Marketing Forum and CIO Forum, held in May 1996, onboard the QE2 ocean liner and cruise ship, sailing out of New York.
The first Swiss forum was the Finance Strategy Forum in June 2008, at the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in Interlaken.

How to maximise your attendance at the Richmond CDO Forum

  • If you’re a delegate, make sure you pre-book your meetings with the suppliers who are the best fit for your needs.
  • If you’re a supplier, make sure you buy your ticket and secure your place at the CDO Forum early so you can access to major decision makers.

Richmond Events in numbers

By the end of 2023, we will have run 1012 forums:
  • 330 Forums on 193 3-night, 2-day charters onboard a mixture of P&O, NCL, Cunard, and Costa ships
  • 552 Forums on land
  • 58 Hybrid forums
  • 72 Virtual forums
  • 446 Forums in the UK, 269 in the USA, 214 in Italy, and 83 in Switzerland 

Want to know more?

For Supplier enquires, please contact Jamie Mainwaring:
+44 (0) 20 8487 2230
For Delegate enquiries, please contact Alia Roadley:
+44 (0) 20 8487 2208