Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, is one of the founders and co-organisers of leading conferences for the hotel investment industry in Berlin (IHIF), Dubai (AHIC), Moscow & Sochi (RHIC), Istanbul (CATHIC), Nairobi (AHIF), Casablanca (MTIF) and the recently launched Global Restaurant Investment Forum in Dubai.
Jonathan is also Chairman of Bench Event's sister company, JW Bench, a benchmarking company that tracks the performance of the conference market. Jonathan sits as a shareholder and board director of STR Global, the new entity for global benchmarking outside North America following the merger of The Bench, Smith Travel Research and Deloitte’s Hotel Benchmark. Jonathan loves to travel with his wife, has four children and sits on the board of Future Talent, a charity to provide financial support to young gifted musicians.
Bench Events have supported the Kenyan Red Cross following the Westgate Mall shootings and the anti-poaching efforts of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.