Who we are

Henri Forman Event Management (HFEM) is a professional conference and event management company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, with more than 20 years of conference and hospitality experience.

Your event is in expert as well as safe hands with HFEM. From a former head chef and hotel manager to high-profile conference planner, our team’s own expertise and knowledge of these industries mean we know how venues operate and what is achievable. We are also keen negotiators, so we always get the best deal for you from our suppliers.

Quality, professionalism and excellent value are our constant conference cornerstones.

Our Ethos

Quality and commitment are at the heart of everything we do. Through professional and personal service, open communication and integrity, we seek to develop long-term, loyal relationships with you as our client.

Henrietta Forman, Managing Director

Henrietta founded HFEM in 2007 following ten years as organiser of complex, high-profile conferences with NHS Scotland. Most notably, she managed the Faculty of Public Health Conference for six years: a residential event for 300 attendees involving 148 speakers, 48 parallel sessions, 50 individual posters and an exhibition.

Her conference experience extends beyond Scotland: she ran the International Association of Forensic Psychotherapists event in Oxford for two years and also assisted pharmaceutical company Wyeth with an event in Brussels. Henrietta is used to working closely with high-profile speakers and delegates, from Ministers in the Scottish Parliament to clinicians, professors and other medical professionals.

Our Carbon Commitment & Environmental Ideals

We can all do our bit to reduce our environmental impact. That’s why HFEM is committed to a green strategy.

All members of our team are aware of their responsibility towards sustainability and the environment, such as minimising waste and using resources efficiently. We also encourage our suppliers to implement good environmental practices.

For our events, we promote minimising printed delegate papers, re-using branded event materials, recycling paper and cartridges, and using local food supplies as much as we can. Where possible, we suggest delegates use public transport or share cars to and from an event to reduce their event’s carbon footprint.

At Henri Forman Event Management we are very aware of our impact on the environment. We are committed to being considerate to the environment when running our events and at its very best.

One Step Further… we follow the ethos of reduce, reuse and recycle while keeping the quality of service and delivery

To further mitigate against the carbon footprints of our events we have teamed up with Trees4Scotland to plant Scottish native trees in Teaghlach Wood, near the village of Comrie in Perthshire.

We have committed to pledging £1 per delegate from every event to go towards planting new native woodlands. In addition to this we will offer each delegate the chance to purchase a further tree (or trees) to also be added to this fabulous new woodland.

Scotland needs many new trees to be planted in order to achieve our climate targets and we thank you for supporting the HFEM Grove in Teaghlach Wood.