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Meet Bristol & Bath: A new convention bureau

A new regional Convention Bureau has been launched representing Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area.

The Bureau’s key objectives are: proactively promote region for business events, working with local partners to secure new business for the region. Building on the success of the existing Meet Bristol Convention Bureau, this new partnership wishes to attract conferences and business events, helping to boost the visitor economy for the region.

Simon Hughes, Chair of Business Visits Events Partnership (BVEP) says, “The BVEP is delighted to learn of this initiative. The importance of strong local resources to represent and facilitate growth for business events should never be understated. Bristol and Bath and the surrounding region offer some of the best amenities for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions in unique locations. Combining the two cities will undoubtedly create a more efficient and effective marketing platform”.

VisitEngland Head of Business Events, Kerrin MacPhie said:

“The launch of the new convention bureau, Meet Bristol & Bath is an exciting development for the business events industry in England. Both destinations offer a wealth of opportunity and leading business events facilities which combined will make an unforgettable visitor experience.  We are excited to promote this new convention bureau to event planners at MeetEngland Virtual alongside 29 other leading English destinations, showcasing the many ways future events can be reimagined in England.”

Meet Bristol & Bath will target a global audience, focussing on developing association, corporate and incentive travel business with a strong focus on developing working relationships with event planners and agents all over the world.

“Representing two cities with such varying offers, plus their surrounding areas is hugely beneficial and gives us a competitive edge when bidding for events. We are working hard to put plans and actions in place to aid recovery after what has been an extremely difficult year for the industry.

We are well connected, and welcome all enquires however large or small and are dedicated to maintaining and developing working relationships with all of our stakeholders”. Amy Bramhall, Convention Bureau Manager, Meet Bristol & Bath.

 

Credits: JMP

 

Tags: Convention Bureau, UK, Meetings Industry

11-06-2021