Fresh from the success of their inaugural show MEET South West returns on Friday 31 January at the Mercure Bristol Grand. As the premier show for the region’s event industry it’s a must-attend fixture for event managers in the South West, or for anyone looking to bring events to the region.
With 100% of 2019 delegates saying they would recommend the show to their colleagues, the 2020 event is building on solid foundations. Supported by Destination Bristol, Visit Bath, VisitWiltshire, the Event Organisers Network and Conference News, the show features more than 12 hours of content designed to help event managers raise their event game together with an exhibition of 60+ of the region’s leading events suppliers, venues and agencies. Supporting the show are well known event-industry Delivery Partners including EventsCase, Glisser, Event Reference, Mercure Hotels and Colour Studios.
Practical content to help you run even better events
The programme for 2020 has been designed to give event managers the practical tools they need to run even better events. 67% of delegates in 2019 reported attending MEET South West would help them increase their event ROI and the January show will be no different.
“I found MEET South West hugely enjoyable and rewarding – it was great to have an event dedicated to event professionals here (in the South West) and invaluable to be able to meet local exhibitors and venues face to face and to be able to attend a huge array of relevant and motivating talks. I’m really looking forward to MEET South West 2020!” - business development events manager, Soil Association
MEET South West sessions will focus on generating event sponsorship; engaging and maximising stakeholder support; events as business development; personal well being; AI, VR and the latest event tech; event sustainability and more. Check out the full MEET South West speaker listing.
The best of the South West’s event ecosystem
The MEET South West exhibition presents a curated selection of the leading venues, suppliers, agencies and entertainment companies in the region. From an awards dinner underneath Concorde to an AV supplier to support your multi-day conference - you’ll find inspiration and trusted partners at MEET South West. Check out the MEET South West exhibitor list.
Let us entertain you
A key part of event management is entertainment, especially at this time of year. Our Entertainment Sponsor Trevor George Entertainment have it covered. Be it on the showcase stage in the main exhibition hall or at the after party, it will be a great opportunity to discover a fantastic range of entertainment, for any occasion.
Make a weekend of it?
With MEET South West taking place on a Friday there is no better time to come and get a flavour of this fantastic region. With exclusive rates on rooms at the Mercure Bristol Grand and conference rail travel available from our Travel Partner GWR why not make a weekend of it? Travelling from further afield? Our Travel Partner Bristol Airporthandles flights from 34 countries and 126 destinations providing quick and easy access to the South West.