This week the Meet Bristol team were on the move, with our largest ever presence  at The Meetings Show.

The event is a firmly established favourite on the MICE circuit with an exhibition, education seminar programme and pre-booked appointments for stand holders with high-quality hosted buyers from the UK and overseas. Launched in 2012, exhibitors attend from destinations, venues and suppliers from across the globe.

Meet Bristol at The Meetings Show 2018

This year, we were supported by five stand share partners representing six venues located both in central Bristol and in South Gloucestershire.  Each partner had their own appointments, along with our own appointment diary, plus benefitted from walk-ups over the two days.  These include meeting and event planners, incentive agents and media.

The combined 'Team Bristol' also worked hard during the show to deliver a fun social media campaign encouraging stand visitors to have their photo taken in a special Meet Bristol photo frame, complete with Brunel’s stovepipe hat.

Meet Bristol at Meetings Show social media competition

We estimate that between the partners, there were almost 200 pre-booked meetings, before including the benefit of walk-ups and cross-referrals among the team. 

Over the weekend we now are benefitting further with an educational familiarisation trip from eight UK and international buyers who will be enjoying site visits, experiences and hospitality before heading home to London, Edinburgh, Italy, France, Canada and the Czech Republic.

FAM trip dinner at The Kiln

A huge thank you to all that have supported us on the fam trip and as stand share partners. If you are interested in partnering with us for Meetings Show 2019, please contact Amy Bramhall.



The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin Events
Private Dining
Avon Gorge dinner event

Their meeting rooms can offer seating for up to 100 delegates set in idyllic surroundings, many displaying original features.

Ashton Gate Stadium
Conferences & Weddings Conferences Category
View of Ashton Gate Stadium

Ashton Gate Stadium is the home of Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Bears and has undergone a £45 million transformation into a state-of-the-art 27,000 capacity stadium including conference facilities.

Brunel's SS Great Britain
Creative & Cultural
Brunel's SS Great Britain

A multi award-winning venue for non-residential conferences, corporate and private events and weddings.

De Vere Tortworth Court
Unique Venue
De Vere Tortworth Court exterior

De Vere Tortworth Court is a historic hotel in stunning surroundings – a place where a centuries-old story meets an exceptionally modern experience.

Hotel Du Vin & Bistro
Exclusive Use
Hotel du Vin & Bistro conference room

The magnificently restored Sugar House, previously a collection of Grade II-listed warehouses from the 1700s.

Thornbury Castle
Exclusive Use
Thornbury Castle aerial view

Thornbury Castle has all the majesty of a royal residence. A wonderful retreat from everyday routine.