VisitBritain's flagship MICE event, Meet GB, took place in Windsor from 11-12 April 2019. Meet Bristol's Convention Bureau Manager, Amy Bramhall attended the event to promote the city region to prospective buyers.

Meetings happening at MeetGB 2019

The event involved two days of pre-planned one-to-one meetings and various networking opportunites as well as a gala dinner and entertainment at Hamton Court Palace. Amy held 40 individual appointments with buyers from across Europe and North America. She reports, "There was a lot of interest in Bristol’s innovative culture and tech sector, as well as the many possibilities that can be offered for incentive programmes."

MeetGB table

Prior to the event in Windsor, the team hosted a familiarisation trip for nine international incentive buyers, plus a journalist from Convention International magazine. Guests came from USA, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia and The Netherlands and experienced a taster of what Bristol and Bath have to offer prior to the main event.

MeetGB FAM trip group at Brunel's SS Great Britain

During the familiarisation visit, VisitBritain had given us 'Gertie' the Corgie to feature in photographs along the way due to the event having a Royal theme. We are pleased to say that our image of Gertie with Shaun the Sheep won the prize for best picture!

Queen Square Bristol