On Wednesday 17 March 2021, Meet Bristol & Bath held their first members' forum over Zoom. The session gave members an introduction to the new Convention Bureau as well as highlighting ways that businesses can get fully involved and make the most of their membership.

Part of the introduction looked at how the Bristol and Bath teams have worked to bring the organisations together, including:

  • Removing duplication
  • Providing broader range of services
  • Improving reach
  • Developing international business
  • Creating a stronger voice in the market place
  • Looking ahead to the future

The Meet Bristol and Bath pink logo on a white background

There were five key speakers during the forum. The following each held a short presentation focussing on different aspects of the sector:

  • Introduction & partnership overview - Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism 
  • Membership overview - Faye Batchelor, Membership & Commercial Manager 
  • Meet Bristol & Bath overview and future plans - Amy Bramhall, Convention Bureau Manager 
  • VisitBritain/MeetEngland update: Discover global trends and industry opportunities - Kerrin MacPhie, VisitBritain
  • PR Update, Bristol & Bath - Emma Frayling, PR and Communications Manager
  • Incorporating social content & team building into events to win business - Mark Fanning, Managing Director, ACF Team Building & Events Ltd

Screenshot from Meet Bristol & Bath Forum

For those who missed it, or those who'd like to recap what they heard, the session was recorded and can be viewed on demand here. The slides were shared following the event.  

For more information on Meet Bristol & Bath, please contact Amy Bramhall