MEET South West was born out of a desire to showcase the best of the region’s event ecosystem; creating a place to be inspired, network and do business.

MEET South West is an ambitious event and one which we wholeheartedly support. The professionalism of the organising team ensured an extensive programme and a managed exhibitor offer, making it attractive for corporate, agents and association. We look forward to working with the MEET South West team in supporting future events.

Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism, Destination Bristol

Being part of Meet South West was a great experience for Brightelm.  It was the opportunity we needed, really cementing our profile in the local area as a specialist conference organiser. Moreover, a lead from the event converted to a contract worth over £20,000 the biggest return on investment from any exhibition we’ve been part of.

Rob Eveleigh, Managing Director, Brightelm

I found MEET South West hugely enjoyable and rewarding – it was great to have an event dedicated to event professionals here in Bristol 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. A fantastic event to have on our doorstep, I’m really looking forward to MEET South West 2020!

Tiina Wastie, Business Development Events Manager, Soil Association

Thanks to all your hard work in putting on a really tremendous Meet South West event.  I thought it was brilliant! Super-slick, professional organisation and the quality of buyers and suppliers I spoke to was high with lots of serious business interest.

It really was a privilege for us to host the inaugural MEET South West show and we thank you for choosing our venue and creating such an amazing event.  Not only did it feel like a very beneficial day, but it was also a lot of fun. I’ve never seen our cleaner look so surprised when a group of aliens tried to scoot off with his trolley! We love working with the MEET SW trio 😊.

Annette Hawker, Venue Hire Department Manager, We The Curious

MEET South West is an innovative platform for meeting fellow event specialists and some new client prospects too. The calibre of speakers were exceptional and the event certainly helped Ignition to further enhance our profile locally.

Lindie Cramers, Group Head of Marketing, Istoria Group

Big thanks and huge congratulations to the MEET South West team who pulled off such a great show yesterday. It was so refreshing to listen to engaging content that I can apply to my client work at a small scale.

Becky Rock-Evans, Event Director, Bath Digital Festival

Who’s behind the show?

MEET South West is Co-Founded by a trio of local event professionals:

Franco de la Croix-Vaubois

Founder of the Event Organisers Network (EON), EON-Bath Hub Manager and Managing Director of Frog Events.

Paola Davis

Freelance event manager.

Thomas Heiser

Managing Director of Bristol conference organiser Focal Point Event Management Ltd.

MEET South West 2020 Alliance Partners

MEET South West 2019 partners included:

Delivery Partners

Travel Partners

Media Partner

PR Partner