Registrations open as South West event sector endorses new Industry Showcase with key partnership announcements

The business community is embracing MEET South West, a new one-day exhibition and conference showcasing the event industry across the M4/M5 region. Key organisations involved in the region’s event community are showing their support of the inaugural show with a number of partnership announcements.

With their coverage being an exact match of MEET South West’s footprint, Bristol, Bath and Swindon Business News are the right fit as the event’s Media Partner. They will be providing a valuable platform for regional business news announcements in the run up to the event on 30th January. MEET South West will also be sharing essential content with the national and international event and conference press.

But coverage does not stop there! Helping to capture the spirit of the event Bristol-based film production company Floating Harbour have joined as Video Production Partner. With a huge wealth of experience using video for events, their clients include TEDxBristol, the United Nations Foundation, Wildscreen, the Global Parliament of Mayors and global brands.

“We are very excited to be working with MEET South West. [MEET South West] is offering an opportunity for delegates, exhibitors and partners to get together, learn from each other and form valuable connections. The thinking behind this event perfectly reflects our values and we very much looking forward to being a part of it.”

said Richard da Costa, Director, Floating Harbour Films.

Whilst content is key, transport is an important factor in planning any event. The region’s two largest carriers, operating the largest rail network and the Europe’s best airport in its size, GWR and Bristol Airport, have been confirmed as Travel Partners. GWR will offer discounted travel to those travelling to Bristol for MEET South West on their network.

Meet Bristol and Visit Bath are also working closely with MEET South West on the familiarisation trip which will take in both cities as well as a full day at the show meeting the exhibitors and the day’s full educational programme. The fam trip is targeting key event influencers and buyers from London and outside the south west region with travel supported by GWR.

“GWR is excited to come onboard as official Travel Partner to the inaugural MEET South West event in 2019”

says Chris Lund, Regional Marketing Manager for GWR. “GWR offers a wide range of flexible and discounted rail fares, including our great value conference fares with open return travel dates. We also offer our small-business and corporate account service, Business Direct, which allows travel buyers to manage all their GWR and UK train travel needs in one place.”

Sustainability is also an important area to address for trade show and the events industry. With a fully sold-out exhibition Colour Studios, providers of 100% end of life recyclable display products, have joined as Display Partner and will be integral in helping the team achieve their ambitious zero waste targets. They will be supplying all the central display elements and are also offering a package to meet exhibitors’ display needs.

The technical elements of the event will be fully supported by AV Partner, Evans Audio Visual Staging who have more than 30 years’ in the industry and experience delivering some of the South West’s most spectacular events.

“Partnerships are integral to the success of MEET South West and the companies we have partnered with fully understand our aims and the ethos for the show” said Paola Davis, Co-Founder of MEET South West.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome everyone on board to help us celebrate the thriving event industry we have in this region.”

Bookings for event managers, influencers and buyers is now open at www.meetsouthwest.co.uk/register