Events - West of England Initiative

Find business networking events, workshops and seminars in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire and other locations across the South West.

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Members of The West of England Initiative have the opportunity to join us and meet fellow members through quarterly formal evening events and regular lunch briefings.

Initiative Evenings

Members meet formally four times a year in our quarterly evening meetings. These formal events are a great opportunity to collaborate with other influential organisations, listen to inspiring presentations from international dignitaries, and to discuss the latest policies and projects taking place in the city region.

Briefing Lunches

The Initiative also meets every month for briefing lunches which focus on key local issues in the region. These meetings are a great opportunity for businesses to get involved and express their views on key local and regional issues; views which can subsequently be represented by us at key strategic and local partnerships and Chamber Committees.

These main events are by invite only, however, we run and support a variety of open events throughout the region.

Partner event programmes in the region

Keep an eye on these sites for events coming up in their calendars.

  • Business West Events
  • Festival of Ideas
  • UWE Bristol: Bristol Distinguished Address Series

Upcoming Events

Events happening in Bristol that the Initiative are either running, partners on or helping to support - see below:


Initiative Meeting - Invite Only

Our monthly Initiative meetings bring together business leaders from across Bristol & the West of England.



Bristol Green Capital Climate Action Programme launch

Learn about Bristol Green Capital Partnership's new Climate Action Programme and be inspired by the excellent speakers at this launch event.



West of England Mayor - Economy Hustings

As the campaign for the Mayoral election gains momentum, Centre for Cities and Business West the Chambers and Initiative for the West of England are hosting a hustings (via zoom) for candidates to set out their plans to respond to the pandemic and their recovery strategy for the region with particular reference to infrastructure, innovation and business.

  • Previous events

    View videos, photos and commentary from our previous Initiative evenings and events.

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