Events - West of England Initiative

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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.

Read 'round-ups' on our previous quarterly meetings.

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 over the next few weeks in Bristol that the Initiative are either running, partners on or helping to support - see below: 


Global Parliament of Mayors Drinks Reception

The Global Parliament of Mayors in Bristol will be the biggest and most ambitious Annual Summit to date. GPM Bristol 2018 will host up to 100 global mayors for an action-focused summit that addresses some of the biggest challenges facing today’s world cities – migration, security and health.

Initiative Lunch with Copper Consultancy

With lots happening locally and beyond, this lunch will feature a range of influential speakers.

Find out more...