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.

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: 


Fighting the Impact of Deprivation with Empire Fighting Chance

Created in 2013, Empire Fighting Chance is a Bristol-based charity that uses non-contact boxing training combined with intensive personal support to work with some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Due to their success in Bristol, they are now working across South Wales with national and international interest in their model. Join us for an active breakfast where you will learn about the charity, understand why their programmes are working, and work up a sweat in an accessible box fit class.


The West of England Transport Summit & Debate

Join with other members of the regional business community and help shape a public transport blueprint that can deliver for employers in the next three years.


UWE Enterprise Zone Tour

Hosted by Professor Martin Boddy, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise, this event will give you the opportunity to learn how the UEZ supports the University's and City's Industrial Strategy, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of its facilities.

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