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On the 8th and 9th April the University of Bristol provided the host venues for the GANG (The Great Ambassador Networking Group) 2024 Elevate Conference supported by Meet England.

Dinner at The Orangery at Goldney House Bristol for GANG meeting

The event began with a city tour provided by Visit West taking in some key sites of Bristol followed by a networking dinner held at The Orangery at Goldney House.

The conference then took place at the impressive Wills Memorial Building.

Group photo of attendees at GANG meeting at Wills Memorial Building, Bristol

Academic and sector leaders play a crucial role in bringing business events to the UK, providing invaluable advocacy, network connections and expertise. The GANG network provides the unique opportunity for Convention Bureaux (such as Meet Bristol & Bath), universities, Professional Congress Organisers (PCOs) and event professionals to come together to share best practice for operating conference ambassador programmes and working with ambassadors to win, then optimise the positive impact and legacy of congresses in Britain.

The sessions featured an exchange of best practices on partnering with ambassadors and PCOs to win and enhance congresses, and to support regional sector growth. We also had an update from Head of Business Events Paul Black on the Visit Britain Business Events Growth Programme and Positive Impact Framework which will help shape the impact and legacy of events.

Kathryn Davis gives a presentation to the GANG delegation in University of Bristol Wills Memorial Building

If you are passionate about raising the profile of Bristol, Bath and the west of England for business events then please contact Helen Applin to find out more about participating in the Meet Bristol & Bath Conference Ambassador Programme.


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With its impressive property portfolio, the University offers a diverse array of excellent venues for conferences, meetings and social events.



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