The team has been named by the Meetings Industry Association as the miaList 2016 Conference Team of the Year.
Destination Bristol’s conference team was one of seven teams shortlisted and was the only team representing a destination. Others on the shortlist included Westminster College Cambridge and Southampton Solent University.
Kathryn Davis, Destination Bristol’s Head of Tourism, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the hard work and dedication of the conference team has been recognised in this award, which is particularly significant as it is voted for by industry peers. The team works tirelessly to promote Bristol as a destination. Indeed, the celebrations following this award will be brief as they are working throughout this weekend, welcoming UK conference and meeting agents to showcase the Bristol region.”
Destination Bristol’s conference team supports event organisers in bringing conference, meetings and business events to Bristol providing a free venue finding programme, accommodation solutions for delegates, social and partner programmes and impartial advice on a range of issues from transport to team building activities or what to see and do in Bristol. In 2015, the conference industry was estimated to bring £202m to the city.