Project Description

The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) is an international governance body of Mayors from all continents. Their 2018 Summit saw 67 Mayors from 36 countries arrive in Bristol to discuss key global challenges; joined by more than 400 expert advisors, guests and support officers.

Incorporating a welcome reception, two day conference, parallel sessions, social tours and gala dinner, the Summit is the only physical convening of the Parliament. As well as providing a place to discuss and determine policy face-to-face, the Summit also provides the primary opportunity for the GPM to attract new members.

Working in partnership with Richmond Event Management, Focal Point were tasked with joint operational delivery of this high-profile summit on behalf of the hosts, Bristol City Council.

Photos: Bristol City Council
GPM Summit 2018 film

The Summit was a resounding success – helping determine the focus of international city-leadership; promoting Bristol to an international audience; and elevating the profile of the GPM.

Focal Point were jointly responsible for:

  • Planning, liaison and management across all venues
  • Supplier procurement and management
  • Registration design and management
  • AV specification and delivery
  • Digital and large-format printing
  • Video and photography
  • Welcome reception and gala dinner planning and delivery
  • Event staffing

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Asher Craig:

“One of the most successful global conferences ever held in our city.”

Caroline Schep, Executive Director, Global Parliament of Mayors Secretariat:

“The tremendous success is in many ways thanks to the exceptionally strong contribution and devotion during the preparations and execution of the Summit. I would like to congratulate you once more with this tremendous and wonderful achievement.”

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