Project Description

For the third time in as many years Focal Point were appointed freelance event manager for Venturefest Bristol and Bath 2017.

The event was perhaps the most ambitious yet, using all of the Watershed in central Bristol (including the central bar area, all three cinemas, two breakout rooms and an exhibitions space) PLUS the public engagement space at Bristol Energy Hub.

Working closely with the venue, our client Invest Bristol and Bath and key partners (West of England Combined Authority, Osborne Clarke and Innovate UK), we developed a full delivery programme including website design and build, app development, exhibition design and build and on-the-day delivery.

Photos: Jon Craig
Venturefest B+B 2017 Film

Results were great. More than 800 registrations, 40 speakers, 15 exhibitors, 10 pitching companies, six workshops and three streams of content!

Focal Point were responsible for:

  • Event website design and build
  • Event app design and build
  • Registration design and management
  • Exhibition design and build
  • Venue management
  • Audio visual
  • Print and digital signage
  • Budget management
  • Catering
  • Speaker management
  • Sponsor management
  • Event streaming

Matthew Cross, Head of Inward Investment at Invest Bristol and Bath had this to say:

“On every occasion we have worked with Thomas he is meticulous, diligent and utterly reliable. He is also amazing at taking somewhat loose concepts and turning them into real events that are extremely slick despite any number of hurdles we throw at him. I take great pleasure in taking the credit but it is of course all his. I would recommend him highly.”

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