Sponsors & Partners

A huge thank you to our community of partners and sponsors whose generous support allows us to keep ticket prices as low as possible.


Our purpose is simple: To help businesses accelerate sales and boost profits through exports.

Export for Growth is a part-funded project between the European Regional Development Fund and the Department for International Trade, delivered by Business West, which over the next few years aims to engage with and support over 1,000 local SMEs to find new profitable customers in overseas markets, resulting in the creation of 850+ new jobs in the South West of England region.

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We are an industry led organisation, whose primary role is to facilitate collaboration and growth within our region.

Delivering projects, events and opportunities for over 600 paying members.

Our Mission is to drive creativity and innovation across the southwest creative and media sectors, building the fame of the region.

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Visit Bristol is the tourist board for the city, offering visitors tips and inspiration to make the most out of their visit.

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Enterprise Nation helps people turn their passions into great businesses.

Since launching in 2005, Enterprise Nation has supported thousands of people to start and grow a business. Led by founder Emma Jones MBE, it is a community of 70,000 start-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and enterprise experts.

Enterprise Nation runs more than 100 events across the UK every year including several in Bristol.

Bournemouth University (BU) is a bright and vibrant university based on the south coast of England, with a strong focus on world-class research, high quality teaching and professional practice.

We create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience and inspire our students to enrich the world. Digital technology runs through the core of what we do at BU from VFX excellence to technology enhanced learning and assistive technology, and is something we’ll continue to invest in through our teaching, estate developments and leading research.

Origin Workspace

Designed for professionals, Origin Workspace offers 42,000 sq. ft of newly renovated coworking space in a landmark building in a prime Bristol location.

Every aspect of the beautiful workspace has been considered to meet the changing needs of today’s entrepreneurs, small and growing businesses, ambitious consultants, freelancers and remote workers.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and within three years we were awarded a Royal Charter to support, represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide. We remain deeply proud of our Royal Charter and it stays at the forefront of everything we do as an organisation.

You will find us in the heart of all major cities and we continue to represent your point of view as a business leader both locally and nationally. Our objective is to ensure your views are taken into account when the government is reviewing policy, legislation or seeking the opinions of the wider business community.

Industry Sponsors

ADLIB recruitment agency Bristol

We are a Creative, Data, Marketing and Technology Recruitment Agency.

We connect ambitious organisations with equally ambitious talent. We immerse ourselves in the worlds we operate in. A trusted partner, supporting growth and success at pace since 2001.

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A DMA membership will grow your business.

Our network of more than 1,000 UK companies is privy to research, free legal advice, political lobbying and industry guidance. Our members connect at regular events that inspire creativity, innovation, responsible marketing and more.

The DMA’s Social Media Council promotes the use of social media and aims to help you keep up with the latest developments and take full advantage of the creative and targeting opportunities.

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The IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), incorporated by Royal Charter, is the world-leading, 100-year-old institute for the advertising profession.

With unrivalled heritage and expertise in best practice, CPD and thought leadership.

Its membership comprises the key 300 agencies who handle 85% of all advertising and marketing communications budgets for c.4,300 clients and brands.


The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities. All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry’s behalf e.g. fighting the NLA’s digital licence.

We are the chartered body for public relations and the largest
membership organisation for PR professionals in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).

Agency Sponsors

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Fat Media is an award-winning, full-service, creative digital agency with offices in Bristol, London, Liverpool and Lancaster.

Established in 2005, our growing team now consists of over 120 experts capable of delivering end-to-end solutions for our clients, from data-led research and planning, through to the creative execution of digital design, technology, marketing and advertising campaigns.

The agency is a part of the Fat Media Group, which also includes Reading Room and RONIN International.

Noisy Little Monkey is the digital marketing agency that drives genuine business growth through Search, Social and Inbound Marketing. Bristol based – they’re famous for making profit fun.

Experts in growing website traffic, generating qualified leads and nurturing them through to close, Noisy Little Monkey is the marketing agency that’s focused on your bottom. Line.

Nomensa is an international strategic UX design agency that combines expertise in psychology, user-centric design, accessibility and technology to create groundbreaking digital experiences.

Fourth Floor’s mission is to support content creators across YouTube, Twitch, Instagram and elsewhere.

We connect them with high-value, highly creative opportunities including branded content and sponsorships, merchandise and production, working with a range of clients from Activision-Blizzard, SEGA and Square-Enix to Channel 4, Mr Lee’s Noodles and Netease.

Home are experts in every aspect of employee experience.

From complicated strategies across continents, to fast-paced creative tactical projects achieved in a day! Your people are at the heart of everything they do, and they’ve captivated, inspired and energised over 11 million employees to bring their best selves to work, every single day. 

True is an independent digital marketing agency. 

We help people profit from the limitless possibilities of digital by creating brand-building experiences and results driven marketing. 

Great State is a brand technology agency.

Founded in 2018, it is a merger between digital agency e3 and strategy consultancy LSU (London Strategy Unit. We are an 80-strong strategy, innovation and experience agency. We help brands stay relevant in a connected world – ensuring the experience they offer exceeds the expectations of their customers. We are famous for our work for brands including Adidas, Arla, Mondelez, Honda, the Royal Navy and Orange.

City Sponsors

Bristol24/7 is a magazine and news website covering the area of Bristol.

Bristol24/7 is your first port of call to find out what’s happening across Bristol with news, features, what’s on listings and everything in between. You’ll find it all on our website and also in our free monthly print magazine.

Access Creative College is the UK’s leading industry-led college specialising in music, media, games and events.

We have been in Bristol for 18 years and have just opened a brand new £5m Digital and Games hub in the heart of the city centre!

Foot Anstey is one of the fastest-growing UK law firms with a reputation for combining technical knowledge with a problem solving, commercial and strategic approach.

Our experienced media and technology team offer a full range of legal advice from content clearance and brand protection to data protection, corporate acquisitions and reputation management.

Event Production Partners

EighteenSixty is a podcast company working with brands and individuals to to help tell their stories in the best way possible…with audio.

With over a decade of broadcast experience in ideation, audio development and production, we love the creative process and we’re passionate about developing imaginative ideas, big or small.