About me

After 10 years working for large blue chip organisations I made the decision to work freelance. I have found my niche working with small and medium-size businesses as an extension of their marketing teams or even being their marketing team.

I use this experience from my corporate background to ensure all my events have a professional edge with a personal touch.

Some of the companies I have had the privilege of working with are:

My name is Paola Davis and I am a Freelance Event Manager based in Bristol.
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Events are my passion so much so that I also manage the Bristol hub of the Event Organisers Network (EON).

I work with the city’s venues to showcase their events and meetings offering. I arrange regular networking events for event professionals working in the local event community. My role is to also ensure our members maximise their membership.

EON's 3 key objectives are:

1: Build and nurture relationships

2: Pool our members’ knowledge and develop it (best practice, contacts, advice, support)

3: Drive business and excellence.

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I am also a founder director of MEET South West, a new trade show focussed on the south west’s event ecosystem.

Created by event professionals for event professionals MEET South West will bring together buyers, agencies, venues and suppliers from across the region for an unmissable opportunity to discover, learn, network and do business.


  • A curated exhibition of the South West’s MICE providers

  • A select range of venues, suppliers and services

  • The region’s most innovative agencies

  • Cutting-edge content from industry leaders

  • The latest industry innovations

  • Practical workshops to bring value and fresh content to your next event

As well as the core day-time programme, MEET South West will also feature social events, fam trips and launch events, providing a much needed focal point for the region’s event ecosystem.