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Airport welcomes mayors from across the world ahead of city summit

Created: 20th Oct 2018

Bristol Airport is set to welcome mayors representing cities from across the world this weekend (20-21 October) as delegates arrive for the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit which is being held in Bristol next week.

Mayors from six continents are attending the high-profile event which brings together city leaders to share expertise, experience and best practice in tackling global challenges such as migration, urban security and health.

Mayors from as far afield as Cape Town (South Africa), Kingston (Jamaica) and Monrovia (Liberia) will be making use of the Airport’s excellent connections with major international hubs such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin and Frankfurt, while others will be flying direct flights from around the UK and Europe.

Nigel Scott, Business Development Direct, at Bristol Airport, said:

“The Global Parliament of Mayors is a great opportunity to present Bristol to an international audience. Connectivity is key for all successful international cities, so we are delighted to see so many mayors making use of the extensive route network available at Bristol Airport. We look forward to providing a warm welcome to all delegates and creating a positive first impression of the West of England.”

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, added:

“It is great that we will be welcoming so many city leaders from around the world to Bristol for this year’s summit. It is clear that the challenges we face in the world today cannot be solved by national governments working alone. The world needs cities working together alongside and supporting national governments and the world bodies to deliver genuine solutions. The Bristol summit will focus on these solutions.”

Bristol Airport is working with Bristol City Council to support the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit.