Business and Cultural Exchanges

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La Route des Vins charity auction

This eagerly anticipated annual charity wine auction is organised by students from the International Business School (INSEEC) in Bordeaux. Each year the students work hard to obtain donations of wine from Bordeaux producers, bring it by sailing boat and minibus to Bristol, and organise a charity auction in partnership with the Commanderie de Vins de Bordeaux in Bristol. The event has grown each year since founding in 2010, with the 2016 event raising over £6500 for charity.


Business delegations
The Bristol Bordeaux Partnership is pleased to support business exchanges between the two cities. For example in May 2015 we helped host a delegation of over 30 visitors from the Jeune Chambre Economique de Bordeaux researching Bristol’s digital innovation and the creative industries, in collaboration with Bristol City Council, Business West and Bristol Junior Chamber.


Cultural exchanges
Bristol and Bordeaux are flourishing centres of cultural activity, and the Bristol Bordeaux Partnership is keen to support artistic and cultural exchanges between the two cities, such as the hugely successful tour to Bordeaux by Bristol Cathedral Choir (July 2016).


Please contact us if you have a business or cultural project you would like to discuss.