I finally arrived to a very wet and dark Bristol at 6pm and headed straight off the the hotel with the help of Google Maps.

I know it's going to be a very busy couple of days so I grab a quick bite to eat and settle down for the night, genuinely excited about what the next couple of days will bring.

The next morning I arrive at the Marriott at 9:30am and the atmosphere is positively sensational.

Coffee and conversation are in abundance!

Once I'm signed in, I'm handed my delegate pack and I get my first opportunity to have a quick look at all the exhibits that are proudly displayed around the convention.

I'd have to have a proper look later as the main hall, the Bristol Suite, is now filling and everyone is ushered through for an official welcome and to hear our first speakers discuss "Unlocking the Power of Community."

I'd be spending quite a bit of time in this room over the next few days.

Next part: Unlocking the Power of Community

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