After 18 months of restrictions on holding in-person events, the official conference and meetings bureau for Cambridge and the surrounding area has celebrated the gradual return to live events by holding a drinks reception for clients and venue representatives.

Meet Cambridge, which has a portfolio of more than 50 venues – including the Cambridge Colleges as founder members, hotels and other spaces – arranged a ‘Welcome Back’ gathering in the gardens of the Crausaz Wordsworth Building at Robinson College.

More than 30 people attended the outdoor event to celebrate meeting once again and to enjoy the drinks and canapes, which had been specially chosen for their low carbon footprint, reflecting the use of local and seasonal ingredients.

Judith Sloane, Head of Meet Cambridge said: “It was wonderful to finally be able to meet up and to thank clients and venue representatives in person for all their support, after so many months of seeing them via Zoom and Teams! There was a real buzz at the event, everyone was very enthusiastic at being able to start welcoming conferences and meetings once again.

“I’d like to thank the team at Robinson College for holding the event in their lovely garden in the evening sunshine and for providing excellent refreshments.

“Although there is a way to go, there’s no doubt that there is a real appetite for in-person events once again – and this drinks reception certainly showed that!”

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Left to right: Judith Sloane, Head of Meet Cambridge; Anne Blyth, The Møller Institute; Irene Garrote, University Arms; and Lisa Doran, The Fellows House.