The event, which kicked off yesterday morning (3 July), bought together 1,100 delegates from government departments, agencies and industry to address the challenges of delivering better public services for less.
The three-day event featured Ian Livingstone, the founder of Games Workshop, discussing intellectual property. The sessions were led by head of the Civil Service Sir Bob Kerslake and cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood.
The main conference took place in Hall 1 with video messages from David Cameron and Nick Clegg.
The event kicked off with a stunt which involved four Royal Marines abseiling down the entrance to Colston Hall.
The stunt was designed to launch the first time that the event, which is now in its fifth year, has taken place in Bristol.
Naomi Easy, sales and conference manager at Colston Hall comments: "Hosting Bristol’s first ever Civil Service Live was a huge testament to the venue’s value within the region as a versatile large events space. We have really enjoyed working with organisers Dods and the Cabinet Office to host the exhibition and we are especially proud to see the venue being efficiently utilised to its full capacity."