English Tourism Week Conference and Parliamentary Reception

Apr 1, 2019 at 10:00 — 15:00 (BST)
Organiser: Tourism Alliance

English Tourism Week Conference 2019

The Tourism Alliance, the Tourism Society and British Destinations are hosting the second ETW Conference on 1st April 2019 at the RAF club in London. This timely conference, being held on the first working day after the UK leaves the EU, features a keynote speech from the Tourism Minister, Michael Ellis MP, alongside a range political and industry experts highlighting the key challenges and opportunities facing the UK tourism industry at this crucial juncture.

The Tourism Alliance will also using the Conference to launch a new forward-looking publication that highlights five big ideas that the Government can adopt that will significantly boost tourism revenue and employment in a post-Brexit environment.

                   Conference Programme

9.30           Arrival and Registration

10.00           Welcome
                    Deirdre Wells OBE, Chair, Tourism Alliance
                    Peter Hampson, Chief Executive, British Destinations

10.05          Tourism - Where To From Here
                   Michael Ellis MP, Minister for Tourism

Part One Looking to the Future

10.30          The View From Europe
                   Lucy Anderson MEP
                   European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee (STB)

11:00          Key Economic and Policy issues Facing Small Businesses
                  Craig Beaumont, Director of External Affairs and Advocacy, FSB

11:30         Liberal Democrat Tourism Policy
                  Baroness Doocey, Spokesperson for Tourism

12:00         Safe, Legal and Clean
                  Deborah Heather, Quality in Tourism

12.10         Lunch Break

Part Two Preparing the Tourism Industry

13.00         The Tourism Sector Deal
                  Anthony Pickles, Head of Tourism Affairs, VisitBritain

13:30         The Tourism Manifesto
                  Kurt Janson, Director, Tourism Alliance
                  With Panel Discussion

14:10         The Value of Outbound Tourism
                   Luke Petherbridge, Head of Public Affairs, ABTA
                   With Panel Discussion

14:50          Summing Up and Close
                    Deirdre Wells OBE, Chair, Tourism Alliance

Delegates Go to Reception in Parliament with Guest Speaker, Jeremy Wright MP

NOTE: All delegates attending the Conference will be invited to attend the Tourism Alliance Annual Parliamentary Reception in the Members Dining Room at the House of Commons from 4-6pm the same day. This Reception, which is being hosted by Gordon Marsden MP and sponsored by the Caravan and Motorhome Club and ETOA, will feature a speech by the Culture Secretary, The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP.

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Ticket Price (ex VAT) Quantity
Members of the Tourism Alliance, Tourism Society, British Destinations and TMI £125.00 (No booking fee)
Any Additional Ticket Purchased by a Member Organisation £95.00 (No booking fee)
Non- Member of the Tourism Alliance, Tourism Society, British Destinations or TMI £165.00 (No booking fee)
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