English Tourism Week Conference 2019

Monday April 01, 2019




English Tourism Week Conference 2019
Monday 1st April 
RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PY



In association with: Tourism Alliance, The Tourism Society and British Destinations.    

English Tourism Week is staged annually as an opportunity for the Tourism Industry to highlight the size, value and success of the tourism, the benefits that it provides to local Economies and the employment that it generates for local communities.

This year the Tourism Alliance, The Tourism Society and British Destinations are working together to stage the first English Tourism Week Conference which will bring together experts from across the industry to address key issues affecting on the sector, including the new Tourism Deal being produced under the Government’s Industrial Strategy, Brexit, productivity in the tourism sector and sub-national funding.


Outline programme:

9.30  Arrival and Registration

10.00  Welcome - Deirdre Wells OBE, Chair, Tourism Alliance  and 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 Chaired by Tom Jenkins, CEO, ETOA

14:10 The Value of Outbound Tourism - Mark Tanzer, CEO, 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 



Members of the: Tourism Alliance, The Tourism Society, British Destination £125 (plus VAT)

                            Any additional ticket purchased by a member organisation £95 (plus VAT)

                           Non-members £165 (plus VAT)


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Venue Information

RAF Club
128 Piccadilly


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