English Destinations Forum 21 November 2016

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I am not entirely sure whether all senior/chief officers of English Destination Management Organisations have received the following invitation or, that if they have, whether they have realized the potential importance of attendance at the first of the expanded new style forum meetings.  None of my business really but if you fall into either the not contacted, or contacted but wavering about attendance category and now want to attend then do consider contacting Anna (email address below) to discuss it:


31 October 2016

Dear colleague

I would like to invite you to join our second Destinations Forum on 21 November 2016, which will be attended by Tracey Crouch MP, Tourism Minister and Andrew Percy MP, Minister for LEPs.

The meeting will be held at a Westminster venue to be confirmed shortly. The forum will commence at 12pm, and you are welcome to join us from the beginning, or for the LEP part of the day, which begins at 4.20pm and ends with networking drinks from 6-7pm. A detailed agenda will be circulated shortly.

The forum is an opportunity for destination organisations from across England to exchange information on strategic national and local issues related to the visitor economy and to share best practice in partnership working and destination management.

At the forthcoming meeting, we will also explore how destination organisations and LEPs can work together for the benefit of the visitor economy.

We hope you are able to join us – please confirm your attendance by replying to Anna Adrien (anna.adrien@visitengland.org).

Kind regards

Sally Balcombe

Chief Executive, VisitBritain/VisitEngland



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