English Destination Forum, London 13 Nov 17

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VB/VE have published a reminder for those English destination management practitioners who have not yet booked to attend the English Destination Forum meeting on 13 December 2017.  The reminder helpfully includes details of the programme.  Original message from VB/VE reads:

Invitation: 13 November 2017
Dear partners,
We would like to remind you that the next English Destinations Forum is taking place on Monday 13 November in London (11-4pm) at St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, SW1H 0QW. Please find agenda below:


10.30 Tea and coffee

11.00  VisitBritain/ VisitEngland update: Sally Balcombe, VB/VE CEO
11.30 Minister’s update: John Glen MP, Tourism Minister
11.50 Marketing update: Clare Mullin, VB/VE Marketing Director
12.30 Lunch
1.15 Choice of two seminars:

  • DMO diversification and commercialisation: Nicola Said, Marketing Cheshire; Sally Greenaway, Make It York; David Thornton, Isle of Wight BID
  • VisitEngland’s Business Support activity: Ross Calladine, VE

1.45 Choice of two seminars:

  • Rural funding: Andy Tordoff, Rural Payments Agency
  • DMO diversification and commercialisation (repeated): Nicola Said, Marketing Cheshire; Sally Greenaway, Make It York; David Thornton, Isle of Wight BID

2.15 Coffee break
2.45 Choice of two seminars:

  • Introduction to VisitEngland Assessment Services: Andrew Oxley, The AA
  • How to make the most of English Tourism Week: David Curtis-Brignell, GoToPlaces; Nicola Said, Marketing Cheshire; Charlotte Sanders, VE Senior Press Officer

3.15 Choice of two seminars:

  • Working with Google – opportunities and challenges: Discussion led by Nick Brooks-Sykes, Marketing Manchester
  • How to make products bookable for the international markets: Suzy Faulkner and Claire Ford, VB Product Development team

3.45 Networking
4.30 Finish

Please R.S.V.P. to anna.adrien@visitengland.org if you would like to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sally Balcombe

Chief Executive


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