CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Britain will have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025 – just under 10% of UK GDP and supporting around 3.8 million jobs.

But its growth should not be taken for granted. With many challenges ahead there is no better time for a conference dedicated to future global opportunities for UK tourism to take place.

The one day conference has been created to challenge and open minds to new ways of thinking to help develop and grow businesses. The organisers have brought together some of the industry’s innovators and disruptors tackling  a range of topics including trends, airlines, regional airports, Brand Britain, brand loyalty, new business models, marketing, AI and staffing.

Don’t miss out on this conference with a difference.  It will change the future of your business.

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OUR SUPPORTERS

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CONFERENCE AGENDA

Introductions

09:00 - 09:10

Simon Greenbury, Director, Cheeky Monkey Media

Hayley McQueen (Moderator), Sky

Trending through the looking glass

09:10 - 09:55

Jon Young, Research Director, BDRC

Debbie Marshall, Managing Director, Silver Travel Advisor

Stephen Treacy, CEO Tribe 101

Brand Britain & Brand Loyalty

09:55 - 10:30

Kurt Stullhemmer, Partner, Hall & Partners

James McVeigh, Head of Innovation and Marketing, Festivals Edinburgh

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00

Lessons & Learnings

11:00 - 11:45

Jennifer Cormack, Sales & Marketing Director, Windermere Lake Cruises & Chair, Lake District China Forum

Colin Fox, Marketing Manager, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues and Chair, Lake District Japan Forum

Rhys Griffiths, Partner & Head of Travel Group, FieldFisher

THE SKY'S THE LIMIT - REGIONAL AIRPORTS & AIRLINES

11:45 - 12:40

John Strickland (Moderator), Director, JLS Consulting

John Irving, CEO, Liverpool Airport

James Ager, Head of Strategy, Manchester Airport Group

Kate Sherry, Deputy Director of Route Development, Ryanair

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet

LUNCH on festival floor & networking

12:40 - 14:00

BUSINESS 4.0: HOW CAN THE INDUSTRY ADAPT TO SURVIVE & THRIVE

14:00 - 15:00

Katie King, Managing Director, Zoodikers

THE NEW WORLD TOURISM ORDER PANEL DISCUSSION

15:00 - 16:00

Anthony Pickles, Head of Tourism Affairs, VisitBritain and VisitEngland

Deirdre Wells, Chief Executive, UKinbound

Chris Brown, Marketing Director, Marketing Liverpool

Samantha Mayling, Editor, TravelGBI

CONFERENCE ROUND UP

16:00 - 16:15

Hayley McQueen and Simon Greenbury

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE IMPORTANCE OF PEOPLE IN A GLOBALISED ECONOMY

16:30 - 17:30

Cherie Blair, CBE, QC

Please note: The conference programme and speakers are subject to change

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

  James Ager, Head of Strategy, Manchester Airport Group

James Ager, Head of Strategy, Manchester Airport Group

  Cherie Blair, CBE, QC

Cherie Blair, CBE, QC

  Jennifer Cormack, Sales & Marketing Director, Windermere Lake Cruises & Chair, Lake District China Forum

Jennifer Cormack, Sales & Marketing Director, Windermere Lake Cruises & Chair, Lake District China Forum

  Colin Fox, Marketing Manager, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues and Chair, Lake District Japan Forum

Colin Fox, Marketing Manager, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues and Chair, Lake District Japan Forum

  John Irving, CEO, John Lennon Airport

John Irving, CEO, John Lennon Airport

  Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet

  Rhys Griffiths, Partner & Head of Travel Group, FieldFisher

Rhys Griffiths, Partner & Head of Travel Group, FieldFisher

  Katie King, Managing Director, Zoodikers

Katie King, Managing Director, Zoodikers

  Samantha Mayling, Editor, TravelGBI

Samantha Mayling, Editor, TravelGBI

  Debbie Marshall, Managing Director, Silver Travel Advisor

Debbie Marshall, Managing Director, Silver Travel Advisor

  Hayley McQueen (Moderator), Sky

Hayley McQueen (Moderator), Sky

  James McVeigh, Head of Innovation and Marketing, Festivals Edinburgh

James McVeigh, Head of Innovation and Marketing, Festivals Edinburgh

  Anthony Pickles,   Head of Tourism Affairs, VisitBritain and VisitEngland

Anthony Pickles, Head of Tourism Affairs, VisitBritain and VisitEngland

  Kate Sherry, Deputy Director of Route Development, Ryanair

Kate Sherry, Deputy Director of Route Development, Ryanair

  John Strickland (Moderator), Director, JLS Consulting

John Strickland (Moderator), Director, JLS Consulting

  Deirdre Wells, Chief Executive, UKinbound

Deirdre Wells, Chief Executive, UKinbound

  Jon Young, Research Director, BDRC

Jon Young, Research Director, BDRC

 

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BOOKING

The cost of the conference is £249.00 + VAT, which includes admission to all the days of the Festival running from 12 – 28 June. (excludes other paid for Festival hosted events)

With places limited and tickets capped don’t delay and book your place now

CONTACT US

If you would like to know more about the Future Global Opportunities for UK Tourism conference or how the Cheeky Monkeys can help champion UK tourism and grow your business please complete the form below. 

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