Monday June 02, 2014
Tuesday June 03, 2014
The Tourism Symposium at the International Festival for Business
Liverpool, 2nd-3rd June 2014
“The role of tourism and culture in creating economic success”
With keynote address from John Kampfner, Director of the Creative Industries Federation
Bookings now open - £115 for members/ £125 for non-members
Students (members and non-members) £35 for the day of the Symposium only
This year's Symposium will take place in Liverpool on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd June coinciding with the International Festival for Business. The subject will be ‘The role of tourism and culture in creating economic success’ with expert speakers from the tourism, arts and cultural sectors covering a range of subjects indicated below. The first event of its kind, the Symposium will put these sectors right at the heart of the conversation about the generation of business, growth, employment and professional development.
The Symposium is being organised by the Tourism Society with support and input from patrons DCMS, VisitBritain, Arts Council England, VisitEngland, UKInbound, and Liverpool Vision. The first day of the Symposium will consist of educational study tours and an informal networking reception and a supper hosted by Tate Liverpool. This will be followed by a day-long conference on 3 June with panel and delegate discussion sessions, and networking opportunities.
Outline programme and speakers (subject to confirmation)
Monday 2nd June
Tuesday 3rd June
As background to the Symposium, Delegates will have the Tourism Society Think Tank's Briefing Note which reviews aspects of Cultural Tourism.
More details about speakers and Symposium sessions will be announced here soon and also through our social media channels.
Tourism Symposium flyer available here
Download the flyer and use it to promote the event to your colleagues and networks.
**Tourism Society members and their guests £115 / Non-members £125**
Prices shown cover any combination of the Study Tour, Supper and Symposium (ie if you come to the Supper and Symposium, or just the Symposium, for example, you still just pay the appropriate price from those shown above). Travel and accommodation are not included.
Student rate (members and non-members £35) for the day of the Symposium only
The HQ hotel for the Symposium will be the Jurys Inn on Keel Wharf, a short walk from the Merseyside Maritime Museum. An allocation of rooms is being held here costing just £85 per room per night Bed and Breakfast. You can book your room here through this portal which also lists other hotels in the area.
The link will bring up two options:
Credit card payment - enter your card details and then pay for your room(s) on arrival.
Payment in advance - full settlement of pro-forma invoice in advance of your booking.
Prices are the same for each method of payment.
Trains to Liverpool
Virgin Trains are offering 20% discount off Advance fares for travel to Liverpool on Virgin Trains. The offer is available from London, but also if you connect via Crewe, you can travel on a Virgin Train from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle, Preston, Birmingham and even Manchester.
Southeastern are also offering a 25% discount on rail fares to all those travelling to Liverpool. This offer is available on any service on the Southeastern network.
If you are interested in taking advantage of either of these offers, please email Blanche Fitzgerald and she will send you the link to book your tickets.
Join the conversation on Twitter: @tourismsociety #TSSymposium
For more information about Symposium Partners click here.