English Tourism Week Conference 2018

Monday March 19, 2018




English Tourism Week Conference 2018
Monday 19th March
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:

1000 - 1500 - English Tourism Week Conference 

1600 - 1800 - Tourism Alliance Parliamentary Reception (House of Commons) 

*Please note: After the Conference, all attendees are invited to attend the Tourism Alliance Parliamentary Reception being held in the House of Commons from 4-6pm on the same day.


Confirmed speakers:

Chairman: Deirdre Wells OBE, MTS

Kevin Brennan MP, Shadow Tourism Minister

Gordon Marsden MP, Chair of the Tourism APPG

Cllr Gerald Vernon Jackson CBE, Chair of the LGA, Culture, Tourism & Sport Board

Denis Wormwell, Chairman, VisitEngland

John Foster, Campaigns Director CBI

Anthony Pickles, Head of Tourism Affairs, VisitBritain


Chairman Bernard Donoghue FTS, CEO ALVA

Tim Aldersdale, CEO Airlines UK

Stephen Moss CBE, Chairman, Springboard

Kate Nicholls, CEO, UK Hospitality

Martin-Christian Kent, Executive Director, People 1st



Non-member Rate £174 (incl VAT)

Members of the: Tourism Alliance, The Tourism Society, British Destination £114 (inc VAT) - please note Tourism Alliance, British Destination, TMI and London First members should press the "No" button when prompted.

Please note - The Tourism Society is not VAT registered. All VAT collected will be processed by the Tourism Alliance who are VAT registered.



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Venue Information

RAF Club
128 Piccadilly


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