Business Visits and Events Focus North

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Business Visits and Events Focus North

Tuesday 30th April 2019 - 09.00am – 12.30pm

Venue: The Lecture Theatre, Calverley Building, Leeds Becket University City Campus Leeds

Online Booking:
http://bit.ly/BusinessEventsNorth          

Programme:

9.00  Arrival Registration, Tea & Coffee.
9.30   Introducing the conference: John Gallery, chair of research group of the Business Visits & Events Partnership and chairman Tourism Society Yorkshire.
Welcome address by Professor Rhodri Thomas, Dean, School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Leeds Beckett University
09.40   Business Visits and Events
A £42.3 billion business – Events are GREAT Britain update, Chris Skeith vice-chair of BVEP
10.00   Economic and Social Impact of the Tour de Yorkshire
Lucy Mccombes and Steve Jones. School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Leeds Beckett University.
10.20   Destinations for Events
Nick Brooks-Sykes, Director of Tourism, Marketing Manchester
10.40   The Next Chapter – VisitBritain/VisitEngland
Kerrin McPhie Head of Business Visits & Events, VisitBritain/VisitEngland
11.00   Coffee/comfort break
11.10   Current and Future Trends in Events  
Alistair Turner, Managing Director, EIGHT PR & Marketing
11.30   Events for Inward Investment
Chris Skeith, chief executive officer, the Association of Events Organisers and vice chair BVEP
11.50   The Events Industry in Action
Emma Cartmell, chief executive officer, the Conference and Hospitality Show
12.00   The Power of Events – Panel discussion Q & A
12.20   Closing remarks followed by VIP Buffet Lunch at the Conference and Hospitality Show and later at the show, the opportunity hear Simon Rimmer of ‘The Sunday Brunch’.
12.30   Close

Venue Information

The Lecture Theatre
Leeds Becket University City Campus
Calverley Building
Leeds

LS1 3HE

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