Tourism Symposium 2016 Partners


Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June

The Business of Tourism: What are the new drivers for tourism today?



"Arts Council England is committed to championing and developing the arts, museums and libraries. We are a custodian of public investment, and we are charged with getting the maximum value out of this"
Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England

Created in consultation with many partners, including national and local government, arts organisations and artists, our strategy sets out a national vision that we deliver in collaboration with local partners.

Our five goals for arts and culture
Goal 1: excellence
Excellence is thriving and celebrated in the arts, museums and libraries

Goal 2: for everyone
Everyone has the opportunity to experience and to be inspired by the arts, museums and libraries

Goal 3: resilience and sustainability
The arts, museums and libraries are resilient and environmentally sustainable

Goal 4: diversity and skills
The leadership and workforce in the arts, museums and libraries are diverse and appropriately skilled

Goal 5: children and young people
Every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries


Birmingham Airport sits in the centre of the UK and is the most accessible airport by road and rail, with 20 million people living within the 90 minute catchment.
Just 10 minutes to the centre of Birmingham and a little over an hour to London by train, it serves ten million people a year, travelling with 50 airlines to 140 direct destinations, including daily flights to New York, Delhi, Istanbul, Islamabad, Doha, Dubai, Paris and Frankfurt.
The airport’s total economic impact in the West Midlands in 2014 was around £1.1 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) and it supported around 25,300 jobs. Across the UK, where more of the Airport’s impact is captured, it is estimated to boost the economy by around £1.7 billion in GVA and around 39,850 jobs.
With the arrival of High-Speed Two (HS2) in 2026, Birmingham Airport’s one-hour catchment will grow to 15 million and the two hour catchment will increase to 45 million.


Apogee is a market-leading independent managed services provider of print, document and process technology across the UK and Europe. Our reputation as the first choice provider for multi-vendor print technology and service is built on the unique approach we have taken to Managed Services, pro-actively monitoring our clients to maximise their uptime.


Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors with a growing portfolio of Apprenticeships. Most of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world’s top ranked academic institutions, and our reputation for excellence means the University is a popular choice for international students, who join us from more than 60 countries. We are committed to providing the best facilities for all our students and are investing £100 million on a comprehensive package of improvements that will secure our reputation for excellence.


Aluna is a concept unlike any other. We thrive on the adventurous & relish in the abnormal. Dedicated to advancing the art and practice of hospitality, we pride ourselves on providing a truly unique experience in giving everyone who walks through our doors a little snippet of molecular paradise.


There are three aspects to what we do. First and foremost, we are a Tourism Marketing, Representation & PR company whose client base includes private sector companies in the entertainment, arts and sports industries.
Secondly, we are an event organiser, specialising in the production of high-profile promotional events.
Thirdly, we organise travel itineraries for individuals and groups. A great deal of work goes into creating and delivering the very best itineraries possible for all of our clients, and many of them are happy to provide feedback about their experiences.
Clearly this represents just a fraction of the many tasks that we are involved in.
Our aim is to provide the very best service to our clients. We are delighted that there are so many people who are happy to endorse our efforts and indeed our success.