Westminster Media Forum

The UK tourism industry post-Brexit - skills, investment and the Industrial Strategy

Morning, Tuesday, 30th January 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will assess further steps that can be taken to support growth in the UK tourism industry post-Brexit, and the sector’s place in the UK’s Industrial Strategy going forward. 


Delegates will discuss key priorities for policy to encourage the development of visitor economies across the UK, and to provide opportunities in rural and coastal communities, including in regard to investment in infrastructure, access to funding and options for deregulation.


Further sessions will consider how the industry can more effectively utilise new ways of working, with a focus on collaboration, diversification of services, and product development, as well as innovative marketing strategies and the use of data analytics.


With the Tourism Industry Council recently launching the Tourism Sector Deal in anticipation of an Industrial Strategy white paper later this year, policymakers and stakeholders will also discuss issues around connectivity and visa reform, talent and skills, productivity and regulation as the UK withdraws from the EU.



Guests of Honour

Giles Smith

Deputy Director, Heritage, Tourism and Cultural Diplomacy, DCMS

Kurt Janson

Policy Director, Tourism Alliance

Sally Balcombe

Chief Executive Officer, VisitBritain

Guests of Honour

Sally Balcombe

Chief Executive Officer, VisitBritain

Kurt Janson

Policy Director, Tourism Alliance

Giles Smith

Deputy Director, Heritage, Tourism and Cultural Diplomacy, DCMS

Keynote Speakers

Deirdre Wells

Chief Executive Officer, UKinbound

Bernard Donoghue

Chief Executive Officer, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

Chairs

Baroness Doocey

House of Lords Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for Tourism

Lord Inglewood

President, Cumbria Tourist Board

Speakers

Lizzie Glithero-West

Chief Executive, The Heritage Alliance

Mark Essex

Director, Public Policy, KPMG

Chris Starkie

Managing Director, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Sir Gary Verity

Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire and Regional Chair, Yorkshire & Humberside Heritage Lottery Fund

David Anderson

Director General, National Museum Wales

John Guthrie

Employment Policy Adviser, British Hospitality Association

John McGrillen

Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Samantha Richardson

Academy Director, National Coastal Tourism Academy