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2018 Eden Tourism Summit

2018 Eden Tourism Summit

The 2018 Eden Tourism Summit: 'Tourism in Eden: Looking to the Future: Challenges and Opportunities' will be held on Wednesday 17 October at Shap Wells Hotel, near Penrith and invitations have now been emailed.

We have brought together exceptionally high profile tourism professionals who will speak about important tourism issues which will directly benefit your business.  In addition, we will be running workshops sessions in the afternoon.  Space is limited and must be booked in advance.  We urge you to book your place(s) as soon as possible as this is a day you won't want to miss.

The Summit will be chaired by Jim Walker, Chair of the Eden Tourism Network with a welcome by Rose Rouse, new Chief Executive at Eden District Council.

Our Speakers include:

  • Lord Thurso - Chairman, VisitScotland / President of The Tourism Society
  • Deirdre Wells OBE - CEO of Visit Kent/Go To Places, former Chief Executive of UKinbound
  • Kurt Janson - Director, The Tourism Alliance
  • Helen Tate - Research Manager, Cumbria Tourism

In addition, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in two workshop sessions in the afternoon. 

The Workshops will focus on:

  • Developing your business through funding and innovation. Business Case Study: Artlegarth Lodges.  Jennie Riding, Artlegarth Lodges
  • What might Brexit mean for tourism businesses in Eden?  Deidre Wells, CEO of Visit Kent/Go To Places, former Chief Executive of UKinbound and Kurt Janson, Director, The Tourism Alliance
  • Welcoming Chinese visitors: An introduction for tourism businesses.  Tim Manley Marketing Manager, Marketing Manchester

There will be an opportunity to network with other tourism businesses during a buffet lunch and there is the chance to look round Shap Wells Hotel.

We do hope you will take advantage of this amazing Tourism event by joining us at the 2018 Eden Tourism Summit.

Delegate Rate: £25 plus vat.

For more information and a registration form, please email tourism@eden.gov.uk  Registration closes on Monday 8 October 2018.

The Eden Tourism Team organises an annual Eden Tourism Summit in October of each year on behalf of the Eden Tourism Network.