Annual Tourism Conference 2016

On Thursday 10th November 2016 we held our highlight event of the year, the Annual Tourism Conference and Exhibition at The Pavilion Gardens in Buxton. Sponsored by The Pavilion Gardens, University of Derby Buxton and the European Regional Development Fund, this showcase event brought together some of the country's leading figures in the tourism industry, organisers of major shows, as well as councillors and politicians alongside all of the Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire team.

Delegates were told about all of the work of the organisation over the past year, and what's coming up in the weeks and months ahead. The national picture was put into context from the England Director, Andrew Stokes, and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley MP. They were then inspired by the ongoing work at Buxton's Crescent development and learned all about RHS Chatsworth, the very latest event in the annual calendar for the area, before being given a masterclass in digital marketing by industry expert and Google partner Susan Hallam of Hallam Internet Ltd.

Speakers Presentations

Lindsay Rae
Download Lindsay Rae's presentation on the work of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire.
Dan Eagar
Download Dan Eagar's presentation on the past, present and future marketing campaign activity.
Liz McKenzie
Download Liz Mackenzie's presentation on the development and progress of the Buxton Crescent.
Caroline RHS
Download Caroline Priest's presentation on the latest annual show, RHS Chatsworth.
Susan Hallam
Download Susan Hallam's presentation on the very latest trends to watch for in digital marketing.

Annual Conference Highlights

With special thanks to our speakers

  • The Right Honourable Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Councillor Anne Western, Leader, Derbyshire County Council
  • Andrew Stokes, England Director, VisitBritain/VisitEngland
  • Caroline Priest, Shows Marketing Manager, Royal Horticultural Society
  • James Berresford, Chair, Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa Heritage Trust
  • Liz Mackenzie, Community and Volunteering Officer, Buxton Crescent
  • Susan Hallam, Hallam Internet Ltd.

All of us at Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Annual Tourism Conference and Exhibition, making the whole day a great success!

The 2017 Conference and Exhibition will be held on Thursday 19th October at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton.



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