Tourism bosses attend annual conference


Key digital trends and their potential to boost business growth will come under the spotlight at an annual tourism conference.

Jem Lloyd-Williams, head of digital strategy at Media Com, one of the UK’s leading media agencies, will be keynote speaker at Visit Peak District and Derbyshire’s annual Tourism Conference and Exhibition.

The event will be held at the Pavilion Arts Centre and Octagon, Buxton, on Thursday, March 13.

Bookings are now being taken for the conference, which will also feature James Berresford, chief executive of national tourist board VisitEngland, who will focus on tourism and the importance of the national visitor economy.

Other speakers will be Chris Sellors, managing director of CW Sellors Fine Jewellers, Jim Harrison, managing director of Thornbridge Brewery and Gillian Scotforth of Accessible Derbyshire.

“Our annual conference and exhibition offers the ideal platform for tourism businesses to find out what’s happening in the industry, both locally and nationally, and to do some invaluable networking with both existing colleagues and new contacts,” said David James, the tourist board’s chief executive.

“It’s also a great opportunity to find out more about what Visit Peak District and Derbyshire is doing to raise the area’s profile as a world–class tourism destination.

“With this in mind, and taking into account the increasing importance of digital media in the tourism marketplace, we’re very pleased to welcome Jem Lloyd–Williams as our keynote speaker – I’m sure his insights will be both informative and inspiring for everyone who attends.”

To book tickets or an exhibition stand, call Visit Peak District and Derbyshire on 01246 212924.