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Symposium for tourism, arts and culture arrives in the UK as part of the 2014 International Festival for Business

  • Date: 12 May 2014
  • Area: International

We’re proud to announce that we’re supporting the Tourism Society’s first Tourism Symposium, taking place in Liverpool next month as part of the International Festival for Business. The first event of its kind, it will place art, culture, and tourism right at the heart of the conversation.

The theme of the symposium is ‘The role of tourism and culture in creating economic success’ and a range of high-profile speakers from  the tourism, arts and culture sectors will explore ways in which more productive and creative links can be formed. The line-up of confirmed speakers includes:

• John Kampfner, Director of the Creative Industries Federation
• Andrea Nixon, Executive Director of Tate Liverpool
• Clara Mercer, Head of Marketing, British Fashion Council
• Hilary Riva, Creator of London Fashion Week
• Geoffrey Brown, Director of Culture.Info.

Addressing the generation of business, growth, employment and professional development, the Tourism Symposium forms part of the International Festival for Business (IFB) - the largest global concentration of business events during 2014. The IFB is now a 50-day festival running across June and July, attracting business delegates and trade intermediaries from around the world.

Get your tickets now: Early bird discount available

The event programme begins on 2 June, with an informal reception and supper that evening at Tate Liverpool, before the full-day Symposium itself on 3 June. Tickets are now available for just £115 for members and their guests and £125 for non-members – this covers the tour, reception, supper and attendance at the Symposium (excluding accommodation and travel). Book through the Tourism Society website or call 0207 269 9693.

The Tourism Society are hosting the event with support from VisitBritain, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Arts Council England, UKInbound, VisitEngland and Marketing Liverpool. Sandra Matthews-Marsh, Chairman, The Tourism Society commented:

“I am delighted that both Arts Council England and UKinbound are working with the Tourism Society and our other Patrons to make this Symposium a success. This is exactly the sort of cooperation between tourism and culture that the event will be highlighting.”

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