Visit Isle of Wight Tourism Conference

13th March 2018 

A great opportunity to hear from national speakers – including Visit Britain’s Strategy and Communications Director Patricia Yates – find out what your destination management organisation is doing for you, how you can get involved, check out the latest trends in tourism and, of course, get networking!

There will be practical sessions in digital marketing and social media, news about the huge opportunities in new markets the Island is pursuing and examples in best practise from destinations around the globe.

The event starts at 10, but registration runs from 9am – get there early to start networking and attend the Conference exhibition taking place in the main hall.

As a Wight BID Levy payer or Voluntary Contributor, this event is FREE.

Please, no more than 2 people from each organisation. If we have spare capacity as we get closer to the Conference we will try to release more tickets per company or organisation. Tickets will be limited to the capacity of the conference hall, and allocated on a first come first served basis, so please register for the conference as soon as you are able.

If you wish to attend the Conference as a non Wight BID levy payer or Voluntary Contributor, there will be a charge of £75. Please email for further information.


Guest Speakers confirmed so far include:

Patricia Yates – Director of Strategy and Communications Visit Britain
Tim Gardiner MBE – Chairman of Tourism for All UK / Neil Chapman MD of Hover Travel
Dr Tim Gale – Senior Lecturer in Tourism, Bournmouth University
Simon Tregoning – Chairman, Classic Cottages
John Heather – NFU Mutual, Isle of Wight
Richard Grogan – Lead Officer, AONB Isle of Wight

More details will be released in January.
Reserve your tickets now.