The Suffolk Tourism Partnership and Visit East Anglia are hosting a Tourism DMO workshop at the University of Suffolk, Ipswich on Friday, November 18.
The workshop will be an opportunity to discuss the development of local Destination Marketing and Management Organisations (DMOs) working to promote the county’s destinations.
To give an overview of various DMO models, speakers will include:
- Malcolm Bell, chief executive, Visit Cornwall - Synonymous with Cornwall tourism, Malcolm has overseen the transformation of Visit Cornwall into a private enterprise Community Interest Company.
- Ian Russell MBE, director, Wroxham Barns – Ian was instrumental in the creation of Visit Norwich and Enjoy The Broads, both membership DMOs, and is a passionate exponent of local DMOs.
- Tim Rowan-Robinson, managing director and owner, Thorpeness and Aldeburgh Hotels – Tim played a key part in establishing The Suffolk Coast DMO in 2012 and is a driving force behind the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival at Snape Maltings.
- Charles Howard, general manager, Jockey Club Rooms – Charles is vice chair of Cambridge & Beyond which in February moved from under the auspices of Cambridge City Council to be established as a private sector-led, not-for-profit, public-private tourism partnership.
The event will run from 9am to lunchtime, with refreshments. Attendance is free of charge.