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The Suffolk Coast DMO

Thursday, 23 March 2017 from 08:45 to 13:00 (GMT)

The Suffolk Coast DMO Conference 2017

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The Suffolk Coast DMO Annual Conference

The Suffolk Coast DMO (Destination Management Organisation) is an industry-led, not for profit membership organisation working to boost the visitor economy, develop the tourism infrastructure and support businesses along our coast.

Using 'The Suffolk Coast' brand we are able to communicate a clear, consistent message, raising the profile of the Suffolk coast, attracting visitors to the area - focusing on improving out of season trade and working hard to get our local businesses noticed.


08:45    Registration and networking

09:30    Welcome

09:35    How the DMO works, achievements over the last 12 months and plans for 2017

Harry Young, Chair of The Suffolk Coast DMO

09:45    New market opportunities for the East Coast - Coastal Pass

Cutting edge technology to attract visitors from the Netherlands and the latest coastal research to grow off-peak visitors.    

Samantha Richardson, Director, National Coastal Tourism Academy

10:15     Food glorious food

Innovative digital trail building platform set to showcase the Suffolk Coast's fabulous tourism and food and drink offer, discover how this free tool can help you promote your business.

Katherine Riddell, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Tomorrow Today

David Wright, Managing Director, The Cake Shop Bakery and Chair of the Suffolk Young Producers

10:35       Coffee break

11:05       Make video the king of your content

Looking for new ways to connect with your customers? Find out how to create films to grow your business and transform your brand, including how to get the most out of them through digital marketing/social media.

Beth Lockett, Production Manager, Bruizer Creative Film and Video

Beccie Amer, Hot Gossip Media & Marketing Manager of The Suffolk Coast DMO

11:25        The big picture – trends in domestic tourism

Insights into the current state of the domestic holiday market with a focus on countryside and seaside destinations, including looking at the satisfaction and perception of Suffolk amongst the GB holiday market.

Xavier Faux, Insights Consultant, VisitEngland

11:55        10 ways to get more from your DMO membership

Are you making the most of your DMO membership?  Julian will give a step by step guide on how you can make the DMO work for you!                

Julian Evans, Director, The Suffolk Coast DMO & Attain Solutions Ltd

12:15      Summary and networking

13:00      Close


The event is FREE to attend for all local tourism related businesses in the area.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email us at if you need any further information or assistance.

Do you have questions about The Suffolk Coast DMO Conference 2017? Contact The Suffolk Coast DMO

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Bruisyard Barn
Bruisyard Hall
IP17 2EJ Saxmundham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 23 March 2017 from 08:45 to 13:00 (GMT)

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