On March 20th Visit Epping Forest will be hosting a free conference aimed at everyone associated with the tourism and visitor economy centred on the Epping Forest District. The conference is being held at the Marriot Hotel in Waltham Abbey and starts at 1.00pm.
The conference is an opportunity to review the development of tourism in the district and hear about what’s planned for the future and how businesses can become involved and benefit. There will also be keynote speakers and presentations outlining some of the support available plus an opportunity for everyone’s input and networking with like-minded businesses.
This event is particularly relevant to those running, or planning to run, attractions, events, markets, arts leisure and sports activities, accommodation, eating and drinking establishments, museums and heritage centres, specialist retail outlets and everyone else whose business benefits from the tourism and visitor economy.
Who should attend:
Anyone involved with or with an interest in the visitor and tourism economy
Anyone looking for business building opportunities
Anyone who values networking with local tourism and visitor related businesses
Anyone interested in finding out how Visit Epping Forest and Visit Essex are supporting and promoting business growth in the district
The programme will include:
An update on the work of the Epping Forest Tourism and Visitor Board and Visit Epping Forest
An activity update on the 2015 support programme from Visit Essex to promote the tourism offer, and maintain a high profile for Essex
An overview of the latest Cool Tourism survey on the impact of the local visitor economy
A presentation from Eastern Plateau LAG on how rural small businesses in our area may benefit from funding through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) from 2015 to 2020
A presentation about the advantages of offering apprenticeships to grow your workforce, how they work and the £1,500 government grant per apprentice for which you may be eligible
Kindly hosted by the Waltham Abbey Marriott, this important event is free.
For more information visit www.visiteppingforest.org/members
When & Where
One Epping Forest
This event is being organised by One Epping Forest, the district’s local strategic partnership.