On the 20th of September, destinations from the UK and beyond will converge on London for Digital Visitor’s inaugural destination marketing conference.

Held at The Rainmaking Loft, a collaborative space for aspiring entrepreneurs, the half-day conference will offer destination marketers the opportunity to learn from a social-first digital agency with 12 year’s experience of the travel and tourism industry, supported by guest lecturers from Destination Bristol, Visit Cornwall and more…

Amanda Bishop, Marketing Manager, Plymouth City Council (Destination Persona):

A Chartered Marketer with over 8 years of experience across public, private and third sector organisations, Amanda is a senior marketing and communications professional working in Plymouth. Amanda’s experience includes a strong background in high profile PR, lobbying campaigns, marketing activities and large scale events management.

In her role at Plymouth City Council Amanda is responsible for leading on the strategy and delivery of the visitor marketing and communications for the city events programme and the wider city brand and visitor marketing activities.

Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive, Visit Cornwall (Over Tourism):

Visit Cornwall

Under Malcolm’s watchful eye, Cornwall has been voted Britain’s top holiday region in the British Travel Awards for eight consecutive years. Previously director of South West Tourism and Economic Development Devon and Cornwall TEC, Malcolm has been instrumental in the recent successes of Cornwall as a leading British destination.

He is also Chair of South West Lakes Ltd, Trustee of South West Lakes Trust, a Governor of Cornwall College, a Trustee of Cornwall Food Foundation – Jamie Oliver’s Cornwall Fifteen Restaurant, Member of the Tate St Ives Advisory Committee, Member of the National Trust SW Regional Advisory Committee, as well as being an advisor to the European Commission from 2005 to 2016.

Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism, Destination Bristol (Influencer PR):

Kathryn Davis

Kathryn Davis has spent almost all of her professional life working in tourism, hospitality and leisure, the last 17 years of which working for Destination Bristol across regional, national and international programmes. She was appointed to her current role as Head of Tourism in 2015.

This encompasses all areas of the visitor economy including overseeing both the visitor marketing and convention bureau delivery, along with the development of local industry engagement, research, product and partnership development. Her various roles in the company have taken her to some interesting places including auditioning dogs for theatre productions and twitter meets at 2am.

The programme for the event is available below, and you can book tickets directly through Eventbrite here… 

 

If you have any questions at all about the event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our marketing manager, Nick Livermore (nick@digitalvisitor.com).