Future Meetings

Below you will find details of forthcoming meetings – put these in your diary now.


Friday 9 March – Tourism Forum


Our annual Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Forum, sponsored by Glide Media, will be held on Friday 9 March 2018 at Gloucestershire College, Forest of Dean Campus, Berry Hill, near Coleford starting at 10.00.

There will be a great line up of speakers, covering topics which will be of interest to all of our members and invited guests – these range from trends and forecasts, product and tourism development and investment, to future technology changes and skills for the future. There will also be an expert panel following the main presentations and ample time for networking, questions and discussion.

10.00 Registration, coffee
10.30 Welcome – Maureen McAllister, Executive Director WVFDT
10.45 Keynote Address – Mark Harper MP
11.15 Maureen McAllister, Executive Director WVFDT
11.45 Sharon Orell, Head of Research, VisitEngland
12.15 Kurt Janson, Policy Director, Tourism Alliance
12.45 Lunch
13.30 Gerwyn Evans, Head of Tourism Development, VisitWales
13:50 Andy Tordoff – Rural Payments Agency
14.10 David Owen, CEO, GFirst LEP and Amy Ruck, WVFDT
14.40 Expert Panel Question and Answers
15.40 Close and Networking

Please do join us on the day, be inspired and be part of our activities, now and in the future.

Tickets for members are £20 each including lunch and refreshments – Book your place now

9 May – AGM

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26 September

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7 November

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Past Meetings

See the reports on past meetings